Touchwiz provides intuitive handling of all the features available on the Galaxy S3. This offers numerous customization options for the user of the device to make every task easier. However, it can be such as pain when encountering the “Unfortunately Touchwiz Home Has Stopped” error message. Basically, this is because it renders your phone unusable.
In this article, we will take a look on the factors possibly causing the issue as well as the solutions for it.
According to an OrganicWeb post, this kind of error usually occurs in Galaxy S3 phone equipped with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. So, one way to fix it is through these steps:
a. Access Settings.
b. Go to the My Device panel where you will find Home screen mode. Just tap it.
c. From the given options, go to Easy.
d. Select Apply followed by OK.
This may be such a pain because it will simplify the way that your Home screen will look. But based on other users who experienced this problem, you can also toggle it back to Standard when the error message disappears.
Phandroid suggests using ADB (Android Debug Bridge) utility to repair the error. This can be downloaded through Developers Android website. This requires your Galaxy S3 hooked up with your computer too during the process. Unfortunately, I am not very well versed on this tool since I haven’t tried it yet (seeing no reason to use it). But, this guide is a good reference that you can start with.
Many feedbacks in the forum of the website mentioned that this one worked for them.
If you do not want to go through the process involving ADB, you could do a complete reset with your device. This is so far the quickest way to solve it. Just remember to save all your important data before doing a Factory Reset through.
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