1. ezapper2's Avatar
    My question is can I restart the Android player without restarting the phone?

    Most of us BlackBerry users know the BlackBerry 10 OS is phenomenal but when using the Android player too much the phone gets pretty wacky at times.

    I was always under the impression that android apps run in a VM and when you close the VM, android cannot affect bb10. I run Google play services on my phone to access additional apps I need but it really affects the ability to enjoy the BlackBerry 10 OS as it should be.

    I reboot once or twice a day to fix the problem.
    General issues include failing of android apps, Keyboard will not work on the device or lock screen, high cpu usage (60%) even when nothing is running.

    Remember, most of this is caused from having Google play services installed but even without them it's still a common issue.

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    08-09-14 11:48 AM
  2. Banco's Avatar
    There's a very useful app called Overload, which was initially for the Playbook - and I think was made by someone who's a regular on here. It does exactly what you're asking for, re-initialises the Android player without restarting the phone.

    It's 75p (in the UK) so I guess something equivalent wherever you are. It was a godsend on the Playbook and has been of some use for BB10 once in a while.

    You can find it in BlackBerry World.

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    08-09-14 11:52 AM
  3. ezapper2's Avatar
    Thanks I'll have to check it out

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    08-09-14 12:19 PM
  4. TheoRadu's Avatar
    Or if you are looking for a free solution:

    1. Install an Android launcher with Snap.
    2. Open "Dev tools" from the Android home screen.
    3. Go to "Bad behavior"
    4. Tap on "Crash the system server"

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    08-09-14 12:49 PM
  5. ezapper2's Avatar
    Or if you are looking for a free solution:

    1. Install an Android launcher with Snap.
    2. Open "Dev tools" from the Android home screen.
    3. Go to "Bad behavior"
    4. Tap on "Crash the system server"

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    Free is always better. Overload has some bad reviews unfortunately

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    08-09-14 12:55 PM
  6. Banco's Avatar
    Free is always better. Overload has some bad reviews unfortunately

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    As I say, it was designed for the Playbook first and foremost so I inherited it on BB10.

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    08-09-14 01:26 PM
  7. DOCTOREVIL8's Avatar
    There's a very useful app called Overload, which was initially for the Playbook - and I think was made by someone who's a regular on here. It does exactly what you're asking for, re-initialises the Android player without restarting the phone.

    It's 75p (in the UK) so I guess something equivalent wherever you are. It was a godsend on the Playbook and has been of some use for BB10 once in a while.

    You can find it in BlackBerry World.

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    Beautiful. I forgot about this app. I had it when it was sideloaded as Beta and it worked great for the PlayBook. $0.99 to the developer is a great investment. Done. Thanks.
    08-09-14 01:32 PM
  8. nappp's Avatar
    Or if you are looking for a free solution:

    1. Install an Android launcher with Snap.
    2. Open "Dev tools" from the Android home screen.
    3. Go to "Bad behavior"
    4. Tap on "Crash the system server"

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    Thank you for this. I will be trying this out the next time the android back button stops working

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    08-09-14 06:19 PM

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