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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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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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You can't (without customizing the code). The relevant code is in the Activity Manager (see crashApplication() and handleAppCrashLocked()) and it only suppresses these crash messages in 2 cases: The app crashed too soon since the last crash The app has crashed too many times total


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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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This is a partial answer based on the output of logs provided. Okay, after looking at the logcat, my guess would be a buffer overrun error originating/stemming from mm-camera and connected services/processes and ion memory allocation. Snippets, 08-11 17:51:19.504 E/libaprpmem( 1539): Ion allocation success virtaddr : ret=2996989952 fd=48 heapid=33554432 ...


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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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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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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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If nothing can be retrieved from logcat you are probably running into a kernel panic. You could check via adb the output of: dmesg Some devices also have a kernel feature where, on critical errors, the last received kernel message can be read from /proc/last_kmsg Maybe this will give you some hints whats going wrong. If not you could stream the full ...


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Tom Scott did an interesting video on the subject Fundamentally, the fact that it is triggered by touching the text probably means it's a bug in the code responsible for working out which part of the text is highlighted (which is not at all trivial in unicode) so it can be copy/pasted or otherwise manipulated. Given it hangs it possible there is an ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Go to Settings » Developer options, and deselect "Use NuPlayer". Reboot the phone, and your camera should work again.


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A few things to note: Answer compiled from comments A SIGABRT signal/error generally indicates that the system forcefully stopped a process from executing, via the syscall abort(). Refer this SO question. OpenGL ES libraries not found: It could be that your OEM does not or has not provided the OpenGL ES libraries which this app requires or has provided ...


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I had the same problem recently. The phone was constantly reporting Google Play Services and many others as having stopped. A hard-reset left me unable to complete the initial setup, as the account manager kept stopping too. My S3 was stock standard, not rooted or running any custom firmware. I was able to fix the problem, and I'd like to share my ...


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I would suggest to start your phone in recovery mode (download and install quickboot from market). If your phone restart in recovery mode you just need to find the last version of cyanogen working on your phone, install it and live happily. If you don't feel like it just do a wipe all from your recovery menu (that's a complete "format" of your phone) and ...


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I would recommend going back to the Sony official firmware. This thread has step-by-step instructions for reverting Xperia X10 handsets to stock ROM. You might want to search the thread to confirm that the process is the same for your X10i model before starting. Keep in mind that flashing to the stock firmware will erase all of your settings and installed ...


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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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