Force close problems on Android VIber 2.1.3 update? We have a fix.

 Viber, is a popular cross platform VOIP app. An update dated February 20, 2012 has caused problems for some users. When trying to launch the app, you get a force closed error. 

I encountered similar problems. The update killed Viber on my HTC Desire HD (Un-rooted, Stock 2.3.5 ROM). It forced close on launch. But I found a fix.

Go to Settings ---> Applications ---> Viber ---> Than press Clear Data.
Everything works fine after that. You will have to register again and will lose any saved messages. Pretty much a minor glitch I am happy to live with.

Okay, now for the good news. For Ice Cream Sandwich users, Viber 2.1.3 is now ICS compatible. Enjoy.