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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-30-2010
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: AT&T

Podast App throws error: IllegalArgumentException

Device info

Your carrier: AT&T

Model info and OS version (Go to Settings, then Options, then about): 9800/

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Apps and free space

File free before and after a battery remove/replace. (Go to Settings, then Options, then status):

Did a battery pull fix your issue? 297641016

If needed I will build an App list, but I've only done minor additions:

updated Podast App

Added Shazam

Enabled AT&T Navigator

Also, added larger MicroSD card (16GB) and have synced a bunch of music via BBD Esktop manager for Mac


When I try to run the Podcasts app I get:
Uncaught Exception: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException


This started when running the 'stock' AT&T version of BBOS6 121.  Sequence of events is this is a replacement Torch, and the first time I ran Podcasts  it  either detected that an upgrade was available, or I went to App World and got an upgrade to support OTA downloads.


The next time I ran it, it syncs my settings.  Everything worked fine, podcasts played, and downloaded a few over the air.

Next time I tried to open the app I got the above exception.

I upgraded the phone OS to 246 over the air using the on-phone functionality.

Exception again when running podcasts

I uninstalled, rebooted, reinstalled.

First run worked fine

Next and subsequent runs: same issue


Any ideas welcome, only had the new phone for two days now and I really use podcasts when I'm on the road (I drive around a good deal for work).


Thanks - Rick


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Re: Podast App throws error: IllegalArgumentException

You provided some nice details, good job.


Did a battery pull fix the issue so you could use it again or did it fail?

Do you have any podcasts stored on the device? what happens if you remove them?


Could the pod cast you were last listening to be gone form the web?


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