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    Default Widgets Stop Working On My GN2

    I have an issue with my GN2 where some times all widgets stop working. The clock widget freezes (while the clock at the top works fine), handcent widget won't update, assistive light stops working, etc...

    The problem is always solved with a reboot. It just seems weird. It has done that as long as I have had the phone, even with the most recent update. Any ideas?
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    Are you running a Task Killer app or something similar?
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    Default Re: Widgets Stop Working On My GN2

    I am using advanced task killer. It has never caused this issue on any previous android device (HTC EVO 4G and HTC EVO 3D). Also I don't even have to do anything with the task killer for it to stop working. I can go to bed at night and when I wake up in the morning tbe clock widget will still say its the middle of the night and so on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by papabear4jc View Post
    I am using advanced task killer. It has never caused this issue on any previous android device (HTC EVO 4G and HTC EVO 3D). Also I don't even have to do anything with the task killer for it to stop working. I can go to bed at night and when I wake up in the morning tbe clock widget will still say its the middle of the night and so on.
    You've been lucky so far with ATK, but it has finally caught up with you now. Do yourself a favor and uninstall it, burn it with fire, then go tell it on the mountain so no one else fall in the same trap for the need of a 3rd party task killer.

    Seriously, you don't need it. ATK is most likely gimping the device in the background ever since the EVO, and all other Android devices with Gingerbread and above. It's finally showing its ugly head to you with the UI glitches.
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    Default Re: Widgets Stop Working On My GN2

    Quote Originally Posted by werkx View Post
    You've been lucky so far with ATK, but it has finally caught up with you now. Do yourself a favor and uninstall it, burn it with fire, then go tell it on the mountain so no one else fall in the same trap for the need of a 3rd party task killer.

    Seriously, you don't need it. ATK is most likely gimping the device in the background ever since the EVO, and all other Android devices with Gingerbread and above. It's finally showing its ugly head to you with the UI glitches.
    Thanks for the advice. I have uninstalled it. We will see if it makes a difference.
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    Default Re: Widgets Stop Working On My GN2

    OK so that didn't seem to solve the problem. See the two images below. The first is when I woke up this morning. You can see the discrepancy in the time. The second has the same time discrepancy but it is after I cleared all my notifications and checked all text messages.
    Widgets Stop Working On My GN2-2013-03-05-06.33.18.png
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    Do you have any other apps controlled app running? What is that shield icon next to the Lookout icon?
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    Default Re: Widgets Stop Working On My GN2

    That icon is for juice defender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papabear4jc View Post
    That icon is for juice defender.

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    If I remember, JD also has apps and data controls in the background. How are you having it configured? Personally, I think JD is just as unnecessary as ATK.
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    Default Re: Widgets Stop Working On My GN2

    Juice defender really isn't necessary on this phone, I haven't used it since my hero, and I paid for it back then.

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    I'll try removing it and see what happens.

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    juice defender is your problem
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    So far so good. Everything is fine this morning. But it didn't do it every day. So only time will tell.

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    2 days with no problems so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papabear4jc View Post
    2 days with no problems so far.

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    Awesome. The phone probably functions more smoothly without ATK and JD mucking it up, too.
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    Default Re: Widgets Stop Working On My GN2

    Well Crap it did it again this morning. I'm at a loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papabear4jc View Post
    Well Crap it did it again this morning. I'm at a loss.

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    No worries. Let's see what other apps you have running.
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    Default Re: Widgets Stop Working On My GN2

    Here are screen shots

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    Ah man, sorry. As for seeing what's running, that might not show what ran and is now stopped. Maybe a list of apps installed?
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    Default Re: Widgets Stop Working On My GN2

    Look for Dragon app lister in the play store, so you don't have to do screen shots



    ~swyped from my galaxy note 2 on the now network
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    Here's the list from that Dragon app lister

    99.1 JOY FM (2.0)
    ASTRO File Manager (ASTRO-4.2.464)
    Adobe Reader (10.5.1)
    Amazon Kindle (3.8.2.4)
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    Angry Birds (1.1.3)
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    Appstore (release-4.55.51.0C_546100010)
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    Cubistry (1.1.5)
    Damn You Autocorrect Free (1.16)
    Dice With Buddies (2.2.3)
    Drive (1.1.592.10)
    Duke Nukem 3D (1.0.7)
    EVAC HD (2.3.13)
    Earthquake! (3.8)
    F18 Carrier Landing (5)
    FOX Sports (1.5.2)
    Facebook (2.2.1)
    Fandango (4.4)
    FedEx Mobile (2.1.0)
    Firefox (19.0.2)
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    Fruit Ninja Free (1.6.2.10)
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    HTR High Tech Racing (2.0.2)
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    Quote Originally Posted by papabear4jc View Post
    Here's the list from that Dragon app lister

    <snip>

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    Looks like you are rooted? Are you running a ROM? Might want to check with the dev, if yes. With that said, I see 'Cache Cleaner NG' which might be the issue.
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    I'm not rooted. Those are left overs from my evo 3d which was rooted. Never removed them.

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    Ok I just got rid of cache cleaner, super user, and titanium backup

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    I see. Yes, you should just go down that list and uninstall old or unused apps. Don't worry, Google will keep a history list of all past and current paid/free apps for you so you can always go back and reinstall later. Good luck.
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