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Old May 2nd, 2012, 12:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I rebooted my phone and when it came back on, it sat at the (what is supposed to be) unlock screen. The only problem is that my background is showing, the status bar is there, the 3G symbol is there...basically the whole taskbar is there. But where my unlock button is supposed to be, it's gone. I can unlock and lock the phone using the power button but none of the other buttons are working, not even the volume buttons. The Home, Menu, and the other touch buttons don't even work. There's not even a vibration when I click them.

I restarted the phone and booted into Recovery and wiped Cache and Dalvic Cache and restarted the phone and the problem still remained. So I restored an older backup I had from a few days ago and it has the same exact problem. I went and wiped it's cache too and still the problem remains.

I'm on the latest MikG 3.11 with the stock kernel. (Stock as in the one that came with the MikG flash.)

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I had my brother call me to see what would happen if I received a call. The phone vibrated and there was the green phone symbol in the top left hand corner but the bottom part of the screen is just my background with no options of answering or denying the call. I can't even click Home or any other buttons. I could press the lock button and silence the call, but that was it. He hung up and the phone said that I missed a call from him.
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This is the first I've heard of anything like this, but I haven't followed our roms as closely as in the past.

If you have a nandroid of your current set up, I'd probably try a completely new rom, just to see what happens. I'm quite surprised that wiping cache and davlik did nothing, and that your old, clean nandroid didn't fix the issue.

Quite odd.
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This is the first I've heard of anything like this, but I haven't followed our roms as closely as in the past.

If you have a nandroid of your current set up, I'd probably try a completely new rom, just to see what happens. I'm quite surprised that wiping cache and davlik did nothing, and that your old, clean nandroid didn't fix the issue.

Quite odd.
It really is. It's even more weird because since I made that backup on the 29th of April, I have rebooted my phone and things have been fine. The last thing that I did with my phone before it did this was use the "Facebook icon remover" app that requires root. I thought that may have caused this but at the same time, I doubt that because my older backup shouldn't have the same problem. I really didn't want to, but I'll try flashing a clean MikG and see what happens. If that doesn't work, I'll try flashing a completely different ROM.
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Hmm... very weird. Tell us how it goes - I'm quite interested in this. Hope something reveals itself as the cause.
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Same here. Thanks for the help though. This is the strangest issue that I've ever come across.

But this version of MikG seems a little bit buggy. I don't really like hitting "restart device" after flashing a zip but instead clicking "shut down device" then letting it cool for about 30 seconds then turning on the phone to see the homescreen. Mik has added a new line of code after it's finished installing that forces the phone to restart from the Recovery. When that happens and MikG comes on with the "rain boot", it goes into an infinite reboot and will sit at the boot for hours without changing. I have to take out the battery and do a cold restart which then gets me to the homescreen. This only happens after installation though. If you reboot from the homescreen, it reboots okay.

So I flashed a clean install of MikG and it came up fine with the lock screen and I'm back to the Android screen with all of my controls. I think that hitting "reboot" instead of just shutting down and manually restarting was the issue. The only problem is that that still doesn't explain why it affected my backup. But perhaps when I hit reboot, it tried rebooting and when I restored the backup, it still registered as MikG and wanted to reboot and somehow this messed up the backup. I wonder if I tried now to restore the backup, would it still be messed up or if it would be okay.

I think I'll now try restoring the backup and seeing what happens.
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WOWOWOWOW PREPARE TO SHIT YOUR PANTS! lol

So I flashed a clean MikG and I was able to get back into the homescreen. Cool. Then I decide to go in and try to restore my backup that didn't work before and guess what happens?...the freaking phone restores the backup and everything works on it.

I think that I'm right in my theory. Mik needs to look into what's going on with his shut downs. I just noticed that when I shut down the phone, I wasn't able to start it like you normally should be able to. I had to pull out the battery and then it would turn back on. Then there's this whole issue with the reboot from Recovery after installation that makes the phone have an infinite reboot, and then when you try to reboot by holding down the power and telling it to reboot normally, it does this! Ironically, I reboot into Recovery all the time and it works fine with no problems. That was my first and only time rebooting through the holding down power menu and it will be my last until some changes happen.

I seriously hope that this is only an issue with my device.
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WOWOWOWOW PREPARE TO SHIT YOUR PANTS! lol

So I flashed a clean MikG and I was able to get back into the homescreen. Cool. Then I decide to go in and try to restore my backup that didn't work before and guess what happens?...the freaking phone restores the backup and everything works on it.

I think that I'm right in my theory. Mik needs to look into what's going on with his shut downs. I just noticed that when I shut down the phone, I wasn't able to start it like you normally should be able to. I had to pull out the battery and then it would turn back on. Then there's this whole issue with the reboot from Recovery after installation that makes the phone have an infinite reboot, and then when you try to reboot by holding down the power and telling it to reboot normally, it does this! Ironically, I reboot into Recovery all the time and it works fine with no problems. That was my first and only time rebooting through the holding down power menu and it will be my last until some changes happen.

I seriously hope that this is only an issue with my device.

I haven't used mikg in a while. Trying another sense ROM all together and see If your still having these funky issues. Give Nitrous 144 a try.
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I haven't used mikg in a while. Trying another sense ROM all together and see If your still having these funky issues. Give Nitrous 144 a try.
Sounds pretty cool, I'll give Nitrous a try.

I've used quite a bit of other Sense ROMs and never had any issues like this. It seems to be only MikG that has this problem. I can't say that I understand why it does it internally, but on the surface, it seems that this is linked to possible bad coding from the devs on MikG when they modified the code for reboots and shut downs. With other Sense ROMs, I was able to shut down and reboot normally with no issues. But I'll give Nitrous a try when I get a chance, thank you.
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Or just flash mikg over itself after wiping caches.

Didn't read the last few responses so sorry if you tried that already

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WOWOWOWOW PREPARE TO SHIT YOUR PANTS! lol

So I flashed a clean MikG and I was able to get back into the homescreen. Cool. Then I decide to go in and try to restore my backup that didn't work before and guess what happens?...the freaking phone restores the backup and everything works on it.

I think that I'm right in my theory. Mik needs to look into what's going on with his shut downs. I just noticed that when I shut down the phone, I wasn't able to start it like you normally should be able to. I had to pull out the battery and then it would turn back on. Then there's this whole issue with the reboot from Recovery after installation that makes the phone have an infinite reboot, and then when you try to reboot by holding down the power and telling it to reboot normally, it does this! Ironically, I reboot into Recovery all the time and it works fine with no problems. That was my first and only time rebooting through the holding down power menu and it will be my last until some changes happen.

I seriously hope that this is only an issue with my device.
Have had the same issue few times. once wiped Cache and Dalvic Cache and it fixed the problem another one only restore from backup helped
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I have had this happen a couple of times when restoring MikG with the Amon RA style recovery. Not sure if I shut down my phone or not...usually I reboot to recovery.
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WOWOWOWOW PREPARE TO SHIT YOUR PANTS! lol

So I flashed a clean MikG and I was able to get back into the homescreen. Cool. Then I decide to go in and try to restore my backup that didn't work before and guess what happens?...the freaking phone restores the backup and everything works on it.

I think that I'm right in my theory. Mik needs to look into what's going on with his shut downs. I just noticed that when I shut down the phone, I wasn't able to start it like you normally should be able to. I had to pull out the battery and then it would turn back on. Then there's this whole issue with the reboot from Recovery after installation that makes the phone have an infinite reboot, and then when you try to reboot by holding down the power and telling it to reboot normally, it does this! Ironically, I reboot into Recovery all the time and it works fine with no problems. That was my first and only time rebooting through the holding down power menu and it will be my last until some changes happen.

I seriously hope that this is only an issue with my device.
Good catch man!

I didn't know that Mik had changed the reboot process when flashing.... hmmm..

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Good catch man!

I didn't know that Mik had changed the reboot process when flashing.... hmmm..

Hopefully the devs will catch it and fix it in later releases. It's a really good ROM other than those little hiccups.

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I have had this happen a couple of times when restoring MikG with the Amon RA style recovery. Not sure if I shut down my phone or not...usually I reboot to recovery.
I reboot to Recovery all the time by holding down the power button then selecting Recovery. That has always worked for me with no problems. It was holding down the power then telling it to reboot manually that I believe caused this problem. I never reboot like that but tried it that day just because I didn't want to wait around for it to shut down then me to turn it back on.

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Lucky you That usually does work for me. That's been ocnbrze's motto as long as I've known him on this forum haha. Glad it fixed it for you though! That gives me hope that this is an isolated problem and not universal to all MikG ROMs.

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Didn't read the last few responses so sorry if you tried that already

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I should've tried that. I wonder what would've happened if I did try that or maybe if I would've tried downloading MikG's special zip made for flashing over older MikG releases.
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Oh by the way...I switched over to Nitrous early this morning...awesome ROM. Much faster speeds on 3G as promised too! That's what really got me loving it No problems as of today when I flashed at about 7:30am PST.

Thanks for the suggestion, argedion!
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I had this same problem a few months ago on the older MikG version and now I'm having it on the newer update. I've tried two different backups, wiped cache/dalvik, reflashed the update, still nothing!!!

I'm over it!!! Jumping ship for awhile.
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I've been hearing about more issues the past month with mikg than the rest of my time here. To much of a hurry to get it out maybe?
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Maybe, or the universe is telling me its time to move on, there's a lot of good things happening for our Evo right now, I do like familiarity in my daily but, oh well.
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Maybe, or the universe is telling me its time to move on, there's a lot of good things happening for our Evo right now, I do like familiarity in my daily but, oh well.
I like familiarity as well. I was a Mikg power user..lol, but recently switched to the KWIQ version of cm7.2 and LOVE IT! the minor hiccups and glitches with mikg turned me off..my wife still uses it with out problem though
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I like familiarity as well. I was a Mikg power user..lol, but recently switched to the KWIQ version of cm7.2 and LOVE IT! the minor hiccups and glitches with mikg turned me off..my wife still uses it with out problem though
Running 4 Kornerz for now, so far so good. Just got done setting it all up, pain in the butt.
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Cool one way to fix things

Had this happen to me last week or so. I already had an SD card mounting problem that I wasn't fully aware of, and I told the phone to shut down via the menu. Booted back up with no lockscreen. Man I was scared and pissed and all sorts of stuff.

To get back in, I flashed the MikG 3.11 **upgrade**. I can't tell you everything bad about that process, like I said I had an SD card problem and was apparently running A2SD, so I didn't have any of my apps installed. However, their icons were on the desktop and I had my contacts, SMS, and all that jazz.

I haven't seen too many people post this fix, so please pass it around. I'm more active on XDA with this same handle.
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Had this happen to me last week or so. I already had an SD card mounting problem that I wasn't fully aware of, and I told the phone to shut down via the menu. Booted back up with no lockscreen. Man I was scared and pissed and all sorts of stuff.

To get back in, I flashed the MikG 3.11 **upgrade**. I can't tell you everything bad about that process, like I said I had an SD card problem and was apparently running A2SD, so I didn't have any of my apps installed. However, their icons were on the desktop and I had my contacts, SMS, and all that jazz.

I haven't seen too many people post this fix, so please pass it around. I'm more active on XDA with this same handle.
welcome to the forums!!!!!!!!!!!

well one of the ways you can fix these kind of issues is to first try and wipe dalvik cache and cache and see if that helps. if that does not work then you can try and wipe dalvik cache and cache and re-flash the rom which is what you just did. so glad you were able to figure that out.
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well one of the ways you can fix these kind of issues is to first try and wipe dalvik cache and cache and see if that helps. if that does not work then you can try and wipe dalvik cache and cache
Other people have suggested that in this thread, so I didn't mention it. I tried it, and it didn't have an effect. Also, no one on the 'net had success with that in the context of this problem. While it's a good first step whenever you have problems, I don't see a point in bringing it up again.

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and re-flash the rom which is what you just did. so glad you were able to figure that out.
No, I did not. I flashed the **UPGRADE** MikG makes 2 ROMs for every version: a clean install and an upgrade. The upgrade will allow you to keep most things intact and just puts stuff on top of what you already have. The clean install will wipe first, then give you a fresh install.

I appreciate your welcome to the boards. However, as one who has obviously spent a lot of time here (I see you have 12,000+ posts), I would have hoped that you have more precision and accuracy when you attempt to help someone. Remember, in technology, you can't fake it. The machines don't care. You have to be accurate and precise and pay attention to the details.

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Most of ocnbrze's posts come from helping people escape from nearly bricked Evos and other dire root issues. Hardly faking it.

There's no need whatsoever for the smart attitude.

The guy volunteered to help you for free, try showing common courtesy for the effort.

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Ocn knows his stuff. This place would be in ruins without him.

Also, I edited a version of mikg so that it wouldn't wipe on flash. I would recommend downloading that and using it to re flash your rom.
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Excuse me for my noobness but I'm selling my evo 4g and I wanted to do a factory reset on my phone. Did it and now it's stuck on the wallpaper with the taskbar icons. What should I do? The previous people who replied to that said to flash the MikG rom but how do I do that if I can't get to my homepage? Please help!
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Excuse me for my noobness but I'm selling my evo 4g and I wanted to do a factory reset on my phone. Did it and now it's stuck on the wallpaper with the taskbar icons. What should I do? The previous people who replied to that said to flash the MikG rom but how do I do that if I can't get to my homepage? Please help!
Can you still get into recovery?
And what recovery do you have.?
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If you want to wipe it, just make sure its on the SD card and reflash MikG..


The zip wipes your phone by default upon flashing it.


You can mount your SD card in recovery, so the phone doesnt need to be booted to do so
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What do you mean by recovery? I just hold the power button and the volume down button if that's what you mean?
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What do you mean by recovery? I just hold the power button and the volume down button if that's what you mean?
Well, pull battery, wait a few seconds, then reinstall battery.
While holding volume down button, press power button.
That will get you into bootloader screen where there is an option for recovery.
Select that and let us know what happens.
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So I pressed the volume down and power button and pressed "recovery". Then, it led it to ClockworkModRecovery. What do I press now?

I can't reflash my ROM again because I cleared a lot of my stuff on my laptop so my backup isn't there.
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What are you looking to do?
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So I pressed the volume down and power button and pressed "recovery". Then, it led it to ClockworkModRecovery. What do I press now?

I can't reflash my ROM again because I cleared a lot of my stuff on my laptop so my backup isn't there.
one thing i would do is switch recoveries. amon ra 2.3 or smelkus are the two best recoveries for the og evo. but other then that not sure what you are asking. the more details you give us the better we can help you.
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I'm trying to get back to the unlock screen but if its possible, I was also hoping you can help me delete this ROM after getting back to the unlock screen.
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I'm trying to get back to the unlock screen but if its possible, I was also hoping you can help me delete this ROM after getting back to the unlock screen.
well you can mount the sd card via recovery. i'm not sure where it is found in clockwork mod as it has been a really long time since i used it. but once mounted you can download any rom and move it to the mounted sd card and then flash it thru recovery. but like i said i would switch recoveries.

do you have s-off or s-on?
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Ok more details! If I tried to flash another install of MikG, wouldn't I have to mount the disk drive so I can flash it? If I'm stuck on the unlock screen like ndh777 was, how do I flash it if I can't have a flash drive? And ocnbrze, I want to take your suggestion and switch recoveries so I googled 'amon ra recoveries for HTC Evo 4g'; they had to put the file in the Evo's disk drive. But I can't do that because there's no control for me to put my phone into disk drive.

So at this moment, I'm trying to get back to my controls with the MikG ROM.

If you can help me, give me the instructions like you're telling a 5 year-old. Baby steps, link to another forum, YouTube videos, anything. Thanks!
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S-OFF Do I select "mounts and storage"? I'm at Clockwork Mod Recovery v5.0.2.2
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Ok more details! If I tried to flash another install of MikG, wouldn't I have to mount the disk drive so I can flash it? If I'm stuck on the unlock screen like ndh777 was, how do I flash it if I can't have a flash drive? And ocnbrze, I want to take your suggestion and switch recoveries so I googled 'amon ra recoveries for HTC Evo 4g'; they had to put the file in the Evo's disk drive. But I can't do that because there's no control for me to put my phone into disk drive.

So at this moment, I'm trying to get back to my controls with the MikG ROM.

If you can help me, give me the instructions like you're telling a 5 year-old. Baby steps, link to another forum, YouTube videos, anything. Thanks!
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S-OFF Do I select "mounts and storage"? I'm at Clockwork Mod Recovery v5.0.2.2
ok great.....yes that is it. now you can move file over to the sd card without having to reboot into the phone.

and you can use this guide:
ROOTING For Dummies Guide.....the Gingerbread Edition

for instructions as to how to switch recoveries. just skip the root process and go to the after root section for info on how to switch recoveries as well as other info you should know as well.

once you have amon ra you can then do the same thing under ms-usb toggle to get access to the sd card and flash a rom.
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Thanks ocnbrze for the post. But if my laptop doesn't recognize my phone, how do I transfer the file to my SD card?
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Do you have a card reader that you can use to transfer the files to the sd card?
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I don't know what that is. Could you explain what that is?
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I don't know what that is. Could you explain what that is?
It's a simple computer accessory that connects to a computer via the usb port with a slot to insert a sd card. You should be able to find one at any office supply, Best Buy or even Wal Mart.
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It's an adapter that you can put your micro sd card into and then plug it into the usb port on your computer


Edt: dang it! ninj'd again!
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or if you bought an extra sd card like this one:Patriot Signature 16 GB Class 10 MicroSDHC Flash Memory Card (PSF16GMCSDHC10)
it comes with an adapter that you could put in your sd card slot on the pc.
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