My phone is acting screwy.. please help!
02-17-2014 10:11 AM
- I know this is a lot but I'm trying to get in as much detail as possible so someone may hopefully be able to help me. Thanks in advance for reading!
Everything was fine up til a couple days ago. Several of my apps wont open or just force close, getting that "unfortunately, *** has stopped" error. I can't open Google search without it crashing or one of my games (Words with Friends). i've tried uninstalling and reinstalling them to no avail. Sometimes I get other random stuff happening: FB force closes, it'll say that Google Search has stopped, even though I didn't actually open it, Google Play Services error, and even Settiings has crashed once.
Here's what I've done in the past 5 or so days: Made a TiB full backup (first time doing it) and moved all the files to my Dropbox, installed some Xposed mods, registered my number with Skype, downloaded a couple uccw skins and wallpapers, and updated apps like regular from the market/Xposed installer. Google DID receive an update but I haven't heard of any reports of people have problems with it, and that doesn't really explain the other problems. Oh yeah, one day before this all happened a process called migration/0 appeared in Better Batt Stats, draining a lot of battery and setting off a WatchdogCPU alert.
Other stuff going on: I've frozen quite a bit of bloat using TiB, Greenified a number of apps, have a couple active profiles with SetCPU, and I'm also running a decent amount of Xposed mods. Location reporting is on but Google Now was disabled. I also have a couple ad blocking apps running.
My device: Rooted Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535) with stock JB 4.3 ROM.
If anyone has ANY ideas please help me. Thank you!!
-- David02-10-2014 12:42 AM
- "Several of my apps wont open or just force close, getting that "unfortunately, *** has stopped" error. I can't open Google search without it crashing or one of my games (Words with Friends)." [Tapatalk was screwed up so I couldn't quote your post]
Sounds like you've frozen or Greenified some critical app or service, and given the amount of stuff that you've messed with I couldn't hazard a guess. You could restore a Nandroid from before the problem occurred (you ARE making Nandroid backups, yes?) and then be cautious about your modifications.
Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro02-10-2014 11:18 AM
- I fixed the problems except for Google: Google Search crashes when I have an internet connection and try to search, Google Play Services crashes when I open Carbon. I get an error when I try to update apps on Google Play today.
Would it be fair to assume that it is the Google Play Services, Google Search, or Google Services Framework apps/services at fault?02-10-2014 10:58 PM
Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro02-11-2014 12:24 AM
So really the only problem I have right now is with the Google Search app. That And Play Services crashes when I open an app called Carbon.
Can I restore these apps manually? I mean, if I restore them using the backup I made with TiB will it just overwrite their current APKs, app data, etc? Or do I have to take extra steps than that. Oh, and I've never turned a system-app into a user app /vice-versa, the only thing I did was freeze bloat (using the list I got from the Rooting forum) and Greenify a few apps like Facebook and Maps.
Thank you for all your help on all my posts GSDer.02-11-2014 01:15 AM
Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro02-11-2014 01:32 AM
If you can't make heads-or-tails of the situation you should just reload the firmware, make sure everything works, (make a Nandroid), then keep careful track of what you modify.
Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro02-11-2014 10:07 AM
You can load firmware if you have custom recovery software installed, or you can use Odin to flash it - either way, if you load an already-rooted ROM then you don't need to re-root it. If you revert to the stock firmware then you'll have to root that.
Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro02-13-2014 11:12 AM
You'll need to use Odin (I think v3.09 is required) to install the firmware and once you're done you can root with Saferoot http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2565758
BTW, after you load the firmware you should wipe the cache in Recovery mode and perform a Factory Reset. Then make a Nandroid, then use Saferoot and make another Nandroid (they're cheap - get in the habit).
Make sure all of your stuff is working between each step so that if something screws up you'll know where it happened.
Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro02-14-2014 12:24 AM
Edit: Never mind! I took care of it.02-16-2014 03:29 AM
I can't imagine why making a Nandroid would cause the yellow triangle to appear.
Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro02-16-2014 02:57 PM
The instructions tell you to use CWM Rom Manager to boot into the CWM Recovery. As soon as I rebooted, the yellow triangle appeared along with the instructions to take the phone to Verizon. I don't know much about flashing custom roms and I figured that "since I'm not actually flashing a rom, I'll be fine!" I'm going to have to figure out another way to do it.02-17-2014 01:25 AM
Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro02-17-2014 10:11 AM
- Samsung Android Phones
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Verizon Galaxy S III
My phone is acting screwy.. please help!
- By dave3389 in forum Google Nexus 7 Tablet (2013)Replies: 2Last Post: 02-10-2014, 02:57 PM
- By win465 in forum Google Nexus 5Replies: 4Last Post: 02-10-2014, 05:35 AM
- By zirah33 in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 3Replies: 1Last Post: 02-10-2014, 12:34 AM
- By MalG3 in forum HTC One M7Replies: 1Last Post: 02-10-2014, 12:02 AM
- By Mdogs67 in forum Sprint LG G2Replies: 0Last Post: 02-09-2014, 07:22 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD