Activity refresh / "Performing a stop operation that has not been resumed"

I am trying to update my activity after enabling GPS with an alertdialog that opens GPS settings. I have implemented the onResume function, but I end up with this on my logcat:

performing stop of activity that is not resumed(...)


I have looked at this post , but I cannot figure out what is wrong with my code (or my onResume function) and how to update my activity after coming back from GPS settings.

Could you help me? here is my


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When calling

gps.showSettingsAlert();//inside this use startActivityForResult(new Intent().setClass(this, MainActivity.class), result_code);


Edit: Your method must be in MainActivity.class and not in the service, since the service has no ui, so there is no point in getting the result.

  public void showSettingsAlert(Context context){
            AlertDialog.Builder alertdialog = new AlertDialog.Builder(context);
            alertdialog.setTitle("Oups ! pas de données GPS");
            alertdialog.setMessage("GPS n'est pas activé sur votre appareil, voulez vous l'activer ?");

            handling the buttons :
            alertdialog.setPositiveButton("Settings", new DialogInterface.OnClickListener() {

                public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog,int which) {
                    Intent intent = new Intent(Settings.ACTION_LOCATION_SOURCE_SETTINGS);
                    startActivityForResult(intent, RESULT_CODE_GPS);


            // on pressing cancel button
            alertdialog.setNegativeButton("Cancel", new DialogInterface.OnClickListener() {
                public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int which) {




Here is your activity result method, which will be called after the user clicks on the settings page.

@SuppressLint("NewApi") @Override
        protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data){
            if(requestCode == RESULT_CODE_GPS && resultCode == 0){
              //  @SuppressWarnings("deprecation")
                String provider = Settings.Secure.getString(getContentResolver(), Settings.Secure.LOCATION_MODE);
                if(provider != null && !provider.isEmpty()){
                    Log.v("mAINaBBB", " Location providers: "+provider);
                    //Start searching for location and update the location text when update available. 
    // Do whatever you want

                      Log.v(, "Nothing put on");
                    //Users did not switch on the GPS


Now in MainAcitivity the method you called before

if(gps.canGetlocation() ){

            double latitude = gps.getLatitude();
            double longitude = gps.getLongitude();

            device_location = new ParseGeoPoint(latitude,longitude);
            Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Your Location is - \nLat: " + latitude + "\nLong: " + longitude, Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();

            // can't get location
            // GPS or Network is not enabled
            // Ask user to enable GPS/network in settings

            showSettingsAlert(MainActivity.this); //**This line should be changed then**




I was getting this error - and I found it was due to my code error - I was reloading my activity again, which was creating an infinite loop.

I got rid of him by pulling him out of an endless loop.



In your MainActivity.onResume (), you are trying to start a new MainActivity.

protected void onResume() {
    Intent refresh =new Intent(this, MainActivity.class);


This is just a bad idea and will give an infinite loop in which MainActivity is constantly starting a new MainActivity.

Just remove the onResume () and update the views of the current activity, not create new ones.



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