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    Default *Warning* - Scramble With Friends (kills phone sounds)

    I was having issues with not receiving notifications/alarms/ringers for some time. I wiped my phone several times. Each time I installed what I thought were trusted apps, and it kept happening. Well, I slowly installed apps this time (2 days+ between installs). Well, this weekend it finally did it again. The only two apps I installed were Draw Something and Scramble With Friends. I called my phone 3 times from another phone, just to be sure my ringer was not working - sure enough, the calls came through, but no ringer. I was receiving texts at the same time without notification sounds. So, I uninstalled SWF - did not reboot my phone - called my phone again and presto, my ringer was back. FINALLY I found the issue. Ugh, this was killing me. Made me late for several events (due to no alarm clock sound), missed several calls, and many... MANY notifications.

    If you are experiencing issues with not receiving sounds and/or alerts, try uninstalling SWF and see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KahneFan View Post
    I was having issues with not receiving notifications/alarms/ringers for some time. I wiped my phone several times. Each time I installed what I thought were trusted apps, and it kept happening. Well, I slowly installed apps this time (2 days+ between installs). Well, this weekend it finally did it again. The only two apps I installed were Draw Something and Scramble With Friends. I called my phone 3 times from another phone, just to be sure my ringer was not working - sure enough, the calls came through, but no ringer. I was receiving texts at the same time without notification sounds. So, I uninstalled SWF - did not reboot my phone - called my phone again and presto, my ringer was back. FINALLY I found the issue. Ugh, this was killing me. Made me late for several events (due to no alarm clock sound), missed several calls, and many... MANY notifications.

    If you are experiencing issues with not receiving sounds and/or alerts, try uninstalling SWF and see what happens.
    I had that same issue, but SWF came out with an update not too long ago that fixed that issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxima2k53 View Post
    I had that same issue, but SWF came out with an update not too long ago that fixed that issue.
    That's strange, I was up to date.
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    I was about to let you know it wasnt draw something in that other thread lol

    I dont want to use swb anyways, battery killer, but thanks for the heads up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tirith View Post
    ...battery killer...
    That too...
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    I had this issue too. Hoping it wasnt scramble cause I'm hooked on it. Going to uninstall and see if it fixes it. Is this only happening on the photon or all android phones?
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    Swb worked flawless on my optimus and evo shift... Might just be our photons

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    Default Re: *Warning* - Scramble With Friends (kills phone sounds)

    Sorry to burst your bubble guys but this has been happening to me way before I installed SWF which I uninstalled and it still happens. I have yet to find the app causing the issue if it even is an app I feel it just may be the phone itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ram596 View Post
    Sorry to burst your bubble guys but this has been happening to me way before I installed SWF which I uninstalled and it still happens. I have yet to find the app causing the issue if it even is an app I feel it just may be the phone itself.

    - It was happening
    - I uninstalled SWF
    - It stopped
    - It has not continued since I uninstalled SWF

    I'm not sure what is happening on your phone, but SWF appears to have been the culprit on my phone. Have you tried uninstalling your apps and then re-installing 1-by-1 to see which other app may cause this? addonsdetector is a great app which will show you your apps listed by the date you installed them. You could try uninstalling them based upon newest install first. It's a pretty easy test for this problem. 1) Uninstall app, 2) call yourself. If it's fixed, great! If not, 3) uninstall next app...
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    Mine is not having the issue after getting rid of scramble with friends. good thing i didnt care for that game. lol
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    I haven't had any problem with scramble with friends. All my notifications still come through.

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    I don't have either of those games installed, but I also lose the ringer occasionally. The two likeliest culprits from what I have noticed are smurf village and juice defender ultimate. Juice defender really has helped my battery life a bit, and I can't get rid of smurfs because it is what keeps one of my kids quiet in the car. I am rooted/stock. It really is getting annoying as I have missed calls quite a bit from this. I know the calls are coming through because I have seen them come in, and tried to raise the ringer volume as the call is coming in, but it does nothing until I restart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic6string View Post
    I don't have either of those games installed, but I also lose the ringer occasionally. The two likeliest culprits from what I have noticed are smurf village and juice defender ultimate. Juice defender really has helped my battery life a bit, and I can't get rid of smurfs because it is what keeps one of my kids quiet in the car. I am rooted/stock. It really is getting annoying as I have missed calls quite a bit from this. I know the calls are coming through because I have seen them come in, and tried to raise the ringer volume as the call is coming in, but it does nothing until I restart.
    Have you tried uninstalling and (without a reboot) calling yourself to see if it rings?
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    I'll download juice defender ultimate and let you know if I get anything (I've already paid for it long ago when I had my hero). I installed swf for s**** and giggles and lost mine.

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    The issue only happens sometimes.... There is no regular time or situation when it happens. I never know that it is happening until I notice missed calls. I may try uninstalling those two next time I notice it happening.
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    Like I said kahnefan I have yet to find which app if any is causing the problem because I obviously tried everything possible...yes everything that's why I assume its the phone itself not an app
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    Update: uninstalled scramble and I havent had the loss of volume since. I have nome of the apps that others have mentioned either
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    I've never installed said app and experienced this issue for the first time a few days ago. Rebooted the phone and sounds worked fine, and the issue hasn't happened since. This indicates there's a unique scenario that triggers this bug on our phones, and the aforementioned app causes the scenario but is not exclusive to the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSmithInNY View Post
    I've never installed said app and experienced this issue for the first time a few days ago. Rebooted the phone and sounds worked fine, and the issue hasn't happened since. This indicates there's a unique scenario that triggers this bug on our phones, and the aforementioned app causes the scenario but is not exclusive to the issue.

    Motos bug, not an app devs.
    Or, there is a bug within certain apps which causes this to happen. My phone was fine for 6 months(?), before I installed SWF. I installed SWF, it happened. I uninstalled SWF, it stopped happening since. It is possible you, and others, have another app which is triggering the same issue as SWF. Now it's a matter of finding that app?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KahneFan View Post
    Or, there is a bug within certain apps which causes this to happen. My phone was fine for 6 months(?), before I installed SWF. I installed SWF, it happened. I uninstalled SWF, it stopped happening since. It is possible you, and others, have another app which is triggering the same issue as SWF. Now it's a matter of finding that app?
    See that's my point though, it's unlikely we all had different apps made by the same dev which would all have the same flaw in the apk. It's more probable the issue lies with the OS and is being exposed by circumstances through various apps by various developers. With that logic, it would reason the OEM needs to patch as opposed to an unknown number of developers.

    That is my line of thought though, could be completely off base. Also worth noting is it may be related to an update of one of the core gapps because I just experienced this issue for the first time and haven't installed a new app in a few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSmithInNY View Post
    See that's my point though, it's unlikely we all had different apps made by the same dev which would all have the same flaw in the apk. It's more probable the issue lies with the OS and is being exposed by circumstances through various apps by various developers. With that logic, it would reason the OEM needs to patch as opposed to an unknown number of developers.

    That is my line of thought though, could be completely off base. Also worth noting is it may be related to an update of one of the core gapps because I just experienced this issue for the first time and haven't installed a new app in a few weeks.

    I would agree with that assessment. Might this be fixed when/if we get ICS later this year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KahneFan View Post
    I would agree with that assessment. Might this be fixed when/if we get ICS later this year?
    If it's software specific i can guarantee it would be fixed, even if only 5 of us ever had the issue and moto never knew, it would be fixed by default.

    With previous builds (mostly) what would happen is when the source code was updated the OEMs would merge it into each device specific source they maintained internally, work with the chip manufacturers for drivers, chase down bugs from the official source that are device specific, trouble shoot bugs specific to their proprietary code, then work with the carrier for network certification, and FINALLY release it to the masses. Thats why updates typically take forever. Thats also why asus was able to get ICS out to the transformers so quick because they don't have proprietary code to troubleshoot and no carrier to certify.

    ICS is such a drastic departure from previous builds that a merge would actually take longer than just starting over from a clean ICS source. It's not just the UI changes but theres significant changes under the hood like the hardware acceleration and much much more.

    All that rambling above translates to this ..... any bugs introduced by OEMs in GB will likely be corrected because they are probably starting with a clean slate. The flip side of the coin is most OEMs will just introduce new bugs lol!!!

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    Just for the record, got an update today and I don't know what for, but not having any issues atm

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    Quote Originally Posted by tirith View Post
    Just for the record, got an update today and I don't know what for, but not having any issues atm

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    Update on SWF? Please let us know if it continues to be OK. I'm so nervous to reinstall since my phone is my alarm clock.
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    Wasn't for swf, it was a moto update.

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