Sparrow problems

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Lucifielle, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Lucifielle macrumors newbie

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    I purchased Sparrow a month ago and I cannot deny how useful it's been. However, I recently updated the app in the App store, and lo and behold, it crashes whenever I try to load it.

    I am using Sprint. I have an iPhone 4S running iOS6. Any help in resolving the issue of Sparrow crashing on me would be greatly appreciated. :(
     
  2. sk1wbw macrumors 68040

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    Delete it, hard reboot the phone, and then reinstall it. That normally solves everything.
     
  3. Lucifielle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, so, I deleted it, performed a hard reboot through clicking the home key & power button at the top, reinstalled it, and it didn't do anything. I think it's probably something with the new version of the app that's causing these problems for me. Is there anyway I can select a diff version? I looked for support topics on the official website, but there really didn't seem to be any to address my problems. :X
     
  4. sk1wbw macrumors 68040

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    Not sure about that. I downloaded it the other day on my new iPhone 5 and it works perfectly. I wouldn't suggest a full restore, but if you have the time on your hands for that, it might work.
     
  5. Lucifielle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Welp, there goes my love for Apple products again. Buy an app, set it up, update it, magically stop working. o/ All I wanted this phone to do was browse the internet via Dolphin, check my e-mail accounts via Sparrow, and text message through my service provider! And it hasn't been able to do that! Wagh! Must I jailbreak you, iPhone 4S? I wanted you for simplicity! ;_;
     
  6. Alvaro Bernedo macrumors newbie

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    You can solve this by using iTools

    Hi,

    I ran into the same issue and nothing would work. What I did in the end was to use the .IPA file of the previous version of Sparrow and transfer it to my 4S using iTools.

    It worked like a charm, although you will have a pending update in the App Store for as long as it takes Sparrow's developers to update their app.

    I wrote a tutorial on how to transfer Apps to your iPhone using iTools instead of iTunes if you need more help.

    http://www.guidingtech.com/16025/itools-transfer-apps-iphone-without-itunes/
     
  7. Lucifielle, Dec 1, 2012
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    Lucifielle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Alvaro. I'm gonna have to take this route because it's crashing on me again! It's so ****ing frustrating. Google buys them out, they stop properly supporting their application, and still Google does not release a multi-account version of GMail for iOS! I want to cry. :( But thank you for your help.

    EDIT:

    It was apparently a contacts permission issue which was solved by going into settings and allowing Sparrow access to them, but they patched it so you don't even have to do that anymore. <3
     

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