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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Eoraptor, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Eoraptor

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    Okay, Something really... Bizzarre... is going on with my Droid 2. I'd been having the old "failed to mount" issue with my SD cards. I got that fixed (or thought I had) and calmly set my phone down, keyboard open, on my desk and proceeded to try to install Cyanogen 7.2 RC1 onto it.

    (first-time rooter incidentally, so please bear with me if I ask a lot of newb questions)

    Well, about half way through the flashing process, the sd card decided to unmount itself again (I am assuming it must have a short or something, this was a second-hand device). Argh!

    What this left me with was some kind of oddball Frankenstein flash. the system fonts have all changed subtley, and clockworkrecovery mod is now in place, but the phone itself rebooted and claims it is still 2.2 froyo.

    Now these things I could live with just fine. I'd just call them quirks and move on in trying to flash/reroot the thing. The problem is this. 1.) gapps is now completely missing when I come to the setup process 2.) without auto-mount from one of the android markets. I don't have a way to force the phone to re-mount the sd card. 3.) And of course, if the droid 2 thinks no SD card is present, then it won't let me install an APK for appstore, or anything else app-wise for that matter. :afraid: it just keeps saying "please insert an sd card to to install insert.apk here or similar messages.

    Yarg!!!!! I'm in the error message 7th circle of hell here!

    Now, I'm familiar enough with PCs and dabbled enough with linux to figure out my way around the rest of the android universe pretty quickly, but I'm afraid I don't know a way to force feed the phone a Gapps or other app store APK without the SD card mounted. And obviously, without any kind of app store, this thing is more or less just a very complex calculator with only the mostly verizon-centric stock apps on board.

    So, has anyone seen anything like this before? Know how I can get it up and going once again? Because when I try to reboot it to default, I end up in something which LOOKS a lot like the stock 2.2 droid2 build, but which lacks G.APPS and the ability to mount the sd card.
     

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    Got this solved on my own :)

    Using the instructions on cyanogenmod's wiki, I reflashed the quasi-legal SBF file to the stock 2.3.20 build.

    Apparently I'm not the only person to run in to this oddball problem. When installing Cyanogen, or any Gingerbread or later mod, the mod updates certain settings in the base operating system prior to the actual flash, and one of these is to remove the 2.2 g.apps in prep for 2.3 or later g.apps. but of course if your flash goes tits up like mine did, you're left with updated fonts and deleted G.apps, but otherwise unchanged firmware.

    So, let this be a lesson, if your flashing to cyanogen aborts, you'll have to SBF your phone with RDSlite in order to get your G.Apps back. but now everything is back, I have my apps back, and tomorrow i can again attempt to root and flash my phone.
     

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