Reboots... not exactly random, though.


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  1. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am having some problems that I believe to be app related. I decided to throw the information out to the community and see if if anyone else is having the same issues. maybe we can figure them out together.

    I returned my first droid for these same problems thinking it was a DOA, but the second phone started doing it that very same night.



    The problems...

    When using the default browser (no other browsers do it), I get the following error message:

    "The application browser (process com.android.browser) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.)

    The reboots occur when i go into market and click the search botton at the top of the page.


    The following apps are currently installed into my phone:

    Alarm Clock (Default)
    Amazon MP3 (Default)
    Barcode Scanner
    Batterytime Lite
    Benchmark
    Better Cut
    Browser (Default)
    Calculator (Default)
    Calendar (Default)
    Camera (Default)
    Car Home (Default)
    Contacts (Default)
    Corporate Calendar (Default)
    Electrum Drum II
    Email (Defailt)
    Ethereal Dialpad
    Facebook (Default)
    Gallery (Default)
    Gmail (Default)
    Google Voice
    GPS Tracker
    KeepScreen
    Linda File Manager
    Maps (Default)
    Market (Default)
    Messaging (Default)
    Music (Default)
    Musical pro
    Phone (Default)
    Settings (Default)
    Speed Forge 3D
    Talk (Default)
    Visual VM (Default)
    Voice Dialer (Default)
    Voice Search (Default)
    Weather Widgets
    YouTube (Default)



    Running Services:

    Google - GTalkService
    Android Keyboard - Android Keyboard
    Corporate Calendar - EasService
    Google Voice - UpdateService
    KeepScreen - KeepService
    Weather Widgets - Update Service



    Anyone have the same problems and matching apps?

    EDIT: Forgot to mention... Rebooting and pulling the battery do not work. Pulling the SD card, however, will correct the problem for a day or so before it starts again.
     

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  2. Flahusky

    Flahusky Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a trip to VzW for a new phone. If you can replicate it that easily for them and not a new unit...
     
  3. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    it is the second phone I've had, though. They both do the same thing. That tells me the likelihood of it being a defective phone is quite low.
     
  4. GDroid

    GDroid Well-Known Member

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    Was the same SD card in both phones? Try a different SD card. Just a thought.
     
  5. vincentp

    vincentp Well-Known Member

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    This may be tedious, but it's a great way to find out where the problem lies if you want to determine for sure whether it is the phone or an app.

    Uninstall everything, boot the phone completely stock. Does it have the problem? If so, easy, it's the phone. If not, install apps one at a time and keep trying to see if the problem pops up.
     
  6. chefboyardee

    chefboyardee Well-Known Member

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    I don't have the problem. Hopefully I can help you debug.

    I do not have installed (from your list):

    Batterytime Lite
    Electrum Drum II
    GPS Tracker
    KeepScreen
    Linda File Manager (i use astro, and "explorer")
    Musical pro
    Speed Forge 3D
    Weather Widgets

    As far as running apps, the two I don't have running are:

    KeepScreen - KeepService
    Weather Widgets - Update Service

    Perhaps try killing them first. But I like the answer above mine best (I know, it sucks time-wise, but it really is the best solution if all else fails).
     
  7. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Nope. Both phones were completely brand new. New SD cards and everything.



    Been there, done that. It is perfectly fine until I have about 6 apps on there, and then it starts doing it. I uninstall the last app I installed and reboot... still a problem. I uninstall the next one back, still a problem. I keep doing that until there are nothing but default apps left, and it still does it. Pop the battery, remove the SD card for a second, reassemble... problem gone. (for a while).

    On my first phone, I had 41 apps (not including the default apps) on it. I uninstalled everything while trying to solve this issue. I finally gave up thinking it must be the phone and took it back to exchange it.


    I don't mind killing KeepScreen, but it would break my heart if Weather Widget was the one causing the problems.

    I've killed everything except:

    GtalkService (I don't use gtalk, but I am scared to kill it... unless someone else thinks it is ok?)

    Android Keyboard
    Google Voice Update service
    Weather Widget update service


    I pulled the SD card to stop the reboots last night, so it may be a day or two before I see one way or the other.
     
  8. syntrix

    syntrix Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I'd start uninstalling apps and going from there.

    Most of the issues have been software install related, but nobody is willing to keep a journal or a sticky about this.

    I'll just add that I have never installed some you listed (thanks for listing!), and I have never had a problem with mine. Well I do have barcode scanner installed, that's all I can see from your list of "addons"
     
  9. syntrix

    syntrix Well-Known Member

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    I sorted your list on my linux server, here's the non-listed "defaults":

    # cat a | grep -vi default
    Barcode Scanner
    Batterytime Lite
    Benchmark
    Better Cut
    Electrum Drum II
    Email (Defailt)
    Ethereal Dialpad
    Google Voice
    GPS Tracker
    KeepScreen
    Linda File Manager
    Musical pro
    Speed Forge 3D
    Weather Widgets
     
  10. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    lol I typed defailt next to email. :rolleyes:

    Thanks for shortening the list... but the "defailt" email really is the default email program on the Droid. It is nothing I've installed. I don't need it... I only use gmail.
     
  11. travva

    travva Well-Known Member

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    if you factory reset and remove ALL non default apps, does it still happen?
     
  12. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It did on my first phone.
     

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