Android OS Not Ready / YouWave Not Starting
- Make sure you have YouWave installed on drive C:\
- Make sure you dont have VirtualBox installed. VirtualBox and YouWave are incompatible
- Make sure youwave_vm01.vdi is not mounted nor being used by another program (like WinMount or PowerISO)
- Some anti-virus programs can prevent YouWave from installing or block essential parts like
vboxSDL.exe (Read FAQ 4)
- If your computer is running windows XP make sure you have .NET framework 2 installed _________________________________________________________
A) Re-install YouWave (Follow these steps accordingly):
- uninstall first
- Restart your computer
- install YouWave
Proceed to section B if problem persists
B) Reset Android OS: (Also works for: android.process.acore error)
File -> Android Factory Reset
- Go to Start > Run (or press Windows + R)
- Copy and paste the bold text to the dialog box: %USERPROFILE%\.Virtualbox\HardDisks
- Delete or rename youwave_vm01.vdi
- Copy and rename youwave_vm01_golden.vdi to youwave_vm01.vdi
NOTE: youwave_vm01_golden.vdi is a clean Android instalation, keep a copy at all times.
Proceed to section C if problem persists
C) If the above doesnt fix your problem, post the next 2 files to firstname.lastname@example.org or our forum
Include the details of your problem to the mail or post, allow at least 24 hours for support to reply.
PS: If YouWave was working before, report all changes of your computer (including software / hardware updates)
Time out of sync
- Date & Time
- [uncheck] Automatic Date & Time
IMEI/MEID = Hardcoded in the VDI files (Location: %USERPROFILE%\.Virtualbox\HardDisks).
Android ID = /sdcard/Id (Backup this file)
vboxSDL.exe or Installer Deletion
A) What causes vboxSDL.exe error?
Certain anti-virus programs block vboxSDL.exe as the result of false positives, effectively quarantining or deleting a essential part of the youwave emulator. We advice users that experience this problem to consult there anti-virus support and we kindly request to post the solution that worked for you.
B) Installer deleted upon download?
Some antivirus features like Norton's Download Inteligence, delete the YouWave installer without the user's consent. Just like the vboxSDL.exe error. We advice users that experience this problem to consult there anti-virus support and we kindly request to post the solution that worked for you on our forum.
A) Home Users
You can access files on the PC side by placing them in C:\Users\Public.
YouWave will display the PC files in the following directory /sdcard/c
Shared Folder Locations:
PC directory: C:\Users\Public
YouWave directory: /sdcard/c
The PC files are accesible thru the following apps:
- Open Manager (at /sdcard/c)
- 3rd party File Managers (eg: ES File Manager)
TIP: Create a favorite directory or shortcut to easily access C:\Users\Public
Windows XP users should manually create C:\Users\Public.
B) Basic Users:
Basic Users should use the dropbox method:
Provide the anti-virus name & instructions, to help others via the following topic:
Current status on Arabic and International keyboard? (Section Ready For Removal / Replacement) We had a short meeting about this keyboard issue, it was in production but it got interupted by a higher priority project. The problem is we need to create our own custom KCM (Key Character Map) for Arabic. As you might imagine thats not a easy task, we have to create a algorithm that alters the character codes, based on there position in the sentence.
We're very aware about this issue and the ongoing threads:
But unfortunately we dont have the resources to complete projects fast enough to give you a estimated release date, we're doing our best to complete the projects as fast as possible.
PS: 3rd party keyboards also dont seem to work with ICS, the Basic version has better support for 3rd party keyboards
What to do when a app doesn't work (or if I get a ARM Native Code Error)?
A) Check the permissions of your app
First check if your app uses GSM hardware, some apps require GSM hardware for example: Cam, Mic, Video Card (3D), GPS & other hardware sensors, which is currently unsupported. You can find this information by searching the app on the Google Play Website and clicking on the Permissions tab. Also you can see the permission information, before installing your app. Please check this information before starting a thread.
B) Download a older version of the app
Sometimes older versions of the same app dont require GSM hardware to operate, for example FaceBook. You can search for previous app releases on the internet. For example:
C) Report the compatible app version to the community
After you find which version of the app is compatible, please post it on our forum:
or report the app version on our FB page:
Why can't I mount [/System] as writable, with Super User enabled?
This feauture is currently unavailable, but we will make it available in the future
Every Windows User Account has its own unique disk space in YouWave.
Meaning everyone can install there own apps & files, without interfering with other Users.
PS: VirtualBox & YouWave dont work within the same User Account
Why does my internet not work?
A) Known Issue
There is a known issue that disables the internet on the first time run. Restarting YouWave should fix the problem.
If that doesn't work try the NOTES below section B (
FAQ 1). Proxy users proceed to section B
B) How to setup proxy (for Home users only):
- Start YouWave Home
- Pull down Notification Bar
- Click Settings Icon (next to displayed date)
- Click Proxy Settings
NOTE1: If you can't login to Google Play or other Android apps. The cause could be that your computer relies on a proxy or VPN connection. YouWave's internal wifi settings should not be touched.
NOTE2: Issues with (primary) DNS-server also could cause problems, check if you can access the following IP-address thru the YouWave browser http://18.104.22.168/ (Google), if so there is a issue with your (primary) DNS server.