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How to fix System UIDs inconsistent on Android

As soon as you started your phone, you may have received a message that says: “UIDs on the system are inconsistent. You need to wipe your data partition or your device will be unstable. I’m feeling lucky”. Even if you carried on using your phone as usual, you may have realized that you were unable to open any app or browse anything because the device is stuck on the Android screen. Although you may still be able to answer calls and check your emails, after a while the device is stuck again and you are unable to complete teh usual tasks. This can be very frustrating, but in this guide we’ll take a look at the way in which you can fix this.

It is possible that the issue was caused by system files that have been corrupted and in some cases, the problem may be the result of a virus in your system. Regardless of the reason behind the error message and the problems with the performance of your device, there is a process that you can follow to get things fixed. Take a look at the steps below so that you can fix the System UIDs Inconsistent on Android issue.

  1. Go to Recover Mode and choose Wipe Cache Partition
  2. Go to “/data/system/uiderrors.txt” and uninstall the apps that are listed there
  3. Since the error may be affecting the integration of Kies with your device, it is advisable to try to update or reinstall Kies and then try to backup again.
  4. Finally, you can root your phone so that you can install TWRP (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jmz.soft.twrpmanager) to solve issues with the permissions in your device. Rooting your device is not a complicated process, but you need to be careful while performing it. Also keep in mind that it may void the warranty of your device, which is why, you would carry out at you own risk.
  5. Another alternative to fix the issue is to apply a hard reset on the device

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