I was using my captivate last night and the 3g and browser suddenly turned off. I restarted the phone several times and let is sit all last night and all of today. I recently tried again but its still not up. I have no 3g or 2g (edge) I can still receive texts and call but nothing to do with the browser. I've tried flight mode and everything else I could think of but nothing is working.
On my Incredible I've noticed that my browser will crash when I am hooked up to wifi and I go to the Google Homepage. I was able to change my homepage to Yahoo but I am concerned this might do it with other sites. Anyone else have this problem?
For those of you trying to squeeze as much time out of the battery as possible, I came across this nifty program which I don't think has been mentioned yet: AppBrain: Y5 - Battery Saver - Android app on AppBrain Official: Y5 Battery Saver: Home. When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, it uses the GSM base tower identifier (CellID) to determine the location of the Wi-Fi network and stores it in memory. It does not use the GPS. I saved my home network earlier this afternoon and went out, Wi-Fi was turned off while I was out, then after I came home and started using my phone, I was connected again, so it seems to be working so far.
I have used the stock email app, and setup four email accounts on my Samsung Captivate. For what is now the second time, I had my email where I can view titles, it updates to show me new email titles, and I can even delete emails. My issue is that I have gotten into the mode where the email app dies when I try to view an individual email. Both AT&T and Samsung support has been the scripted delete an account then try to remake the account. no difference? Well then let's reset the phone.. Now at the second time this has occurred, I am starting to get frustrated with the phone (I really do love the phone otherwise).
The first time it happened, I first had all of my accounts wiped out. After reinputting them, it took a day for the crashes to happen. After resetting the phone and redownloading most of my apps, it took three days for it to start crashing again. The only "out of the ordinary" thing I did the second time was update four pieces of software ("Google Maps", "Dominoes", "Buffaloian", and one other one I cannot remember). The next morning, my mail crashing restarted again.
I have a Samsung captivate and was trying to do an update on it. The screen turned black and then turned off. I tried taking the battery out and restarting it, but now it wont even turn on. I have never done an update until tonight.
A few hours after I have installed the Behold 2 Stock ( No Twiz w/ Root & Busybox ) w/ Update, my wifi stops working. I'm not sure if there is any connections. My connection will turn blue, but it won't connect. I tried restarting the phone, restored the connections, and set up wifi again. I've turned wifi on and off multiple times.
My phone turned off by itself today while it was in my pocket, here are some information. The phone is also not rooted, no launchers have been used, and is currently using TouchWiz. Purchased from AT&T Premier website on August 27th 2010 Delivered to me September 1st 2010 Manufacturing Date - August 2nd 2010 Battery Manufacturing Date - Not checked Apps installed before shutoff experience: Dictionary.com Fandango Movies The Moron Test Lite WordUp Google Voice Speedtest.net Barcode Scanner Ninja Kaka - Fruit Dojo Drop Block DEMO Hella Umbrella Beta PapiJump Jewels Unblock Me FREE Smooth Calendar GPS Test 1 Day/Night before I experienced the shutoff, the following were installed: - Used my own wallpaper jpeg instead of one from the Captivate's stock wallpaper folder - Beautiful Widgets - AppBrain App Market - Fast Web Installer - Angry Birds Lite Beta (APK FILE, USED ANDROID CENTRAL'S SIDELOADER MACHINE) - Paper Toss I've had my phone for exactly 1 week, and after reading all the horror stories of people experiencing the random shut offs, I thought I was lucky up until now. I love this phone a lot despite the obvious GPS issues. Does anyone have any idea on what may be causing this? Hardware or Software issue?I would hate to exchange it for another with AT&T since I've become so attached to it.
I saw an Android tip that said "Use the power button to end a call", but it needed to be turned on in the Accessibility menu. When I got to Settings->Accessibility, it is grayed out and it says "Downloaded accessibility application is required to activate". What app do I need to download to enable this accessibility setting?
My Captivate's browser will crash / shut down, upon attempting to launch a web page.
This occurs with random pages, it happens about once out 20 times I go to load any web page.
It does not happen on the all pages, just certain pages. (I've failed to note which pages so far) When it does happen, if I try to open that same web page again again, it crashes. If I immediately try another web page it's fine.
My Captivate is original, w/ver 2.1 Eclair, not rooted (yet) and otherwise operates very well. So far it's the only bug I've had.
I rooted my captivate thinking that i could install apps that are blocked on my phone, like Sirius XM, WiFI tethering.....even after rooting the programs are still being blocked and i cant install them. am i missing something? im new to android and had an iphone that i jail broke. im confused on what rooting actually.
I am just using the stock calendar app that came with the Captivate. It syncs with google just fine, but the location addresses are not clickable to pull up the map. Very frustrating. I had tried out the EVO for 3 weeks before getting the Captivate, and the stock android calendar would let me pull it up via maps or use navigator which was awesome! Any ideas on what I can do to get the same feature? Maybe I need a different calendar app. Any recommendations?
Has anyone noticed the differences in using the two maps in terms of location accuracy? Specifically with GPS off. I don't expect either app to be extremely accurate in finding my location with GPS off, but what's odd is that Google Maps put's me about .25 miles WNW of my actual location while AT&T Maps put's my location .25 ENE of my actual location. You would think that the operating system determines the location and provides the app of that information, but that doesn't seem to be the case (since the two maps are showing different locations).
I see that my Android has WiFi. I leave it turned off all the time. So what's it's point? I already pay for a data plan from Verizon, so I don't need it for the Internet. Is there anything I can use it for without paying extra?