Just got my Atom last Friday and it has crashed 3 to 4 times. On 2 occasions soft & hard resets did not solve problem. Eventually after charging about 4 hours I managed to restart it. Just crashed again when I was going taking photos and going through the camera features & after being unable to soft & hard reseet I am recharging it now.
What could cause the crash & any idea to solve problem?
Thanks very much. ebrownlea
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Just received it 2 days ago -my first pda/phone! After charging it about 2 hours I started testing it and was pleasantly surprised with the many features. However the screen suddenly went dark [hanged? ] and even after charging it for 5 to 6 hours the screen still could not be turned on even while the phone was being charged. Finally managed to get it working by soft resetting it. Can someone advise what caused it to do this and is this going to be a regular feature? Any permanent solutuons please. Thanks very much. Ebrownlea
I too am not too happy with my atom. At times the phone just stops working without any indication. The signal would be there and everything would seem to work but when you would call someone, the phone would not connect. Only a reset helps then. At other times it just switches o
I luv the PC Part of it, it's soo flexible with the wifi and windows software.
The only thing i really hated about it, and this caused me to sell it the first week i got it, was the extremely poor reception. Sometimes for a whole day i would have no reception while on other phones i'd have at least half the reception full. This was very annoying
i just bought an O2 XDA Atom. How does it work in the Dubai? How can i download updates? pls advise some useful software update sites.. thanks
As per a friend's recommendation, I did a ROM upgrade as soon as I bought my o2 atom pure (white) this week. The o/s has been very stable so far, no issues with calls.
However, this classy baby still has 2 major performance issues that prevent it from being a hit.
1 - The speakers fare poorly at slightly louder volumes. Sound quality is very good up till 77% of full base volume (meaning w/o equalizer). But at 78%-100% of full base volume, the sound becomes distorted and the sound "trembles" painfully. The equalizer does a great job of boosting sound quality, but its effects are handicapped by the speakers' limitations.
2 - Slow Wordprocessing speed. There is a slight lag in registering letters. If you're the sort who SMSes often, this will really frustrate you. Using the transcriber is like trying to paint letters with sticky UHU glue. The strokes keep "sticking" and that forces you to write like a primary 1 child. Letter recognition also seems to have deproved slightly since the o2 mini. The keyboard is more bearable, but I still had to slow down my typing (or rather, tapping) speed.
Some other stuff that other folks might mind :
- The battery life easily depleted, recommended to keep a spare battery closeby.
- Phone vibration is not too strong (as compared with o2 mini)
- Camera a tad slow to capture pictures, although image quality is good
- The O2 earphones look like they're from Mars
(a stranger sitting next to me laughed along when she overheard me making that comment. We were both in the middle of purchasing the same phone at the same shop.)
I'm still pretty happy with my phone despite the 2 major issues. I hope o2 releases a patch to fix the laggy wordprocessor soon, because that's the biggest sore point for me. I dunno if anything can be done about the speakers, since it appears to be a hardware limitation, but it's something I can tolerate. :D
Can someone tell me how do I back up every thing from the phone to the memory card?
Geek or no geek that is not the issue. The phone stink. Hang as often as anyone care to remember. At times it reset by itself! Is it a problem with Windows or has it to do with Atom's hardware? Either way dont waste your money finding out. This piece is not worth the bread.
Atom randomly will not call out, phone regularly hangs - have tos oft reset daily. Motherboard replaced and still not working - has anyone else had similar problems?
Geeks are not supposed to buy this phone thats wht i can say if u drive and use phone thats bad if u use any
Upgrade or no upgrade the O2 Atom is a pricey toy not worth the money. Camera is hopelessly slow and hard to operate. Replay of photos taken is also not user friendly at all. Speakers stinks - soft and distorted.
Windows hang more than I care to remember. The last one during a critical time when I was driving. My biggest mistake by the Atom was like being hit by one.
I found a cool PocketPC video player that is freeware that can handle avi, mpg, mov, M4a, aac, wmv, divx. Quite versatile and easy to use. It has it's own equallizer and volume control. I am using it and I never used the built in media players again.
Check out the Sompy Player found at this address, http://www.sompy.com/.
For ROM Upgrade go to www.o2.com , register , and you'll be able to download it.
Rom Upgrade is a software upgrade for the phone - issued in March this year, it makes the phone faster, better ,more reliable, etc.. very important to do this if you have not already.
Ive been having some problems with my atom similar to thos problems posted here. The most common solution ive read from the forum is to get a rom upgrade?
What exactly is a rom update and where/how do i get this update? What does it do to my atom to help solve the problem.
the atom is a great piece of gadget. but the only problem i'm having is that i cant have it play some video clips, and i cant find the settings for the file association of what it can and cant play (e.g. avi,mpeg etc.)
I tried to remove Garmin Que in my 02 Atom but it seems it is not removed properly as it keeps prompting "cannot execute \memory Card\Garmin\GarminQue.exe" which I find already annoying.
Thanks in advance for the help.