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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by laflaone, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. laflaone

    laflaone Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Have had my Galaxy s3(Verizon) about a week. Yesterday, started having a problem unlocking the opening screen. When I swipe it, I get the ripple effect, but nothing happens. After about 3 swipes, I get the subject msg: "Unfortunately........" with an OK to click, which I do. I can then use my phone.

    Anyone else having this problem? If so, how can it be corrected?
     



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  2. tcope

    tcope Well-Known Member

    I've been having this error pop up more and more. Seems like it keep displaying until I restart. I'd say it hits once a week or once every other week.
     
  3. FxsX24

    FxsX24 Member

    i have issues with touchwiz also
     
  4. hvrc

    hvrc Android Enthusiast

    I haven't had that problem, but then again I used touchwiz for a day and switched to zeam launcher. No frills just full screen. Have you tried a factory reset yet?
     
  5. sid.16

    sid.16 Newbie

    Hi
    I just brought my galaxy S3 today and am facing the same problem straight away.
    I can pull down the notification bar and after getting into settings from there i have forced stopped and deleted the cache for touchwiz but it doesnt help.
    Please help as i am totally unable to use my phone :(
     
  6. sherlock5545

    sherlock5545 Android Expert

    Try doing a factory reset of the phone and see what happens. As you just got the phone, I suppose it isn't rooted and you haven't messed with it. If resetting doesn't solve the issue, it might be a faulty unit. Bring it back and get a replacement.
     
  7. sid.16

    sid.16 Newbie


    Can you please help me how to do a factory reset and what are the consequences, i mean what data will i lose?
     
  8. sid.16

    sid.16 Newbie

    And also, if this would void any warranty
     
  9. sherlock5545

    sherlock5545 Android Expert

    Sure. Factory reset will wipe all your apps, and all your data saved on the internal built-in memory. Anything on the external sd won't be touched. It is an Android feature, and is completely legit. It won't void the warranty.

    If you want to proceed, go to Settings > Back up and reset > Factory data reset.
     
  10. sid.16

    sid.16 Newbie

    Thanks a lot Sherlock.. resetting the phone seems to have solved the issue. However I am not sure if the reason it occured was that i was trying to restore contacts into my new phone from through an antivirus app which had backed them up from my old phone and just after the contacts were restored the error occured.
     
  11. freagul

    freagul Newbie

    For what it's worth, I started having more apps not respond, mostly Touchwiz and Google, after an OTA update a few weeks ago. So it may just be a bug that gets patched.
     
  12. sherlock5545

    sherlock5545 Android Expert

    For contacts, just sync them with your Google Account. This way, anytime you log into a new Android phone, it will automatically download your contacts.
     
  13. galaxyphonezz

    galaxyphonezz Member

    I think it occurs more on the international S3 because of less ram, i get that error on my US S3 maybe once a week it doesnt bother me at all, I actually like Touchwiz, its clean and simple. I usy restart my phone daily so that I get the best connectivity to the cell towers and to just restart the phone so it runs better.
     

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