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Old January 3rd, 2011, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default SNS stopping unexpectedly on every startup


I have a Samsung Galaxy S and it has a problem starting up: every single time I ever turn it on, it freezes momentarily and comes up with this message:

The application SNS (process com.sec.android.app.sns) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.

I have to force close it and sometimes its fine, other times it does it again, and once I sat there for forty minutes watching it crash over and over again.

I searched the forum but couldn't find any reference to it.

Please help!

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Old March 24th, 2011, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm having the exact same problem. My phone is an expensive paperweight right now. If it gets through start-up (usually after crashing rebooting 3 or 4 times), half the time any application I use (including phone calls and text messaging) causes force close and the reboot process to start over again.

What is the SNS process and how can I fix this, preferably without losing all my data.

I have a LG Vortex.
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Old March 25th, 2011, 03:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The only way (I have found) to fix this is to delete the application setting and start over. Restarting the phone does not work, nor does removing and re-adding the account.

To completely remove the setting and database, go to

menu>settings>Applications> Manage Applications

From there

menu> Filter>All

Scroll down and select email

Choose "Clear Data"

This will wipe out all your accounts, and the underlying data and give you a fresh start.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default SNS explained

SNS is your social network services. It is also part of you account syncing. When you first start up your phone, your phone attempts to sync your accounts, if one fails to sync, you will get the error message. And throughout the day, through phone use, everytime you access that account, make a change, and then your phone tries to sync those changes, the same error message will appear again.
You need to go to your Accounts and Sync section in your settings and find out which of your accounts is failing to sync properly. For example, mine was Facebook. The simple solution, you would think, is to uninstall facebook, but that won't fix the error. The sync function will still fail on startup even if facebook is gone from your third party applications list. You will need to reinstall Facebook, log in to it, then go back to Settings, Accounts and Sync, you should see two identical accounts, but one with a red error message about syncing...delete that account, and leave the other (new install) alone. I rebooted, and problem was gone for good.
Now, maybe your problem was not Facebook, could be Twitter, could be gmail, etc. just make sure you clear data and uninstall the app account and clear data in the sns file found in the Manage Applications, All, SNS.
Good luck!
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