Reloading an activity in Android

13 July, 2011.
Under: android java tech
More often i wanted to reload an activity to refresh the contents of an page. I have seen many ways to do this in Android world and i always puzzled about the best approach.
However these are some of the approaches that i took . I found the following two approaches a lot cleaner as they kill the existing intent and restart.

Approach 1:

Intent intent = getIntent();
finish();
startActivity(intent);

Approach 2:

Intent intent = getIntent();
overridePendingTransition(0, 0);
intent.addFlags(Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NO_ANIMATION);
finish();
overridePendingTransition(0, 0);
startActivity(intent);
Note: The second approach works only from API 5+
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