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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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I wouldn't run the "Addon Apps" like "RAM Manager" or the "Seeder" script. I am not sure if you are using those, but the RAM manager could cause instability because it forces applications to close to "free ram". The need to free RAM is a myth, if an application kills other apps, to free up some RAM, the OS will find something else to fill that RAM. Android ...


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Here's a few tips for troubleshooting: Go to System Settings > Apps > click Android keyboard (AOSP). Clear Data. Clear Cache. If that doesn't work, and you have a custom recovery, reboot into recovery and clear the entire cache, clear davlik cache, and go to advanced > Fix permissions. Other than that, you could try uninstalling and reinstalling from ...


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Mainly due to hardware differences. You can use a logcat viewer on Android 2.3 or below to view the logcat from all apps - this will provide the log from the apps which will tell your the exception. Please be aware that in Jellybean or ICS google stopped apps from reading the logcat from other apps on the device - you can still use adb to see the entire ...


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It sounds like something has corrupted within your phone. You didn't say if you forced a factory reset - that would be my first suggestion. Failing that, you're left in a tricky situation. The only think I can suggest is to root your device and install a new ROM over top, I tend to advise people to install Cyanogenmod. Luckily there are complete ...


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System Tuner looks like it could help you figure out what's going on. Excerpts from the app's description: Display log(cat) for all/one process (even on JellyBean Android 4.1) Record (optionally at boot) activities in the background Record all apps or all processes Allows analyzing past recordings without limits I didn't try it for ...


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Search the logcats for stack traceback. Try uninstalling apps one at a time, to see if the problem disappears when you uninstalled a certain app. If the issue come from an installed application, then you should uninstall that app and/or contact the developer to fix the crash. If the issue is system level, then there is not much you can do. You can either ...


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It seems you are accidently triggering the generation of a bug reports, as described on this google support site (click on the nexus link): Generate a bug report immediately: Press Volume (in between Up and Down) and Power at the same time (after a >significant delay -- up to a minute -- the device will vibrate if successful and open a new message in ...


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It's not a benefit or a feature per se, but rather a design issue. Some devices' hardware won't respond to hardware buttons to force a reboot, necessitating a hard power off (ie, removing the battery) if the system crashes. It depends on how the hardware is designed - ie, if there is a separate circuit, not dependent on the OS, that a physical button can ...


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It is possible that the problem is in your battery more precisely in battery controller. There are a few possible solutions: Try recalibrating your battery. Try removing /data/system/batterystats.bin. Put somebody's battery inside (if you know somebody with the same model) and look how phone works. If it works fine with somebody's battery then just buy ...


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In such cases I would highly suggest to try to replicate the problem while usb debugging is enabled. Install the android sdk which will give you the necessary tools to "logcat" what's happening. The messages might give you a clue what is causing the sudden shutdown of your application. After having installed the sdk you can simply start the logging through ...


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Yeah My Samsung Galaxy S2 behave like that sometimes... I thought I pressed the power button for quite too long (I was using an annoying skin fit cover). But now that you mention it, Yes it happens. But ever since I am using Amzer covers there has never been a problem like that. Yes the some weird app eats up memories and shuts down the phone, but it is not ...


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Sorry to hear your hassles however it is actually good news that your phone works well without the problem sd card. Since your phone runs like crap and reboots you may be forced to use a computer sd card reader to salvage what you can. I hope someone can make sense of those log files, otherwise maybe mounting your sd card on a desktop pc and running ...



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