I just updated my (stock firmware) Galaxy S4 from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2 using Kies and now most apps crash when I start them.

When I look into the stack trace, the reason for all apps is the same: an SQLiteException with the message: "Could not open the database in read/write mode"

Is anybody else getting this, or know a fix?

  • Have you tried booting into recovery, and clearing the cache and the Dalvik cache? – geffchang Mar 26 '14 at 13:23
  • Yes, it didn't have any effect – HXCaine Mar 26 '14 at 13:33
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    Sounds like it could be caused by the userdata partition being mounted read-only, which could be the result of a corrupted filesystem. A factory-reset would fix this if that's the cause. – Dan Hulme Mar 26 '14 at 13:38

Well, annoyingly I couldn't figure out how to fix it.

A factory reset did the trick. Thanks Dan Hulme

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