1. dusanvn's Avatar
    Here is my Passport SE's About Hardware page.

    A Passport SE with hardware defect (bad RAM)-img_20151126_183118.png

    It seems to be normal, except showing completely random Boot time.

    I'm certain this is a hardware defect. Probably bad RAM.

    What do you friends think about it?

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    11-26-15 05:57 AM
  2. dalinxz's Avatar
    Here is my Passport SE's About Hardware page.

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    It seems to be normal, except showing completely random Boot time.

    I'm certain this is a hardware defect. Probably bad RAM.

    What do you friends think about it?

    Posted via CB10/BB PP SE.
    When's the last time you rebooted the phone?

    Posted via CB10
    11-26-15 03:20 PM
  3. dusanvn's Avatar
    When's the last time you rebooted the phone?

    Posted via CB10
    Some time three weeks ago (November 5 - 6th).

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    11-26-15 05:47 PM
  4. Stomps01's Avatar
    I also have a random boot time. The date on mine is after the manufacturing date but before I bought the phone. So if the phone was sealed in a new box how could the boot date be 3 weeks before I bought it and a few months after it was made?
    12-02-15 04:49 PM
  5. Stomps01's Avatar
    Did you own the phone before that random date or after?

    Here is my Passport SE's About Hardware page.

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    It seems to be normal, except showing completely random Boot time.

    I'm certain this is a hardware defect. Probably bad RAM.

    What do you friends think about it?

    Posted via CB10/BB PP SE.
    12-02-15 04:51 PM
  6. Stomps01's Avatar
    Lol I just rebooted my phone and it went to todays date.... I did do an os reload(not a backup) yesterday though so maybe that had something to do with it.....
    12-02-15 04:53 PM
  7. Arjun Sahota's Avatar
    Eveerytime I restart my Passport it turns to the date and time it turned on.... So if I restated it now, boot time would go to the time right now lol

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    12-02-15 05:06 PM
  8. Stomps01's Avatar
    Well I can confirm that whenever you do a security wipe or OS reload the boot time is the exact time the device boots up even before connecting to WiFi. Why the date rolls back to some random day is beyond my knowledge..... not sure it would be a hardware issue though.... Maybe just a software glitch?

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    12-02-15 10:15 PM
  9. Arjun Sahota's Avatar
    Well I can confirm that whenever you do a security wipe or OS reload the boot time is the exact time the device boots up even before connecting to WiFi. Why the date rolls back to some random day is beyond my knowledge..... not sure it would be a hardware issue though.... Maybe just a software glitch?

    Posted via CB10
    Better question, why's it matter? Doesn't affect performance in any way.

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport
    12-02-15 10:52 PM
  10. byex's Avatar
    This has nothing to do with the ram being corrupted. Don't worry about it.

    Posted via CB10
    12-03-15 12:38 AM
  11. Stomps01's Avatar
    Better question, why's it matter? Doesn't affect performance in any way.

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport
    Well in my case I wondered if I received a used unit or something since the date was when the unit should have been in an unopened box on a shelf somewhere.

    Posted via CB10
    12-03-15 06:18 AM
  12. Poi25's Avatar
    I'm trying to establish a connection between the problem and the RAM module. Care to explain OP?
    12-03-15 11:35 AM
  13. dusanvn's Avatar
    I'm trying to establish a connection between the problem and the RAM module. Care to explain OP?
    Boot time is stored in RAM, I think. And when the UI needs to report the boot time it simply reads the relevant address in RAM. It shows the correct boot time, at first. But after a few weeks it started showing random boot time.

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    12-03-15 10:16 PM
  14. dusanvn's Avatar
    Did you own the phone before that random date or after?
    After. This is a replacement phone. (The previous one had some build quality issues such as screen lift and so on). I received it some time around September 10th.

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    12-03-15 10:25 PM
  15. Stomps01's Avatar
    After. This is a replacement phone. (The previous one had some build quality issues such as screen lift and so on). I received it some time around September 10th.

    Posted via CB10/BB PP SE.
    I have another phone and checked that one too. It reads about two months before my last reboot. I think it is a software glitch..... I wouldn't worry about it...

    Posted via CB10
    12-03-15 10:56 PM
  16. ezapper2's Avatar
    I agree. Looks more of a software glitch than anything else


    Posted via CB10
    12-03-15 10:59 PM
  17. dusanvn's Avatar
    I have another phone and checked that one too. It reads about two months before my last reboot. I think it is a software glitch..... I wouldn't worry about it...

    Posted via CB10
    I don't think so.

    If it was a software glitch it would touch everybody and it must have been noticed, reported and fixed long ago. BB10 is at least five year old and BB10 is based on QNX, a very reliable system which is at least 30 year old. There is no chance such a glitch went unnoticed so long time.

    Skeptics keep saying about TV news "Don't trust anything you see, except the clock". Time is so simple and primitive that it simply cannot be wrong. And reporting the Boot time is yet more simpler and more primitive there's no way to do it wrong.



    Posted via CB10/BB PP SE.
    12-04-15 06:57 AM
  18. Stomps01's Avatar
    OK so explain why it would show the boot time two months before the last boot? Lol

    Posted via CB10
    12-04-15 07:51 AM
  19. Stomps01's Avatar
    Maybe an app somehow changed it.

    Posted via CB10
    12-04-15 07:52 AM
  20. Poi25's Avatar
    If it was a software glitch it would touch everybody and it must have been noticed, reported and fixed long ago.
    Not so fast. If you use a third party web browser, try to set BlackBerry Assistant to open searches in that browser as default. You can't. You can check the box all day but it won't take effect.

    Should've been fixed a long time ago, yet it's still there.
    12-04-15 08:04 AM
  21. dusanvn's Avatar
    Maybe an app somehow changed it.

    Posted via CB10
    Apps are not allowed to write directly to OS's memory and this is enforced by hardware (memory protection is part of CPU architecture). The only way to change OS's data is via system API. And there no reasons to have an API service for updating the Boot time. So no, app can't change it.

    Posted via CB10/BB PP SE.
    12-04-15 09:00 AM

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