While Android is becoming better and better with each passed year, it's hard arguing against simple facts: its fragmented nature is often problematic and can be the cause of quite a few headaches. And we're not just talking about the differences from the software version of one device to the next, but also the many, many custom skins built on top of Android, and the various chipsets they work on. As you can imagine, software developers have to consider all of these variables with their apps, and that sometimes proves too great a challenge. Occasionally, we're just talking about genuinely bad code that goes rogue and breaks something.
You're now stuck. You can reboot your device, but that last app that you thought sounds amazing broke something, and you just can't use your device properly. Worse yet, the issue is so serious that you can't even reset your device from Settings
. So what do you do? Unless you've completely wiped your system partition, the easiest way to get back in business is to reset the device through its recovery. Here's how it works:
How to fix an unresponsive Android device by resetting the software