Attempted Market Fix Mod, Phone no longer boots


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  1. emr25

    emr25 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I attempted to use the new build.prop file to fix the market issue where some paid apps were not found for download. Here is the process I used:

    Download build.prop, place it on SD card.
    Use Root Explorer to copy build.prop into system/
    Deleted old build.prop file from system/
    (I made a copy of the original and placed it in a folder on my SD card as a backup)
    Turned phone off.
    Turned phone back on and got to the Motorola logo, then the screen is black (backlight is still working, the screen is technically on, there just isn't anything on it).

    Phone never gets to the boot animation and will not boot back up. Anyone know how I can fix this without having to flash the SBF 2.1 file again and re-root, install 2.2 update.zip, and download/setup all of my apps?
     

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  2. sodaboy581

    sodaboy581 Well-Known Member

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    Well, this is why you're supposed to install the Droid X Bootstrapper as soon as you get your phone to how you want and make a Nandroid backup of it using that program.

    If you had done that, you could just pull the battery during the bootup and then restore your backup.

    If you didn't do that, I'm afraid you're out of luck. Happy reinstalling. :(

    (BTW, in the future, don't ever delete build.prop, always do a live replace of it. Had the same problem when I tried the Stage Fright mod, but copying a new build.prop over the other worked fine.)
     
  3. emr25

    emr25 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I figured as much. And forgive me for sounding stupid, but do I just download the app when I get my phone how I want it and it will guide me through making a Nandroid backup? Also, do I follow the same stock recovery steps to use that Nandroid backup one I have Bootstrap and everything?

    This is my first Android phone, and really first time modding/developing so the only experience I have here is a freshman level C++ coding class that I didn't really pay attention in.
     
  4. sodaboy581

    sodaboy581 Well-Known Member

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    The app is REALLY easy to use! You will kick yourself for not trying to have used it before...

    Firstly, your phone has to be rooted in Froyo, then you install the Bootstrapper APK.

    Run the first option when you first run it, then on subsequent runs (or to do a backup or restore, run the second option)

    When you select the second option, your phone reboots into Clockwork Mod Recovery, you just use the volume up/down keys and select the backup and restore options. Hitting the camera button to confirm. (Very much like the stock recovery app, but this one is MUCH MORE POWERFUL!!)

    Now, you're probably wondering, "what the hell? What if I can't boot into Droid to launch the Bootstrapper ?" Well, if your phone ever freezes up during boot, you can pull the battery a few seconds after seeing the Motorola logo then try to power your phone on again, this will auto launch the Clockwork Mod Recovery!

    It's wonderful!
     
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    emr25 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sounds easy enough. I really appreciate your help! Flashing the SBF file now, should be about done and then I have to boot into stock recovery, wipe data/cache, re-root, install 2.2 update, use Titanium Backup to reinstall data+apps, then I will download Bootstrap and make sure I have a Nandroid backup before I try to mess with the build.prop.

    When I get to build.prop, do I just move (or "cut") the file from my SD card and then paste it in system/ to do the live replace (using Root Explorer)?
     
  6. sodaboy581

    sodaboy581 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know re: Root Explorer as I don't have it.

    I went into ADB shell and did:

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    2. cp /system/build.prop /sdcard
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    Then I mounted my SD card as USB Mass Storage on my computer, used Notepad++ and changed the 4 lines from False to True.

    Then I changed the connect mode to something non USB Mass Storage, went back into ADB shell and typed this:

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    2. cp /sdcard/build.prop /system
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    Rebooted and viola.
     
  7. emr25

    emr25 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, well thanks again for the help. I just finished installing the Froyo update, so now I am using TiBa to restore all of my apps+data that I had backed up from yesterday. Then on to Bootstrap and setting up a nandroid backup so I can venture in to the build.prop.

    Although this time when I was still on rooted 2.1 (before 2.2 update) I installed the 3 apps I really wanted that weren't available in the market last night (At Bat, TFLN Official, CacheMate Paid). I haven't checked to see if they are still installed and working correctly, I guess they would be though.
     
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    bladebarrier Well-Known Member

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    Two quick questions.

    The bootsrapper you're referring to is Koush's? The same version as was used for 2.1?

    Secondly, where is the updated market file located for download?
     
  9. sodaboy581

    sodaboy581 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, and he updated it for 2.2, you can download it from his website:

    My Brain Hurts
     
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    I just got the same issue. Any ideas on fixing it without reinstalling?
     
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    emr25 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've installed the bootstrap app and clicked the first option, now what do I need to do to create a nandroid backup?
     
  12. sodaboy581

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    As my post said, you only need to click the first option after you first install it.

    Now any time you want to make a backup, just click the second option. Your phone will auto reboot and take you into the backup menu.
     
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    emr25 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks again. Sorry for being so slow, I am learning on the fly and don't want to go through the re-flashing sbf process again.
     
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    after you get the updated bootstrap and press bootstrap recovery, you can just get rom manger off the market and do everything from there. When you open up rom manager press flash clockwork at the top
     
  15. humungus

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    Well, it's not always that simple. I made a Nandroid backup of my first 2.2 install and, when I eventually restored, every subsequent reboot was into Clockwork. I'm uncertain why it happened, but it did. Now, I'm hesitant to install the Bootstrapper until it's had a little more time to interact with 2.2 installs.
     
  16. sodaboy581

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    First things first, are you using an automatic task killer?

    After your system is started, the Droid X Bootstrapper starts itself... if, for some reason, it's not allowed to start itself, it can't turn itself off from the next boot.

    From the details on the website, if a file named "/data/.recovery_mode" exists on your phone, the recovery will auto start at boot.

    When your phone is fully started, the Bootstrapper also starts and deletes this file.

    Task killers or any weird configuration changes you made may be preventing the Bootstrapper from starting and deleting this file after your system is fully booted.

    You can delete this file yourself, though, and stop your odd occurance. Haven't had this problem myself, though.
     
  17. humungus

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    Well, this install is long gone so there's no way to verify what the problem might have been. I did have ATK installed, but it was disabled.

    Have you restored a backup from 2.2?
     
  18. humungus

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    Well, taking your cue I reinstalled the Bootstrapper, backed up, and restored. Everything seemed to work nicely. Thanks.
     
  19. sodaboy581

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    Hooray!!! :)
     

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