Google MAPs force close - and linked to Market IssuesSupport


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  1. Artu

    Artu Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi Folks,
    here are the results of a long problem I have had with MAPs and with the Market I have now found to be interrelated.

    For some time Market would crash and force close on me if I went to the downloads menu item. I would need to do a bare-metal restore of the phone to get the problem to go away.

    Then comes Maps updates. I use maps (not nav) alot. Several updates have happened over the months. After a week or so of use on the updated maps, MAPS would force close and crash every time you tried to use it.

    The only cure (short of yet another bare-metal restore) was to go to manage applications and remove Maps which really only removes the updates.

    Then maps work fine. However if you try and get the updates again in market, the minute it displays MAPS UpDate Available, Market Crashes with a force close.

    There are some things the 'Driod is not doing well, even though it does them :rolleyes:

    Looks like yet another full bare-metal restore is in the works this week for me.
     

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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    Could it be that you have a faulty SDCard? I think that Maps caches some data there, but not sure if Market does as well or not....

    Personally, though, I'd go back to VZW and get them to replace the phone - this sort of thing should definitely not be happening....
     
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    Artu Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    This is my second phone, I got the first one replaced new during the 30 days period. My first one rebooted like 8-20 times a day. Now they would give me a referb and I don't want that.

    I've formatted the SD-card for several issues already. My next experiment is to replace it with a new 2g I have on hand and see how things go. If that fixes it I will have VZW replace the 16gig sd-card.

    I checked mine and it did not look like a bootleg card (it had laser-ed lot number not silk screened)

    I will also run an SD-ram checker program on it this coming weekend.
     
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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    Well, it may have to do with an app you are running then - you say it works after a factory wipe and reinstall, right? What apps are you installing on the phone? Are you rooted? Are you running an alternate ROM or is everything 100% stock?
     
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    Artu Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    100% stock, no mods here or I would not post it as a problem.

    I've tried all my problems I've had with no non-stock downloads (only stock updates) and still get problems within a week.

    The apps I do download are weather channel, tricorder, WiFi analyser, Astro; all very benign apps.

    before 2010 I did download the ebay app, but it broke so often with force closes I quit using it.
     
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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    Weird. Something definitely ain't right then.

    I stopped using Weather Channel app as it gave me too many problems, never have used Tricroder, and don't use WiFi Analyzer b/c the only WiFi I use is my home network - and the router is less than 15' away from the phone at all times.

    I use Astro practically every day. So we can rule out Astro.

    Try running a couple of days without WC, and if it still happens, then try running a couple of days without tricorder, and if that still doesn't do it then try without WiFiAnalyzer (Although I doubt this one as I know several people are using it as well).

    Since you're not looking at a list of 60+ apps, it will be relatively easy to test and see if it is in fact an app, or if it is something else...
     

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