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Old February 11th, 2012, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lg Esteem Stuck In Recovery Mode (Fixed Issue)

I'll list the steps in order of what i did to reach this point.
1) I Backed up my information before doing anything yesterday.
2) I Downloaded gingersteem/ and plaque expert to the root of my phone.
3) I flashed gingersteem and plaque expert onto my phone.
4) While using both of those modifications i was unable to get apps like facebook, 4 shared, twitter. The market continued to say they wern't compatible with my phone.
5)I started to get frustrated so i deleted gingersteem/plaque expert off the root of my phone and attempted to recover my old information using ClockworkMod recover v5.0.2.8
6)During my recovery i got a md5 mismatch error? So i was unable to recover.
7)Also my phone isn't showing up on my computer anymore so i cant acess the interal/external sd card via mass storage.
8) Everytime i boot up my phone it heads straight back to recovery.
- What should i do from this point on?

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Old February 11th, 2012, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe I suck at reading comprehension but there seems to be some conflicting information so Ill just ask this, have you tried the exitrecovery.zip or have you tried flashing another rom?
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What do you mean you lost access to apps, and how did you delete a rom and kernel?
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What do you mean you lost access to apps, and how did you delete a rom and kernel?
When i was reading the guide you download the rom and kernel onto the root of your phone. They were taking up space so before i decided to recover my phone to an earlier point i deleted them off of the root of my phone.
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Maybe I suck at reading comprehension but there seems to be some conflicting information so Ill just ask this, have you tried the exitrecovery.zip or have you tried flashing another rom?
I can't flash another rom because your phone cant connect to your computer with mass storage via recovery mode. No i have not tried exitrecovery.zip
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What he means by "losing access" is that his LCD Density wasnt correct and was at the stock GSE setting of, I believe, 220. Also, the Exit Recovery Fix can be applied just by placing the Ecitrecovery.ZIP onto the SD Card by placing the External SD Card(If you have one, if you don't then get one temporarily from another device or buy one) and placing the SD Card back into the phone and installing the ZIP from Recovery(Don't Wipe Data, Cache OR Dalvik) and then reboot.

Once rebooted into GSE if you are going to keep it, go into ROM Toolbox, scroll over to Performance, select "build.prop Tweaks" and change LCD Density to 240(Nothing More And Nothing Less), go to Setting -> Applications -> All
Select Market and Clear Cache(FIRST) and then Clear Data(Second). Clear those IN ORDER! Then reboot and you will be all good to go.

The ExitRecovery.ZIP will make it to where you won't boot loop into recovery and be able to boot into the OS. The LCD Density will make the phone compatible again with any/all applications that were able to access before. Do those 2 things and you will be able to boot every time into the OS and install/use anything/everything you were able to before.
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Do you not have a card reader on your computer? If you do you can transfer files that way. Here is a link to the bootloop fix exitrecovery.zip
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Sorry, i didnt make the connection of "losing access to apps" as "market is giving incompatibility error",but that makes sense.
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I have a galaxy SII next to me, could i put my micro SD into that phone and connect that to the computer and download the program onto it?
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Yes you can.
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Yes you can.
Before i had rooted my phone i had acess to apps such as facebook, twitter, 4shared. After rooting it the market was telling me my phone was not compatible with them anymore.
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Ya the market incompatibility issue. When you get your phone booting again let us know. The fix is as easy as pie.
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Ya the market incompatibility issue. When you get your phone booting again let us know. The fix is as easy as pie.
Woohoo, my phones back up! Thanks. Do you know any other great roms/kernels for my phone besides plaque extreme and gingersteem? Preferably a kernel that can get 2ghz.
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There are a couple other roms available atm but my choice is GSE. Check the sticky at the top of the all things root page, it has downloads for anything you want.
The fix for your app issue as taken from epayne123's post:
Once rebooted into GSE if you are going to keep it, go into ROM Toolbox, scroll over to Performance, select "build.prop Tweaks" and change LCD Density to 240(Nothing More And Nothing Less), go to Setting -> Applications -> All
Select Market and Clear Cache(FIRST) and then Clear Data(Second). Clear those IN ORDER! Then reboot and you will be all good to go.
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Alright thanks! Both of you have been great help. I'd been panicking all morning about a fix lol.
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Lol, glad to hear you are back up running! Ive never had to use the exitrecovery.zip but I keep a copy on my sdcard at all times just in case, Id recommend leaving it there for any future booting probs you might have.
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i got that issue a while back. what i did was use the software for zvc to zvb downgrade and then my phone was functional again. I could not restore the backup on the fone. but thats a solution for ya. it will go back to the stock rom.. if u decide root it again
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i havesame problem

My phone for whatever reason keeps going from being able to last like a whole day without charging to not even half a day, about every month after use.
So i figure fresh install or new rom was in order so i used gingersteem (GSE1.5). Then I was getting the incompatible errors for like facebook and shazam and my battery was still sucking. I tried using rom manager to go back clear and wipe but it wasnt changing anything.
heck i even factory reset my phone and all these errors pop up (which is now fixed) and still same problems with battery and compatibility
So i was thinking that returning to stock will be a better start.
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