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Tip: Sick of Temple Run Crashing, Try Using the “Back” Button Instead of “Run Again”

We know that you are feverishly playing Temple Run today as it was released on Android only a few hours ago, but we also know that many of you are running into the same crashing issues that we are. If you time a jump wrong, forget to slide under a fire, or are eaten by a crocodile, your first reaction is probably to press the “Run Again” button. As one of our readers points out, pressing the “Back” button on your phone seems to be a much more stable option. It’s not flawless, but I was able to rattle off a dozen or so games without it crashing by using this little trick. And at least it’s something to tide us over while Imangi works out some of these initial launch bugs.

Cheers @NorCalDroid!

  • James007torres24

    had not a single problem. Rezound

  • tomn1ce

    The back button doesn’t work, it takes me out of the game. It freezes for a few seconds and then closes after pressing run again. Back to playing Angry Birds Space.

  • Jbk456

    Wouldn’t it be nice if Google called in the Apple people to fix up their App Store?  I can’t believe they haven’t removed to fake T-Run by now.  They don’t care.  Well, someone will fix-it and Google will wonder what happened as people run to Apple for their smart phone fix.

  • eze4

    It forcecloses on my G-nex almost 7 times out of 10. My thunderbolt hasn’t had one forceclose. G-nex is still buggy i guess. Alot of things forceclose of my g nex from facebook, google+, twitter; man too many to type lol. Thunderbolt runs better than the nexus

  • kdeeee

    it sucks that it runs so laggy on my droid incredible, i was looking for a smoother gameplay for the time they took so long on releasing this POS app

  • Trophynuts

    if your in a force close loop try going to apps in settings and force stopping temple run then go back in and give it a shot.    Also +1 to the guy that said this is why Android is struggling in APP quality in comparison to IOS. Google really needs to step up with in house APP development and get more involved for quality reasons. 

  • Azndan4

    Glad I didn’t waste my time downloading this piece of crap app.

  • Stewie

    I’m suprised that for a very popular game that they decided to change it over to a free for all thing.

    Let’s face it, even with the bugs, the program could have generated a huge revenue stream for the developers.

    Ok, so it crashes, but at least none of us are out $$$ for it.

    give them time to work out the bugs, it is harder than you may think to get a port working here, it was not originally even designed for the android platform.

    I hate to sound like I’m making excuses, but I’m fairly sure they’ll fix it, if not, then uninstall.

    BTW, it seems to run without issue at all on my daughters Dell Streak 7, will have to recheck it tonight.

    • Noyfb

      omg, the game has been out for less than 24 hours and they haven’t fixed all the bugs, what were they thinking : )

  • http://twitter.com/iBolski Ivan Samuelson

    Haven’t experienced this on my Droid X2 running Eclipse 2.1. Maybe it’s more an issue with the stock ROM? ;)

  • temple dumb

    Fun for like five minutes then boring uninstall. Fail

    • http://twitter.com/jdhas jdhas

      The uninstall was boring?

      I’m not sure you’re playing it right.

      There are few — FEW — things as captivating as uninstalling an app.

      • Stewie

        He meant he ran for like 5 minutes then had a fall, found that boring and uninstalled it.

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  • shhhh

    Shhhhhh. The game’s got nothing on those birds. Space balls

  • Mikescalero

    good thing they tested before releasing

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    • steve

      When will people start debugging for the FLAGSHIP DEVICE!!! its only the standard of android for the next year…

  • http://twitter.com/litobirdy litobirdy

    um, i search for the game in the store and even on play.google.com and i cant find it

  • teejaycard

    or the creators could just make a good port for once. this is what android is going to be known for when it comes to games ported over from iOS and it’s just sick. no reason…. 

  • summit1986

    still crashes…

  • Adryan220

    I just want to make sure that no one is downloading the fake one. Please no one take this offensively since i know pretty much everyone who reads this site is definitely smart enough to not download the malware version but as a heads up to others there is a malware version. When you search for temple run there are 2 versions. One version(fake one) spells the devs name like this IMangi while the real version spells it like this Imangi. You will only be able to see the difference before you enter the app information to download.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Even if you hit the “Back” button instead of “Play Again”, the game still closes itself. It doesn’t happen as often, but it still happens.

  • Michael Forte

    I also found if you let it sit at that screen for a second and then press and hold on run again for a second it works a little more reliably.

  • fvqu

    This doesn’t make any difference. Yes it still crashes.