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26th June 2014, 08:01 PM   |  #1  
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Android 5.0 Lollipop Developer Preview Help, Troubleshooting, Q&A

**Questions, Help, and Troubleshooting regarding the 5.0 Lollipop Developer Preview**

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Please view @Hannibal226 post below for many answers you may have.
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26th June 2014, 11:32 PM   |  #2  
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Battery

Battery at is quite OK for this state of development, but anyway it's a light version which only should give a preview of next Android 5.0

Problems with battery could be for extreme battery drain.
In this case:
- Check if specific app occurs this!
- reboot system
- wait a next full charge
- reflash if nothing helps


Busybox

The standard Busybox isn't working with Android L on this state.
But u can use another one which works fine:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sybox.complete


Camera

Problems could be crashes, freezes, black screens or reboots.
If u have camera problems u can try different things:
- delete data of camera app
- uninstall updates if camera app
- extract camera apk from rom and replace it
- change any settings like picture or video resolution in camera
- deactivate NuPlayer option in Developer Options


Crashing App(s)

some apps still don't work. Problem could be that it's not supporting ART or it requires root which isn't working fine, because the developer of apps have to update their binaries.


Extended Bootmenu

There is no extended Bootmenu, but can use an app doing exactly the same:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...bootmenuwidget


Flash

Problems could be errors while flashing, bootloop or systemUI FCs.
Problems relating to flash mostly occurs because not following the correct flash way:
- Check if /system is unmounted
- Fullwipe (wipe data, caches, system)
- Flash Rom.zip
- Flash SU.zip
- Reboot

If anyway problems, u can only try it again or change for example once between mounted and unmounted, so that this becomes set again.


Gapps

There r no Gapps for Android L.
Alls Gapps included in Stock.


Location

This state of release has a bug which only except location off or on.
The battery saving mode can be set, but would be set to on after getting back to it.


MMS/SMS

Problems could be, that both won't work at all or just sending or receiving of one.
U have to check ur provider APN settings and update/edit them.
(most T-Mobile and Sprint)


Root

U maybe don't have root.
To become a rooted device just flash the modified Superuser.zip from OP.


Screencast

At this state of release this function is implemented, but doesn't work!
Standard chromecast is working fine.


SystemUI

Problems could be FCs of SystemUI.
If u have problems while phone is charging (depends of battery level),
unplug the USB cable, restart SystemUI and then re-plug the usb cable.
Like here.

If u have other or still problems, look into Flash then.


Tethering

Problems could be, that SSID is visible but connection won't be successful.
U have to change the Password one time, after that it's working as usual.


Titanium Backup

For a working Titanium Backup u have to use the official Beta, as the standard release won't run at all.


Upgrade

Flashing LPX13D over KTU84P with non-wipe (removing -w from the flash-all file) renders the home button inopperable.
==> FIX: Running :- adb shell am start -n com.google.android.setupwizard/.SetupWizardTestActivity

VPN

Connections are successful, but routing isn't.
This is still a developer preview and surly get fixed in next release(s).


Xposed

Xposed doesn't work in Android L!!!
Android L only running ART but Xposed doesn't support it.


PS: If any question r already answered here, just link this post in answer!
PPS: If anything wrong, more to add or to change, please note here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...p=docslist_api

CHEERS
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27th June 2014, 12:21 AM   |  #3  
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The preview was working fine, but after that I restarted the device, it crashes after 10 seconds back into the boot animation. It does so infinitely, just keeps playing the boot animation, starting, and then crashing again. Any ideas on how to fix?
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27th June 2014, 12:28 AM   |  #4  
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The preview was working fine, but after that I restarted the device, it crashes after 10 seconds back into the boot animation. It does so infinitely, just keeps playing the boot animation, starting, and then crashing again. Any ideas on how to fix?

Come on, it's a preview version. Re-flash it or better yet flash 4.4.4 and wait until it's a real release. It's for developers not the general population.

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Come on, it's a preview version. Re-flash it or better yet flash 4.4.4 and wait until it's a real release. It's for developers not the general population.

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Hey, thanks for the advice. You or anyone else viewing this thread may be interested to know that the issue did not occur in safe mode, and I've been able to nail down that the problem is caused by Lightflow. After uninstalling that app, the loop has ceased.

If anyone else has my above issue, try picking off apps that may not be compatible with L yet.
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27th June 2014, 12:43 AM   |  #6  
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Going to put this out there - this is a developer preview, NOT a consumer release. If you don't know how to flash it with fastboot, then honestly it isn't for someone like you.
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27th June 2014, 12:53 AM   |  #7  
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So... is SuperSU working? Or any root method?
27th June 2014, 01:05 AM   |  #8  
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Has anyone had the issue where the SD Card is unreadable by any app, including Google ones?
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So... is SuperSU working? Or any root method?

It's being talked about in some of the threads in the Development section. It works, but also requires a boot.img flash. I don't think it's available yet though.
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