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Old August 26th, 2012, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

Looking for some advice on an issue I've got:

So when I first installed Android on my Touchpad, I used classicnerd, because everyone was saying it was great etc... My personal opinion is that it's a battery-sucking, program-breaking POS (excuse the language) that's about as compatible with programs as I would be marrying a werewolf.

Anyway I thought I'd uninstalled it by doing wipe data/factory reset when I installed CM9. Clearly this did indeed delete the files, but it didn't stop classicnerd from being the default on the list when the Touchpad boots up. It also still has the classicnerd OS selector at boot, which has a 5-second timer to pick your OS unless you press a key...meaning when it randomly reboots and I'm not around, it loads classicnerd and craps itself cause classicnerd is gone.

My question is two-fold:
1. How can I get rid of the classicnerd OS selector and replace it with the CM one?
2. How can I set CM9 to be selected to boot on default instead of classicnerd

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Old August 27th, 2012, 06:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You need a root-enabled file browser like Root Explorer, go to \boot, change the folder to read/write (top button), then remove the classicnerd file.

There's a small file in there you can mod to change the default, but I forget what that is.

If you restore your recovery backup to one before you installed this, you won't have to do anything, since boot is backed up.
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Thanks colchiro. I've had a quick go with a couple of file explorers (file manager and ES File Explorer) and haven't been able to delete the file even after putting it in R/W mode. I'll have a go with root explorer tonight but if it doesn't work, is there another way around it?

I installed CM9 a whiiile ago and have only just begun to get annoyed by this (i'm patient with experimentals :P), so no recent recovery file can help I'm afraid.
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  1. Create a backup in recovery. This is your insurance in case you screw up.
  2. Open Root Explorer.
  3. Find the "boot" folder on the left and tap it to open it.
  4. Note the xxx MB free on the second line at the top. It should not be "0 MB" which can cause problems with moboot.
  5. Tap "Mount R/W" at the top. It should change to "Mount R/O".
  6. Find uImage.classicnerd and long-press on it to bring up a menu. Tap delete.
  7. Find moboot.default and long-press the file to bring up a menu. Choose "open in text editor". Edit the file to read exactly: CyanogenMod
  8. Note there are no spaces or punctuation at the end. Tap the menu button at the top right when done and choose "Save and exit".
  9. Tap "Mount R/O" at the top, exit and reboot.
  10. If it doesn't work as intended (won't boot), then from moboot, choose recovery and restore your backup. I'd be VERY surprised if that happened tho.
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Thanks mate that did it!
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Now can you do it from something other than Root Explorer?
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