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Anyway to view logs to see what application may be crashing my G1?Support


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  1. chosun

    chosun Member This Topic's Starter

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    I periodically run the updates to the applications I already have installed on my phone, and just recently updated like 10 applications. The problem is that now my phone is acting a bit strange.

    With the phone locked and in my pocket for a while, I found that the phone becomes totally unresponsive. I push all the buttons, but the screen remains black. It will not power up unless I do a physical battery-pull. It has already happened to me 3 times today, and I feel that I need to check the phone routinely to verify that it's still working.

    Is there a way to run a debugger and/or check any type of crash logs on the phone? I'm really wanting to know what is crashing so I can uninstall it asap. I guess I could just uninstall everything, but this is a serious pain. Any help would be much appreciated.
     

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  2. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

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    Use ASTRO to back up every app to your SDCard ... then reinstall One at a time ... BY ITSELF ... but this will not tell you if you have two apps that are in conflict ...
     
  3. chosun

    chosun Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the input. Honestly, if I am going to put that much work into it, I may as well just delete the 10 apps I recently updated. I find it very surprising there's no type of event logging or anything on the phone. Ugh...this is a pain.
     
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    chosun Member This Topic's Starter

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    This also brings up an interesting point when people say that certain applications crash their phone. I wonder how many of the people are really placing the blame on the correct app. I think a lot of people install more than one app at once, so if the phone starts to act strangely at that time, it's easy to blame the wrong application.

    I think a clear event logger or something would let people get a little more information to make a more educated decision on what the offending application may be.
     
  5. devolio

    devolio Well-Known Member

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    There's definitely a logger... in the SDK there's adb. Using adb you can do logcat, get crash dumps, etc.
     
  6. shivers316

    shivers316 Godmember VIP Member

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    There's actually a logcat app in the Market now. It's called Log Collector. It'll take a log and then you can email it to yourself.
     
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    chosun Member This Topic's Starter

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    Great, thanks for the input! I ended up deleting a bunch of applications and now my phone's running normally again, but I installed logcat anyway just in case.
     
  8. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

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    Can someone outline how "Log Collector" should be used.
    Do you run it before expecting a force close, Or immediately after... ?
     

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