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Old February 15th, 2012, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pandora shuts down

Ok, long story short.
I will be listening to Pandora and any wheres from first song being played to 2 hours later Pandora will start to get glichy, kind of like a scratched CD for a few seconds.

Then the next thing I notice is Pandora is shut down but still stuck in my tool bar. Or it is restarting as though loading up a new station, not restarting from the splash screen. And other times it just shuts down completly. No error messages or anything.

It almost makes me think that the Program Monitoring might be killing Pandora.

Anyone having the same problem, or know of a fix. It almost makes me want to go back to my 3G blackberry that could play all day nonstop.

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First, check for updates. I know that Pandora just released one either today or yesterday. Another thing that helps is to just shut Pandora down and restart it. Menu > Quit.

Hope this helps. :-)
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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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First, check for updates. I know that Pandora just released one either today or yesterday. Another thing that helps is to just shut Pandora down and restart it. Menu > Quit.

Hope this helps. :-)

Yeah I just got the updates today. Still no luck. Even contacted Pandora and tried their recommended trouble shooting tips. No luck.

Yeah i wouldnt mind having to restart it but it happens at least once every 1/2 hour I would have to restart it. Just kind of driving me nuts because I sit behind a desk all day at work. And before this samsung I was on Virgin mobile with a blackberry 8530, which would play nonstop for hours straight.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 12:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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There's a few issues you might be dealing with... First, the low memory of the E2 may make the app unstable and cause it to crash. The other issue is with Pandora's setting » Menu » Low Memory Setting » make sure its not set tto immediately or 5 minutes
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There's a few issues you might be dealing with... First, the low memory of the E2 may make the app unstable and cause it to crash. The other issue is with Pandora's setting » Menu » Low Memory Setting » make sure its not set tto immediately or 5 minutes
I've been having the same problem with this phone and this is my 4th android phone I've ever had but never had this problem. Its really been getting on my nerves since I also like to just set it and forget it at my desk. I will try your suggestion zcarman and hope it works otherwise I might be returning this phone and just stick with my slow 3g Virgin Mobile phone for a while longer. :-/
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Old February 20th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well my phone keeps shutting down Pandora even after changing that setting. :-( I'm now rooted and I'm trying to find out if there's an app thats closing it. I'm thinking it might be the built in task manager thats auto killing but i'm not sure. I can't believe there aren't more people trying to figure this out?
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Old February 20th, 2012, 06:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thumbs down Same here

Also rooted and Pandora shuts after the same snap crackle pop...tried using slacker instead and got the same thing. Audio off internal music is ok, so it must be something with the wifi, need to test running 4G only...
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I run both Pandora and slacker with wifi and no problem.My phone I'd not rooted.
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I'm rooted, so likely a root issue. Anyone not rooted have the problem? I've removed memory managers, disabled power management etc with no luck. It does seem to only happen when on wifi, mobile does not seem to be impacted but my sample size isn't nearly as large(guess i'll have to give the 5Gig limit a test). I was able to recreated it during wifi loss while leaving the house, but not consistently. For a Samsung product this is pretty typical in my experience.
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I'm rooted, so likely a root issue. Anyone not rooted have the problem? I've removed memory managers, disabled power management etc with no luck. It does seem to only happen when on wifi, mobile does not seem to be impacted but my sample size isn't nearly as large(guess i'll have to give the 5Gig limit a test). I was able to recreated it during wifi loss while leaving the house, but not consistently. For a Samsung product this is pretty typical in my experience.
I am rooted, and run Pandora every night on WiFi for 2-3 hours with no problems at all.

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Sounds like i got a bad unit then, time to swap out at Walmart...
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Actually this is my 2nd Samsung Exhibit 2 and I had this same issue with or without being rooted so unless both my phones have been defective(which I think is unlikely) then it must be something else... The people not having problems...are you on prepaid or postpaid? I'm on the $30 5gb data prepaid plan. Just wondering if maybe its only the prepaid customers having the issue...tonight i'm gonna try removing all of the unecessary apps that are ok to remove according to the all things root thread and hope that removing something helps.
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im on the 30 dollar deal myself....removed an Adblock program, still there...could be the no contact phones have lower quality chips, something commonly done since Tmobile won't swap the phone for you....
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Default Further tests

Anyone else seen this crash while on 4G vs wifi? I've tested for about on 4G vs work wifi and it hasn't crashed in 3 hours on 4G, switched to wifi and crashed in less than 15min....both home and work crash about the same rate so i think a wifi driver/chip in the phone maybe causing some issues. So if this is true is it a game of returns until you get a working unit(likely 10-50% have the issue based on the feedback here) or just get a higher quality phone and dump this piece of samsung trash.
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I've been experiencing these crashes on both 4g and wifi so I didn't even think about the radio being an issue. I tried uninstalling a ton of apps and didn't help so I just gave up on that. I basically only need Pandora to function while I'm at work all day so I decided i'm going to wifi tether and just use my old phone to play pandora all day. I know it might sound a little silly but its the only work around I can think of for now and its been working all day. I love the $30 4g plan too much to give it up that easily. I still hope this issue gets resolved someday but for now this will have to do.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 09:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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For those who are running on hours at a time with no issue. Please run a data speed test. I have ran across some instances where I went into slow data coverage and Pandora runs with no issue. But as soon as I get good 4G back or hook up to wifi it goes back to acting up.
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Ive tested everything network related, it does it randomly no matter what type of connection you have..interesting thing though if you just wait long enough itll start up on its own....it really isnt that bad to restart and its infrequent enough not to bother me and i just keep some workout sounds loaded for when it would...i've chalked it up to typical poor samsung quality, but considering how much works gps, phone quality and the price im ok with it...
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So out of curiosity I decided to try a similar app like Pandora to see if the same thing happened. I downloaded Jango and these random shut downs don't happen with this app. I actually really like Jango as much if not more than Pandora because you get unlimited skips. I'll stick to Jango for now until someone finds another solution. Hoping maybe a custom rom will fix this Pandora/slacker radio issue. I'm running Peach Sunrise and I do like it but I'm sure I'll be trying another rom soon because I like testing them. :-)
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Good find, i'll test it as well...interesting that Jango loads the next song after skip seemingly instantaneously, maybe the way it ques the next song has something to do with why it doesn't fail.
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Working all day without a glitch....i would've had to reset at least 4-5X by now using pandora. No commercials to boot(not that i had it with the bootleg version of pandora but it's nice not to have to worry about 'hacked' apk's). Thanks a bunch!
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Thumbs up another working app

Winamp streams shoutcast without any issues as well.... so with Jango, winamp and google music(20K songs streamed from your own music) i think we have all the music one could want.
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trying wakelock, working so far with cpu only, if fails will try screen lock
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Jango works flawless! Only down side its how to keep the screen turned on when playing. I have tried a few screen on apps that recognize apps as they are running but then it seems as though the screen on apps take a dump after 30 mins or so while jango is still playing. Did I run across something there. Is that the issue that Pandora and Slacker both have. Because they have screen control options is that what is causing them to shut down. Where jango doesn't so it keeps on playing with out glitches.
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Noticed my internal USB storage of a massive 1.6Gigs was full the other day when google music album art wasn't updating and if pandora requires a certain amount of cache to stream this small amount of memory could be part of the problem. Also the internal ram is pretty small on this guy so that is likely a culprit as well(will need to try a kill all setting in a memory manager).
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Found an app on my phone called Task manager and it was causing all my problems. I changed the -setting to not auto-end. It was on the auto-end list snd once I removed it, no more shutting down when screen times out.
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Found an app on my phone called Task manager and it was causing all my problems. I changed the -setting to not auto-end. It was on the auto-end list snd once I removed it, no more shutting down when screen times out.
Task managers are useless. They just create more issues and your phone ends up working harder. Fast reboot would be something better than a task manager.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 05:05 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Found an app on my phone called Task manager and it was causing all my problems. I changed the -setting to not auto-end. It was on the auto-end list snd once I removed it, no more shutting down when screen times out.
I'm guessing that you rooted your phone to find and remove that?

I came to this conclusion that the phones factory task manager is causing the issue also after non factory navigation apps were installed and they would shut down by them selves also.

For our phones the ram manager known as low memory killer (LMK) I think causes the issue. and if the app is not a factory app LMK will kill it after a period of time.

Bummer!
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I'm having the same issue. Exhibit 2 and running pretty low on memory. After exactly 30 minutes Pandora crashes. Driving me CRAZY! had this issue before and after I rooted. Figured with root I could fix this issue but have yet to find the solution. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I removed as much bloatware and useless always running apps as I could. I tried to freeze the task manager app and I'm still getting the same issue! I have the latest Pandora app.
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I'm having the same issue. Exhibit 2 and running pretty low on memory. After exactly 30 minutes Pandora crashes. Driving me CRAZY! had this issue before and after I rooted. Figured with root I could fix this issue but have yet to find the solution. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I removed as much bloatware and useless always running apps as I could. I tried to freeze the task manager app and I'm still getting the same issue! I have the latest Pandora app.
I have yet to find the fix. But if you read more of the thread there I one person who said he found the fix. But your phone needs to be rooted. My fix was I got a totally different phone. Lmao I went out and got myself a blackberry torch 9810. Much better phone as far as I'm concerned. Only things I lost switching to the blackberry is no front camera and I kind of miss swype. But over all everything else pays off in return. Exspecially being able to stream music till my battery is dead with out a single glitch.
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