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    Default What bugs have you found in android L?

    Of course since this is just a preview build there's obviously going to be bugs everywhere. But I thought it would be neat if people could share the bugs they experienced on Android L. My list so far goes:

    • sometimes when you view the recent app list an app will be transparent (the frame still shows though)
    • facebook messenger chat head conversations have transparent backgrounds
    • when you get a notification on the lock screen, tap it once so it becomes active (important step), then drag it down to reveal more. it becomes transparent.
    • maybe its not considered a bug, but theres no silent mode... theres a do not disturb mode, but every time you get a notification it's locked and you have to tap it to unlock / reveal it... which is such a pain
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    When receiving phone calls, it only rings once but continues to vibrate.

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    Tethering doesn't work. Bluetooth or wifi. AND after you've attempted to make a connection and it fails, even if you turn off the tethering option, and you have a data icon and white bars, your phone will have no connectivity until you restart the phone
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    Whoops, Tethering not working is a deal killer for my Nexus 5. Guess I gotta revert it even if I can continue using on the Nexus 7.

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    Video acceleration is either disabled or severely degraded. I'm guessing this is a known issue in the preview/alpha and will be corrected.

    On my nexus 7 I could playback 1080p MKV files with subtitles in realtime using MX Player in 4.4.2/4.4.4 but they play back very poorly in "L". 480 and 720 videos play back but see to have a bit of stuttering and pre-play buffering I haven't seen in local playback before.

    With MX Player, on KitKat, I used the "HW+" setting, but that crashes MX Player entirely now.

    Same applies for ES Video Player, Photos player, etc.
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    Once my device reset to factory settings and proceeded to download everything from my backup cloud on the Play Store.

    Twice has it reset my wallpaper and kept doing so on and on until a reboot, which I still have to re-reset the wallpaper after reboot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krifor03 View Post
    Tethering doesn't work. Bluetooth or wifi. AND after you've attempted to make a connection and it fails, even if you turn off the tethering option, and you have a data icon and white bars, your phone will have no connectivity until you restart the phone
    Good to know it's not just me. I spent an entire train journey this morning trying to get it to work. Thought it may be I'd screwed up the password or because the signal was patchy. I could do DNS queries just fine but no TCP traffic was getting through: everything was timing out. I also noticed that data was gone afterwards too but cycling aeroplane mode fixed it, there's no need to reboot.
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    Overall, I found the bugs minor and easily avoided, but recently had to revert to 4.4.4. On an extended phone call, the phone got uncomfortably hot... and not "I'm a little uncomfortable with the phone getting this hot"... it was literally, it's so hot it's uncomfortable to both hold it to my head and hold it in my hand. It drained about 3/4 of the battery in approximately 15 minutes.

    That's something that I've never had happen before, and didn't happen on L on short calls. Not sure what it was, but with a non-replaceable battery, I just don't want to risk damaging it. I'll look forward to a final release in the fall, it was fun to play with it and I liked what I saw.
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    I had a MAJOR issue with LightFlow causing my phone to go into a bootloop. I have no idea why, maybe it's a certain set of options I have in the app, but for whatever reason the phone would keep rebooting every 10-15 seconds. I was almost going to go back to KitKat until someone told me about booting into Safe Mode. I went into Safe Mode, then uninstalled a few apps (trial and error) and figured out it was LightFlow causing the issue. After uninstalling LightFlow, the phone works normally. I'm now using Light Manager as a temporary replacement until Lightflow is fixed for L.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzanette View Post
    I had a MAJOR issue with LightFlow causing my phone to go into a bootloop.
    Yup, I got the bootloop with LightFlow as well. I was able to uninstall it without going into safe mode and the bootloops immediately stopped. It's not really surprising given how much control over the notification light LightFlow grabs, and I'm sure they'll have it fixed by the time L is finally released.
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    I've run into the same boot loop because of lightflow. I've had it happen to me twice now, but only when I try to reboot my phone. Both times I put the phone on a charger (wireless the first time, and wired the second), and rebooted it on a while on the charger and it's fixed it both times. Not sure that it'll be a consistent fix for everyone, but it's something to try.
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    Besides the bootloop when rebooting, lightflow has been working very well for me. Now that I have a "fix" I have no plans of uninstalling it.
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    I just did a couple tests and every time I reboot it puts it into the loop, and every time all I have to do is plug it in and let it continue to loop. One full loop and it's good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elysm1 View Post
    I just did a couple tests and every time I reboot it puts it into the loop, and every time all I have to do is plug it in and let it continue to loop. One full loop and it's good to go.
    Lightflow would go into a bootloop for me without rebooting the phone. If it were as simple as not rebooting my phone for Lightflow to work properly I wouldn't worry about it, but it seems to be something else for me.
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    Another bug I've found is if I get a hangouts notification and go into the app, read and reply to it, the notification never goes away. I have to actually pull down the notification and swipe it away. Annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzanette View Post
    Another bug I've found is if I get a hangouts notification and go into the app, read and reply to it, the notification never goes away. I have to actually pull down the notification and swipe it away. Annoying.

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    Works fine for me

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    Internet tethering? It works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by e_roz View Post
    Internet tethering? It works?

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    ...no
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    Here's a new one that I've been dealing with since I installed Android L on my Nexus 5. After I make or receive a call and the phone goes to sleep I can't wake it back up. I have to put the phone on the charger, and hold the power button until it forces a reboot. If I try to restart it when it's not on the charger than it will put the phone into a boot loop. Has anyone else encountered this? Is there a solution? I've been making it work for the past week or so telling myself that the good outweighs the bad, but it's about as bad as it gets.....
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    Why S instead of 7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elysm1 View Post
    Here's a new one that I've been dealing with since I installed Android L on my Nexus 5. After I make or receive a call and the phone goes to sleep I can't wake it back up. I have to put the phone on the charger, and hold the power button until it forces a reboot. If I try to restart it when it's not on the charger than it will put the phone into a boot loop. Has anyone else encountered this? Is there a solution? I've been making it work for the past week or so telling myself that the good outweighs the bad, but it's about as bad as it gets.....
    I experienced this bug as well. Forced me to flash back to KitKat. This one was a showstopper for me, I can't have my phone not waking up during a call, especially if I placed that call on mute and then attempt to wake up to un-mute.
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