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Populate widgets from a cursor in onLoadFinished()

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I want to know how to use the CursorLoader to populate the widgets on a screen. All the examples online are only for using an adapter and this works great. What I need is a reliable way to update the views in my screen from a Cursor and on the UI thread and without sometimes crashing because of StaleDataException or the cursor being deactivated all of a sudden. Here is my current approach but I still receive some crash reports from users.

    public Loader<Cursor> onCreateLoader(int id, Bundle arg1) {
        CursorLoader loader = null;

        switch (id) {
            case LOADER_ID_DATA:
                loader = new CursorLoader(...);

        return loader;

    public void onLoadFinished(Loader<Cursor> loader, final Cursor cursor) { Runnable() {

            public void run() {
                if (getActivity() == null)


    public void onLoaderReset(Loader<Cursor> arg0) {

One solution would be to retrieve all the cursor fields directly inside onLoadFinished and pass them all to the handler to populate the widgets on the UI thread. But this is ugly because I may have a lot of values in the cursor. I would love to find a reliable crash-free way of dealing with all this.

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