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How I Fixed android.process.acore Has Stopped on my LG G3 Part 3

As you can imagine I am quite annoyed with the Facebook App. After spending the better part of 4 hours updating my phone from Android 5.0.1 to Android 6.0 I now have Facebook working again.

How did I get there? Well, longer story long I did some research and found that some of the sites that repost previous versions of Android Apps listed the current version 146.x.x.x.x of Facebook requiring 4.0.3, however, previous ones required 5.0. This was odd to me so so I downloaded the APK files and 5.0 could recognize them as valid APK files until I got to the version which they claimed a minimum were 4.x.x versions at which time my phone would recognize the APK files.

So, was it that Facebook was releasing an App for Android 6.0 claiming it was compatible with 5.x? That’s what it appears to me. Looking back, this is probably what happened to my Facebook Messenger as well.

Needless to say I only found out after upgrade to 6.0 which took hours of my time while components were upgraded and apps were optimized x 3 because of the subsequent updates.

In the process I ran into a problem with the  “Google Play Services won’t run unless you update Google Play Services”. Yeah, okay. That’s a new one. Tons of research later and that problem is solved by doing the following (at least this worked for me).

Reboot/restart device.
Go to settings > storage > cached data > clear cached data.
Go to settings  > storage > apps > google play store>clear data.
Go to settings > storage > apps > download manager>clear data. 
Go to settings >security > scroll down to
Device administrators tap on this and see find my phone.
Next to this "uncheck" in the box
Go to settings > storage > apps > google play services > uninstall updates.
Open G+app or google map this prompts to update.
Tap on update button.
(Now you can supposedly leave the device for sometime connected to internet, and plugged the charger in. play services update automatically.)
Finishing this.
Settings > > > find my phone >activate.
Reboot/restart device.

How I Fixed android.process.acore Has Stopped on my LG G3 Part 2

It has been months since this little nasty issue has surfaced and then all of a sudden it came back this morning after I reset my Skype password. Go figure – another App that meddles with Contacts.

So I thought that since I do not really use Skype of my device I thought I would uninstall it to solve the problem like I did with Facebook Messenger. Well to my surprise the problem the problem did not resolve.

What are the odds, Skype is uninstalled and still having an issue. Let us direct our attention to Facebook products again. No I do not have Facebook Messenger installed only Facebook. I’ll uninstall it I figure – what is the worse that can happen, I’ll need to reinstall it right?

So uninstall you go Facebook. Wow, problem gone again. What is it with Facebook Apps that keep causing issues with my contacts. This is really frustrating and even worse I didn’t even touch Facebook this AM, only Skype!

How I Fixed android.process.acore Has Stopped on my LG G3 Device

So for the better part of a week now, at the worst possible time of course while I was 2 days into a week long vacation, I ran into “android.process.acore has stopped” error message on my LG G3 phone with Android version 5.0.1.

Here is what I experienced and to say it was a little annoying is an understatement. I noticed that every time something attempted to access any contacts a popup window would appear on my screen saying “android.process.acore has stopped”. This little dialog box, no matter what I was doing, would take focus away and keep me pretty much from doing anything other than dictating through Google Text related apps.

I tried All the “easy fixes” and “tricks” to solve this issue and yeah, nothing worked. I was one of the “difficult ones to fix” or so every reference that I found on the web to fix it stated.

I tried going to Settings > Apps > All Apps > Contacts and Contact Storage and did Clear Data, Force Stop and Clear Cache with no luck.

I tried Settings > Apps > three little dots, Tap on them and then selected Choose Reset App Preferences > Reset Apps. Yeah, still no luck.

Some people recommended removing Contacts but with my LG G3 it comes with the Stock ROM and I am unable remove it.

The final option I found was do a Factory Reset. I was not willing to do this yet as I had over 3 years of data and usage on my phone from Apps I use daily, to Photos and Music to worlds on Minecraft. I was not going to go down this road unless I had to.

So, I tried to clear the stuff one last time and still no luck. Then I remembered reading something sometime that Contacts pull Facebook contacts. Not only that but I started thinking that I thought I had read something on an update the Facebook Messenger was now a “one stop messaging app with phone, sms and other features”. Could this be my problem?

So, I pulled the trigger and uninstalled Facebook Messenger and to my surprise, my nearly every 5-15 second popup dialog box stopped. Not only did that stop but I once again had access to Phone and Contacts which I had not been able to use in about a week.

Problem Solved! I was able to resync my contacts with my Google Contacts again and I’m back to normal – aside from now needing to set ALL my App Preferences again 8( … However, I would rather want to do just that than that ugly final option of a Factory Reset which a lot of others had to do – which, ironically uninstalled Facebook Messenger.

If you run into this problem, hopefully you have tried these items before the dreaded Factory Reset and it has helped.