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Every app I use needs to be forced closed after less than 5 minutes. Even apps I haven't even opened [before]. I've turned off my phone and restarted it multiple times and nothing seems to work. Does this mean I have to do a factory reset?

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Handset rooted? – t0mm13b Dec 25 '12 at 1:25
Yes, in this case, factory reset should be wise decision to make. Just don't forget to make a backup of your files before you do so. – androCoder-BD Jan 8 '14 at 21:52

This sounds like a file permissions issue on the data directory.

The only fix would be to wipe, however if rooted and/or have a custom recovery, you should first try the fix permissions option.

Otherwise, you will have to do a factory reset.

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