[FIXED] Error on MoboPlayer Resulting with Crashing Gingerbread main blog post image
July 30th, 2012 by Michael Tunnell

[FIXED] Error on MoboPlayer Resulting with Crashing Gingerbread

Update: I never received a response from the developers of MoboPlayer but as of their latest update to the app it appears that they have fixed this problem.

I just updated to the latest version of Moboplayer and I was introduced to a very cool idea for their video player, Window Mode. This allows you to play a video in an overlay on top of the rest of your phone so you can do other stuff while you watch/listen to your desired media. So I decided to use this to watch a podcast while I did some other stuff but I didn't want it to be in the way much at all so I started tapping the "minus" button to make the video as small as possible but if you tap it too much you get a terrible surprise, an UNUSABLE PHONE.


Once you hit the "minus" button after it is already at the minimum size it crashes the phone with a blue screen...I thought I got away from the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) when I moved off of Windows onto Linux but it seems to just find other ways to get me.


Versions other than Gingerbread:

I am not sure if this applies to other versions of Android or not, sadly HTC and Verizon both suck so I have yet to get an update to my phone for Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) much less Jelly Bean (4.1).


How To Fix It:

Sadly the only way to fix this issue is to Reboot your phone. This is a LOT easier said than done because you will not be able to see the on-screen buttons for restarting your phone as this error will make everything unviewable. Luckily you will be able to click the buttons even though you can't see them so it will just be a matter of trying until you get it. Unfortunately, I can't explain where the buttons will be because it will depend on the size of your phone, the manufacturer of the phone and if you have a custom ROM or not.




I will make an update to this post whenever I hear about a fix for this.


Are you experiencing this error? If so, what version of Android are you running?

Please let me know in the comments section below: