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Sailfish X (build acting on it's own when in low reception (2G)

asked 2018-11-28 15:41:43 +0300

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updated 2018-11-30 15:58:52 +0300

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I noticed that my Xperia X with Sailfish OS (build is acting strange when in a low reception area (basement). The phone showed 2G connectivity and when I unlocked it, it just started to open minimized apps, switching ambiences, writing "Xxxzxzxzxzxxx [..]" if app allows text input. Phone did it itself, I was not pressing any buttons.

It was weird the first time, but it happened the second time in the same place (basement) and only there, therfore I came to conclusion that 2G coverage is somehow causing this.

Has anybody else experienced their Xperia X to "have mind of its own" in low reception/2G coverage area?

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@Dzelziis did you make sure the edges of the (touch) screen were clean? water or dirt can cause a conductive connection to the frame. i have had that causing weird inputs through the touch screen when only touching the frame.

misc11 ( 2018-11-28 15:48:20 +0300 )edit

A faulty/low quality usb cable or wall socket could also cause such issues if the device was connected to it.

Alex ( 2018-11-28 16:23:19 +0300 )edit

I have the same issue. Actually I think it started before As soon as the 3G reception is poor, the phone is acting as if it were possessed by a demon ;) opening/closing stuff without touching the screen.

Dam ( 2018-11-28 18:27:53 +0300 )edit

@Dam are you also using an Xperia X? because i use a jolla1 and im contantly in area with poor coverage for 4G/3G/2G, but i have never experienced sth described before...

misc11 ( 2018-11-28 19:13:21 +0300 )edit

@misc11, yes I use an XperiaX, never had this issue before on jolla1. I'm pretty certain this is related to bad 3g reception as it only happen when reception is bad. If I manage to disable 3G while the phone is acting crazy, the crazyness stops. If you want to experience it, go to my cousin's place ;)

Dam ( 2018-11-29 13:36:39 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-11-28 17:47:30 +0300

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Actually I had similar situation, but not sure is it related to bad coverage. I always lock my phone and it is set to lock immediately when power button is pressed. I noticed yesterday that couple of apps were open which I rarely use and there was one sms message full of random characters.

I'm running and Xperia X with fingerprint sensor activated. Automatic locking set to happen after 10 minutes

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@itbaron, maybe you had a poor reception for a few minutes... happens to me while driving as well. Your answer should be a comment by the way :°

Dam ( 2018-11-29 14:20:57 +0300 )edit
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