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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rxpert83, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
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    A factory reset will only wipe your data partition.

    A factory image will wipe and reinstall every partition


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  2. xdrc45

    xdrc45 Android Enthusiast

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  3. xdrc45

    xdrc45 Android Enthusiast

    Just curious if anyone has been successful with getting LED notifications to work natively on Android L?.
    I have no LED notifications at all... Not while charging or when I miss a call or text, etc... I have the Pulse notification in settings turned on but it doesn't seem to do the trick.
    I ended up installing Light Flow and it seems to be working OK so far.
  4. iwoloschin

    iwoloschin Well-Known Member

  5. xdrc45

    xdrc45 Android Enthusiast

    I started getting a constant reboot on my N5. It would power on and stay on for about 10 seconds and then it would just power down, like a soft reboot... just to the bootanimation.
    So I booted into Safe Mode and everything ran fine and there were no reboots.
    I narrowed down the culprit to being the Light Flow app. Uninstalled it and everything is fine again and no reboots.
    I ended up downloading Light Manager from the playstore and haven't had any problems with is causing issues or reboots.
  6. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    The Facebook app also has a weird behavior. When pulling up comments from a post, it doesn't include the white background, thus rendering black text on a black background. However accessing the comments through a notification doesn't cause this to happen.
  7. mogelijk

    mogelijk Android Expert

    Light Flow appears to only have issues is you have your Slide as your unlock; if you change your unlock to pattern, none, PIN, etc. then you should no longer have that issue.

    Interesting that Light Manager isn't having the same issues.
  8. iwoloschin

    iwoloschin Well-Known Member

    Hmm...I ran into the same boot loop last night, but with a PIN lock.
  9. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast

    My phone was rebooting but my issue was hangouts. I got a SMS and then it rebooted, once it came back up I got the message again, then again and again.

    I was able to catch it before the next reboot and force stop hangouts. That seems to have fixed the issue.

    I haven't ran into any issue with Light Flow, I just uninstalled it though since you have had issues.
  10. xdrc45

    xdrc45 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah I've heard of hangout issues not sending MMS and also crashin... I read that a few users fixed the issue by going into hangout settings and unlinking.

    I knew light flow was going to be an issue from the start. Immediately after installing it, I rebooted for the changes to take affect and I got stuck in a boot loop. Wiped cache etc... and it was fine afterwards. Then. All the sudden yesterday I experienced the problem above. Since installing life manager everything has been fine... Go figure!
  11. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
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    It'll be interesting to see if they push out an OTA update to L sometime before the final release to give devs a better look at what it'll actually be like
  12. mogelijk

    mogelijk Android Expert

    They have stated that there will be updates. I'm guessing, if nothing else, they also want to use the Developer's as beta testers to help catch various bugs.

    As for the updates, the question does seem to be how they will be made available; from their comment on their website, it almost makes it sound like you will need to flash your phone: "Updates to the L Developer Preview are delivered in the Android SDK Manager. Check back periodically for news about the changes."
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  13. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
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    Hadn't seen that yet. I agree with you. It sounds like they'll be more factory images
  14. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    At least it's possible to flash factory images without totally wiping the data, so that's nice.
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  15. xdrc45

    xdrc45 Android Enthusiast

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  16. OhSeven

    OhSeven Android Enthusiast

    Is it? I thought the install script wipes user data. It took me awhile to get everything backed up in preparation for that, but a flashable zip became available so I didn't actually use fastboot to know for sure.
  17. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
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    You can pull the boot, system, bootloader, and radio .img's out of it and flash them one by one manually (by extracting with something like 7zip or winzip).

    Doing so preserves data because userdata.img doesnt get flashed
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  18. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Exactly. Sometimes there's a cache.img as well, so it doesn't hurt to flash that as well if necessary.
  19. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Thread Starter

    I usually skip that, as I perform a factory reset from TWRP before fastboot flashing - which wipes dalvik cache and cache. The ROM ends up building it on first boot anyway :dontknow:

    I suppose I would run into issues if the factory image were to resize the partitions for some reason, but we'd have issues in that scenario without flashing userdata as well.
  20. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    This is true. It actually surprises me that flashing the image the manual way doesn't cause more issues considering dalvik is contained on the userdata partition :thinking:
  21. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
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  22. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    For an interesting piece of speculation, a thread was created in the Android Lounge hinting that L might actually stand for Lava Cake. Looking at the 4.4 easter egg with the sliding dessert tiles seems to reveal what looks like a lava cake. :eek:
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  23. rhray

    rhray Well-Known Member

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  24. xdrc45

    xdrc45 Android Enthusiast

  25. Droid_Genius

    Droid_Genius Android Enthusiast

    So I was thinking of flashing this but I keep getting "Fastboot.exe has stopped working error....so maybe its a sign. Anyone know how to repair that?

    Also do all the stock apps work like browser, sms, maps, etc? If so thats fine I only use Chase app and TB since I'm rooted but mostly stock experience.

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