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  1. dannymur

    dannymur Well-Known Member

    Prolly right there El Prez.... maybe yet to be proven App.

    It was just a thought.... might still become very useful.... I like the simple interface and the idea of using a Nandroid as source? No?
  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Aye, it probably needs a little refinement.

    Apologies if it came across as if I was rubbishing your suggestion sir :eek:
  3. dannymur

    dannymur Well-Known Member

    Nae need for any apology, or indeed embarrassment, a chara.......:)

    I have taken your suggestion on board, and put the App Extractor para in quotes, with a warning note.

    Please do feel free to add suggestions to this thread, which is really about helping new Android adopters achieve a level of competence in rooting, flashing custom ROM's, installing useful Apps and generally getting to know their way around the strange new world of Android generally, specifically on the ZTE Blade.

    I would welcome all contributions here.
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  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Simmo, to add to Dannymurs post a couple above this one, sometimes you'll find that your phone hasn't been syncing to Gmail because the contacts are set as phone contacts, not Google contacts. To check, log in to the gmail account associated with the handset and click contacts, if they're there excellent
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  5. simmo4238

    simmo4238 Active Member

    Hello dannymur,
    a couple of problems, App2SD not compatible with phone.
    Launcher Pro on phone but cannot open.
    My Phone explorer, cannot open email account.
    Which is the best App to use to get rid of unwanted apps eg. games etc.?
    I am not sure about Cache Cleaner NG at this time what would I really need it for?
  6. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    It won't be until you have 2.2 on there (unless you have already?)

    Hit the home button, it should give you the option to switch to LPP (and make it the default)

    Where is it asking for your email account? It only needs this to sync with the outlook/thunderbird account on your PC iirc. If you don't have that setup, I think it will give that error message.

    With titanium you can freeze stuff you don't want/need. I'd be careful though, as removing/freezing a system app could cause the phone to hang on bootup.
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  7. simmo4238

    simmo4238 Active Member

    Hi El Presidente, I have been checking to see if my contacts are their but I cannot get into my account for some reason , it keeps asking me to put in my password. Orange sent me an email while I was doing this so I phoned and they said a few phones were doing this at the moment and would have to go to the factory reset option.
  8. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Don't factory reset (yet anyway). If you're rooted, you can still backup your apps etc to the SD Card with Titanium. You can also export your contacts to the SD Card too, just don't import them to the gmail account. So in the link I gave, just go through steps 1-10. :)

    I know you're just going by what Orange have told you, but I'm not sure how factory resetting will have any bearing on your ability to access to your gmail account via your PC? What exactly is happening when you try to access?
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  9. simmo4238

    simmo4238 Active Member

    It just gets stuck at the password and keeps asking for me to put in the word they put on the screen. I have at the moment only used the computer to download to the phone. Many thanks for all your help it is greatly appreciated.
  10. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    That's what we're here for! :)

    I'm 99.99% sure a factory reset wouldn't solve that. Can you access the gmail app on your phone with no problems?
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  11. simmo4238

    simmo4238 Active Member

    Yes I can get google mail ok.
  12. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Yeah, a factory reset wouldn't sort it then.

    If you enter the captcha (that's what those weird letters are called), doesn't it let you in? You could see about using the google password recovery option if you can't get in.
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  13. simmo4238

    simmo4238 Active Member

    I have got in now I went through google and had to change my password. Just need to see what dannymur wants me to do next.
  14. dannymur

    dannymur Well-Known Member

    Hi simm

    I will continue ASAP. Sorry for goin missin there.... I had hospital appointment which I had to attend.

    This is what happens in old age :)

    Thanks to El Prez for his input.

    Just need to review progress and I will be back later.
  15. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    danny n presidente i swear youz are saints lol :)
    jst bookmarkd this thread for any1 needin help like this :)
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  16. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    We're just here to help. :)

    Simmo, can you backup your contacts using the method I mentioned here and have you installed Titanium? If not, can you do so now please?

    Once installed, open TB. the first time it runs it takes a little while to open as it needs to scan the apps you've installed and check for root/busybox access. If you get a super user prompt up, click allow. Once it's done what it needs to do, you'll be presented with a screen like the one below:

    [​IMG]

    From there, hit the Backup & Restore button at the top of the screen. This will take you to a list of all the apps installed on your handset. On that screen, hit the menu button on your phone, then filters.

    In the next screen, under the section entitled, Filter By Type, you want to put a tick in the box which says User, then press the Apply button at the top right hand side of the page.

    [​IMG]

    You'll then be taken to back to the list of apps you've installed on your phone.

    From there, hit menu, then batch and you'll be taken to a screen which looks like this:

    [​IMG]

    You want to hit RUN next to backup all users apps, the next screen you see will look like this:

    [​IMG]

    Press select all, then run the batch operation. It will then backup alll your apps and the data associated with them. Once you've done that, let me know and we can take it from there.
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  17. simmo4238

    simmo4238 Active Member

    Went into TB it said - HyperShell(FAST) X NO
    Fast/AutoappX No
    Dropbox X No.
    Where did I miss putting those in?
  18. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    That's fine, I should've said your initial screen may look a little different as you might not have the paid version or a dropbox account linked (I'm also using a different handset); apologies for that.

    As long as you have root, SQLite and Busybox access, that's fine.
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  19. simmo4238

    simmo4238 Active Member

    What`s next please.
    Which SQlite bit confused. (easy for me)
  20. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Nearly there!

    As Danny suggested, download the ROM from here. It'll be the first link on the page you want (Swedish_Spring_RLS5.zip). Once completed, copy that to the root (not in any folder) of your phones SD Card. You'll then want to download an MD5 checksum checker, which you can get from here. Once downloaded, open the zip file, then move MD5.exe to your desktop and double click to open it. Once you've opened it, copy the MD5 (C801FDAD511944C9CEE7139E866E160C) to the clipboard of your PC, then hit browse and navigate to Swedish_Spring_RLS5.zip on the root of your SD Card. The bar at the top of the MD5 program should turn green.

    If it does, close the app and disconnect your phone from the PC. If it doesn't, redownload the ROM zip file and try again.

    I've just seen your edit, the SQLite above the bit which says Dropbox access. Is it ticked?
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  21. simmo4238

    simmo4238 Active Member

    Sorry to be a pain but I have just loaded an app System app remover by Danesh M.
    Now my phone is stuck on Sorry! Tha application Orange Homescreen (process com.orange.homescreen)has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. I have and nothing happens. have you both any suggestions please? All I wanted aws tyo get rid of some of the Orange apps.
  22. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Is that all it's doing? If you head to the apps menu, I think there's an app called Launcher chooser or something like that? If you open it, you can select an alternative to the Orange Launcher, that might sort.

    Failing that, did you delete the app, or rename it?

    The next step was the actual ROM flash if you still want to go ahead with it?
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  23. simmo4238

    simmo4238 Active Member

    I cannot get into the phone it is stuck on this Sorry . The application Orange Homescreen etc Force close button. blocks everything, I cannot get past it nothing works. The back screen is black, no menu or the browse buttons work. I taken out the battery and sd card but nothing works.
  24. dannymur

    dannymur Well-Known Member

    Hi guys....little problem here, it seems.

    Firstly, no need to remove Orange Branding and Apps, they will disappear after you have flashed your new ROM, Swedish Spring I think, unless you want to return to Stock 2.1, from the Nandroid Back-up you have made

    You have made a back-up in Recovery???

    I did not see it above, and if you have not, it may be too late!!

    Secondly, did you remove any system app or apps, with that App (System App Remover)??

    It looks like the Orange Launcher is missing.....

    When you launched that App, there was a warning pop-up, below:

    [​IMG]
    Warning on first Launch of System App Remover

    But no worries, your phone is not bricked, I am sure of that.

    If you can get into Recovery [Remember.....Vol Down and Power held together while powering up],

    and you have downloaded the Swedish Spring zip file to your PC, as mentioned above by El Prez

    you can use Recovery to connect to your PC, and mount your phone there, as USB storage, so we can see the SD card contents:

    I have a pic from my PC to illustrate this:

    [​IMG]
    Blade mounted as FAT32 [G:] drive from Recovery

    more later.......mostly working with ClockworkMod Recovery....exciting, eh!!

    So, for tonite, just download that SS 5 ROM zip file, as above........

    and, let me know if you can get into Recovery, as above, so we will then proceed to:

    1. wiping data/factory reset......
    2. wiping cache partition......
    3. wiping the Dalvik cache........

    The famous 3 wipes [wipe/wipe/wipe] essential before flashing a new ROM, especially going from one generation of Android to the next.

    More piccys tomorrow........OK

    Ciao
  25. simmo4238

    simmo4238 Active Member

    Sorry Guys, the phone is still as I said last night with the Sorry etc. I just cannot get into the phone. Orange say the phone has to be changed, if this is the case I cannot delete anything I have put on the phone, would it be better to buy a new SD card for when the phone goes back?
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