Originally Posted by Gary
So, I tried adding a bookmark to my home screen.
Now everytime I press anywhere on said screen (short/long presses & dragging) I get the error:
"android.process.acore has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. - Force close"
It works fine when I select icons. I only get the error when pressing in empty space.
Any ideas how to fix it?
I've tried rebooting, to no avail.
I'm running RC7; if that helps at all.
EDIT: Same thing happens when I press the 'Menu' button on the home screen too.
could you not just delete the bookmark that caused the problem or was the icon not there to begin with? A remote shot but you could have also tried switching your wallpaper by browsing your pictures and setting one as a wallpaper. Funnily enough this reminds me of the Windows Explorer has stopped working on my mates PC when he started it. It was due to a corrupt folder thumbnail on the desktop, well actually it was a picture within the folder that caused the issue
anyway I got the same error (that's how I found the forum
) but not the doing the same thing as you. Mine was when I was playing around in my contacts. I edited my home contact online playing around with all the fields and syncronised and then I couldn't edit the contact on my phone as I got the "android.process.acore has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. - Force close"
I see Andor's
post above quotes a suggestion to reset the device but in my case this wasn't required as I simply edited the contact again in Gmail to remove various fields and it worked again. My problem was my IM field as I'd simply put IM
as the test IM name but didn't select the client. Later on while messing around with the contact in Gmail replicating the error, it would just error when trying to sync no matter what. Even removing most of the test fields still gave an error until I deleted the test contact completely on the G1. It's strange how the contacts in Gmail don't allow you to delete things such as IM and you need to clear the name filed and set the option back to choose...
. If you don't you can't edit the IM on your G1 yet it's still listed!
if anyone ever gets an error with contacts don't reset your device just yet and lose your apps etc. One thing I suggest is turning off your sync until you sort out your contact that is causing the problem. It's probably best you export them from Gmail also just in case something goes wrong
anyway one idea I had to fix it was this (although it didn't work)
on G1 remove the autosync in settings
Delete the problem contact from G1
Edit details and save the problem contact in Gmail
turn sync back on then just sync again
I then simply tried renaming the contact in Gmail so that the deleted contact on G1 wouldn't delete it but again it just deletes it. This goes both way so I guess it's all linked behind the scenes with specific contact ID's just in case people don't know and accidentally delete a contact on either the G1 or Gmail and hope that saving it again will then replace it back on the contact list it was deleted from
another test I did was edit both the numbers on the G1 & Gmail at the same time and after syncing it just created an extra mobile number so it kept both edited versions.
I'm only playing around now out of interest as my contacts are one thing I don't want to lose so I'm trying to break it now and then finding out how to fix it if I do