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why am i having problems web browsing and with youtube with all my android phones?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Sento, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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    long story short, i started with lg optimus years ago then from there went to nexus one to nexus s to nexus 4....and the same thing i noticed with all phones with all the different versions of androids, it will work just fine for a day or 2 then the web browser just stops responding, and it just keeps on spinning forever until i pretty much reset the phone and then "maybe" it works....same with youtube, i can watch videos fine for a couple days, then it randomly just keeps spinning and its VERY frustrating.

    i even stopped doing the roms and rooting and kept the phone as stock as it possibly could be and didn't install any third party apps, and it still does that - with wifi and with cellular data.... its very frustrating...i tried chrome, dolphin, firefox - all give the same problems...

    has anyone else experienced this or know a fix or why this is happening? its gotten to the point where i pretty much just use my phone to make calls and check email and if i want to look something up, i tell myself "save yourself the frustration and wait until you get home to your computer".... and don't even get me started on using google now for reminders...
     



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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Spinning? Only thing I've seen spinning is when you get the spinning blue bagel on a PC, or spinning beachball of death on a Mac, because an application or the system has crashed or hung.

    Do you mean buffering, like what can happen with YT videos and other streamed media, maybe because there's not enough bandwidth. Are you being bandwidth throttled by your carrier?

    At home with your PC, you're on DSL, cable or fibre internet of course.
     
    #2 mikedt, Jan 12, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2016
  3. shadownet

    shadownet Lurker

    I once had the same problem . dial *#06# and tell me whether your imei number shows .
    Any way nice avatar @ sento Check mine
    . that is nice game. Back to business did your imei show

     
  4. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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    No I'm not being throttled, I'm a very light user, and yes I can see my Meid when I type that. Using straight talk att sim.
     
  5. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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    Also nice, fire emblems awesome lol!
     
  6. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    too much advertising crap..........
    I installed AdBlock browser and made it default.
    problem solved.

    * Adblock Browser for Android - Android Apps on Google Play
     
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  7. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Also, have you matched frequencies with your carrier? There are some differences. What frequency does the phone say you are on? E, GPRS, 2G,3G, 4G, LTE?

    Check your plan - TMO does distinguish between pre and post paid. I'm not sure about the others.
     
  8. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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    nah my network and everything seems fine....tbh i notice i start having problems with youtube and stuff every few days or so - and usually if i reboot my phone once a day it seems to help...so is it a good idea to reboot the phone once a day to clear out the ram? i know lot of people say "omg its linux and ram management is perfect!!~!111!!" - but i don't think we're there yet so should i reboot the phone daily? do you guys?
     
  9. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I reboot my phone maybe every couple of months, and never because of performance problems. But if it helps you then give it a try.

    The thing that puzzles me is that you have had this problem on 4 phones in a row, while it's not most people's experience at all (the platform wouldn't survive if it were). So the question is what is the common factor in your setup that's different from other people?
     
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  10. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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    ^
    im not sure, though tbh i have dropped my nexus several times and the back is pretty cracked, though lot of those initial drops were throws because of the youtube app and browsing crapping out....its been so long i cant remember what came first, the drop or the endless circle....could those be causing this problem?

    otherwise i just use a simple wifi/router at home, no special firewalls or nothing....and now my n4 is as stock as can be, though i did some rom flashing before, is it possible that maybe during the flashings something got damaged?
     
  11. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Not using Android 5.0 on your Nexus are you? Because apparently it did have a memory leak, which might require periodic rebooting, but was subsequently fixed, i.e. a bug.

    I rarely have to reboot my Android devices, sometimes they're going for months.
     
    #11 mikedt, Jan 17, 2016
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  12. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Not really. If you flashed a ROM you have that ROM, if you flash a different one or the stock software it overwrites the previous. So no, I doubt that's anything to do with it.

    And hardware damage would not be app-specific, nor would it be likely to be resolved by a reboot. I'm sure your problem is software, but don't know what. I suppose a trivial thing would be to try a different browser?
     
  13. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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    ya like i said earlier im keeping my phone stock as can be minus a couple apps like great clips and banking and a meditation timer, soundhound and a call blocker...but im gonna do another factory reset now and just not install anything and hopefuilly it will be ok.
     
  14. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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    ok so i just did a factory reset, and im keeping things as stock as possible, im even choosing to use the default photo app instead of quickpic, and trust me that takes some epic dedication.

    also i let my APN auto configure instead of typing it in myself, so i feel like that will help too.

    im staying so stock, that im not even gonna change the default home screens, this is how stock i am:

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    that being said i have just discovered google photos and how it automatically backs up is pretty cool, so no more dealing with photobucket :D i love how google slowly makes everything its own, like youtube and everything it just absrobs the world and SOON THE UNIVERSE WILL BE GOOGLE :DDDDDDDDDDD

    sorry i didnt sleep much.
     
  15. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Good luck :)

    QuickPic sadly is now owned by known data-miners and spammer Cheetah Mobile, so many of us have ditched it. But if your problems data back through several devices we can't blame CM for them, as they only bought the app last summer.
     
  16. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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    oh really? what do you guys use now besides quick pic?
     
  17. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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    i got the quickpic 4.5.2 apk, which is supposed to be the last version of quickpic before cheeta mobile.
     
  18. Liannejohn91

    Liannejohn91 Well-Known Member

    You'll love a Zenfone! Consider investing in one:)
     
  19. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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  20. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    I'm glad you got things sorted out, but I wonder if just changing launchers/browsers would have done the trick?
     
  21. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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    yeah i tried that too but the thing is the way snapchat/skype crashes on the nexus 4 is ted to how the stock google rom is written...but using CM just kinda makes it a totally different phone! i have not had any issues with snapchat/skype after flashing CM12.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nexus4/comments/2coxsc/that_snapchat_bug/

    its no secret that i love google, but they are doing a million things at once so it's not unreal to expect some things will slip through the cracks. but the CM team is extremely dedicated to their roms and last i heard they even raised over 80 million dollars to fund their work, not bad for a team of custom rom devs!

    https://cyngn.com/press/cyanogen-raises-80-million-in-series-c-funding
     
  22. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member
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    I just want to update one thing i noticed: thing is that I got the 8gb nexus 4, and these days even 16gb can be insufficient, but with only 8gb the way android distributes storage space, even if you have like 1gb of space free, you quickly run out of "swap space" for daily tasks, web browsing and especially watching youtube videos - which is when the phone starts acting up/crashing/freezing.

    though for most people with newer androids i dont imagine it to be a common issue since most devices these days are 16gb and up. also i think in general its better to get a phone with a big internal memory rather than messing with sd cards because i have noticed a lot of issues while using sd cards and i think even google said a while back that the reason they don't put sd cards in their nexus devices is because they can cause a lot of problems and then people start blaming the android OS and say IOS better, but also IOS devices don't use sd cards either :S planning my next phone to be a 32gb white nexus 5x, can't wait!
     
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