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Old August 10th, 2012, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The dreaded "Inconsistent UID" bug!!

My Droid Incredible (stock, not rooted, 2.3.4) has been flaky the last few days - crashing, rebooting - and this morning I got the dreaded

"UID's on the system are inconsistent. You need to wipe your data partition or your device will be unstable"

plus a button that says

"I'm feeling Lucky
"

Googling this gets over 157,000 hits and on every model and maker you can think of. Most of them seem to end in resetting to factory defaults, so I did that. Now I have to reconfigure my whole phone although I don't know if I'll bother because I'm getting a new phone anyway.

But WHAT IS THIS? What caused it and how do I prevent it?

I've been Googling for over an hour and I have no clue. Some people think it's malware but I haven't loaded any new apps in months. Does anyone have any idea?

Thanks in advance.

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