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Droid Razr Maxx Randomly Rings Without Call?

2012-07-24, 13:32 PM

Downloaded ICS on July 13th. Since then, at least 2 times (possibly more if I was away from my phone when it happened), my phone has randomly started ringing without any incoming calls, alarms or calender appointments set, emails, messages, etc. The only way I could make it stop is to shut the phone down. The volume of the ringing isn't as loud as my set volume, but there is no way to silence it aside from shutting down the phone. Never did it before the system update. I'm not positive if it happens at the same time each time, but it was around 4:17 PM yesterday when it did it. 


 


Anyone have similar problems? Any ideas what could be causing it or any possible solutions? Doubt it matters, but I have verizon. 

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Re: Droid Razr Maxx Randomly Rings Without Call?

2012-07-24, 14:09 PM

Definitely a new issue I haven't heard of, but even if you were away from your phone, you should have still noticed since you indicated the only way to stop it was to restart the phone.


You can try wiping the Data Cache Partition through the recovery menu:


  1. Power the phone down.

  2. Hold the volume
    up/down and power key down all at the same time until you see the Boot Mode
    Selection Menu. This should happen within a couple of seconds.

  3. Press the volume down
    key until "Recovery" is highlighted. Press the volume up key to
    select.

  4. Wait until you see a
    triangle with an exclamation point in it.

  5. Press the volume
    up/down key at the same time. This should put you into the Android system
    recovery.

  6. Press the volume down
    key until wipe cache partition is highlighted.

  7. Press the power button
    to select. You will be brought back to the Android system recovery utility when
    it is complete.

  8. Press the power button
    to select "reboot system now". Wait for the phone to boot.


Not sure that will help, but it won't hurt. If that doesn't work, you can try loading the phone up in safe mode to see if some app you have installed is causing it.


 

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Re: Droid Razr Maxx Randomly Rings Without Call?

2012-07-24, 14:20 PM

Thanks Grandsport - I'll give the data cache wiping a try. I'm not sure if it would stop ringing on its own eventually - both times it's happened I've been at work (once in a meeting), so as you can imagine, I did the only thing I could think of to get it to shut up quickly rather than just letting it go. Silencing it didn't work, there were no ignore buttons, no alerts, etc. So I just forced a shut down. I'm hoping next time it happens, I'll have more time to mess with it. 

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Re: Droid Razr Maxx Randomly Rings Without Call?

2012-07-24, 14:41 PM

JimmyE said:

Thanks Grandsport - I'll give the data cache wiping a try. I'm not sure if it would stop ringing on its own eventually - both times it's happened I've been at work (once in a meeting), so as you can imagine, I did the only thing I could think of to get it to shut up quickly rather than just letting it go. Silencing it didn't work, there were no ignore buttons, no alerts, etc. So I just forced a shut down. I'm hoping next time it happens, I'll have more time to mess with it. 



Yeah - that would be inconvenient - especially in a meeting. Let us know so we know whether this resolves it or not for others that may have the issue pop up.


Maybe it was just ET trying to Phone HomeSmile.

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Re: Droid Razr Maxx Randomly Rings Without Call?

2012-07-24, 16:54 PM

Anyone have similar problems?


 Any ideas what could be causing it or any possible solutions?


Doubt it matters, but I have verizon.



First, it is clear your phone is haunted...Laughing


Maybe an exorcism is necessary, but I would definitely try a cache wipe first.


Failing this, a FDR might be the next step. It has helped solve a myriad of issues for others.


As this phone is only offered in the US at Verizon, this shouldn't be a factor.

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Re: Droid Razr Maxx Randomly Rings Without Call?

2012-07-24, 17:55 PM

Is it ringing your incoming phone call ringtone?  I'm assuming there's nothing in your recent calls list to indicate there was an actual call?  Have you tried booting the phone into safe mode to see if it still does it then?

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2013-01-02, 20:52 PM


I am also having this exact same problem. It has happened several times now. Seems that turning off and on is the only way to fix it but it comes back after a few days.

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2013-01-03, 2:20 AM


I have had the same issue and it's like a very faint ring and it's not my ring tone when it happens it's like a classic phone ring and I have to also reboot the phone to get it to stop. I had the same issue with the Droid X I had a couple years ago. 

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Re: Droid Razr Maxx Randomly Rings Without Call?

2013-01-03, 19:57 PM


Still not sure how to make it stop when it does it (and it still does it!), but I think it has something to do with gchat. I am pretty sure I am in gchat conversations (either on my phone or a computer) when it happens. I'm not sure if it's a setting I have or if it's a button people I'm talking to accidentally hit, or what exactly causes it.

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Re: Droid Razr Maxx Randomly Rings Without Call?

2013-01-03, 22:27 PM


That sounds about right. Seems to happen in GTalk for me as well. My notification in GTalk are set to silent or vibrate so I don't know why it is ringing. It is the same ring tone as my phone so it is not even the same tone that is uses for the GTalk video chat.

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