2.1 force close - please help

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by gruve, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. gruve
    Offline

    gruve New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    I unrooted my phone using the dmupdater, downloaded 2.1 from google, everything installed with no issues. After I swiped to unlock my phone I keep getting force close over and over saying .. "The application Launcher (process com.android.launcher2) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again" I force close yet prompts me to keep force closing over and over... not allowing me get to the home screen.

    Any help? Unable to use my phone. Thanks
  2. cereal killer
    Online

    cereal killer DF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    707
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    This is a job for the Rescue Squad...

    Good luck
  3. bomber889
    Offline

    bomber889 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    California
    Did you try to reboot your phone?
  4. gruve
    Offline

    gruve New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Yes, I have rebooted several times. I can get into my phone but force close keeps coming back.
  5. pc747
    Offline

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    17,547
    Likes Received:
    1,071
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Where did you download the 2.1 update. 2.1 does not have the launcher because it was too unstable.
  6. gruve
    Offline

    gruve New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    I downloaded it from the link in the general forum. Direct link to google. I believe the launcher is from a previous rom I had installed, Launcher2 from Droidmod I believe. The phone boots as normal, just when you go to swipe unlock the force close pops up over and over. I can pull down the top status bar between the force close pop up's but can not access the home screen.
  7. gruve
    Offline

    gruve New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Need to run to my hockey game, will check the forum when I get back. Anyone that can help it would be much appreciated.
  8. pc747
    Offline

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    17,547
    Likes Received:
    1,071
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Reboot phone into recovery do simple restore of nandroid backup (latest). And If you choose to 2.1 you probably need to remove the launcher app.
  9. kwickcut
    Offline

    kwickcut New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i am having the same problem and i can not reboot into recovery mode i am at the screen and when i hit the up volume and camera button and nothing happens i have tried this a few times




    kwick
  10. cereal killer
    Online

    cereal killer DF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    707
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    The screen does not move off the Exclamation point?

    If no press the Volume Key first then try the camera key. some people are having a heck of a time doing that so you are not alone.

    Once in delete the launcher and that will fix the issue.
  11. kwickcut
    Offline

    kwickcut New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    ok i have gotten in after 10 tries lol... but the only options i have is

    reboot system now
    update.zip
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition



    kwick
  12. cereal killer
    Online

    cereal killer DF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    707
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    lol you are going to kill me : )

    I took you in the wrong direction. Factory reset was on my mind. You need to boot into safe mode. Sorry. I'm all over the place right now.

    Heres how to boot into safe mode.

    First just reboot. Then:

    1. Power off your device.
    2. Slide open the keyboard and power on by holding power AND the “menu” key at the same time.
    (menu key is on the physical keyboard. Little dashes)
    3. Continue holding the menu key until you get to the Droid eye.
    4. The phone should now vibrate and boot into safe mode. You will see "Safe Mode" in bottom left corner.

    From there go into applications and delete it from there.

    Again apologies
  13. specmac
    Offline

    specmac Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    By "delete" he means uninstall. :)
  14. kwickcut
    Offline

    kwickcut New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    got ya lol but i was kwick on the drawl..... i set phone to default the rebooted and reactivated the phone once i did that i have the verizon 2.1update installed. all i needed to do was sync my google pluss contacts and all was good to go thanks for the help... your way would have been better no doubt



    kwick
  15. gruve
    Offline

    gruve New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    CK- Thank you for your help, booting into safe mode then uninstalling worked, took 2 minutes.
  16. terl00
    Offline

    terl00 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i followed someones advice and deleted everything that was not a photo...downloads etc. you could probably back them up or save them or try to re download later. this seemed to clear up the force closes and now my shortcut works again.
Search tags for this page
force close coming up in safe mode
,
mt phone keeps saying force stop
,
my kindle utube keeps saying close
,
my phone keeps saying launcher has stopped
,
my phone keeps saying launcher has stopped what do i do?
,

safe mode samsung fascinate

,
why does my droid x keep saying everything unfortunatly stop
,
why does my phone keep forcing closed with launcher
,
why my programs keep on force close