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    Default Nova Launcher causing my phone to partially freeze up...

    So I was having this problem before the Jelly Bean update where the home screen on my phone would lock up yet notification shade still worked. The menu button doesn't do anything either, but when I power off the phone, and power it back up. I can still access the 4 shortcut icons on the bottom, and for the most part they all work minus the messaging app. I can access messages but Swype doesn't want to load up either. Once I updated to Jelly Bean this problem seemed to be fixed, but as of this morning it is back again. Swype seems to fail at the same time nova launcher does. If I switch to regular Touch Wiz, or another launcher, and disable Swype everything seems to be ok. Any ideas here? I really like my current set up with Nova Launcher, and have been hesitant in deleting it, and greatly prefer Swype to other keyboards as well. Any suggestions or than deleting, and reinstalling, or is that my only hope here?

    EDIT: I have been able to launch TouchWiz after an error message regarding Nova Launcher. And at least my phone works now, but I'd love to get Nova working properly again.
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher causing my phone to partially freeze up...

    Have you changed how many background processes can run in the developer options prior? If you had it set to none, change it to allow some to run. I had issues after getting jelly bean, and that's what it was related to.

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    Default Re: Nova Launcher causing my phone to partially freeze up...

    Quote Originally Posted by NewMind83 View Post
    Have you changed how many background processes can run in the developer options prior? If you had it set to none, change it to allow some to run. I had issues after getting jelly bean, and that's what it was related to.

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    I haven't changed anything that I'm aware of but I'll check it out and report back. Thanks for the tip.

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    Default Re: Nova Launcher causing my phone to partially freeze up...

    I duno man.
    So you backed up Nova then un/reinstalled it and its still playing up?

    Does anyone know of any apps that clash with Nova?
    Nova is a very stable app mate. Mail the dev'......... although youll be lucky to get a reply from the ignorant ***** lol.
    Can u think of stuff u installed when problems started?

    I love Nova so i want this fixed lol

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    Default Re: Nova Launcher causing my phone to partially freeze up...

    Have u tried taking Swype out the equation?

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    Default Re: Nova Launcher causing my phone to partially freeze up...

    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    I duno man.
    So you backed up Nova then un/reinstalled it and its still playing up?

    Does anyone know of any apps that clash with Nova?
    Nova is a very stable app mate. Mail the dev'......... although youll be lucky to get a reply from the ignorant ***** lol.
    Can u think of stuff u installed when problems started?

    I love Nova so i want this fixed lol

    Unbranded international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
    I think it's the combination of Nova Launcher, and Swype that has my GS3 going crazy. The weird thing is that it was happening before the Jelly Bean update so I can rule that out as a possibility. But so far Nova Launcher, and Swype combo is the sweet spot for me. I haven't deleted either app just yet, I've had to go back to regular TW for now, and SwiftKey flow. I'll try reenabling them, and letting you know how it works.
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher causing my phone to partially freeze up...

    Which could you live most without lol?

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    Default Re: Nova Launcher causing my phone to partially freeze up...

    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    Which could you live most without lol?

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    LOL, that's a trick question is it not? :P Probably Swype though, as Swift Key Flow beta is working pretty good so far.
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher causing my phone to partially freeze up...

    This may not help but did you pull the battery?

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    Default Re: Nova Launcher causing my phone to partially freeze up...

    I have swype and it works fine with it. I've also emailed the developer and gotten a response from him.

    What you might want to try is clearing the app cache and defaults. Or go to settings and install the beta version instead of the standard. It might clear things up for you.

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