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Free Android Fix: Process error Without Factory Reset

Posted on October 19, 2011  in Technology

I encountered this process loop error last week. I tried doing a reboot (turn off the phone and turn on) but it did not fix the issue. I tried to reboot++ (turn off, remove the battery, return battery and turn on) but still it did not fix my problem.

So I was stuck with the error “process has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again” message box and then the option available is force close.

Even if you try to do force close, it will just go on loop and the annoying message box will pop up again. After some time the droid would go on vibrate-forever-until-you-turn-it-off-mode (it’s kinda scary for first-timers) but I guess my tech and security mindset kicked in and I just applied one of the basic rules in emergency troubleshooting: DO NOT PANIC.

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Of course I searched the internet for related Android solutions but they all suggested doing factory reset or mobile phone hard reset. But factory reset is like format your PC option and for me it is a last resort solution.

It seems that the problem on the Twlauncher app is common with Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Ace, happens in both in Froyo 2.2.x and GingerBread 2.3.x Droidies.

I found some solution (with some good possible description of the problem), I tried it and I modified it to fit my purpose and I am happily sharing it here at 🙂

Here is what I did to fix my process has stopped unexpectedly error:

1. Use your desktop or laptop and login to your Android Market account

2. Search for an alternative launcher app
a. For me I read good reviews of this free app called Go Launcher Ex, so I tried it:

3. Install the alternative Launcher App remotely to your phone

4. Turn on the phone, you will see in the background that alternative Launcher App is being installed.

5. After the alternative Launcher App is installed, your phone will ask you which home launcher you want. Choose your new launcher (whether this be the Go Launcher Ex or your other alternative launcher app).

6. Problem Solved. No more process loop error. Fix without the need to do factory reset or hard reset 🙂

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0 thoughts on “Free Android Fix: Process error Without Factory Reset”

  1. Ppl this guy knows what he’s talkin bout, do what he says and android will do awesome little different layout but basically the same and lose no info. Tw launcher was a prob for some time with hard reset every time losing lots of apps and info each time works awesome thanks so much for the help !!!

  2. Man knows what he’s talkin about do as he says above and ur fone will work awesome and best thing lose no info ! Thanks dude for the info !

  3. WOW Thank you so much for this information. I had this happen before and I went to Verizon and they hard reset my phone. I did loose some stuff not too bad but what a pain to redo the phone the way I had it. THIS WORKED!!!!! He does know what he’s talking about. AMAZING.
    Thank you Thank you Thank you !!!!!!!!

  4. i was very upset when i first saw this msg…..i went to the shop also from where i purshased my galaxy fit…they told for samsung service centre… when my friend “alok” told that everything is on net just have a look first on internet…..then when i sawthis, it really works… thanku very very much …now my mobile is running smooth…jst bcoz of u…..thanks a lot!!!!!:p:p

  5. You rock, dude! You really need to be showing up on the 1st page of a Google search! Thanks so much for the advice and posting it.dsk

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  7. “Turn on the phone, you will see in the background that alternative Launcher App is being installed.” this step is not happening for me..i followed the previous steps,but cant execute this step..(the message media scanner running is coming but after that the phone doesn’t respond)..wat to do?

  8. Thank You very much sir… Problem fix and my home screen now has a new look.. 😀 great solution…