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Known Issues with 2.1 Update that a Factory Rest fixes

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Jonny Kansas, Apr 6, 2010.

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    So, I keep seeing a lot of the same issue popping up now that 2.1 is official. This thread was started to let people know which of those issues can be fixed by a factory reset.

    In most (if not all) cases, it seems (at this point) that a factory reset is the only option to get things to work properly.

    If you feel that you are still experiencing issues after a factory reset, it may also be necessary (not confirmed) to perform a wipe of the cache partition. (If you don't know how, follow the steps down below under the heading "The more involved way")

    Without further ado, the list:

    1. Picasa Albums not showing up in Gallery (MOSTLY an issue with MANUAL update)

    2. Google Earth not showing up in the Market (PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK if this is your only issue. Members are now reporting in at least one thread on this issue that Earth is now showing up without a factory reset.)

    3. Goggles showing up in the market as "free" instead of installed, though both versions are the same (Market not recognizing that Goggles is installed) This issue can LIKELY be fixed by simply installing the market version, which should "replace" your current version. Only really necessary if you care about updates. :D

    4. Apps purchased while running a 2.1 rom not showing up in market (Possibly tied to the Google Earth issue. Basically, it is ASSUMED that the market is having trouble recognizing that we now have 2.1. I experienced this personally when searching for a Live Wallpaper I had installed while running Bugless Beast)

    5. News & Weather (new stock 2.1 app) unable to find your location for weather forecast. (Please give this some time if it's your only issue, especially if you took the official pushed ota update. I've seen manual updaters have this issue and perform a reset with success, but I know that I took the ota and, after a few hours or so, my Weather was able to find my location. That was after I had already performed a reset)

    6. General lag/overall slowdown. I've received several reports of people experiencing this problem benefitting from a reset as well.

    If you feel that you would benefit from a factory reset, you can do so by completing ONE of the following procedures:

    The EASY way:
    -Click menu
    -Click settings
    -Click privacy
    -Click Factory reset
    -Confirm your option
    -Phone will reboot and show a box with an arrow (and possibly a status bar below that) and then boot back up.

    The more involved way
    -Power phone off
    -Open the slide out keyboard and hold the X key while holding the power button
    -Phone will boot into recovery mode. You will know this worked when you see a triangle with a ! inside above a droid
    -Press the VOLUME UP and CAMERA buttons at the same time. (Sometimes this is touchy, so try a few times if it doesn't work at first)
    -You will now see text on the screen (the top says Android system recovery)
    -Using the D-pad, scroll to wipe data/factory reset and press the gold button in the middle of the D-pad
    -Allow the process to complete.
    -To wipe the cache partition (optional step), use the D-pad to scroll to wipe cache partition and press the gold button in the middle of the D-pad again.
    -When that process is complete, scroll to reboot system now, and select it.

    That's it. Process complete.

    If you know of any other 2.1-related issue that a factory reset will resolve, please let me know in a comment and I will add it to the OP when it's confirmed as a fix!

    Please also feel free to ask any questions, and I'll do my best to answer them, or help find someone who can!

    A factory reset removes all apps you've downloaded! For an easier way to reinstall your apps (if you haven't backed them up) visit http://www.appbrain.com/ and log in with your Google account (securely), then set up your list of apps to download and ALSO download the AppBrain app for your droid. Log in on the droid, then click to sync with AppBrain! You can also sync your apps with AppBrain BEFORE you reset to ease the reinstall process!

    Here's official confirmation that a factory reset is likely to fix many issues, pulled from one of the threads I mentioned about these bugs:

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    great news, but 2 power cycles solved my issues. I think a factory reset can't hurt either.
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    Didn't solve the two-to-a-few of these issues that I had, and from what I've read on several threads, didn't solve issues for others either.

    IMO, a factory reset only hurts my homescreen setup and all of my free app downloads...Haha!
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    Bumping this because I added a quote from another thread where someone had spoken with customer service and was told that these issues are not uncommon.

    The rep suggested a factory reset and explained that it's not a bad idea to pull the sd card before updating.

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    does the "more involved" way have any advantages? and does the easy way not wipe the cache partition?
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    Since the option only says factory reset, I don't think it wipes the cache partition if you do it the easy way.

    It's not a BAD idea to manually wipe it, as you may have stuff taking up space there that you don't need taking up space there, but I haven't seen any confirmation that it's necessary to fix any of these issues.

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    I'm thinking I want to sticky this thread. I'm not sure though I want to keep it here. I may move it to the General Discussion thread.
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    Do with it what you will sir! I'm more than happy to maintain it!

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    Moved thread to General Discussion as a sticky. Hopefully this will reduce the amount of 2.1 new thread questions.
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    Didn't want to do a factory reset. I just decided not to care about google earth. But I did kinda care so I searched for it in the market and it now appears whereas in the last couple days it couldn't be found.
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    After reading all these problem threads and experiencing the same issues I decided to bite the bullet and go with the latter method (I prefer the console action). I even cleared the cache before and after to be safe.

    I have to say, the phone feels a LOT snappier in general after reinstalling all the apps. It also got rid of an issue I had with an app which was uninstalled yet still asking to be updated.

    The process of reinstalling was incredibly painless, so go for it if you have issues.
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    Hmm, haven't seen anybody post with the issue I am having.
    Seems since the 2.1 update (ota) when I touch an app that opens another menu, it is this second touch menu that I am having trouble with. I can't seem to get it to recognize my touching it to make a selection.
    Any ideas??
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    anyone have good results with a factory reset for the lag issue?

    i have not battery pulled or done a factory reset. yet very tempted too.

    i currently am not running live wallpapers and is lag free. but i love the live wallpapers!!!
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    Yeah, I've seen others day the same thing. Added a note to the Google Earth part of the list for people to double check to see if it's sowing up now before doing a reset.

    Not sure I completely understand. Any apps in particular and can you walk me through what you're attempting to do, but can't?

    I feel like my phone is a bit more responsive after the reset. Clearing the cache partition as well will remove some stuff in the memory that you might not be using anymore and free up space...


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    I feel like my phone is a bit more responsive after the reset. Clearing the cache partition as well will remove some stuff in the memory that you might not be using anymore and free up space...


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    are you running live wallpapers after the reset? or static?
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    Picasa Web Albums now synced

    Just wanted to report that I experienced the issue with Picasa web albums not appearing in my gallery after the 2.1 OTA update, and no option to turn on sync in the "accounts & sync" settings. Tried powering off and on a few times and playing with the settings in my Google account, all to no avail. Then I decided to take the plunge and do a factory reset / cache partition wipe using the "more involved" method outlined above, and I am happy to report that this issue is now resolved. Kewl!

    Thanks for all the help on this forum!
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    Running live wallpapers. Tbh, I think any lag I notice at all is because of helix launcher. Seems like when I go to stock home (granted, there's nothing on it) the screens switch faster and such...

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    My only issue was with google earth. When I launched it I got two errors, one saying the sd card was not accessible and the other saying it couldnt connect to the network. So last night I looked in the market and it wasnt listed, however this morning I received a notice saying there was an update in the market. Turned to be an update for google earth, now it works flawlessly. Anyone else get the update?
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    Glad it worked for you and you didn't find setting everything back up too cumbersome!

    My pleasure! I found myself following at least 2-3 threads on some of these issues (even ones I wasn't personally having) and I figured it might not be a bad idea to get a running list going so people with issues could check here first to see if there's a relatively simple fix for their problem!
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    I'm guessing that Google fixed whatever issue that caused it to not show up in the market, because a lot of people who NEVER saw it in the market after updating are reporting today that they can see it now. Strange problem, but I'm glad to hear it's not happening to you anymore!
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