accidentially disabled Google widget?


  1. Tinytacohead

    Tinytacohead Well-Known Member

    Installed RootAppDelete & as I was afraid, I managed to screw something up. (I'm guessing I'm at fault anywho, tho I don't recall messing anything to do with Google) No matter how I interact with the basic Google widget, (the one that's 4x1, says Google on the left & has a mic graphic on the right), it no longer responds. How can I fix it? Also, is there anywhere I can go that clearly outlines what the default apps & services etc are, so I know for sure what I'm messing with? (kinda expected RootAppDel to be more informative in that regard) As always, thanks in advance! :)

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  2. Podivin

    Podivin VIP Member VIP Member

    Hopefully you mad a backup of your ROM before you started deleting things, if so its time to restore the backup. If not, it's probably time to flash your ROM over again.
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  3. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    There is an S4 database of removable apps in step #10 of the Bloatware removal - Dummies Guide.

    As Podivin states, if you have a nandroid or Titanium backup, you can revert to that. Otherwise you will need to re-flash your ROM.
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  4. Tinytacohead

    Tinytacohead Well-Known Member

    All I've used thus far is the junk scan & task manager area's/not actually started deleting apps etc. Do I still need to flash my ROM to reset whatever I could have done in those two areas and will doing such effectively reset my WHOLE phone.. or just the essential services and settings? Since I had no idea what was Ok to permanently remove, I was making sure not to go mucking around tooo deep yet, or thougbt I wasn't anyways. :eek: Also, thx for the dummies guide link. That's precisely what I was looking for. (I expect, haven't had a chance to go look it over yet)
  5. Podivin

    Podivin VIP Member VIP Member

    Re-flash your ROM, but only wipe dalik and cache, don't wipe system or do a factory reset.
    That will reinstall everything without totally wiping your phone and making you start over again with setup.
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  6. Tinytacohead

    Tinytacohead Well-Known Member

    Ok thanks. I'll get on figuring that out. Considering how little I changed & that the only issue is the one widget, I was really hoping it'd be as simple as re-enabling some service I stopped though. I suppose it must be harder to discern what exactly needs turned back on/messier than a PC OS.. ? :p (happy holidays to those celebrating!)
  7. Tinytacohead

    Tinytacohead Well-Known Member

    What if I were to use RootAppDel to simply remove Google Search.. could I then re-download it from Google Play, (can't atm, obviously because it's already installed), and use that as a simple way to fix said widget? (since nothing else is amiss) That's most likely what try first on a PC anyways..
  8. Podivin

    Podivin VIP Member VIP Member

    I don't think it could hurt to try that. The worst thing that would happen is that you'd have to reflash your ROM... and you're sort of to that point already. :)
  9. Tinytacohead

    Tinytacohead Well-Known Member

    Good deal/that's kinda what I figured, but thought I may as well check first. Thanks again! :)

    PS - my 5200 Hyperion came over the weekend & it rocks! (hope I like the cover too. dunno why they don't offer the batt cover in more than B&W tho)
  10. Tinytacohead

    Tinytacohead Well-Known Member

    Well, I went to do the above & realized I've yet to actually root the phone. :p (again, why I don't think I've permanently screwed anything up/to the point of needing a flash, yet) Followed instructions for basic rooting & SuperOneClick never responds/locks up every time, heh. Guess it's time to go bother the peeps in the rooting section again. (but this time with something actually related to rooting :eek:)
  11. Tinytacohead

    Tinytacohead Well-Known Member

    While bored & bumbling around in settings, I finally got my Google widget working again, and as I expressed an inclination of before.. there was no need to deal with ROM's, flashing etc. In Application manager-Settings, I simply needed to Reset app preferences. Now it's time to back things up & actually go root the thing/get rid of some bloatware. :)

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