1. agahran's Avatar
    hi, all

    for the last month or so, full-featured web browsers (including the stock "internet" and dolphin) as well as some apps I love (including shazam and Appbrain) have stopped working on my Dinc.

    they'll start to launch, then immediately quit.

    opera mobile will run reliably, but it's limited. biggest drawback: it doesn't offer any "share page" functionality (bookmarklets, e-mail, etc.)

    I've cleared a bunch of space on my phone, pulled the battery, uninstalled apps I don't use, no dice.

    before I go through the tedious process of installing apps I use to look for conflicts, can anyone suggest a possible culprit or another thing to try?

    my Dinc is not rooted, and I'm not comfortable with rooting it.

    thanks
    01-18-2011 05:56 AM
  2. RUSH's Avatar
    I didn't hear any mentioning of a "Task Killer" - which exclude that culprit. There is definitely a conflict or conflicts going on.

    I'm not sure you'll be able to find the problem without removing all apps.

    Resetting the phone is another option - however... it does revert the phone to its original state, thus clearing all data off the phone. If the problem persist you could look into it.

    Good luck.
    01-18-2011 06:23 AM
  3. agahran's Avatar
    nope, no task killer.

    REALLY hope to avoid having to uninstall all apps ir reset phone. just had to do that a couple of months ago, getting phone set back up was a huge pain

    any known app conflicts that cause this problem on Dinc, so I might know where to start?
    01-18-2011 06:44 AM
  4. mclarryjr's Avatar
    Before you do that have you cleared the cache and data in each app that isn't working? If not go into settings>applications>manage apps>all>select app that have not been working and clear the cache, data, and force close. After that reboot the phone and check those apps and if that didn't work you may need to do a factory reset (I know its a pain).
    01-18-2011 07:33 AM
  5. agahran's Avatar
    thanks. I'd actually cleared the cache, uninstalled, and reinstalled clean all affected apps (except for the stock browser, which can't be uninstalled). no dice.

    are conflicts that cause problems usually the fault of one app, or can they work like drug interactions and be the result of a unique combination of apps? I ask because I'm wondering whether its worth installing the apps that I use individually, in order to minimize the hassle of restoring and reconfiguring -- or if that might be a waste of time for diagnosis?
    01-18-2011 09:46 AM
  6. mclarryjr's Avatar
    I would think usually its just one application that is causing your issue but I wouldn't rule out the possibility it could be more. I would start by installing one at a time to see if you can find out which one is causing the issue.
    01-18-2011 10:24 AM
  7. agahran's Avatar
    Thanks. I was actually thinking of *uninstalling* the apps I use one at a time, testing the stock browser after each uninstall, in order to find the culprit -- rather than uninstalling all of my apps and reinstalling one at a time. Seems like it would be less work that way.

    But is there any reason not to do it this way?

    I'm also wondering whether the crapware on the phone -- which seems to have been multiplying considerably over the past couple of months, probably from Verizon but perhaps from HTC -- might be a culprit here. I really hate that crapware, and have contemplated rooting just to get rid of it, but so far there are too many potential risks of rooting (for my personal case, not speaking for everyone) that I've avoided that option.

    Is there any history of carrier- or mfr-supplied crapware causing conflicts on this Android phone or others?
    01-18-2011 12:55 PM
  8. mclarryjr's Avatar
    I don't think any of the crapware Verizon added to your phone would cause any problems besides taking up space.

    Uninstalling your apps one at a time should work the same as deleting all of them and added them back one at a time.
    01-18-2011 03:05 PM
  9. paradox116's Avatar
    You are trying so hard and got nothing. Why not just reset your phone. I know little about phone so once my phone has issue I can not figure put, I will reset.
    05-07-2011 02:35 AM
  10. Vudumedic's Avatar
    It sounds like something is eating up your memory. The first thing you might try is looking at battery usage. It may be a program is leaking memory and not closing all the way so off there is something using an extraordinary amount of the battery for what you use it that may give you a clue.
    05-08-2011 01:42 AM
  11. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    I realize this is an old thread that seems to have been re-awakened... but it mimics an issue I have noticed with HTC devices. I've found with my Dinc that if I have WiFi turned on, and subsequently the WiFi signal happens to be so weak that the device can't seem to get a permanent lock; the device will keep bouncing back and forth between WiFi and 3G, and as a result will play havoc with any apps that are trying to access wireless data.
    05-08-2011 02:04 AM

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