There appears to be a limit on the number of playlists supported in the Android app. The bug manifests itself by causing Spotify to crash on startup leaving the user no choice, but to wipe the app and all sync'ed data, remove the additional playlists from a desktop app then re-install and re-sync. It's been around for over a year and has even been acknowledged by a Spotify employee. Sort it out.
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Yep, same problem here. Android ICS 4.0.3 on Nexus S and ASUS Transformer Prime.
This is from my post at the getsatisfaction thread;
Just encountered this problem across all my mobile devices, but not Windows.
I have the latest version of ICS (4.0.3 at this time) on Samsung Nexus S, and ASUS Tranformer Prime, the Nexus S will simply crash to desktop, while on the Prime the application refuses to login[correction; refuses to stay in "online" mode, login works fine], but I was still able to use my offline playlists as I had time to go "offline" in the settings since it didnt crash[correction; it also crashes on the Prime now...].
I have now reduced the number of playlists and wiped all data on the phone and tablet, and I am able to have Spotify work at least....
This is an issue over a year old, some kind of status update would be nice instead of a completely ridiculous "backup your playlists" workaround.
Any word on this? Just as a reminder, this bug was ignored for a year already on the getsatisfaction "support" site. Any word from spotify on this would be nice. Even a "we're aware of the problem and are fixing it" response.
This worked for me on my Galaxy Nexus:
1.) Set your phone in airplane mode.
2.) Start Spotify and log out. The app should stop instantly.
3.) Start Spotify again and you'll be greeted with the login screen. Open the options menu and do a "Full Reset of Spotify".
4.) Bring the phone out of airplane mode and login.
Just to let you know, this bug is reported as fixed in the new Android app, a new version of which is available at http://www.spotify.com/download/previews/
So try installing that and let us know if you continue to have problems. Any other general feedback about the new app would also be appreciated.