I’ve recently had a problem. A problem that affected the way I interacted with the contacts on my phone. I’ve got an LG Optimus 2X running CyanogenMod 7.1. I’m not saying this problem is limited to CM 7.1, it’s just what is on my phone.
What happened was this: whenever I tried to view a contact I got an android.process.acore error with a Force Close box. I couldn’t view the contact. I couldn’t edit the contact. This was the same for any app that accessed the contact’s info through the default program. E.g., in Handcent SMS I could text people, but if I pressed on their contact picture it would error.
I found a work around – if I tried viewing the contact in GO Contacts EX it worked. No errors. But that wasn’t a solution for me. You see, I have a home screen dedicated to contacts. Long Press –> Shortcuts –> Contact. If you’ve never used this, I urge you to give it a try. It shows the contact picture in a 1×1 square on your screen and tapping on it will show you all the ways you can interact with that person. If you’ve got a phone number you can call and text them. If you’ve got an email address you can email them. If you’ve got an address you can bring up maps/navigate to their house. It’s fantastic.
But mine wasn’t working. I was gutted, as I’ve got all the people I interact with most on one screen. As soon as I tapped on them I got the android.process.acore error.
I asked a few friends/colleagues, tried a few things (wiping and reflashing, deleting contact data, etc) but nothing worked. The error was still there.
After asking on XDA Developers I got the answer I needed from XDA user androidmeda. The problem was caused by Google+ version 2. The one that comes with Ice Cream Sandwich. Turns out all I needed to do was uninstall it. And sure enough, as soon as it was uninstalled I could access all my contacts again.
So if you’re having trouble accessing your contacts and you have Google+ v2 installed, just uninstall it. Sure, you lose the better interface it has but would you rather have that or access to your contacts?
PS – GO Contacts EX has a home on my phone. I love the dialler and the way it displays contacts.