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  Reply # 1129740 16-Sep-2014 11:07
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That error coming out of android sounds like android itself is getting a bit screwed up.
No doubt you have googled it - This thread reports some success in resolving it:
http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-7-0-plus/243854-how-fix-unfortunately-process-android-process-media-has-stopped-3.html

Also found this on youtube - same brand and different model - NZ user post a video of 'your issue' and dont know how to fix it.
Some responded with "go to, settings, date and time, and disable the second function" - I dont know exactly what that is - but have a look.
It seems to have worked.


Also - is there any chance there are any android updates you might be able to download and install - I would guess that perhaps if wifi is working maybe you could try and access updates - though I see its a cheapie so maybe thats not so likely.




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  Reply # 1129917 16-Sep-2014 13:40
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Found another reference that maybe ties into the above suggestion on youtube.
You have to battle through that error message coming up quite a lot, but go to:
Settings - date and time setting - turn off automatic time zone.

Restart phone and see if that stupid android error keeps coming up - does it also let the phone connect to a network?




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  Reply # 1129921 16-Sep-2014 13:46
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LesF:
freitasm: I'd say is more the case of being a low quality Android device with poor integration than a network compatibility problem.


Yeah well I took that risk, have had reasonable success in the past with a tablet and phone.
IMEI numbers are not blocked in NZ.
Clearing app data has no effect.

What's the easiest way to get a micro SIM to try in slot 1?  And with my 2 Degrees SIM in slot 2, I expect it should have connected to something at least.

Guess this may be my first unhappy return to DX...



well sorry for wasting yours and mine's time. 

Doesn't take much to say thanks for the help others are giving you regardless of whether it works or not.

Just saying




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  Reply # 1130073 16-Sep-2014 17:04
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jeffnz: well sorry for wasting yours and mine's time. 

Doesn't take much to say thanks for the help others are giving you regardless of whether it works or not.

Just saying


Sorry, I hadn't noticed time being wasted, I was still reviewing my options.  And yes I am thankful of the the responses I get here, thats the main reason I started here.

My research on the particular error message had taken me into the depths of several technical discussions, but I not yet got to the answer mentioned above.

Fixed timezone insteada auto, Spark SIM in and working. Wife upgraded from a tiny and very slow old android 2.something to 4.4.  Excellent.

Much gratitude guys for the previous few posts.




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  Reply # 1130176 16-Sep-2014 19:23
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Glad the suggestions helped you. It looks like quite a cool phone.

Personally, I dont understand the "time wasting" comment either. I kind of figured you would get back to comment at some point.
Its true its always good to know if suggestions worked (or not).




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  Reply # 1130203 16-Sep-2014 19:57
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Solution is found, great. Just for completeness and to add to Mauricio's useful URL for TCF, here is Sparks compatibility checker

http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile/whyultramobile/joinultramobile/phonecompatibility.html


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