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Old December 6th, 2011, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there clever people.
I'm Lynleih and I'm having a complete 'mare with my phone. I've tried searhing the net but everyone is talking in languages i can't understand =(
But this looked like a good place to ask.
At some time today I started getting this message "Sorry! The application Home(process com.motorola.home) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again"
I've pressed force close about a million times, turned it on and off and just gave up and did a factory reset, which didn't help at all!

can anyone help me? it would be *really* appreciated

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Old December 7th, 2011, 02:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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In case this ever helps someone else
This http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg6C8fu3b4k|
Worked for me
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Old December 7th, 2011, 02:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Spoke too soon, it's happening again!
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Old December 8th, 2011, 03:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Factory reset can be done without going into the stock recovery mode (as you did in the vid), go in settings > privacy > factory data reset.

Without knowing what you did (if anything) to cause that, I would suggest just flashing a Froyo rom (2.2), then manually reinstall your apps. If you use Appbrain, that will keep a list of your apps so you can reinstall them.

After you've done that you might consider rooting your phone, superoneclick is good for that. Then you can install some kind of backup app (Defy recovery, clockworkmod, titanium backup.....) which will let you back up your entire phone to your SD card, & restore it back if you need to.

Looky here: Motorola Defy - XDA-Developers

You want RSD Lite & it's drivers, install on PC. Get yourself a full flash rom (.sbf file), would suggest starting with an official 2.2 Froyo motoblur rom that is specific to your country. Find all this in the page I suggested (above).

To get into bootloader mode (for flashing a rom using RSD Lite) charge phone, pull battery & replace, then power on while holding volume UP, should say bootloader.

Put your .sbf file in the same folder as RSD Lite on your PC (usually C: program files / motorola / RSD Lite. Open RSD & load the file from there. Connect phone (in bootloader mode) to USB then wait a few minutes for it to recognize the phone & drivers. In RSD it should say "connected"; press Flash. It might take 10 or so minutes, do not disconnect until it says it's safe to do so.
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I found on another site this same issue. Their solution worked for me.... Uninstall updates for Google Search. I went from version 1.3.3.247963 to 1.1.2.64376.
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Factory reset can be done without going into the stock recovery mode (as you did in the vid), go in settings > privacy > factory data reset.
Apparently that does not work or is incomplete for 2.2 as that's a hold-over from 2.1. The Moto site advises doing as in the vid. W/o the annoying kid. Moto site:

"Power DEFY™ off.
Wait 15 seconds.
Press and hold POWER/LOCK key and VOLUME DOWN key.
Continue to press and hold POWER/LOCK and VOLUME DOWN until a screen appears with a "!" inside a triangle and a small Android standing in front of it on a black background.
Once the "!"-Triangle screen appears, press both VOLUME DOWN and UP keys at the same time. This can be achieved by pressing the center of the VOLUME rocker.
Once the recovery menu appears (text is blue) use the VOLUME DOWN key to navigate to "wipe data/factory reset".
Select "wipe data/factory reset" with POWER/LOCK key.
Navigate with VOLUME DOWN key to "Yes -- delete all user data"
During this process you will notice the phone format the system memory and cache. This is normal.
After the factory reset has completed, select "reboot system now" with the POWER/LOCK key.
Please allow 3-10 minutes for system to recover. A long pause on the stylised "M" logo or the carrier animation is normal. DO NOT power the phone off during this period.
(MOTOBLUR™ devices only) Once the DEFY™ has booted, you will be greeted with the MOTOBLUR™ login page.



You should now be up and running! You will have to log back in to your Google account and any other accounts that are not associated with your MOTOBLUR™ account."
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I had the same issues on my Moto Photon. Came acorss this post and when I checked I noticed my Google Search bar had changed in color. Sure enough an update was on my phone. I uninstalled the update and everything works well again.
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Apparently that does not work or is incomplete for 2.2 as that's a hold-over from 2.1.
odd... I have 2.2 (.1). I do have the option in settings, but then I'd normally use clockwork mod recovery for that, & I'm not gonna do it just to test! Perhaps it is 2.2.2?
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I found on another site this same issue. Their solution worked for me.... Uninstall updates for Google Search. I went from version 1.3.3.247963 to 1.1.2.64376.
Thanks for this. I have been trying to figure the problem with my home screen force closing for weeks!! never would have thought about uninstalling this update.
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After 3 new phones crashing completley... resulting in the 4th motorola photon... I was at my witts end, thinking of leaving Sprint altogether. Downloaded all my apps... (thought the problem was voxer)... and then I find this solution, and POOF... issue gone. Thank you Thank you Thank you!
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