Questions tagged [crashes]

Use this tag if you have an issue related with an application or part of the operating system, that ceases to function properly leading to a freeze or a "force close" message.

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My device is getting slow, apps start misbehaving/crashing. What can I do?

Everything was working fine for a long time. But suddenly the device is getting slower than usual (e.g. apps react slowly when starting an action -- like the RSS reader takes "ages" to open an article)...
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LowMemoryKiller is killing loads of system apps and forcing user space death, but “free” says there's plenty of memory

For some time I've had a problem, where crucial system processes were being force killed by LowmemoryKiller/OOM. Following help, I added a 500 MB swap file working natively a couple of days ago to ...
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My Nexus 6 turns itself off randomly; How can I fix this?

TL;DR: Nexus 6 shuts itself off randomly, seems to be connected to the camera, wifi, and cellular. Internet is full of placebo solutions and "me-too" posts. Logcat output below. I've been having this ...
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How to SUPPRESS “Unfortunately [app] has stopped” messages?

I'm not trying to fix this error for any particular app. I'm just trying to fully suppress it globally because it's completely useless and very distracting to me whenever it occurs. How can I make my ...
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Apps crash too slow

Every time an app crashed on my Galaxy S my phone vibrates, 15-25 seconds later it vibrates a little longer, shows an error message and asks if I want to close the app or wait. I don't know why this ...
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Android apps keep crashing with android.database.sqlite.SQLiteDiskIOException

Starting yesterday, my Galaxy s2 device running Cyanogenmod 9 started to crash with android.database.sqlite.SQLiteDiskIOException exception for every running app. Does it means that my phone is dead ...
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What's causing my games to sometimes exit to the homescreen?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray. When i first bought the phone, it came with a 4GB class 2 microSD without a brand name. I could play games without problems and it was pretty stable. Then I bought ...
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“Android.process.media has stopped unexpectedly” error when I boot my Galaxy Nexus

Every time I boot my phone it gives the error message android.process.media has stopped unexpectedly. Why? I am using 4.0.2 on my Galaxy Nexus.
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How to get to know via command-line/adb where boot process hangs?

Question: (How) is it possible to get to know via adb where exactly a booting-up android device is hanging? My problem/ background information: I recently did changes on the automatic display ...
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Is it always possible to reboot the phone without removing the battery? [duplicate]

I've had two Android phone up til now (HTC Wildfire and SGS2). Sometimes they crashed and the only way to get them restart was to remove the battery. Now I'm thinking about buying a Sony Z1 Compact. ...
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Settings app: 'Unfortunately, Settings has stopped.'

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Cyanogenmod 11 11-20140225-SNAPSHOT-InstallerXNPQ09P-maguro Android 4.4.2 KitKat with CWM 6.0.4.7. It's a stable installer build. For a while now I have been ...
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Can an android app cause my phone to reboot?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (i500) running Android 2.3.5 Lately it has been rebooting randomly. Sitting on my desk and it just reboots, sometimes when I'm on the phone, etc. Does Android protect ...
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The app Facebook has violated its self-enforced StrictMode policy

I am using Red Mi Note running on MIUI5. Recently, I am getting this error: The app Facebook (process.com.facebook.katana) has violated its self-enforced StrictMode Policy. What does it mean? How ...
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How to revive crashing market app?

My Android 2.1 tablet crashed while the marked app was installing some apps. If I open the marked app now, it always shows that two apps are installing right now, and crashes immediately. Any ideas on ...
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How to get why an app crashed?

I regularly obtain the infamously unhelpful "unfortunately crappyApp has stopped working". How to figure out what actually went wrong? I guess there's a stack trace somewhere, though ideally I'd like ...
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Android crashes after update unless I put another memory card

I have HTC Desire HD and installed an official update of the system: Android 2.3.5, HTC Sense 3.0, system 3.12.405.1. After the update my phone runs very slowly and reboots every 2 minutes. If I ...
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ADW Launcher crashing on home screen

I installed the wrong theme for ADW and now it crashes every time the home screen displays. Since the home screen keeps crashing, I can't seem to reach the settings pannel to disable the stupid theme....
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Google Maps 5.1.0 crashes often. Any solution?

Ever since upgrading to Google Maps 5.1.0 on my Droid X, I have often had Google Maps bog down and freeze to the point of completely crashing the phone. Anyone else seeing this crash? Anyone find a ...
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My phone hates 2G + Sd Card

my HTC Wildfire with CM7 - RC4, doesn't like a combination of two things: Data enabled on a 2G Network SD Card inserted. When these two conditions are met, either the phone will slow down to a halt ...
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How to track reboots in Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon) with Android 4.1.1 (unrooted). I seem to be having unusually frequent reboots of my phone; sometimes multiple times in a day. Certainly much more frequent than with Ice ...
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All non stock apps are crashing

Suddely without any previous event my application has started crashing. Only stock applications work? Cleared cache of some of them but nothing happened. Do you have any ideas, or I will have to make ...
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Android device crash logs?

I've been having issues* with my Samsung Galaxy S4 (Rooted, Echoe rom, SCH-i545, 4.4.2) lately and have been trying to figure out why. Problem is, it seems like neither alogcat nor adb can show, that ...
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Why does this text cause android devices to 'hang'?

I received this innocent looking forward from my brother on Whatsapp claiming that it could 'hang' my phone. And sure enough... touching it would make my android samsung j2 running android 6 freeze ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 black screen and automatic reboots

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, purchased on July 2012. Sometimes, when I press the power button, the screen keeps black. The button LEDs turn on, but nothing else happens, and I have to remove the ...
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Why does my HTC Desire browser crash on startup after update?

after I've applied recent OTA update (2.29.405.2) to my HTC Desire I can't use built-in browser anymore. It crashes every time I run it. Here is a stacktrace: 12-08 20:13:45.929: ERROR/...
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Samsung galaxy phones shuts down automatically

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note. I have seen that very randomly and infrequently, my device just turns off on its own. I then have to restart it by pressing on the power button. Yes, the device has ...
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Motorola Defy Gallery app is crashing upon start

I have for a couple weeks a Motorola Defy with Android 2.1 (Eclair), since today the Gallery app crashes upon start, the screen is shown for a less than a second and then it dies. The only odd thing I ...
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Google Play Services crashing constantly

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, she didn't install any new apps on the phone today or yesterday, but now her Google Play services is crashing constantly (like every 5-10 seconds). We tried the ...
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TeamViewer QuickSupport on Jelly Bean

Currently the TeamViewer QuickSupport v7.0.640 doesn't run on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100). This is not a hardware problem but a problem with various devices running on Android 4.1.1 The problem ...
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University network crashes phone [closed]

At my college the Wi-Fi uses WPA2 Enterprise to secure the connection. I log in with a username and password. My phone (LG Optimus Elite, Android 2.3.7) successfully connects to the network, and I can ...
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Stock email client crashing [closed]

Phone is Motorola Milestone (EU version of Droid), android version is 2.2.1. About a month ago I switched my email server from classic Postfix+Dovecot to Kerio Mail server. I accessed my email ...
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How can I fix Xperia x10i application crashes under CyanogenMOD 6?

I have a lot of issues with my Xperia x10i: I get a lot of forced close of apps I don't have zoom in my camera nor flash light I don't have Mediascape nor Timescape and maybe other apps I don't know ...
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Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition Crash when Uninstalling

I decided to move from Verizon Samsung Note 2 to a T-Mobile Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition. When I logged in to my new phone, all my apps (including Verizon undeletable crapware) synced through my ...
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Motorola Droid 3 many random reboots

I am having the feared random reboots in my recently acquired Droid 3. It is rebooting more than 10 times a day randomly, both when idle and when doing anything in the phone. The only pattern I've ...
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Cyanogenmod 10.1 becomes unstable with usage?

Does CM 10.1 become more and more unstable with usage? I have a Galaxy Mini S5570 running CM 10.1. After flashing the ROM my phone works fine for one or two weeks. But soon my phone starts crashing ...
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Droid Charge SCH-I510 Memory Dump Crash [closed]

I am a Android developer who has been noticing horrible performance and memory dumps that are crashing my Droid Charge SCH-i510. Besides the lack of roadmap for the phone ( because obviously they are ...
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Reset individual app settings

Something happened on my HTC Tattoo (V1.6) this week that caused lots of apps to crash on start-up. I think it may have been due to their settings getting corrupted somehow, but I don't know what ...
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Repeating “Unfortunately Google App has stopped” error on Nexus 5

My Nexus 5 stated acting strange in the past few days. Here's the short history: A few days ago, I was prompted to install a new version in OTA update. Done. Yesterday, phone shut off just like ...
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Unfortunately, Mail has stopped

I have an HTC One M8 and am using the stock launcher and am not rooted. I keep getting the error Unfortunately, Mail has stopped. when I try opening the stock HTC mail app. I have gone into the App ...
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Getting apps to work on Android-x86 with Virtualbox

Almost every app, from chrome to gallery simply crash right after launch, and others like maps have bugs that render it unusable (it all goes black and only the search bar and location button are ...
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Android App (Lego Speedorz) will not run in restricted profile, crashes instantly

I have two little kids and for obvious reasons I'm not to keen to let them use my account. Since I have Android 4.4.2 on my Nexus 7 I set up a limited profile today and enabled the kids games for the ...
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Many installed apps crash after OTA update to Android 4.2

I had run over the air update from Android 4.1 to 4.2 on my Samsung Grand GT-I9082. It seems to have completed fine (screen with robot and progress bar for a while, then some messages about "...
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Is SD card damaged

I bought 32GB SanDisk class 10/UHS1 SD card from Flipkart.com Many times it fails to load all apps from SD card and many time it simply says in notifications "Damaged SD card", or suddenly notifies "...
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HTC ONE X: The process “com.android.phone” has stopped?

I have just brought a Second had HTC ONE X from an auction site, When booting up the phone it works fine, with no sim card. However I have a 2degrees (New Zealand) Micro SIM which is a snapper sim I....
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HTC G2 crashes, comes back on falsely saying battery level is 0%

Recently my G2 has started dying whenever I use it for more than 5 consecutive minutes. When I reboot it I need to plug into a power source or it will not reboot and it reports that I have 0% battery ...
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is it possible for an app to crash the phone at the logo screen stage?

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy A5 running the carrier-supplied Marshmallow. Carrier is Tesco Ireland which I think is reselling the O2 network. Anyway the phone is completely standard in that respect, ...
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Debug Samsung Galaxy S3 Blank Screen Freezes

my Samsung Galaxy S3 suffers from the Black/Blank screen freeze. The only remedy is to pull the battery to get the phone to respond again. I'm running Android 4.1.1 and I have done a factory reset. ...
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How can I tell if my International Galaxy S3 is suffering from Sudden Death Syndrome? If it is, how can I fix it?

I have a 16GB International Samsung Galaxy S3 (XEF) running the latest firmware, 4.1.2 (yes, the Premium Suite update, I was thinking that this would've fixed it but it seems not) with baseband XXELKB....
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My phone crashes while charging

My phone sometimes shuts down without a reason or warning. It often happens while it's charging. I'm not positive charging is an absolute requirement for this to happen, but I only remember it ...
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Facebook Messenger always crashing

I have a Dell Venue 8 tablet with Android 4.4.2. Today the Facebook Messenger application started to crash whenever I try to open it. The crash doesn't happen in my phone (a Moto G running Android 4....