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Motorola A780 Operating System Hangs

Carl (
27 Feb 2005 10:32:42 -0800


In January, I bought a Motorola A780 in Taiwan and took it back to
Europe. It is a nice phone with lots of software features and
apparently Linux based operating system.

Unfortunately, the operating system on my phone seems to hang a little
time after startup. When it hangs, it becomes extremely SLOW. It is
as if one of the tasks on the operating system is getting all of the
CPU time. After waiting a long time, it can sometimes be reactivated
again. The place and time when it hangs is also not always the same.
Sometimes it even does not go through the startup screen. Sometimes
it can play real-video movies.

I have already reset and cleared the system several times via the
menus on the Phone user interface. But it does not seem to solve the
problems. When I first received the phone, it seems to work OK. But
at a certain time it started to have this unpredictable slow behavior.

Could it be the case that the basic linux system has been messed up?

I contacted Motorola in Europe, but they do not seem to be able to
give support for this mobile phone. Does anyone know how the more
basic software of the system can be reset, such that I can start the
system in the same way as a fully fresh en new phone?

Many thanks,


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