1. jjeffcoat's Avatar
    Frequently when I tap the "Home" button on my Shift, instead of going to the home screen right away it will display a white screen with "htc" in the center for about one second, then display the wallpaper with a box that says "loading" for about another 10-15 seconds before the icons appear and I can do anything with the device.

    Doesn't happen every single time, and I can't identify any pattern. But it does happen sufficiently often that it's annoying.

    Anyone have an idea what could cause this, or anything I can do to prevent it?

    Thanks,
    Jim
    03-11-2011 12:03 PM
  2. crump84's Avatar
    Are you temp rooted? Before I rooted and was using the temp I would get the same thing. It only seem to happen to me while the temp root was active.
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    03-11-2011 12:18 PM
  3. jjeffcoat's Avatar
    Not rooted at all (temp or otherwise).
    03-11-2011 12:32 PM
  4. Krgdesigns's Avatar
    I have had this same issue but have no answer either
    03-11-2011 02:42 PM
  5. big_bopper's Avatar
    What kind of background are you using?

    I remember that happened to me once back when I was using the Google Maps live wallpaper but have since changed to a standard picture and have not come across it since. Not sure if it was related, but I have seen it before.
    03-11-2011 04:56 PM
  6. Dave Blake's Avatar
    This can happen on any Android device. What is happening is HTC Sense is force closing. my experience has been that this is being caused by ether one of the widgets I am using or an live wallpaper. What I do is start removing things one at a time till the problem stops. I usually start with the wallpaper most of the time that is the problem.
    03-11-2011 07:46 PM
  7. smartphoney's Avatar
    This was driving me crazy as well. Try this. It worked for me:

    1. Download the free app "Quick App Clean Cache" from the Android Market.
    2. Run the app and click the "Clear all" button on the top right.

    You'll need to do this every so often but it should solve your problem.
    03-11-2011 09:43 PM
  8. jjeffcoat's Avatar
    Wallpaper is a picture of my grandkids, nothing "live" or animated.

    Perhaps worth noting: seems to happen a little less often after rebooting the device.
    03-14-2011 02:29 PM
  9. grandebob's Avatar
    Wallpaper is a picture of my grandkids, nothing "live" or animated.

    Perhaps worth noting: seems to happen a little less often after rebooting the device.
    Your grandkids just keep messing up your stuff huh?

    I had that problem a couple of times too. I removed extra widgets from my home screens and disabled everything I could that I didn't use. It helped lots. Like other people said, it's just HTC's Sense UI crashing and reloading. Give it less stuff to render, and it will behave more.

    If you've done this and you still get frequent crashes, there is always the wipe and start over trick.
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    03-14-2011 02:48 PM
  10. megamands's Avatar
    I have the EXACT same problem and symptoms. Just a regular wall paper, home page is filled with just shortcuts. After the phone has been on for a while, if I open an app and then press home, it goes to the white HTC screen then loads for about 15 sec. There is no crashing problem, just really annoying. When it starts happening, I do a reset and then its fixed for about an hour.

    Other side notes:
    Gmail app seems to un-sync and I have no manually check my email.
    Some apps crash after I click to boot up, but they are not the problem apps, had them for months before this problem started
    09-03-2011 11:31 AM
  11. Jon no h's Avatar
    Same thing here. It seems to be occurring more frequently now. I hope they send a fix soon. If not, I may drop Sense and get the Go Launcher EX that others are talking about.
    *update* Dropped Sense and got the Go Launcher EX. Best move I ever made. No more white screen HTC reboot issues at all.
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
    09-10-2011 05:07 AM
  12. ch3vynova72's Avatar
    Same thing here. It seems to be occurring more frequently now. I hope they send a fix soon. If not, I may drop Sense and get the Go Launcher EX that others are talking about.
    *update* Dropped Sense and got the Go Launcher EX. Best move I ever made. No more white screen HTC reboot issues at all.
    That's what I did. Got tired of "Loading". I like the Go Launcher EX.
    10-07-2011 11:49 AM
  13. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    Replace Sense with GO Launcher EX and eliminate all the problems...and customize things the way you want. Sense is stocked full of headaches and annoyances.
    10-07-2011 10:31 PM
  14. c9house's Avatar
    This is the best thread ever.

    Thank you!!
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    10-12-2011 09:47 AM
  15. haus's Avatar
    Yes, I was reluctant to try another launcher, but Go Launcher EX is pretty phenomenal so far. It loads really fast and I like that double tapping the home button takes you to the "center" home screen rather than the miniature view of all the screens. I do miss some of the widgets, but that's OK since the phone works like it should again.
    10-14-2011 12:33 AM
  16. crump84's Avatar
    Yes, I was reluctant to try another launcher, but Go Launcher EX is pretty phenomenal so far. It loads really fast and I like that double tapping the home button takes you to the "center" home screen rather than the miniature view of all the screens. I do miss some of the widgets, but that's OK since the phone works like it should again.
    Download android pro widgets from the market. It has a lot of sense like widgets.

    Also, for anyone that's interested.. Here is a Sense launcher which will give you the Sense Rosie and also a couple Sense 2.1 themes http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=784116

    Sent from my PG06100 using Tapatalk
    10-14-2011 01:04 AM
  17. Cherenkov's Avatar
    My wife and I both have the same phone, bought at the same time, and we both see this problem. I think it got worse somewhere around the Gingerbread upgrade. I've tried 4 different launchers, none seem to make a difference. Called HTC, they suggest a factory reset.

    However! I tried going through my items one by one off a blank homescreen, and I think I may have found the issue. It looks like as soon as I add a contact as a quick-contact (where you can select to call/sms/email right from the icon on the homescreen) the problems start. These are added via shortcuts--> Person--> [select person]--> Quick contact. With no quick contacts, the homescreen appears to be working correctly, even with plenty of other widgets running.

    I can't say for absolute certain that this is the cause, but it may be worth a try for anyone else having this issue. Remove all the contacts from your homescreens and see if that stops your launcher from crashing.
    10-21-2011 08:28 AM
  18. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    As was mentioned, this is an issue with Sense. It's annoying as hell. It came with the G-bread/Sense update, and has yet to be addressed (or acknowledged) by HTC. My simple fix (along with lots of others') was to make GO Launcher EX my default. I haven't had the problem since doing so, and I have many more options and features. And it's FREE! I'm not sure what other launchers might work, or if they would work. But GO Launcher EX sure does. Try it, or another launcher, and see if your problem doesn't exist any longer.
    10-21-2011 10:51 AM
  19. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    Yes, I was reluctant to try another launcher, but Go Launcher EX is pretty phenomenal so far. It loads really fast and I like that double tapping the home button takes you to the "center" home screen rather than the miniature view of all the screens. I do miss some of the widgets, but that's OK since the phone works like it should again.
    You only have to tap once.
    10-21-2011 10:54 AM
  20. intothewayside's Avatar
    **UPDATED** just rooted and couldn't be happier running Cyanogenmod 7. Although its still urks me since this the only TRUE way out of the reloading memory leak, that I wanted to sacrifice my warranty for a problem HTC should have fixed. I'm only buying Nexus devices after my contract with the shift is up. The shift is a GREAT phone, but lack of effort on HTC's end has me viewing the company in a different light.

    Am I the only person that's this happens to? I tried Go Launcher/Launcher Pro/ADW pretty much everything and even though there is no white screen issue, there is still a lag. Even with the after market launchers all the home screens are briefly empty almost as if they are reloading, and the app drawer has to reload all the apps stored on the SD card. This is definietly not normal.

    Sent from my PG06100 using Tapatalk
    10-21-2011 10:41 PM
  21. Crucio's Avatar
    Am I the only person that's this happens to? I tried Go Launcher/Launcher Pro/ADW pretty much everything and even though there is no white screen issue, there is still a lag. Even with the after market launchers all the home screens are briefly empty almost as if they are reloading, and the app drawer has to reload all the apps stored on the SD card. This is definietly not normal.

    Sent from my PG06100 using Tapatalk
    This happens to me too. I'm way too much of a newb to be able to root yet, but I have been reading lots about it. I want my phone to work like it should. =/ I got my phone used, already had Gingerbread and latest Sense update, so this is all I've known and I thought that's just how it was.
    10-25-2011 06:49 AM
  22. Cherenkov's Avatar
    Well, no luck with the contacts as I had hoped. However, there is hope!

    I called HTC support this morning, and the problem we're experiencing is a known issue. HTC is working on a patch to fix it. There's no ETA as to when we might receive said patch, nor is there anything you can officially do in the meantime, but at least they've acknowledged this is a problem, and they're trying to fix it for us.
    11-04-2011 07:05 AM
  23. daytopper's Avatar
    Go Launcher Ex has made my lag go away! Thanks, I needed that. Tried to Root, no luck with 2.33. If anyone can help with that, i would appreciate it
    01-05-2012 05:10 PM
  24. majrom123's Avatar
    sorry not a wallpaper issue , or any widget issue , i have deleted it all !! its gingerbread issue that still is not fixed , im extremly annoyed with this and nobody has answer and dont wanna help , they need to own this and fix it !!
    01-27-2012 10:37 PM
  25. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    Yes, I was reluctant to try another launcher, but Go Launcher EX is pretty phenomenal so far. It loads really fast and I like that double tapping the home button takes you to the "center" home screen rather than the miniature view of all the screens. I do miss some of the widgets, but that's OK since the phone works like it should again.
    With GO Launcher EX, you can also rearrange all the screens in any order you'd like just by dragging them in the miniatures screen. For instance, you can put the main home screen in any order you'd like. It's displayed in the miniatures screen with a lighted home icon.
    01-29-2012 08:32 AM
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