One of the devices affected by the bug is the Samsung GALAXY Note
According to a thread on the Samsung Developers Forum which was opened last October and remains unresolved, Samsung devices running TouchWiz and Android 3.0 or higher are having problem with copy/paste. Occurring randomly, when a user tries to copy/paste, an error message appears. The application being used then crashes and the device becomes unusable until a factory reset is performed. Rooted users can clear the contents of the clipboard/data if a factory reset is unacceptable. Since the directory in the error message does not exist on stock Android, this is a problem coming from Samsung.
1.Hammerfest(Posts: 383; Member since: 12 May 2012)
Wonder if my i717 is prone to this issue...
I mean, in reality it isnt because I use CM10.1 and not the entire base that Samsung provides for it, but its scary either way... what if I want to return to stock! (snicker snicker, never going to happen, snicker snicker)
I have had this happen to me three times while using ICS, and I use copy and paste a lot. I got so sick of it that I rooted my phone just so I didn't have to deal with it. Right now I am unrooted on stock jelly Bean, and I have yet to have this problem for quite a while, and it has never happened on Jelly Bean. But this is THE MOST annoying bug ever. The random crashes and the crippling of the clipboard and the phone in general is unacceptable.
I don't have that problem on my international SGS3. However I do have a similar crash problem when I try to remove one of the home screen pages from the home screen. I do pinch out on any of the home screen, then a preview of the seven home screens I have appears. After that I press and hold one of them until I can drag it to the bottom of the screen where the delete icon is. In the minute my finger enters in the space of the delete icon, my phone freeze, I don't even have to release my finger. After a while, an error message like the one of the video appears, but in this case it says TouchWiz had to close. So I press OK and my phone opens the last app I had been using. That's really weird.
Because of that I've been stuck with the seven home screen pages since I upgraded my SGS3 to 4.1.1 Jellybean (it never happened with ICS), and I want to have only five! It's really annoying.
17.alfiehp21(Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)
I did had this problem on my GSIII. It used to crash everywhere when i make copy/paste. My solution was to delete the contents in the clipboard (root access). For what i could learn, it's look like the files on the clipboard, becomes corrupted and it stays always in copy transition, and when you tried to add a new one, it just crash.
I've also heard, as the article mention, that i factory reset can fix the issue.
20.skymitch89(Posts: 1299; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
This randomly happens to me on my Epic Touch, but usually when I excessively use copy/paste. When my phone starts freezing up, I go the to built in task manager and clear the RAM. Then I open a new text message, press and hold until it pops up paste/clipboard buttons, press clipboard, then press and hold on each item until the list of what to do pops up (which is usually only "delete form clipboard".
Yea I had this problem on my Galaxy S3, a factory reset resolved it. I have had my Note 2 for a few months now and have yet to experience this. It was very annoying and there's no excuse for how long it went on for.