Hi everyone there!
I´m still a proud FP1U user that is still quite satisfied with his 4’5-year-old phone. I had no major issues (apart from a slightly faulty USB) until this week. Here is what happened and what I tried to do about it.
Out of nowhere (or at least for no apparent reason), after I unlocked the screen (I guess when this happened I was just gonna check a Whatsapp text or something like that), my phone screen went all blue and then black and then back-and-forth staying about 5s in each color. I wouldn´t say that a reboot was happening, it was more of an endless loop. The only way to exit the loop is to press and hold the power button until the fairphone logo appears and the phone restarts.
I have no clear understanding of why this happened, but what I do know is that my phone was getting slower than usual for the last month (probably non-related to this particular issue). What I noticed is that this loop starts more often after I unlock the screen and even more often if I unlock the screen and don´t touch the screen for the first 2 seconds after unlocking it.
WHAT I DID:
I tried to analyze if there was a pattern in the loop (which is unclear to me til now), read as much as it could here in the forum (but I didn´t find anything that could help solve this problem) and the only other thing I could think of was to perform a hard reset. This, by the way, is something I had already planned to do to see if the speed of the phone improved (I had too much crap in the internal memory).
Now, after the reboot, the phone works clearly faster and I have installed just a couple of apps so far. However, I still get the random loop and for me, it´s really annoying because even if I can use my phone normally for some time, I don´t know when it´s gonna get into the loop and force me to restart the phone.
So, I´m wondering if this has anything to do with the power button (hardware) or if it´s something else. Any tips or help would be much appreciated, because I was planning to hold on to my FP1U until a FP3 came out (if ever) or at least until 2020.