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Fingerprint scanner is HOT!

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    Fingerprint scanner is HOT!

    While I have accepted that I won't get an OS upgrade, I really am very happy overall with my Atrix. But now it has a problem that I have noticed in the last few days. My extended battery is discharging faster than before, and I originally thought it was time to replace the battery. But then I noticed that the fingerprint scanner is actually hot to the touch. Anyone else have this issue? Is the thing about to die and I should go get a new phone under warranty? Really quite aggravating. And how can I do a backup of my apps and scores to my SD card for the replacement phone if needed?

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    While I have accepted that I won't get an OS upgrade, I really am very happy overall with my Atrix. But now it has a problem that I have noticed in the last few days. My extended battery is discharging faster than before, and I originally thought it was time to replace the battery. But then I noticed that the fingerprint scanner is actually hot to the touch. Anyone else have this issue?
    Whoa, no, not normal at least, not here. I have an original Atrix 4G, not modified except for a carrier unlock.
    That does not seem right at all to me.

    Never have I had the finger printer device ever described as hot to the touch.
    Also, I'm still using the original battery that came with the atrix almost 2 years ago.

    Is the thing about to die and I should go get a new phone under warranty? Really quite aggravating.
    I'd hazard a guess, it might go do something unexpected, but that is just me.
    Id freak out as well.

    And how can I do a backup of my apps and scores to my SD card for the replacement phone if needed?
    I've heard good things about titanium backup. Although, I've never used it.
    I rarely keep anything too important on my phone. A simple file transfer of all files from the root directory onto my
    PC would serve me ok. Not sure about if this would be optimal for others though.

    - U

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    Re: Fingerprint scanner is HOT!

    TiBu requires root. You could try App2SD but only some apps allow moving to external storage. Hot FP scanner is definitely a sign of impending doom.

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    I had a couple of times when the FP scanner got really hot. I switched to the pattern unlock and haven't had a issue since.
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    As odd as it started, it stopped. Now I'm worried. I copied everything from the root to a folder on my laptop. I never used the FP scanner, only noticed it was hot when turning the thing on and off. So pattern unlock really might not help. I don't believe it to be the extended battery or I would have noticed a year ago. Battery is NEVER hot.

    Impending doom, huh... Wonder if my old reliable V170 will keep a charge. Just in case.

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    Hot FP scanner is a security feature. It burns off your fingerprints so you don't have to worry about any biometric identity theft.

    .............................I kid.

    That does NOT sound good, though. Srsly.
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    You could try App2SD but only some apps allow moving to external storage.

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    Thanks! I'd hate to think of the phone going dead. But it will give me a chance to upgrade. Sooner. Meantime, my old V170 is alive and well. Just needs a SIM card.

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    You could try App2SD but only some apps allow moving to external storage


 
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