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Apps won't open

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  • CodePoet5150 Calculating status...
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    Jul 13, 2008 5:34 PM (in response to serverleader)
    Same problem here
    iPhone 3G, Windows Vista
  • CodePoet5150 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 13, 2008 5:45 PM (in response to Darthus)
    I just resolved the issue on my phone (for now anyway). None of my 3rd party apps would load. I removed the "Light" app and re-downloaded it. Now it works as well as my other 3rd party apps. Maybe installing a 3rd party app fresh is resetting things.
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  • Ofir Gal Calculating status...
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    Jul 13, 2008 5:46 PM (in response to CodePoet5150)
    It appears that the crash logs are saved to your computer on sync and can be viewed in console under ~/Library/logs/CrashReporter/MobileDevice/

    In my case this is not all 3rd party apps, just some, sometimes, but far too often.

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  • Darthus Calculating status...
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    Jul 13, 2008 5:49 PM (in response to CodePoet5150)
    Ok, I'll try that with Shazam, the app that froze and see if that fixes it. I don't have the "Light" program, so it's not that one specifically.
    PC, Windows Vista
  • Darthus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 13, 2008 5:58 PM (in response to Darthus)
    Redownloading Shazam fixed Shazam, and it fixed the majority of my other 3rd party apps, but Pandora still crashes. I'll just try redownloading that.

    Btw, I did a restore and it didn't fix anything at all.
    PC, Windows Vista
  • A A P L Level 7 Level 7 (21,730 points)
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    Jul 13, 2008 6:26 PM (in response to Darthus)
    If you restore and use the backup, any issues will be carried-over.
    Best way is to restore as a new iPhone.
     MBP Core2Duo  Mac Pro  Touch  3G iPhone , Mac OS X (10.5.4),  XSAN 
  • Droid Calculating status...
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    Jul 13, 2008 6:47 PM (in response to A A P L)
    Yeah, i'm in Tokyo and I just got it, one of the first off the line. got some apps loaded, and not 16 hours into using my phone (only 9 minutes of call time and about 30 minutes of wifi surf from my house, my whole phone crashed. after that, none of the apps i downloaded, free or the ones i paid for, would open. i reloaded one the free ones after deleting it and it opened fine of course, but the others still wouldnt open. i waited a day and now they open fine. i'm just waiting for it to happen again though. its crashed twice on me and given me the silver apple (iPhone version of the bluescreen?)
    G5 Dual2.5, Mac OS X (10.4.3), Superdrive
  • Larry Schultz Calculating status...
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    Jul 14, 2008 8:25 PM (in response to Darthus)
    i2 am having this same problem, AND it started with Pandora. I'm gonna' delete this one and see what happens after a reboot.
    G5 dual 2.5, Mac OS X (10.4.1)
  • thanelross Calculating status...
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    Jul 15, 2008 12:25 AM (in response to ireadcomics)
    I'm having the same problem as many others here. It showed up only after setting up my mobile me account. Problem with mobile me?
  • Strombringer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 15, 2008 5:30 AM (in response to A A P L)
    Fine. I add another evidence for the fault. Todays history:

    -yesterday evening: everything worked fine
    -this morning: unplugged from iTunes, no downloaded Apps worked.
    -deleted and reinstalled Apple Remote, all Apps worked again
    -around noon (no computer connection in the meantime): a few apps stopped working again

    No idea what the problem is, but I definitely have it.
    iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Darthus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 15, 2008 10:42 AM (in response to thanelross)
    No, it's definitely not just Mobile me. I don't have that and the problem has happened a couple of times. I just had the issues again this morning. I synced my iphone last night, went to bed, then this morning all my 3rd party apps are crashing again. ReQall was the first one I tried to use. I don't think it's the app in particular, I think it has something to do with ReQall being an app I used before syncing, or that it was the first app I loaded after syncing.

    I'm going to reload ReQall and see if it breaks the other apps.

    I think what's happening is the first app you open after the iPhone breaks the apps will crash, and every one after it will crash. Then when you reload one app, it will stop future apps from crashing, but you might have to reload every app that crashed before you decided to reload one of them.

    If that's the case, the temporary fix would be to, as soon as you notice an app crash on boot, reload it, avoiding corrupting other apps.
    PC, Windows Vista
  • TomRo Calculating status...
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    Jul 17, 2008 1:26 PM (in response to ireadcomics)
    what apps did you guys download?
    iMac, MacBook, iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • coltX Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Jul 17, 2008 3:12 PM (in response to Darthus)
    Looks like sync doesn't cause the problem. downloaded an app, worked fine for some hours, then stopped working. no sync done in during this time
    Macbook: 2,4GHZ; 2GB  iMac: 2,4GHZ; 3GB  iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • phr0stbyte Calculating status...
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    Jul 17, 2008 4:11 PM (in response to ireadcomics)
    same problem here. every couple of days the apps will start loading. if I delete one (doesn't matter which) and then re-install it, they will all start loading again.

    rebooting doesn't help.

    Has nothing to do with sync'ing because the problem always occur long after I've sync'd.

    Just a guess, but it seems like if an app doesn't close down cleanly it ties up some resource that they all need and then none will load.
    iPhone 3G, Other OS

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