Genie News & Weather Widget Not Working

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Haelous, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Haelous

    Haelous Well-Known Member
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    Has anyone had any trouble getting the news and weather widget to work today? Usually I check it when I wake up in the morning, but it just displays 'network error'.

    I've tried WiFi/3G, uninstalled/reinstalled the apk, and restarted the phone with no luck.
     

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  2. HustlinDaily

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    Yeah same for me. Its pissing me off.
     
  3. rvonder

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    Same problem here. Last night I could still view the stories, but got the 'network error' when trying to configure the widget. Today, I get nothing at all - the widget itself is blank, with the text "Sorry, unable to connect... Please try later" with a "Retry Now" button.

    I'm running Froyo 2.2 - can someone confirm that this problem also occurs with 2.1?

    Thanks...
     
  4. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member
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    I am on 2.1

    I upgraded to FroYo last night and it stopped working (ticker was working on 2.1 pre-update). Then downgraded back to 2.1 (FroYo for Liquid is still in alpha stage, various graphics bugs/WiFi & Camera not working so decided to downgrade. Just wanted to see what it was like).
     
  5. shinesley

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    I'm running 2.1 and mine hasn't updated since yesterday morning. Manually refreshing brings up network connection error.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  6. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Well-Known Member
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    I'm here replying because I'm experiencing the same issue. 2.1 OEM.
     
  7. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member
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    Is it working for anybody? Doubt we have some sort of bug because I reset multiple times (even reflashed a bin). I tried everything, even installed a rom which doesn't have it and installed the apk. Shame because that was a great widget, hopefully it gets sorted out soon.

    Sent from my Liquid using Tapatalk
     
  8. shaidtan

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    I'm getting the same with a Moto Droid running stock 2.1. The temp stopped showing up yesterday (I think) and today after removing and adding the widget I get only a network connect error.
     
  9. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member
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    Its back for me
     
  10. shaidtan

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    I just added the widget and it appears to be working here as well. Settings are gone but that's no big deal.
     
  11. thirtyfour41

    thirtyfour41 Well-Known Member
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    Getting the same problem. 2.1 OEM on Droid Incredible. It still says the temp from yesterday afternoon and stuck on the same news story. Tried re-adding widget and still nothing. Refresh does nothing. Also reinstalled yesterday because I was having the same problem and nothing. It's a great little widget, but if it doesn't update it's pointless for me. Had the same problem with the ESPN scorecenter widget. Would never load data correctly or wouldn't update. Made sure I'm not closing the widget in my task killer and still won't update.
     
  12. VegasOnAcid

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    Did anyone find a sure fire fix for this? Mine not only stops updating it stops scrolling... just gets stuck on one news article.
     
  13. galtish

    galtish New Member
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    I'm not sure if mine has stopped updating (probably has), but it certainly has stopped scrolling the news articles. Initially they scroll, but if the device is put to sleep and woken up they stop scrolling. I don't think I'm letting TaskPanel kill off the app or anything that looks like it would require to keep running. Anyone have any suggestions? I ran into this problem after upgrading my HTC Hero to 2.1, and since have had the problem on my HTC Evo (also 2.1, both stock and rooted I believe).
     
  14. VegasOnAcid

    VegasOnAcid Well-Known Member
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    My problems were caused by lockbot pro. Stopped running that, Genie started updating and scrolling once again.
     
  15. galtish

    galtish New Member
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    Thanks. I'm not running that app, I wonder if this custom ROM (Fresh .53 - 1.01b) has something baked in that is killing this?
     

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