Tip & How-To about Cell Phones

Basic Android Fixes and Help

Article Applicable to most droid systems, All Methods are at your own risk,if you are in serious doubt of your ability to perform one of these fixes please consult your carriers service representatives

Above all use common sense when attempting to fix your devices.

Table of Contents
1. How to Manually update your android device.
2. What to do when your android device will not update or you recieve the following error message.
3. How to perform a Factory reset using android OS
4. My calls dont connect/theres no sound
5. Phone wont start/Dead Battery or Charger



How to Manually update your android device.
A. Goto Settings
B. Goto About Phone (At bottom of page)
C. Choose System updates
D. Follow the prompts on screen to download the update.
E. Make sure that your device is plugged in or has a full battery, the update process can take upto 15 minutes and if your device crashes it can corrupt the software and create a larger problem.
F. Enjoy Updated Android



What to do when your android device will not update or you recieve the following error message.
A. "Device is Up to date" (when its not up to date)
B. "Device cannot access update server, try again later" This may be because server is overloaded, if this message persists for multiple days consider attempting the following steps.
1. Restart device, remove battery try again.
2. Make sure all other applications are upto date, this may cause interference with your devices update process, attempt
to update software again.
3. Perform a Factory reset (See Instructions Below)
4. Take Device into carrier store for service.




How to perform a Factory reset using android OS:
Software Reset:
A. Go to Settings
B. Go to Privacy
C. Choose 'Perform factory reset option' Follow prompt
D. Make sure all files that you wish to keep are backed up, there are applications available in the android market such as
Titanium Backup that will backup all application phone data.

Hardware Reset:Different methods for different phones.
Enter Recovery Mode:Shut down the phone by pressing on Power button for a while, and choose Power Off.
Method 1:Press and hold the power button and the home button until a exclamation mark inside a triangle appears.
Method 2: Press and hold X and the power button until the screen activates, release power icon. hold poweruntil icon appears.
Method 3: Press and hold Camera and the power button until the screen activates, release power. icon hold power until icon appears.

Perform a Hardware reset from the recovery menu.



My calls dont connect/there's no sound:
Ok likely theres a hardware issue with your sound card or speaker, but before you take your phone in for servicelets check some stuff.
1. Turn your device on and off, remove battery test again.
2. before performing a hardware reset uninstall some applications, some such as Zedge can interfere with the calls, this can be a simpler solution that losing all your info
3. Perform a factory reset (See Above)
4. Take your device into your carriers store and have a service representative look at it.


Phone wont start/Dead Battery or ChargerTry to identify the specific component or if its the device that is having issues.
1. Test phone with different battery (If available)
2. Test phone with different Charger (If available)
3. Try to power on phone with charger connected.
4. Take device in to a service representative at a carriers store, they may replace the device or faulty components depending on warranty or the specific situation.

Keywords: Droid Droid X Droid 2 Verizon Android

Posted by on

Cell Phones Logo

Related Topics:

Related Questions:

1 Answer

pilot is lit, but when you press on light switch the fireplace doesn't turn on


Sounds like the gas jets are clogged clean the jets with acetone but make sure the unit is cold and disconnect from supply first.
If you have any doubts about your ability to perform this task don't risk it - call an expert

Nov 21, 2016 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

My Samsung galaxy s4 is on a contract that is about to end, I want to make it prepaid on straight talk, if I root it will I need the account security code to be able to use it


Rooting shouldn't affect your ability to go to prepaid (or even back to contract if you wish).. what is does do, is void any warranty on your samsung device. #Root@YourOwnRisk #YouHaveBeenWarned

Risks of Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S4 The Droid Guy

Nov 04, 2015 | Samsung Cell Phones

1 Answer

I want to know the signification on error9401


Runtime Error Runtime Error 9401 is a common kind of computer error that can be caused by damaged registry files, damaged .log files, faulty program installation and uninstall, serious virus attacks and application confliction. Runtime Error Runtime Error 9401 problems sometimes are hard to detect by Windows operating system itself and you have to restart your computer to get rid of Runtime Error Runtime Error 9401.



Runtime Error Runtime Error 9401 can lead to:


  • Blue Screen of Death Errors


  • Registry errors


  • Obscure computer errors like ActiveX Errors, DLL errors and EXE errors


  • Serious Malware Threats


  • Slow PC Performance


  • Computer & Application Shutdown

Apr 17, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

lots of methods for getting people to the website ?


When you are scanning this We most likely do not have to clarify the ability associated with article promotion. Regrettably article promotion has had a little bit of flak lately as well as for me for the reason that associated with the quantity of rubbish as well as content spun content material available. Everyone knows which making distinctive content material is actually tougher compared to re-writing several content articles in press release format some places however end up being cautioned; quickly you will not have the ability to duplicate something without having obtaining penalised

Nov 12, 2012 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?

370 people viewed this tip

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cell Phones Experts

Computer Repairing
Computer Repairing

Level 3 Expert

14641 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75817 Answers

William Alequin

Level 3 Expert

928 Answers

Are you a Cell Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Loading...