Help! Charge Keeps Resetting to Home Screen every minute or so.

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Hi. My Samsung Charge Keeps Resetting every minute or so to the Home Screen. It shuts off anything I'm doing and goes black. It then starts up at the home screen and says "media scanner running" at the top of screen. What I was doing before problem occurred...I was listening to music player yesterday for several hours until battery went dead. I plugged the phone into my laptop to charge the battery and the problem started.

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Re: Help! Charge Keeps Resetting to Home Screen every minute or so.

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Okay I figured it out. First I removed the SD Card. Then I restarted the phone without it. The problem stopped at this point so I knew it was something dealing with the card. Two nights ago I moved a bunch of Apps from the phone memory to the SD Card. So I started to remove Apps off of my phone that were listed as installed on the SD Card. I then re-installed the SD Card and the problem has not returned. I assume the problem must have been with an App trying to boot or something and not realizing it had been moved. Anyway, problem solved for now.

ps: Thanks JerryF for the tip. I had already tryed it.

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I don't really know what to do but your battery probably is not charged very well yet.  The USB port on a PC is NOT a very powerful charger.

Try this.  Plug your phone into the 1 AMP charger that came with it.  After the battery is charged past the 60% mark leave the charger plugged into your phone and then hold the on/off button (top right outside edge of the phone) until you see Power Off.  Touch power off.  After a minute restart the phone.

If that does not fix your phone do the same thing at one more or maybe two more times.

I hope someone else may have a better idea.

JerryF

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Okay I figured it out. First I removed the SD Card. Then I restarted the phone without it. The problem stopped at this point so I knew it was something dealing with the card. Two nights ago I moved a bunch of Apps from the phone memory to the SD Card. So I started to remove Apps off of my phone that were listed as installed on the SD Card. I then re-installed the SD Card and the problem has not returned. I assume the problem must have been with an App trying to boot or something and not realizing it had been moved. Anyway, problem solved for now.

ps: Thanks JerryF for the tip. I had already tryed it.

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WupemPew,

Nice fix.  I learned from your experience too.

JerryF

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I've seen the same problem. Finally just reinstalled my phone from scratch, and did a lot of rebooting every few. Sure enough I think there may be some undocumented limit as to how much can go onto the SD card, and I must've just been scraping it. Got all my apps but one moved over, then just had this symptom. Moving the app back didn't fully help. I had to move a couple of more back too.

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I have seen where some APPs say that they will NOT work correctly if they are on the SD Card, e.g., they must be in the phone itself.

JerryF

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Jerry F wrote:

I have seen where some APPs say that they will NOT work correctly if they are on the SD Card, e.g., they must be in the phone itself.

JerryF

Any application that has a widget with it will not work properly if it is stored on the SD card. There are other reason as well, but that is the main one I remember.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Yes, that's true... but if you use something like app2sd it properly detects which can be moved and which can't. This seems independent of which apps you move, I think it's more about total size of apps on the SD card (or maybe total size of everything on the SD card). Problem seems to hit roughly at 2GB of apps on the SD card maybe, though I haven't fully pinned it down.

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Re: Help! Charge Keeps Resetting to Home Screen every minute or so.

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This isn't really fixed. It's an Android bug. If you have too many apps on the SD card, it goes into this loop.

See

http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=25563

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