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Phone is slowly dying

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  1. jdfet

    jdfet Member

    So I rooted my Inc2 and am still learning about what I can do. However, I am not able to update my apps. The phone will say that updates are available but when I tell it to go ahead and update them, it will show they are but nothing is happening. As I look at the top of the screen the '3G arrows' are not lit...in other words theres no down loading taking place. I have tried turning 'airplane' mode on then off, I have tried to reboot, I have also tried to go to Market Place and update them manually but to no avail! Phone apps are now hardly working...they take a loooooong time to load. I really need to update! :mad:

  2. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut? VIP Member

    Did you install a custom Rom when you rooted? Some Roms have trouble with market downloads.

    Do you have a terminal emulator? If so open it and enter the following:
    su (hit enter)
    killall drmserver (hit enter)

    Now try downloading/updating from the market.
  3. jdfet

    jdfet Member

    Did not install a custom ROM...still learning about this.
    No terminal Emulator
  4. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut? VIP Member

    You do have mobile data on, right? Have you connected to wifi? Are you getting internet on your phone?

    If all that is in order then I suggest the following.

    Try a reboot.
    If that doesn't work, try pulling the battery.
    When you rooted, you should've made a NAND backup. Restore it.

    If that doesn't work, or you didn't make that backup I would factory reset or install a custom rom.
  5. jdfet

    jdfet Member

    I was trying some things earlier and uninstalled a couple of apps. I then reinstalled them from the market and they then updated. Not sure why.
    Anyway, I did as you said and pulled the battery. no change.
    As to a ROM, what would you suggest?
    Do I have to manually do a NAND restore?
    Sorry, still learning this stuff.
  6. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut? VIP Member

    Sorry it took so long to get back. Been fumbling with a phone myself trying to get it working properly. Sometimes they just don't want to play nice :mad:

    If you haven't gotten past this point yet, Do a NAND backup from your recovery. AFTER you have done a NAND you can flash a custom rom. If you have Google backing up your app data you can have it all install once the phone is setup with your google account again (it's like a fresh start with your phone when you install a new ROM) Otherwise you can install MyBackup or Titanium Backup before flashing and make backups of all your apps which you can then restore very quickly on your new ROM.
    I personally don't use either of these much anymore because I have found fresh installs from the market to be more trouble-free. It is worth the extra time to me, and there are ways to make it a little faster. I flash my new rom, and set it up with my google account. Let it sit and settle for a couple minutes then reboot. I then go to my laptop and sign in to the Play Store and look through "My Apps" and manually install them through there. Goes pretty quick.

    As far as ROMs go I suggest trying v1.4 or 1.5 of this one (let me know if you can't get them from the thread and I'll send you links to copies of whatever I have).
    Or if you just want stock-like with some tweaking this one is awesome and very very stable too.
    Feeling adventurous? Try some ICS or JB. Not fully functional, but for many they work as daily drivers (or DD).

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