sd card dies on rooted froyo - lost market & PC connectivity


  1. liewbob

    liewbob Well-Known Member

    I apologize for this double posting but it was suggested that my post to troubleshooting forum was perhaps more appropriate here.

    [​IMG] Posted Today, 08:16 PM
    My Kingston 16G class 10 sd card actually physically cracked and is therefore defunct but Kingston will be replacing it within the week - I foolishly do not have it backed up on my PC.

    I had rooted my Incredible with Unrevoked 3 and had been experimenting with a couple of Froyo ROMs using ROM Manager: Cyanogen6RG3 and Skyrider 2.5. I had just updated my Clockwork Mod Recovery (and to truly screw things up [​IMG]) I had made full use of Apps2sd.
    Now, when I put my old SanDisk 2G sd back in, (all I had was 1 old nandroid backup on it) I am back to:
    Firmware 2.1
    Baseband 2.05.00.06.11
    Kernel 2.6.29.....
    PRI 1.28
    Clockwork Recovery 2.5.0.1

    While I still have some apps and my phone and wifi seem to be working fine -
    I don't have Market, Rom Manager, Titanium (but I DO have SuperUser). When I USB my phone to PC - the PC doesn't see either the phone pr the card although I haven't reinstalled HTC Sync). At this point, I don't really even know if I'm rooted or have busybox.

    I'm really puzzled as to what I should do next:
    I don't know whether to do a phone restore from Settings or, perhaps from Recovery? Or whether to find a RUU (Is there one with the updated radio or with Froyo? Or, I guess I could wait for the OTA - but that's a wimped out way out and it might not even work at this point.

    Or, do I want to try reinstalling Rom Manager and do the permission fix - then reflash one of the Froyo Roms. But would that get me Market back? In all cases I'm gonna have to reinstall most of my apps since most resided (at least partially) on the dead sd. Fortunately appbrain has a record of all my apps. - but, from what I understand, there's no way to install the Market, except via HTC/Google/Verizon.

    So, I probably won't have my new 16G card for almost a week and I'm very open to suggestions as to my best plan of attack.

    I guess I should also think about repartitioning the new sd - according to the recent lag fixes.

    Please know that, for the time being, I'm pretty much command line challenged - so (perhaps foolishly) - I am doing all of this on the phone itself.

    I recently downloaded SDK to my PC and I was just getting ready to try to get the hang of adb, emulator etc - but I'm hoping I can get my phone back to where it was before I get into that project.

    Thanx in advance for any help you can provide -including all the better ways of going about this than I have come up with [​IMG]

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  2. jasperwill

    jasperwill Well-Known Member

    well you can get the google apps back (market). there is a update.zip that is distributed with the cyanogen rom that only installs the google stuff. so you can get that back that way. use your phone to download the file, goto recovery and install the update using the choose zip from sd card option. (if you need more detailed instructions i can provide them, for now im just typing quickly)

    it sounds to me though that its time for you to choose a better than stock rom and start over. i would suggest the skyraider froyo - sense ui rom, or if you like vanilla the cyanogen froyo rom :)
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  3. liewbob

    liewbob Well-Known Member

    I haven't tried bluetooth yet but since I've lost PC connectivity. Can't I still take my SD card out of my phone and put it in the smart card slot on my PC and transfer the Unrevoked files to the card that way - then replace it in the phone and achieve root that way? If not, why not? [​IMG]
  4. liewbob

    liewbob Well-Known Member

    I tried the gapps zip and got a "did not complete" message upon reboot?
  5. jasperwill

    jasperwill Well-Known Member

  6. liewbob

    liewbob Well-Known Member

    Actually it wasn't but that one didn't install Market either (I tried signature verification both ways) - but it didn't give me a gogle applications zip could not complete message - which may be a plus. I'm wondering if I'm unrooted and I should try unrevoked 3 - or if I should just do the wipedata/ factory restore from the clockwork recovery boot.
    I just connected the phone in hboot and the Device Manager is at least showing me the Android Bootloader Interface.
  7. liewbob

    liewbob Well-Known Member

    And I just ran Unrevoked 3 successfully but I'm still not seeing Market nor is the computer seeing the sd card except in hboot? My next (with & without debugging.
  8. liewbob

    liewbob Well-Known Member

    I just ran cyanogen 6RC3 and it's looking good! :)
    Thanx!
  9. jasperwill

    jasperwill Well-Known Member

    glad to hear its working again for you.
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