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Buggy after updating to 4.3

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sui_page, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. sui_page

    sui_page Newbie
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    I'm using a Nexus 4 and yesterday I received the 4.3 update which I was stoked about. However after using my phone throughout the day I noticed a few things were playing up. Some of widgets wouldn't work at all and now the phone is super sluggish and the widgets aren't working properly again.

    I've tried restarting the phone but that doesn't help. Anyone having any similar issue?

  2. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    Regarding sluggish performance:
    Leave it plugged in overnight so in can charge. This will assure the new TRIM memory management will kick in. TRIM is basically like defragging your memory and will only start when it detects the phone has enough power and has not been used for a while.

    Regarding widgets:
    If they are still sluggish after letting TRIM kick-in, try removing the widget and then adding it again. What apps are they? If those apps have not been updated lately, it could be a matter of not being optimized for 4.3. But replacing the widget may adjust it.
    Crashdamage likes this.
  3. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    If the problems persist it may be worthwhile factory resetting your phone if you haven't done so already.

    Ive moved this to the nexus 4 forum:)
  4. sui_page

    sui_page Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Suhweet thanks for moving me to the right place. Judging by the name I'm assuming a factory reset removes all my files and everything. Am I right?
  5. sui_page

    sui_page Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for this I'll leave it overnight and see how it goes. I've tried removing and re-addng the widgets and that worked for a bit. Thing is it's played up with I think two or more widgets form various developers so my logic leads me to believe it could be a OS issue.
  6. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    No problem.

    Yeah a factory reset will remove everything so transfer any pictures and videos you don't want to lose to your pc. Apps can be backed up and restored using helium backup


    Also make sure your contacts are backed up to Google.
  7. sui_page

    sui_page Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thanks this will be my last option if all else fails. However its running perfectly know. I'll use that TRIM method tonight and if it's still playing up then factory reset it is. cheers!
  8. jhonb

    jhonb Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for that backup program. I have been looking for one where you don't need a rooted phone.
  9. blackepoxy

    blackepoxy Android Expert

    The only things I have noticed on mine is that the frequents contact list will not clear and mx player will not steam video anymore using the tv portal app.
    Other than that my over performance has been good.
  10. ooberandy

    ooberandy Android Enthusiast

    I cant get MX player to play anything on my Nexus 10...
  11. sui_page

    sui_page Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Question I pose to everyone with 4.3 issues
  12. ooberandy

    ooberandy Android Enthusiast

    I do use the Nova launcher. I'll try it out tonight on stock launcher & see of that does anything.
  13. sui_page

    sui_page Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I'll try this too. How do you revert back to the default launcher though?

    EDIT: dw I foudn it, will let you know how it goes
  14. ooberandy

    ooberandy Android Enthusiast

    I've just tried MX player on my Nexus 4, with android 4.3 and Nova launcher. It worked fine.

    Though I did notice in the release notes its been updated for android 4.3. I'll need to check if theres an update available for my Nexus 10 tonight.
  15. Omar Days

    Omar Days Android Expert

    since updating i now cant use the phone dialer app :mad:

    a factory reset will hopefully fix it, but it's such a PITA to do.
  16. sui_page

    sui_page Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Let us know how it goes Omar. I really cbb factory restting, there shouldn't be a need to
  17. Joon525

    Joon525 Member

    So I've been having trouble with the Power Control widget.
    1. When I try to toggle wifi the underlying setting IS changing but the indicator is not. I think the same may go for Bluetooth as well.
    2. I am using Nova Launcher
    3. I did the factory reset last night after coming across this thread
    4. I STILL have the same problem

    Removing and re-adding the widget works but only temporarily.
    I've since been getting used to using the pull down menu to set wifi on and off.

    Edit: I'm going to try using the stock launcher for today and see how it goes but I DO notice that the indicator for Wifi turns on IMMEDIATELY using the stock launcher compared to the delay when using Nova.
  18. Duncs

    Duncs Well-Known Member

    I had this but found it to just be a problem with the shortcut on the homescreen, removed and readded and it was fine :)
  19. sui_page

    sui_page Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I've tried fixes including restarting my phone and re-adding widgets. They do work but my phones still not running consistently. I don't want to have to worry about my widgets playing up whenever I use it
  20. Omar Days

    Omar Days Android Expert

    Yes, realised that was problem. Thought it was something much worse like the update had messed with the core apps!
  21. Joon525

    Joon525 Member

  22. sui_page

    sui_page Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I just received a new update for Nova Launcher lets hope this is the fix we were hoping for
  23. odhinn

    odhinn Member

    I had to factory reset my N4 after the 4.3 update. My phone kept getting less and less reliable. Most notably, it would periodically refuse to wake up when pressing the power button. If I rebooted the phone it would work for several hours, but then eventually, it would stop responding to the power button again.

    Had to do a factory reset, always a pain since Google only ever seems to re-download about half my apps, but it's been working without any issues the past 3 days now.

    Anyone else had problems with the phone not responding to the power button? Given I had a N1 before this which was notorious for bad power buttons, I'm a little paranoid about this.
  24. jhonb

    jhonb Android Enthusiast

    Only with netflix.. There is a know issue with that.

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  25. Joon525

    Joon525 Member

    Yeah I was happy to see the update when I woke up this morning. I hope it includes a fix for the widgets and wasn't a bunch of fixes he was working on before the widget issue came up.

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