Fracked it up :-(

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by falcon26, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. falcon26

    falcon26 Well-Known Member
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    Ok so I rooted my captivate. I then used the titanium backup thing to get rid of all the at&t bloat ware. I didn't back them up either (I know I'm an idiot) well now I need somethings back, like voice recorder. But I can't seem to figure out how to do that. I can format the phone clear all the stuff but nothing brings it back. How do I restore this thing to factory defaults with everything installed????? I'm also getting tons of error messages now too...


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  2. Duck Tales LOL

    Duck Tales LOL Well-Known Member
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    I broke mine this morning too, it gets stuck on the Galaxy S loading screen. Good thing I work for AT&T and can get it replaced for free. :)
     
  3. Darkeligos

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    Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset

    That should help you, but it will remove and restore everything -- so backup anything new this time.
     
  4. falcon26

    falcon26 Well-Known Member
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    Their has to be a way to fix this. Otherwise it will go back to the store tomorrow...
     
  5. Duck Tales LOL

    Duck Tales LOL Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, I'm not understanding why a Factory Reset wouldn't install the default apps back... Unless you hardcore deleted them.
     
  6. falcon26

    falcon26 Well-Known Member
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    I think that is what I did. But their has to be a factory rom or something that can restore it. I mean they have to do this all the time at the factory..
     
  7. Darkeligos

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    You try:
    Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset ?
     
  8. Duck Tales LOL

    Duck Tales LOL Well-Known Member
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    Since you are rooted, you should be able to find a bootrom by searching Google. There are probably plenty.
     
  9. falcon26

    falcon26 Well-Known Member
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    I can't even get to the settings menu its not their anymore all I get are Can not load error messages...
     
  10. Duck Tales LOL

    Duck Tales LOL Well-Known Member
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    You can also do a factory reset by turning the phone off, and when you power it on, hold down VOLUME DOWN+POWER.


    At least that's what the manual says.
     
  11. falcon26

    falcon26 Well-Known Member
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    I've done. Didn't work...
     
  12. Duck Tales LOL

    Duck Tales LOL Well-Known Member
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    Then I'd say it's back to the store... I'd just leave out the whole "I rooted the device and was doing naughty stuff to it" bit.
     
  13. RP88

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    Yea I messed mine up pretty bad too by uninstalling google talk. Factory data reset will NOT bring back protected apps that were deleted using root. All it does is delete personal settings and apps you installed from market..
     
  14. falcon26

    falcon26 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah that is what I was afraid of. Looks like its going back to the store tomorrow. I'm sure At&t can fix it. But I will return it....
     
  15. randy_c

    randy_c Well-Known Member
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    what did you delete? maybe someone can upload them?
     
  16. falcon26

    falcon26 Well-Known Member
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    I just need the original files rom or whatever came with the phone. So if someone has it and pm me that would be great :)
     
  17. voogru

    voogru Active Member
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    I wouldn't be so quick to go deleting stuff until you're more familiar with the phone and know how to make backups of it so you can restore it.
     
  18. tekonus

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    ^^^ Agreed. There is a reason they don't let you delete them normally...
     
  19. voogru

    voogru Active Member
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    I'm still trying to figure out how I can make a perfect backup copy of the entire state of the phone (apps, contacts, sms, filesystem, etc), before I make any other changes.
     
  20. MisterEd

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    You'll have to wait until someone comes out with a recovery module for it.. That allows you to make image backups of the NAND so you can always revert. Check Samsung Captivate - xda-developers
     
  21. YellowGT0

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    All the Apps from the phone have been ripped over at XDA. You should be able to install stuff you delete.
     

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