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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by travelcat, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. travelcat

    travelcat Guest
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    I do love my G-Nex, but it has exhibited a weird problem - twice now, I've woke the screen up to find missing letters all across the home screens, something that is only fixed by a reboot. Today, after the first reboot, a totally different font replaced the normal one across all icons and text within widgets. An additional reboot fixed that.

    Not quite sure what's going on. The phone is about a week old, it is an unlocked phone with a T-Mobile SIM. I am very, very impressed with this phone and ICS but not quite sure what's causing the font issue. The phone isn't rooted, and has Zoner antivirus installed.

    Any ideas?

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  2. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    This is a bit of a shot in the dark, but have you filled the storage to (or nearly to) capacity?

    Have you noticed any apps using a fair amount of the battery in the battery stats? Any semi-dodgy apps?

    Basically I'm wondering if you're out of memory. It could also be damaged memory/storage.

    If you can, I would swap it for another. This is something that could potentially be a serious permanent issue.

    Maybe one last resort would be a factory reset, then see if you can reproduce it.
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  3. travelcat

    travelcat Guest
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    Nope, nope, and I don't think so (dodgy apps - I'm pretty careful). I'll have to check the memory status next time it happens - good thought, maybe one of my apps has a leak. I don't have a ton of apps on it yet and I use less than half regularly so should be easy to track down if that's the issue.
  4. travelcat

    travelcat Guest
    Thread Starter

    Not sure yet, but I think it might be a bug related to font size. This happened again less than 24 hours later... I found the font size setting and set it back to 'normal' and so far have seen no more anomolies. It'll take about a week though for me to be sure.
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  5. john30308

    john30308 Well-Known Member

  6. Ben.M

    Ben.M Newbie

    I've had a similar issue where sometimes I'll unlock it and come to a homescreen of missing letters and some white, some black. You'll see in the attached screenshots. Usually a reboot fixes this issue, but last week I was in San Diego using a new T-Mobile Sim (don't know if this factored in but I doubt it) and I had the problem and multiple reboots did not fix it. Going to settings and changing font size to another size and back again fixed it, but it does not always work. Strange, strange bug I say!

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  7. stenzor

    stenzor Android Enthusiast

    Secret code. Must be aliens.
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  8. I was having this same problem for weeks. Almost 3 times a week the home screen fonts would be messed up, but in the settings they were fine. Was contemplating getting the phone serviced, but decided to uninstall some widgets first. Pretty sure Retro Clock Widget was causing my phones problems. Haven't had a problem since deleting 2 weeks ago.
  9. Ben.M

    Ben.M Newbie

    +1 with Retro Clock or Date Widget, I use those as well. I'll remove them and see if the issue pops up again. Thanks for your experience!

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