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  1. jbadowski's Avatar
    Anyone else having issues with words with friends locking up while playing? Freezes constantly and android player needs to be restarted to fix.

    Any suggestions on a fix?
    03-20-12 03:18 PM
  2. rculver's Avatar
    It happens to me once in a while. I just usually wait for the screen to pop up that says "Force Restart", or whatever it says, and I hit that. The game comes back up pretty quick.
    03-20-12 03:32 PM
  3. shemaree09's Avatar
    yeah me too.

    Its the Android App player. Really doesn't matter what app I use, when using the player it sometimes freezes and crashes.
    03-20-12 03:50 PM
  4. walnuts1024's Avatar
    Yeah. The android app player needs a little more work.
    03-20-12 04:09 PM
  5. catwoman66's Avatar
    Yep same here - I am not liking the android player much for many reasons. Have been buttering up Xlabz for a new word game
    03-20-12 04:13 PM
  6. FF22's Avatar
    Yup. Periodic lockups. It is afterall, not an official app.

    Maybe we all should specify which version? Is there a way to tell when running the app? Any ABOUT screen.

    I am amazed at my patience. Playing a complete stranger and taking days to complete a game as I or the other side go about the rest of our lives.
    Last edited by F2; 03-20-12 at 04:46 PM.
    03-20-12 04:42 PM
  7. torndownunit's Avatar
    I haven't run into a ton of the general Android Player problems people have mentioned, but definitely issues when running Words With Friends. It freezes up constantly on me.
    03-20-12 04:51 PM
  8. FreeJACLive's Avatar
    Yep flaky. I have a new version on my PB my wife has a slightly older version. Her's seems to be a bit more stable. I can post the version numbers in this thread when I get home.
    03-20-12 04:53 PM
  9. jolsonpb's Avatar
    I have 4.73 installed and it seems to work really well.
    03-20-12 05:01 PM
  10. FreeJACLive's Avatar
    Mine is 4.70 and is not stable. Wife has 4.54 it seems better, but I haven't tried it much. I will try upgrading to 4.73 to see how that version is.
    03-20-12 08:55 PM
  11. jbadowski's Avatar
    Thanks. I will look at my version too.
    03-20-12 09:24 PM
  12. Shutterbug97's Avatar
    Anyone else having issues with words with friends locking up while playing? Freezes constantly and android player needs to be restarted to fix.

    Any suggestions on a fix?
    Im a little confused... and excuse me if I'm being a n00b, but how on earth do you have Words with Friends? It's not showing up in my Appworld... ?
    03-21-12 01:04 AM
  13. catwoman66's Avatar
    Im a little confused... and excuse me if I'm being a n00b, but how on earth do you have Words with Friends? It's not showing up in my Appworld... ?
    It's a sideloaded Android app, you need the bar file and then you can port it to your PlayBook, most of these apps lag so if you don't mind go ahead, I can't stand it, but love words with friends so put up with it til something better comes along..
    03-21-12 01:12 AM
  14. Shutterbug97's Avatar
    It's a sideloaded Android app, you need the bar file and then you can port it to your PlayBook, most of these apps lag so if you don't mind go ahead, I can't stand it, but love words with friends so put up with it til something better comes along..
    Oh, DUH lol. Thanks
    03-21-12 01:21 AM
  15. jbadowski's Avatar
    It's a sideloaded Android app, you need the bar file and then you can port it to your PlayBook, most of these apps lag so if you don't mind go ahead, I can't stand it, but love words with friends so put up with it til something better comes along..
    Amen to that! I had older version. Will upgrade next few days and hope for some stability.
    03-22-12 11:53 PM
  16. DesertBum's Avatar
    I think I get less freeze ups on the PB than I did on my android phone, so it was no big deal to me
    03-23-12 10:38 AM
  17. torndownunit's Avatar
    Hey guys, where are you finding what version you are running? Thanks.
    03-23-12 12:23 PM
  18. FF22's Avatar
    Hey guys, where are you finding what version you are running? Thanks.
    I don't see anything on any of the screens showing version number. I opened DDPB to see if that might help but I "ADDED" two versions of W/F so I don't know which one is actually installed on the pb. There does not seem to be an About Screen.

    Hmm, I wonder if some of the Launchers/TaskKiller/etc might how that info.
    03-23-12 03:14 PM
  19. jolsonpb's Avatar
    Hey guys, where are you finding what version you are running? Thanks.
    Scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen, it's in the copyright info.
    03-23-12 03:23 PM
  20. torndownunit's Avatar
    Scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen, it's in the copyright info.
    Thanks. Looks like I have 4.70 running. I will update to 4.73 as others in the thread mentioned and see if that helps.
    03-23-12 03:47 PM
  21. dimm0k's Avatar
    03-23-12 04:08 PM
  22. hamsterwheel's Avatar
    Yes, mine freezes quite a bit also, but I have another issue. The games don't refresh? Does anyone have this problem? Or how to do it? it's probably just me lol, but would appreciate the help
    03-23-12 05:59 PM
  23. FF22's Avatar
    There it is! Micro-print. I'm back at 4.54.

    So, what's recommended? 4.70 or 4.73 or?????

    Will installing a new version wipe out my current game/opponent? After THIS game, will it retain the opponents for rematch?
    03-23-12 06:08 PM
  24. torndownunit's Avatar
    There it is! Micro-print. I'm back at 4.54.

    So, what's recommended? 4.70 or 4.73 or?????

    Will installing a new version wipe out my current game/opponent? After THIS game, will it retain the opponents for rematch?
    4.70 is what I have and it freezes like crazy. It seems most of the people in the thread who says it's running fine are using 4.73. So that is what I am going to try.

    I would guess erasing it would wipe your current games, but maybe someone else can verify. One of many pains of having to sideload. You can't run a normal app update.
    03-23-12 06:42 PM
  25. franchise22's Avatar
    I was running 4.70 and it was freezing like crazy.....also wouldnt refresh without leaving the app. I just sideloaded 4.73 (without wiping or removing 4.70 and it works fine. It updated to 4.73 and kept my old and current games with no issues.
    03-23-12 07:43 PM
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