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Harp Freeze is back! [POSSIBLE SOLUTION IN HERE]

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  • tvfnask
    60 posts
    edited February 2013
    I got the glitch shortly after I finished building El Chemistry and sent Ralph and Chief to dine there, I've tried all the suggested solutions multiple times (including circling the loading screen) but nothing works. :(
  • emersonh
    64 posts
    edited February 2013
    What is this Harp Freeze thing everyone is talking about?
    I'm serious I don't know what it is
  • jayme19831
    66 posts
    edited February 2013
    instead of circling the loading screen for 15 mins, change the auto-lock feature in the apple settings (Settings --> General --> Auto-Lock) from 1 minute to Never. Put your apple device on charge, mute the device so you don't have to hear that annoying harp sound, open the tapped out application and walk away. Come back in 20 mins and you should be back in your game. This is what I did and it worked :)
  • bkberry416
    7 posts New member
    edited February 2013
    Leaving it to its own devices didn't work for me. Tried the above already this afternoon... I disabled auto lock and let it go, but all the appplication did was play the harp loop for around 10 minutes and then crash.
  • jayme19831
    66 posts
    edited February 2013
    bkberry416 wrote:
    Leaving it to its own devices didn't work for me. Tried the above already this afternoon... I disabled auto lock and let it go, but all the appplication did was play the harp loop for around 10 minutes and then crash.

    Try killing the application so it has completely closed and try again. I hope it works for you!
  • omagedon
    20 posts
    edited February 2013
    Sigh, the solutions don't work :( After the 10 minute mark, my iPAD crashes and the loop of harp goes on and on...

    Oh well, guess its telling me to not play too much LOL.
  • marlenet88
    136 posts
    edited February 2013
    This is ridiculous.
  • schakamalaka
    3 posts
    edited February 2013
    Can't play since saturday morning. ITS TIME TO remove this fail.... :evil:
    Bring bring bring ...
    For everyone who dont know the harp! :x
  • stevieort
    608 posts Member
    edited February 2013
    Bumping this as I just got the dreaded Harp Freeze after completing the Wiggum House. Grrrrrr!!!!!! :x
  • melodyhodge
    1691 posts
    edited February 2013
    Dudes, plug in your charger and leave it on the loading screen. Wait 20 mins and you'll get back in.
  • Retcon93
    227 posts
    edited February 2013
    Just managed to get back in after leaving it on the loading screen. I should mention though, that it would simply crash after five minutes on my iPad 2, but my iPhone 5 stayed on for 20 minutes until it managed to get back in. I wonder if the people that cannot get back in no matter what have older devices? (As in, the ones that have their app crash when trying to get past the harp)
  • narvik8
    10 posts
    edited February 2013
    Dudes, plug in your charger and leave it on the loading screen. Wait 20 mins and you'll get back in.



    Ive been trying this for the last two hours.....it just crashes and goes back to my home screen after about 14 minutes.

    Mine crashed after I had built the Wiggum House and the restaurant like everyone else....but the actual crash happened when I completed one of Willy's tasks "Like Mamma used to make"
  • davewinter
    28 posts
    edited February 2013
    Not working for me I am stuck at the start screen no matter how many times I close it down and remove it from the background not happy
  • edited February 2013
    DocNo42 wrote:
    bkberry416 wrote:
    Built the Wiggum house, which leveled me up (prematurely, I think), played the donut game, set Ralph on his task.

    I think this was the trigger for me. I built the house, forgot about Ralph :oops: and was in and out of my town several times last night. Then I set Ralph on the magnifying glass and when I went to log back in right before bed the game was hanging on loading. Drat!

    same here house built and game froze now nothing but harps
  • Gemini1656
    15 posts
    edited February 2013
    This is the only game I play daily but starting to think about quitting this game as sick of problems can't get on just shows the loading screen wondering what is going to happen to my hearts have nearly 2000 this is one fed up player :(
  • RBH2000
    2 posts
    edited February 2013
    Crashed and froze after leveling to 26.
  • narvik8
    10 posts
    edited February 2013
    Gemini1656 wrote:
    This is the only game I play daily but starting to think about quitting this game as sick of problems can't get on just shows the loading screen wondering what is going to happen to my hearts have nearly 2000 this is one fed up player :(


    Same here. As well as the $$$ spent on Donuts. :x
  • mdfriend
    1330 posts Member
    edited February 2013
    Yep, happening here, on my 4th attempt to just stick on the home screen.
  • anegueruela
    4 posts
    edited February 2013
    Yay! I got my Springfield back! This is what happened:

    I got the harp sound and freezing donut on saturday afternoon and since then I tried everything I've read on the forums, including several (a lot) of attempts at leaving the harp sound and the freezing screen go on with no result other than the game crashing and going back to the home screen of the device (been using and ipad mini and an iphone 4). Yesterday I tried the circle trick a couple of times with the same result.

    This morning I just tried again, I disabled the auto block and left it there to be, it crashed a couple of times but the third time (I think) it started doing something different, it showed the Bart screen where it asks you to try reconnecting, I got it a few times in a row so I thought I had lost internet connection so I went to the weather app to check and the connection was ok, I went back to the game where the Bart screen was still on and this time when I hit reconnect it went back to the Touch the screen -screen, and when I hit it, it finally got into the game, got the donut presents thing once and then everything went normal, as of now.

    Hope it's getting fixed for everybody or that this helps or gives a little hope.
    Good luck!

    Btw, I had the iPhone plugged in when this happened, just in case it has something to do.

    On a second note, I'm quite sure it has to do with the fact that I have to study for an exam... ;)
  • Pyro-Beavis
    3 posts
    edited February 2013
    Just had the harp freeze happen to me too. I've had the Wiggum house built for a few days now, but just this morning, I finished the restaurant, then proceeded to do a small simple "Harvest Perfection" quest, and when that finished, that was when I got the harp freeze. It's kind of annoying that a glitch this major is still in the game. I play this game multiple times a day and not being able to play this fun game really sucks.
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