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  1. jalov

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    This has been happening non stop and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I didnt change anything or do any thing different, but after kit Kat, my text messaging constantly freezes now. Is there a simple solution or trick I am missing?
     

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    Clear cache? Uninstall then reinstall?
     
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    This is happening to me as well! I cleared my cache and still having the same issue
     
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    Same. Cleared cached. Didnt do much. I'm restarting my.phone 2-3 times a day to unfreeze it. Well at least I'm not alone.
     
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    Did any of you do a Factory Data Reset after installing Kit Kat and you are getting the problem?

    ... Thom
     
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    I concur with Thom. I'd either do a factory reset, or I would delete all text messages and see if that fixes it.

    I've done a factory reset and I've also switched to Hangouts for SMS. I've had absolutely no text messaging issues. I did have some issues in Jellybean with messaging with some particular conversations where I had to delete the whole conversation in order to keep it from force closing (or freezing - I can't recall which. It happened months ago.)

    So, another idea if you want to try holding off on a FDR is to switch to Hangouts for SMS and see what happens.
     
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    My issue seemed to magically go away. No more freezing. I was thinking of changing to Hangouts! Might give that a chance!
     
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    Prob a stupid question....if I factory reset...do I lose all my contacts and photos?
     
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    Yes. You will loose all data, customizations, and added apps. It is not to be entered into lightly.

    I do a Factory Data Reset after any Major system upgrade like Jelly Bean to Kit Kat and not for minor upgrades within a major release.

    ... Thom
     
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    My issue I suppose is losing all my pictures. I'm not really sure thats an option for me. Damn.
     
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    Back up your photos (and contacts, etc) on one of any clouds. I use G+ to store my photo's and Verizon backs up my contacts (as does Google). I switched to hangouts for texting and so far it's working well. Previously, I'd only used it for occasional vids to a few friends or my parents. I'm enjoying it so much that I may drop Whatsapp - I've not been using it as much anymore.
     
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    You can also just connect the phone to a computer and copy the files over (photos are in the DCIM folder) and then copy back after the factory data reset.
     
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    ... and consider this ... you really ought to have the backup anyway. If in the next minute your phone is lost or stolen you are in the same position. I would also recommend one of the facilities to find/reset your phone remotely if needed.

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    I feel like Mr Magoo (or Ronald Reagan) here....I just bumble my way through life everything magically comes up roses. Specifically, in Settings, Backup & reset I check Back up my data and Automatic restore. Whenever I replace a phone, or do a FDR, it restores nearly everything including my custom apps along with their settings, WiFi settings, Google contacts, custom ringtones and wallpaper. Share your pics with Google+, and you won't even have to back them up. I use everything Google and not the manufacturer (Motorola) apps because I don't want to be dependent on manufacturer apps if I change brands. Additionally, if you use Android Device Manager in your Google account, you will have Lock, Wipe and Locate for free. I literally do a FDR in about 10 minutes. Crazy, it's like someone thought of all this stuff before I did.
     
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    Photos, music, videos, contacts, other files?

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    Like I say, I'm just Mr. Magoo bumbling through the construction site, but, yes, because it's all in the cloud....Photos app or Google+ for photos, Google Play Music for music, Google Drive for docs, Gmail for contacts, etc. I lose the things stored local, but I don't mind because I can still access them from Google's servers. Texts, will be wiped, but I use Back up to Gmail, and they are still in my Gmail All Mail folder. I think the trend is to encourage us to use more data and less local storage, and that works for me because I don't use all that much data (less than 1 gig a month). On a FDR I skip the part about searching for contacts, because I just sign in on Gmail, and voila!! I'm sure this won't work for everyone, but it works great for me. BTW, I appreciate your posts. I'll try to remember to Thank more.
     
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    I talked a little but about this on my post here: http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid-maxx/814155-factory-reset-after-kitkat-update.html

    If you use Dropbox, Dropsync really is a great app. I have a folder on my Dropbox account called "Maxx", and in there I have synced folders from Dropsync called "data" (not the whole folder - just one called "backup", where the app Plume stores its backup data); one called "DCIM", which is all of my photos and videos; one called "Download", the default location of any downloads from the Chrome browser; "media", which has folders for ringtones, notifications, wallpapers; "Pocketcasts", so I can easily get all of my downloaded podcasts back if there is a problem. Dropsync can be set up for a two-way sync, just like Dropbox works on a desktop, or for one way syncs in either direction, upload and delete, etc. I use 2 way syncs for everything, and what is good about that is that I can cull my photos on my desktop computer and delete things I don't need to save - they get delteed from my phone on the next sync.

    Great app.
     
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