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How to fix, unfortunately, the process « has stopped » error on Android

The error message « has stopped » or « androidUI has stooped » is common with Android devices. So, if you happen to bomb on it just now, know that there are many facing it or who have faced this same issue. Android being the most used Operating system owing to the easy customisation and availability of apps has got numerous flaws. The latter being just one of them. If you ever happen to see this error message « has stopped » on your screen, then you can easily fix the issues. Below we have listed a couple of reasons this error arises and possible fixes.

Why you are getting the error « has stopped »

There are many reasons you could be seeing this error message on your Android device screen. Most common causes include;

  1. A system update: Updating your Android device under normal circumstances should help fix system flaws or bugs. But this could also result in system errors, especially if the firmware update is corrupted or the update process ran into a system error.
  2. Root: Android users usually root their device to gain admin privileges. Although handy if you would like to install some custom patches, this could also lead to a system crash. Rooting your Android with root files(twrp, cwm, SuperSU, etc) which aren’t meant for your device may succeed but lead to the error « has stopped ».
  3. Google App: Updating the Google App may some times lead to this error.
  4. Flashing of incompatible ROMs: You can also run into this error after flashing your device with an incompatible firmware file.
  5. System malfunctioning.
  6. Installation of corrupted apps.
  7. Low memory.
  8. Flashing a custom rom.

No matter the cause of the error message, Unfortunately, « has stopped », one can easily fix them. Continue reading below to find out how to do this.

How to fix « has stopped »

There are many ways one can use to fix this Android system error. The solution that may work for you will depend on the cause of the problem. But in most cases, one of the following solutions should suffice.

Fix, unfortunately, « has stopped » by uninstalling Google App update

As we said earlier, updating the Google App may result in this error. So, before trying other methods, you should give this a try. In this case, you will need to also deactivate Google Play auto-updates.

To deactivate auto-updates, proceed as follows;

  1. Launch the Google Play Store app from your device home screen.
  2. When it opens, go to « Settings »
  3. Locate the « auto-update App » option and turn it off.

After turning off auto-update from the Google Play Store, proceed to uninstall Google App Update.

  1. Go to settings.
  2. Apps.
  3. Locate the Google App and tap on it.
  4. Uninstall updates
  5. Reboot your device.

If the above method doesn’t resolve the issue, then proceed to the nex method.

Wipe device cache partition

Clearing your device cache partition can help solve system errors. Since it consists of system files, inbuilt application data, drivers and other files, it may as well store corrupted system files. To clear your Android device cache partition, you will have to boot into recovery mode. In most cases, you can do that by pressing and holding down;

  • Vol- and power keys
  • Use Vol+ and power keys
  • Vol+, home and power keys(This is the case for Samsung devices)

Once in recovery mode, you should be able to see the « clear cache partition » option. has stopped

After wiping the cache partition, reboot your device.

This didn’t still fix the problem? Read further…

Fix unfortunately  » has stopped  » by unrooting device

If you started getting this system error message after rooting your device, then you can quickly fix it by unrooting it. To unroot your Android, you can either make use of:

  1. SuperSU App: To unroot with the SuperSU app, launch the app and head to settings. In the settings tab, tap « full unroot. » After this, you just have to follow the instructions displayed on the screen.
  2. If it was rooted with Magisk, then simply open Magisk Manager apps and tap on « Uninstall ». Then you will get a prompt with the options; completely uninstall, restore stock, cancel. You will need to be connected to the internet and choose « completely uninstall.« 
  3. If you rooted using a one-click root app like kingoroot, you should equally see the option to unroot from the app’s settings.

If unrooting doesn’t still fix the problem, then proceed with the following.

Factory reset your device

By performing a factory reset, one can fix some system-related problems. The system user interface crash error can as well be fixed this way. To factory reset your Android, proceed thus;

  • Go to settings
  • Backup & reset
  • Tap on factory data reset
  • On the next screen, tap on « Reset phone »
  • Confirm the reset process and enter your device pattern or passcode.
  • Your Android will then power off and the factory reset process will begin.
  • Wait for a couple of minutes.
  • After this, the error « has stopped » should be gone.

It should be noted that factory resetting your Android will wipe all your personal data. So, consider backing them up first.

Also, in some device, even after performing a factory reset from within, you may run into FRP lock. To avoid this, delete your Google account first(For those who easily forgets their login details).

Flashing to stock firmware

One of the best ways to fix the error  » has stopped » is by flashing the stock firmware. This method is very effective no matter the reason behind the error.

Although being effective, bear in mind that flashing the wrong firmware will brick your device.


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