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Hi

I've been having problems with my X10 Mini Pro for the last couple of days. It keeps asking for the SIM-pincode every so often.

To be clear: It's asking for Sim PINCODE, not PUK.

Phone: X10 Mini Pro, Android 2.1-update1, rooted with SuperOneClick.

Searched google for solutions, found a thread about Backup & Restore causing this. Followed instructions and deleted it. But I'm still having random SIM-lockups.

In the meantime i've made a small app that checks the sim-state periodically and warns me right away when something's wrong. Was able to get a LogCat-dump (attached)

Phone asked for pin @ 11:56:27

It looks like the com.android.stk (SimToolKit) was terminated a couple of seconds earlier. Right after that the ActivityMinitor prompts it's restarting com.android.stk and -.phone:

D/Zygote ( 1098): Process 22219 terminated by signal (11)
I/ActivityManager( 1194): Process com.android.phone (pid 22219) has died.
W/ActivityManager( 1194): Scheduling restart of crashed service com.android.stk/.StkAppService in 5000ms
W/ActivityManager( 1194): Scheduling restart of crashed service com.android.phone/.DataTrafficExceptMmsNotifier in 15000ms
W/ActivityManager( 1194): Scheduling restart of crashed service com.android.phone/.BluetoothHeadsetService in 25000ms

Hmmm. And just a bit later i've got like 10 lines of error-discription:

E/WifiService( 1194): Could not get PLMN!
I/WifiService( 1194): Nunmber off channels decreased
I/WifiService( 1194): Starting channel cache timer
D/dalvikvm(24867): GC freed 3560 objects / 239520 bytes in 98ms
E/DeviceMonitor( 1672): Could not create crash message java.lang.NullPointerException
E/JavaBinder(24867): *** Uncaught remote exception! (Exceptions are not yet supported across processes.)
E/JavaBinder(24867): java.lang.RuntimeException: android.os.DeadObjectException
E/JavaBinder(24867): at android.os.Parcel.writeException(Parcel.java:1177)
E/JavaBinder(24867): at android.os.Binder.execTransact(Binder.java:293)
E/JavaBinder(24867): at dalvik.system.NativeStart.run(Native Method)
E/JavaBinder(24867): Caused by: android.os.DeadObjectException
E/JavaBinder(24867): at android.os.BinderProxy.transact(Native Method)
E/JavaBinder(24867): at android.content.IIntentReceiver$Stub$Proxy.perform Receive(IIntentReceiver.java:121)
E/JavaBinder(24867): at android.app.ActivityThread$ApplicationThread.sched uleRegisteredReceiver(ActivityThread.java:1573)
E/JavaBinder(24867): at android.app.ApplicationThreadNative.onTransact(App licationThreadNative.java:325)
E/JavaBinder(24867): at android.os.Binder.execTransact(Binder.java:291)
E/JavaBinder(24867): ... 1 more
E/CheckinService( 1194): Can't find package com.spritemobile.backup.semc2
E/EONS (24867): Invalid sstPlmnOplValue -1
E/WifiService( 1194): Could not get PLMN!
I/WifiService( 1194): Nunmber off channels decreased
I/DumpStateReceiver( 1194): Added state dump to 1 crashes
E/WifiService( 1194): Could not get PLMN!
I/WifiService( 1194): Nunmber off channels decreased
E/EONS (24867): Invalid sstPlmnOplValue -1

This is about the point I re-entered the pincode.

Since especially .STK has a lot to do with your sim-card (it should be the only service having access to it) the problem should be related to it's shutdown.

But what's shutting it down? And why?

And how do I prevent this!

>> PS: The app i've made for checking sim-state: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=10479098

>> PS2: Found a possible (temp) solution. Disable the Sim-lock alltogether. Great...

Instructions:
1 From the Home screen, drag upwards.
2 Find and tap Settings > Security & location > Set up SIM card lock > Lock SIM
card.
3 Enter the SIM card PIN and tap OK.
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11th January 2011, 05:39 AM |#2  
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i have a similar problem with my 2.1 x10 mini (both versions), starting about one week ago.
but i haven't found a solution either.
11th January 2011, 05:53 AM |#3  
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Do you actually need Stk? Because if you don't, remove it, I have and everything works OK for a month or more (backup first if you want).
11th January 2011, 08:15 AM |#4  
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Removing the service? Hmm. Would rather not since it is (or should be?) an android native app.

Btw an update: this morning alone my phone went to 'sim_state_unavailable' and/or -_absent at least 5 times:

6:30, 6:39, 6:49, 7:00, 8:50
(can't see further in history, but I guess 6:30 wasn't the first time)

the weird thing is that at night/early morning it seems to do it all the time, but during the day it only happens like 2-3 times. I mean... my phone's not doing ANYTHING so early in the morning. I'm still sleeping!
11th January 2011, 05:29 PM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rejh

Removing the service? Hmm. Would rather not since it is (or should be?) an android native app.

Btw an update: this morning alone my phone went to 'sim_state_unavailable' and/or -_absent at least 5 times:

6:30, 6:39, 6:49, 7:00, 8:50
(can't see further in history, but I guess 6:30 wasn't the first time)

the weird thing is that at night/early morning it seems to do it all the time, but during the day it only happens like 2-3 times. I mean... my phone's not doing ANYTHING so early in the morning. I'm still sleeping!

When I first saw it, I thought is was a branded app, since it was useless for me :P (it has been so long, I don't remember what the app offers). I don't know why it does what it does, sorry.
15th January 2011, 09:20 AM |#6  
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i also experienced the sms/mms app closing with an error caused by "com.sonyericsson.conversations".
i have the feeling that this is related to the PIN-problem but am not sure.
what do you think about it?
15th January 2011, 01:56 PM |#7  
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hmm, do u use some type of task killing app?
15th January 2011, 02:39 PM |#8  
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no, i don't
4th March 2013, 07:53 PM |#9  
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I have the same problem with my Huawei Ascend P1 (U9200).
And what's more irritating is that I just got it back from service a couple of weeks ago, where they allegedly fixed that problem.

No root, haven't been messing around with anything on this device.
25th February 2017, 10:00 PM |#10  
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I found that many devices have the same problem... any idea about it afer 4 years.....? I have the same problem with my wileyfox storm.

https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/s...he-day.266529/
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