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Little info first, SCH-1535 on VZW
Stock, never really did anything to tamper with it or anything, ever.
Had it for 2 years now (as of 2 weeks ago. Oh wait, isn't it called the terrible two's? :P)
So far, I love the update. Call me childish, but I love emoji haha. And everything else just looks great on it.
but there's one kill-all problem, that I can't figure out to save my life.
So, I first noticed this when using Tango Messenger, and app that I literally used for hours and hours every day, for a year.
It has always worked perfect. The app had no updates (I promise this will all make since, bear with me.)
When I get a call, I can't hear anything, caller can't hear me, until she turns her video on, even after that it takes a few seconds for it to work. While I'm on the call, whether it's video, or voice only, my volume rocker barely works, it'll bring up the display showing it moving from low to high, or the other way, but it'll freeze (just the audio display) and sometimes I have to tap the screen to get it to work. So for instance, i'd press volume down, tap screen, volume down, tap screen, and it's a pain in the ***.
If I try to watch videos while not in the Tango app, (this worked fine all the time before in 4.3) it'll freeze the videos just like it does the volume. it'll play for a sec, freeze, play for a sec, freeze. It's seriously annoying.
Now, this wouldn't worry me so much, and I'd assume it's just an app-related problem, but..
When I get regular phone calls, I will answer, go to hit speaker phone, and it lags for around 7 seconds before I can sort of finally hear them, then another second it comes through normal. it also lags out when hanging up the call, it freezes on the call ended display for a few seconds, all things that never happened before.
I was video chatting my lovely lady the other day, an the phone was acting crazy, so I rebooted it (just the normal, hold power button, hit restart).. when it booted up it went to the samsung screen like normal, did it's cute swirly thing, when it would normally go to the VZ kitkat splash screen thing, it vibrated, and started over... this time it booted all the way through, I was greeted with a.. this devices data is corrupt (or something. idk. Sober was not a word you would have used to describe me at this point) and It said a factory reset was necessary. I said ah hell no, and restarted it.. it booted up fine, no corrupt data message, all my apps, data, etc still there, and all work very fine.
Except the damn phone call/tango call/skype (forgot to mention, does the same thing, any app involving calling) crap.
Is there a fix that doesn't involve a factory reset.
My laptop is ancient and it takes forever to transfer 8gbs worth of stuff from my phone to my laptop.
and I have no money to buy any sort of cloud storage.. or the know-how.
Apps that worked before are now screwy. Can't hear anyone for the first ~10 seconds of a call. Volume rocker/watching videos lag and act glitchy while in a phone call/tango call/skype call.
Thanks ahead of time! Any help is appreciated!