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    Need Help - Installed apps wont work (dropped phone)

    Hi,
    I dropped my phone and now it SEEMS like for the most part any app that i have installed just wont work.. it says 'sorry, xx has stopped working' and shuts down the app.

    phone, people, calculator, etc.. apps will work just fine.
    but anything ive downloaded to it wont.

    im running the latest GUMMY rom and latest FRANCO Kernel.

    After work yesterday, i had dropped my phone - it bounced once.. on the way home i swapped out the battery, screen went black but i still had sounds from emails coming thru, and than i rebooted again and the apps stopped working.

    any advice? its really odd..

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    Sorry to hear this never heard of after dropping ...but of you pulled the battery try really flashing rom/happened..if not baked in..good luck

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    thanks for your advice! its realy odd.. im wondering if it was a) the drop b) the battery exchange c) just all bad timing and would have happened anyways. i had installed the franco kernel and gummy rom and was loving life (2 months installed now.. the other day i got 2 days 23 min on a standard battery!!).

    if i reflash - should i treat like a reimage of a pc? back up everything as the reimage will wipe it all?
    i can redownload everything - no problem.. ill just grab my pics and vids of my son off it.

    sorry and thanks for the advice. this was the first phone i ever installed a custom rom and kernel into.

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    Everything on your SD partition (pics, vids, etc) should remain intact. Just re-flash the ROM & Gapps the same way you did the first time, with a full data wipe.

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    thanks for your help!

    cheers

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    You bet. Good luck!

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    If your screen went black, even though it came back on after restarting, I would go ahead while it is working and back up the contents of your SD card to your computer. Since there is no external SD card on our phones, if something goes wrong it is possible you wouldn't be able to get anything off of the virtual SD card. I know you don't want to lose those pics and videos, I suggest using something to back them up. Either transfer them to your computer or using a cloud service like dropbox or box to store them.

    As the others have said, I would back up your stuff and then reboot into recovery, wipe cache and dalvik cache, then flash the version of gummy you are on, then GApps(if needed) in the same session. Reboot the phone, then boot back in to recovery, flash your franco kernel again. Reboot, then when it starts up I'd reboot one more time to zipalign everything. Then after it starts back up, see if your apps are still force closing. Hopefully you won't have the problem again and it was just a coincidence that you dropped it when it started to happen lol

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    wowzer. thanks for the details on what to do.

    that ll save me time so i dont have to research it.
    cheers to all for the help.

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    N/p bud, that's what we are here for if you get stuck somewhere or something doesn't seem to make sense just let us know, be glad you get you through it.

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    ok.. now this is just frigging bizzaro.

    so on a whim i uninstalled some of the programs and reinstalled (i just dont have the time to do all this to my phone before the weekend so it was a last ditch effort to get at least some of them working as i need apps for business) and the ones i re downloaded and installed WORKED.

    what the hell could be going on??
    apps that stopped working: gmail, google drive, ups, grooveshark, dialerone, smartkeyboard,etc
    apps that kept working: amazon.com app, calculator, camera, camcorder, dolphin browser
    apps i just uninstalled and reinstalled and now work again: dialerone, ups, grooveshark.

    could this be some sort of storage glitch? or a desktop glitch? i tried searching online and couldnt find anyone else having an issue like this. and my flash of the custom ROM and Kernel was 2+ months ago and very stable.
    this also happened in the afternoon and i dont think any updates came over night..

 

 
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