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    Default Google Play Services crashing constantly

    This has been happening to me for the last week or so. Anyone else? What the hell's going on?
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    Default Re: Google Play Services crashing constantly

    This might sound strange, but you can try resetting app preferences in Settings>apps>menu>reset app preferences. Sometimes this helps Google Play issues.

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    I know that an update to the Play Store to version 5.0 has been coming out since Google IO (I don't have it yet) and I assume that Play Services was updated as well. Is your Play Store running that update yet?

    Also, are you running Dalvik or did you switch to ART? If you switched to ART, does switching back to Dalvik help? (If you don't know that means, then don't worry; it's not that then.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by doogald View Post
    I know that an update to the Play Store to version 5.0 has been coming out since Google IO (I don't have it yet) and I assume that Play Services was updated as well. Is your Play Store running that update yet?

    Also, are you running Dalvik or did you switch to ART? If you switched to ART, does switching back to Dalvik help? (If you don't know that means, then don't worry; it's not that then.)
    I'm running Play Store 4.8.20, and it says it's up to date. I'm running ART, but I have been all along. The crashing issue just appeared "spontaneously" roughly a week ago. lol, it just happened as I was typing this.
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    Default Re: Google Play Services crashing constantly

    My version of Play Services is 5.0.84, and I had some general odd things happening. I have no idea when I got the newer version of Play Services though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    This might sound strange, but you can try resetting app preferences in Settings>apps>menu>reset app preferences. Sometimes this helps Google Play issues.
    I just tried this, we'll see if it helps. Thanks for the thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by damnyankees View Post
    I just tried this, we'll see if it helps. Thanks for the thought.
    Let us know how it goes.

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    It started crashing for me on ART about the same time frame as you. I switched back to Dalvik 4 days ago and have had zero crashes since then.
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    ART changed a lot between Android 4.4 and 4.4.2, so it's possible that the Play Services update is not playing nicely with ART on 4.4 on the Maxx. If clearing app preferences doesn't help, I'd definitely suggest switching back to Dalvik. ART is beta and meant for developers to test their apps anyway and was never intended for users to install to replace Dalvik on KitKat anyway.
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    I switched from art and it stopped doing it.

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    I had the same problem when I switched to ART (which has significantly improved my battery drain). Clearing the cache partition seems to have eliminated the crashing problem (no crashes in the past 24 hrs).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Let us know how it goes.
    Didn't help. :-( I guess I'll switch back to Dalvik. It's just sorta weird that the issue started happening about a week ago, and I've been on ART for 10 months, lol. Thanks for the help, everyone.
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    Default Re: Google Play Services crashing constantly

    This happened to me the first morning of Google IO. Not on ART. Had to factory reset to fix it.
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    This happened to me when I switched to ART a week ago. Nothing helped till I switched back.

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    Same situation here as you... play services crashing frequently about the last two weeks. It always crashes when updating apps, and maybe sometime randomly.

    ART here. Have tried all the usual fixes except factory reset and going back to dalvik.

    My battery life has degraded significantly since the update too.
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    Go back to Dalvik. ART was updated quite a bit in 4.4.2 and later and it's likely that ART on 4.4 (I believe that these Droids are the only phones that had 4.4 and haven't been updated) is creating errors. ART was meant for developers to test on KitKat, and not really meant for non-developers to run on personal phones. If switching to Dalvik fixes it, that's probably the best solution, at least until the next OTA.
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    had the same thing several months ago... factory reset was the only thing to fix it
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    If anyone gets 4.4.4 and trys art I would like to know if it still does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umass021 View Post
    If anyone gets 4.4.4 and trys art I would like to know if it still does it.

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    I got 4.4.4 last night, immediately went back to ART, and I haven't had a problem yet. We'll see.

    Maybe it's the placebo effect, maybe not, but 4.4.4 feels SNAPPY. Only issue I've seen so far is that "enhanced visual voicemail" doesn't work. I've never used it before, but figured I'd check it out to see what it is. Can't open it.
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    Default Re: Google Play Services crashing constantly

    Quote Originally Posted by Umass021 View Post
    If anyone gets 4.4.4 and trys art I would like to know if it still does it.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using AC Forums mobile app
    Mine was doing the same thing. Hasn't since the 4.4.4 update (no settings changed) .
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    I'm having the same problems,also on art

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    Default Re: Google Play Services crashing constantly

    No crashing since 4.4.4. Was doing it several times a day before then.
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    My MAXX is on 4.4.4, running ART, and I haven't had any issues with Google play services, or play store crashing.

    I would say though, that my MAXX is running buttery smooth!
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    After updating to 4.4.4, 'a friend' tried ART for the first time, and after the arduous "upgrading" process, the phone ran hot and had a Force Close loop of either Gapps or Play Services (can't remember which). Going back to Dalvik fixed the problem. I guess it really isn't ready...
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    Going back to Dalvik on 4.4 fixed it for me, too.
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