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Why? When the phone signals are weak, the android OS constantly scan the area thoroughly. This requires more battery power. That's the reason your phone gets so hot when you are in areas with poor reception. Could it be solved? That is the reason it is advised to turn flight mode on when you are is low-signal areas to preserve your battery life. Is it a ...


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Essentially, a lower signal strength will lead you device to use more power that in turn drains your battery faster and causes the device to heat. The farther away you are from the closest cell tower, more your device needs to put out a higher power level in order to reach the tower. Transmitting at a higher power level requires more energy from the ...


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The HTC One's camera has bigger pixels than the regular phone cameras ("Ultrapixels"). When you use your camera in low light, it tries to draw more light from the sensor, so the image looks brighter. The "purple" issue is caused by bad heat insulation of the camera sensor from the rest of the phone, so when you try to take a photo the heat can cause ...


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I don't know if this will work in your situation (and I can't test it myself) as in your situation it seems the killing of processes is done for safety reasons and not just to free up memory but it could be worth a try. The app is called MinFreeManager (requires root) and there is a good guide here. Taken from the link to the guide, here is an overview of ...


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Looks like a damaged LCD that's slowly "leaking out." Overheating could definitely be the culprit, as could the drop. Although damage from the drop is usually accompanied with a visible crack. Most likely it was the combination of the two. The fact that the phone booted up and is (sort-of) functional leads me to believe that replacing the LCD assembly ...


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Within the BatteryManager documentation for Android there is a constant that can be used to check against that is named BATTERY_HEALTH_OVERHEAT. This would lead me to assume that there is a check that the OS does against this value, though I have never personally experienced a warning like this. I did on my old iPad, but being a recent Android convert I ...


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You could physical approaches, such as setting a fan blowing across the phone or other airflow maximization (e.g., if you can stand it up, then both the back and front are exposed to air). Lastly, if it doesn't interfere with the radios, you could try resting it on an upside-down heavy-duty aluminum jellyroll pan ("cookie sheet") which will function as a ...


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[I also have a HTC Desire] Your device overheats because its hardware is strained a lot during heavy use such as turn-by-turn navigation. This is compounded by the fact you probably have plugged it in the car charger as well, which is also known to generate some amount of heat (you probably have noticed this yourself when charging your phone normally). ...


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Place it on the air conditioning vent and velcro it on. Now you have a speed charger with no overheating. I had the same issue and this solved it.


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I suppose your best bet is to return the phone, since you have just bought it! It is normal for all phones to heat up when using hardware resources like Camera or GPS, it is not normal to crash recurrently after a simple 10 minutes usage. You can check some information about battery conditions using the dial code ##4636## One last thought: Does it happen ...


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Provided it can read the CPU temperature, the Linux kernel will detect an overheat condition and gracefully shut down the device in the event overheating occurs. However, Android does not contain built-in mechanisms that selectively disable components or reduce heating in the manner iOS does, such as by dimming or turning off the screen, stopping charging, ...


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I do not think it is the app the is using processing power and causing the phone to overheat. The most likely contributer to heat on the phone is the enabling of data, bluetooth and gps. These services require constant processing and 'pings' to maintain connectivity. Waze and other gps based applications, use both data and location information, and at ...


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Most modern smartphones produce a lot of heat when playing CPU/GPU intensive games, there's not much you can do about it. If you reduce GPU frequency, two things can happen: stuttering of gameplay (depending on your game), and the CPU/GPU run at maximum frequency for longer amounts of time to complete the same work (that a higher frequency GPU would have ...


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My first guess would be an app consumes a lot of CPU power and therefore causes the system to overheat. Use a system monitor to find out any misbehaving apps.


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Depending on the phone, my biggest worry would be screen burn. I have a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant and I have screen burn at the top of my screen from the time and the notification bar. A screen like a Super AMOLED is actually a lot easier to get screen burn then I thought it would be. It is actually pretty annoying now, I have to limit the background images ...


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You can check the battery temperature with "System Info widget"


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Overheating. You may have used it intensely and when you lock the screen you then put it in ur pocket? Your phone will be overheating and restarting itself to stop damge to the circuits/processor. Similar user issue here


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If the Desire is on T-Mobile, there was a very long support thread with folks reporting unusually high battery drain around the time this question was asked. The workaround seems to force usage 2G networks (EDGE or GPRS) as the problem seems to be with all phones on T-Mobile that talk 3G, not just Android phones. (This doesn't affect me, as I'm on AT&T; I ...


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I have an htc desire rooted. My phone overheats and then reboots. The solution was solved by moving some of my apps from Phone to SD. The phone is commonly good but the battery runs out very quick. I advise nobody to get a task killer application from the market as i have experienced that it kills the phone battery more. I tend to use 3g internet and that ...


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I also have the same problem i bought my HTC desire 3 weeks ago and if i stay on the internet for around 5 minutes, the phone starts to become extremely hot and if i continue ton use it it will cut of and reboot. my solution was take of the back cover and expose the battery. Taking this measure it kept my phone a little cooler and did not have to reboot.



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