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A behavour as described above in most cases indicates something's messed up in the system. The most likely candidates here are: Application Cache Dalvik Cache As you might have guessed already, different solutions are available for rooted devices -- but only few for non-rooted devices, which cannot directly access the Dalvik Cache. So read on below ...


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ART is still experimental. It's not ready for end-users yet: it's only included at all so developers can find problems with their own apps. It doesn't surprise me at all that games that make heavy use of native code don't work with ART. You should ignore anything people say about the performance characteristics of ART, for the same reason. It could get ...


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The way I generally deal with truculent apps is by following each of these steps until it starts working again. Force stop Clear cache Clear app data Restart the device Uninstall/reinstall (this may be tricky with the Market app)


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Uhhhh, that is not a virus! Who told you that? :) kworker is part of the Linux Kernel's scheduler in which it manages the processes running and switching to it a la multitasking. That is normal behaviour of the kernel! It exists on the desktop linux also, see this example to illustrate: ps -elf | grep kworker 1 S root 5 2 0 60 -20 - 0 ...


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ART is still in development stage. Difference between Delvik and ART: When android app is installed, the Delvik Virtual Machine is used to compile and run the app. The compiled app is loaded in the RAM. When the app is closed and reopened the process has to be redone. This method is called JIT (Just In Time) In ART unlike compiling every time, when the ...


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As pointed out by my other answer, and confirmed by the OP for the given device with reference to a blog article on the Z1, most devices with non-removable batteries have other means to "disconnect from power", usually "reset buttons" or "reset holes" to be poked with a pen or similar object. This should remedy in situations where the device freezes in a way ...


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I encountered exactly the same problem as yours on my Galaxy S2 with CM9 earlier this week. I figured out it might be the problem that the internal USB storage had some error on it. Unfortunately, formate Dalvik Cache and Cache won't fix the problem. You can try to mount your phone onto your computer and try to fix the error using some disk check ...


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You are not alone. Inability to uninstall any apps and crashes in Settings, are some of the nasty bugs in Sony's recent Google Play edition devices. Currently there are no workarounds, and you must wait until Sony releases an update with fixes for these issues. Sources: Android Authority, Android Community [Edit] Allegedly, the upcoming 4.4.2 OTA update ...


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You can't remove the battery on the RAZR or MAXX, so the magical key sequence to power off is holding the volume down and the power key for 10 seconds.


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If your foreground app is being closed without warning, the suspect is no other than Kernel. It generally happens when Kernel runs out of memory. In such case, Kernel reclaims memory by killing other apps, otherwise the device would be crashed. In such situation, Kernel doesn't respect multitasking (apps with background services, apps having icon in status ...


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I could solve the problem by updating to the newest firmware with Kies. Now my build number is FROYO.XXJQ3 and everythings works as it should.


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Try installing another launcher. Then press the Home key and it will ask you which launcher to use. Select the "new one". Then try going in to Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications -> ADW and Clear the data. You will probably also want to delete the "settings backups" that are stored on the sdcard, if you created them. Then you should be able to ...


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As Al says, Settings > Applications > Manage Applications, go to app and press Clear cache seems to do the trick.


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You can usually uninstall updates from the app's page in the market. However, previous updates to Google Maps had similar problems for users that never turned their phones off. Try just restarting your phone.


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It's probably too late to help the original poster, but I had this exact same problem for the past 24 hours or so on my HTC Incredible with Cyanogenmod 7.1.0. I was consistently getting SQLiteDiskIOException errors every time I tried to start an application, including even the keyboard and crash reporters. After stopping and uninstalling all sorts of ...


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If you as a user experience such crashes, and want to help the developer to get them fixed, you can use tools such as aLogcat (free) - logcat or Bug Reporter to catch a log of what happened: While aLogCat allows you to restrict the log closer to the crash event (by letting you define what to capture), Bug Reporter enables you to send other useful ...


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Even if it might only cover a part of your question: Don't let you scare by those "virus" marketing bluff. There is no such thing as a virus on Android, and hardly will be. Sure some companies want to sell you their "anti virus product". But if you take a deeper look at what it really does (apart from the marketing buzzwords), none of them seems to really ...


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If your device is rooted, and you have a custom recovery installed: Wipe the dalvik cache. Next boot will take a little longer (as the Dalvik cache has to be rebuilt), but the problem should be gone. If the above is not an option, you could try to backup the affecgted apps and their data using e.g. Helium Backup, then uninstall the apps, and restore them ...


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I had the same problem where settings would keep on crashing. I just got the snapshot today and it did the same thing. After experimenting I fixed it by going in the app drawer and holding on setting, opening its app info, and clearing data. It now opens and works well. I hope this helps.


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If the device freezes, usually you can long press the power button. Depending on the configuration of the device, it will either turn the device off completely (e.g. Nexus 7, HTC Butterfly S) or make the device do a restart.


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O.K. I've resolved the issue by re-applying the OTA update from sdcard with recovery mode.


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I would indeed verify first that this is not related to some 3rd party app or any other than stock ROM. For this do a complete reset and try again. Also try with a smaller SD card since 16GB might not be supported by your phone (need to check specs for that, I don't know). You can make a backup to get it back to your personalized settings quick. If you ...


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Read an article at this location http://www.anandtech.com/show/4502/tmobile-g2x-review-gingerbread-infused/9 Seems to be a software problem. Imho root and flash cyanogen or install the ROM after reading in XDA


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I tried a different approach, seeing the problem was with radio / telephony... I put in another SIM from a different carrier, and so far I am having no reboots! What is the difference? My main carrier is a "virtual carrier", a company that rents other company's network to offer their service, usually with more competitive prices. The SIM I'm using now is ...


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An app can certainly deliberately reboot the phone, depending on the permissions for the app in question and whether it has root privileges. An app can also force you phone to reboot if it bombs out and takes Android down with it, particularly apps that interact with phone functionality (volume adjustors, automatic task killers - which are a bad idea in ...


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I had a similar issue and resolved it easily enough by carefully reading the short messages that were regularly popping up on my screen informing me just what apps were causing my phone to "force close." In my case the culprit was the Volume+ app. As soon as I uninstalled Volume+ the phone was right as rain.


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I had the same behaviour, related to frequent "driving mode" madness. I don't know if the driving mode is an effect of the same cause or not, but when one stopped the other did too. What I did to stop it (some might be BS, but It didn't do it a second time, so I can't find out what was the help) Dry it off (some rain might have gotten into the USB port) ...


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You may have to run an ruu if you don't have a custom recovery You could try rebooting into bootloader and doing a factory reset there (typically, turn device off, hold volume down and power till you're in the bootloader, volume moves, power selects in that screen)


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That's not entirely true. When your device crashes, Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. The device will be rebooted. It works at least on my Galaxy S. You should try it, too. If this method is not working, you shouldn't blame Android for that. This is the way computers work. When the Kernel runs out of memory, the device is crashed. Your screen ...


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My HTC One V was getting so slow that I was getting ready to smash it. After trying everything with nothing working, I went through my apps and deleted a few. Apparently the one causing all the trouble was You Don't Know Jack. The second it was off my phone my speed dramatically increased and started functioning normally again. Not sure if this will help ...



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