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    Default 3rd Party Problem Apps with Jellybean

    I thought it'd be a good idea to start a thread with 3rd party apps you've encountered problems with and exactly what issues they were causing. I'm sure not everyone will have the same issues with the same apps but if you've seen an improvement by uninstalling an app that may need more work done to be optimized for our phones put it here.

    Equalizer, by Smart Android Apps, LLC: the app itself kept crashing when changing presets, and when turning the equalizer on and off. When streaming audio over bluetooth and using navigation music skipped constantly, navigation would crash as when voice prompts were spoken, when using a hands-free bluetooth set up using the voice call function from the headset would crash voice dialing. Using Google Now voice recognition would crash. It would also crash when reading a response.

    There are some other weird bugs in general I was getting with this app installed but the above mentioned problems could be repeated on command.
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    So far I've noticed that Engadget and NFL 2012 (official NFL app) no longer work. Engadget just force closes all the time and NFL 2012 will open but get stuck on the screen that shows you the scores. I did get a Google Music and Navigation crash too.
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    I can't for the life of me get Grooveshark to work. its starting to anger me, because it the one music service I pay for...
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    Sprint's Total Equipment Protection app no longer recognizes the EVO LTE as a supported phone.
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    I've been having problems with equalizers too. The one I was using, Equalizer by SA Labs, seemed to cause lockups, specifically when I tried to exit the app while audio was still playing through the BeyondPod podcast app. So Equalizer would lock up, as well as BeyondPod, and I even had Google Play lockup when I selected it next.

    I'm trying AnEq free right now, and it seems to be working so far. I was beginning to wonder if the problem was the Beats Audio enhancer, since there's been some changes to it since the update. I noticed you can't disable it like you could in ICS. But the problems could have to do with Jellybean rather than just Beats.
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    One I noticed two other people posted on another thread was that Poynt was causing serious battery drain with JB.
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    So far I've been having problems with audio and EQs, either players with EQ or external EQ apps. I get crackling sounds from time to time. I think it might happen whenever data comes in, like with apps that have ads or when I get notifications. Not sure if there's a fix or if this qualifies as a bug, but I never had this problem before the update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyg41 View Post
    So far I've noticed that Engadget and NFL 2012 (official NFL app) no longer work. Engadget just force closes all the time and NFL 2012 will open but get stuck on the screen that shows you the scores. I did get a Google Music and Navigation crash too.
    Had phone freeze problems Mon night and had to factory reset, haven't re installed NFL app yet...thanx for the heads up...wonder if that was my problem?
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    Text correction/ prediction for HTCs keyboard no longer works in the twitter app Plume
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    Gentle Alarm crashes.

    Sent from my EVO LTE using Tapatalk 2
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    Been having problems with maps and nav, I have to shut my screen off as soon as I open the app so that it doesn't force close. Really annoying. That's really the only major issue I have noticed. That didn't happen until after the last maps update though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrene View Post
    Gentle Alarm crashes.

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    Hmm, mine doesn't. How does it crash?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    Hmm, mine doesn't. How does it crash?
    The alarm didn't go off one morning and there was a failure report to send. Also, my stock alarm does not work consistently. It will sound one note and turn itself completely off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrene View Post
    The alarm didn't go off one morning and there was a failure report to send. Also, my stock alarm does not work consistently. It will sound one note and turn itself completely off.

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    Crap , mine did three times today. Alarm starts going off then crash...

    I uninstalled and reinstalled and now it seems to be working. One big hint before doing this though: backup your alarms and settings first! I forgot and now have to re setup everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    Crap , mine did three times today. Alarm starts going off then crash...

    I uninstalled and reinstalled and now it seems to be working. One big hint before doing this though: backup your alarms and settings first! I forgot and now have to re setup everything.
    What clock are you using? Uninstalling the stock clock is not an option on my phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrene View Post
    What clock are you using? Uninstalling the stock clock is not an option on my phone.

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    Earlier in the thread you said you were using Gentle Alarm. I thought that is what you said was crashing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    Earlier in the thread you said you were using Gentle Alarm. I thought that is what you said was crashing.
    Both Gentle Alarm and the stock alarm are crashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrene View Post
    Both Gentle Alarm and the stock alarm are crashing.

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    Right, so un install and reinstall Gentle Alarm. Seemed to work for me (so far).
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    I finally got a reply back from Smart Android Apps regarding the issues I was having. Their response....the Sense music player is not supported.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    Right, so un install and reinstall Gentle Alarm. Seemed to work for me (so far).
    I did that already and it crashed. I wouldn't trust it.

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    Hi there!

    I have the exact same issue with Grooveshark, it stopped working when I upgraded Android to stupid oh stupid Jellybean, have you found a solution for this? Please help me!! this is the only forum where I found info about this issue, I'm kind of desperate and sad, because Grooveshark used to be awesome! Even here in Mexico... with the crappy 3G we got down here. I would really appreciate your help. Thks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lady_croissant View Post
    Hi there!

    I have the exact same issue with Grooveshark, it stopped working when I upgraded Android to stupid oh stupid Jellybean, have you found a solution for this? Please help me!! this is the only forum where I found info about this issue, I'm kind of desperate and sad, because Grooveshark used to be awesome! Even here in Mexico... with the crappy 3G we got down here. I would really appreciate your help. Thks!
    That kind of thing is up to the developer to fix. I'd send them an email about the issue.

    People need to remember that it is not HTC's job to make sure that the OS works 100% percent works with every app out there. There are just WAY too many out there to even believe that's reasonable. I'd be willing to bet that MOST of the weird bugs(not known JB bugs) are the result of 3rd party apps not playing well with JB but that most no one will take the time to try to narrow it down to which apps are causing the issue.

    Take my situation for instance. Equalizer from Smart Android apps worked perfectly on ICS. I used it all the time. As soon as I booted up JB my phone went nuts, bootloops, force closes, non responsive touch screen, skipping audio, voice search crashes, random reboots. Did many hard resets, clearing cache partitions, everything you could think of, but nothing would fix it. It was just horrible. Took it to Sprint and even they couldn't figure it out they offered to replace the phone but I refused. So I started going through my apps, yes it took a while to figure it out that it was this ONE app causing ALL of my issues,,, but in the end is it worth it to me to go through the expense and headache of replacing a phone through warranty or TEP, or switching to a different phone over a $1 app. No way in hell. Yes it sucks, but again there is absolutely no way that a phone manufacturer can be sure that their phones are 100% compatible will the thousands upon thousands of apps out there. In the end Smart Android Apps told me they didn't support the HTC music player....so uninstalled it stayed.

    P.S. any other 3rd party equalizer app I installed gave me issues as well. I gave PowerAmp a go and not only is it much better than the stock player,,, but the EQ on it blows everything else I tried away,,,, even the good Beats EQ setting we got at launch.
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    Foursquare keeps the GPS running after closing the app.

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