Google Apps Force Close on Rooted Bionic 5.5.893

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  1. prowler1968

    prowler1968 New Member

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    I am having an issue with my rooted Bionic. I have rooted and frozen some apps - basically just Backup Assistant, My Verizon, All the VZ and Verizon Apps, NFL, Blockbuster, Kindle, Files, and a few others.

    There is a December and January update of Books and Search.

    Books opens and waits about two seconds and then force closes. When I press the search button with the App drawer open, I get a force close on the Home App.

    I have unfrozen all the bloat. I was able to get the books to work properly, so I don't know what would be causing the conflict there with my frozen apps, however, the search is broken with Root and no frozen apps.

    Is anyone having a similar issue, or can I be pointed in the right direction? Uninstalling the updates works fine for now, but in the future, I would like to resolve this issue.
     
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    Clear cache. Download Cache Cleaner NG from market and see if that helps next time. You have to be careful when freezing apps and services. Sometimes it conflicts. I am not sure what exactly happened though.
     
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    I rebooted into recovery and cleared the cache. I also tried to clear everything using the NG Cache Cleaner. Still have problems with the Books and Search apps.

    I have defrosted all of the frozen CrApps and have been able to get Books to function properly, but still Search crashes when searching in the App Drawer.

    I would like to perform a factory data reset - will I lose root if I do so? I don't care if I lose root at this point as I want to be ICS ready when that day eventually comes.

    I have read many posts and don't know what is the best (current) way to get back to stock 5.5.893 - any pointers? I know with my original Droid, I was able to boot in stock recovery and apply an update.zip.
     
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    I just checked my app drawer and mine crashes too when I try to search in app drawer. I usually use Adw Ex, so I didn't notice this before. I am 43v3r rooted on stock 901. It may be a glitch with the blur software. I have factory reset before an have kept root, but I am not sure if it will fix the search in app drawer error or not. *Make sure everything is totally stock and unfrozen before a factory reset though.

    If you want to go back to a previous build and unroot you will have to flash a fastboot file using rsd lite from a pc I believe.

    Here is a link in case things get messed up, I think it also contains the fasboot instructions too. There is also a helpful xda link: Unbrick Your Bionic Here - RootzWiki

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1328100
     
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    The app drawer crash when doing a search was discussed on another tread and the culprit seems to be .901 itself. I'm stock unrooted with .901 and it does it to me as well.
     
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    Thanks for everyone's direction - however, I defrosted all my bloat, factory data reset, and still had this same issue.

    Next, I downloaded RSD Lite and the 5.5.893 XML ZIP and restored the phone to what I understand to be a factory fresh condition. The problems with the Google Books and Google Search persist.

    I see others are having issues with the Search App. Is anyone else having a problem with the update to Google Books? If so, then it is nothing I have done and I can just let it be until there is another newer update that may address these issues. If not, am I overlooking something else? I have downloaded a couple freebies on Google
    Books and can definitely do without, but I don't want this problem to persist and cause future problems as well.
     
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    It appears to be a glitch in the latest Google Search update which causes the Motorola launcher to force close. Problem is, it's been this way since mid-January and it seems to be taking Google way too long to fix it.
     
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    Go into "Manage Apps" and select Google Search. There should be an "Uninstall Updates" button. Click this, it will revert you to an older version of search which works correctly.
     
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