Occasionally (maybe twice a month) my Milestone just reboots (goes black and then to the Android startup screen (but not all the way to the Motorola screen)). I presume that such behaviour could be caused a poorly written app. I have uninstalled a few but to no avail. Is there any sort of log that I could pull which would shed some light on this or even a dump file?
Could this restarting issue be caused by something else?
I am currently running Android 2.1 (no OTA update available for me, yet) on a Milestone and have had this problem since I bought it in December (when it was 2.0).
I have uninstalled TaskKiller as I read that these types of applications can cause stability issues on Android 2.1 and 2.2. So far so good...
I know its too late to answer the question. But anyway, Restart generally occurs when,
Phone is going out of resources, (Memory)
Bad Battery contacts, due to frequent pullouts.
Faulty apps leading to crash and screens of death.
I am saying so as Android too is an OS and these are the basic nature of an OS. So if your Milestone is rooted, use XDA Assistant from Market and do some tweaks to your phone like
Finally I would like to say, keep your OS as light(clean) as possible.
I have the same problem. One possible reason is that the graphics card does not support it. Delete graphics, especially pics attached in the phonebook. Everytime I am tempted to attach pics to the phonebook, I get this problem.
Hope it will help.