https://www.duolingo.com/profile/okko7

Duolingo crashes on android since latest update

In the last update of the duolingo app on android, an owl appears every now and then commenting on your progress.

Since this update, Duolingo crashes pretty systematically on both of my android devices (phone and tablet). Both are running older versions of Android (4.2.2).

Obviously this is super annoying and I risked twice to loose my score. For now I could borrow a newer tablet that doesn't have this problem.

As this concerns both my usual devices, I'm pretty sure this is not device related but a duolingo problem. As it doesn't seem to happen on a newer device, is it possible that this happens only on older versions of Android?

Does anyone else have this problem?

February 18, 2017

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oskars926129

I had the same problem on Windows devices, whilst everything on Android seems ok.

February 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

I tested on Bluestacks and it did not crash. I guess the older version was Android V4.0.3, but I would have to verify.

You could manually rollback and install the older Apk.

search for "DuoLingo Android Apk" and you will get to apk archive sites.

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/okko7

Thanks for this top. I searched for duolingo android app and found a mirror (appmirror). There I found a version that was even more recent than the one I currently have (version 3.42.0, released on February 17th, two days ago). With this version, things seem to work again. Strange that this is not yet available in Google Play. I presume it's coming very soon, so problem should be solved.

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aria487

It's best not to install unknown APKs, especially more recent versions than Play Store. These are likely distributed by hackers and malicious coders. Some markets claim Play Store takes too long to verify the new versions, but I don't see why Duolingo team would give the APK to any other market than Play. This site has a good WOT reputation, and I encourage you to delete your version ASAP and revert to an older version.

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/estudianteMTI3

The best thing to do is send them a report along with the system logs so that the Duolingo team can fix your problem.

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/okko7

Indeed, when Duolingo crashes, Android allows me to send a report to Duolingo. Did this at least 5 times...

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/estudianteMTI3

Right I did too. Here's hoping they have the resources to fix the problem promptly.

February 19, 2017
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