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  1. Frunobulaxian

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    So the other day I made a pretty noobish mistake.

    I hit the factory data reset button. This may not seem like such a bad thing, but it quickly turned into collosal failure when it failed to get past the ANDROID load screen. I let it sit overnight thinking it was just held up. I awoke to find it continuing where it was like no time had passed. I looked around here to see if there was anything I could do and found a post that mentioned pressing volume up+home+end. I tryed it, it worked! My excitement was short-lived although intense. I soon realized my phone would never get out of setup because I have no launcher, I had deleted the defaults and failed to restore them thinking it wouldnt be a problem.

    So here is my question to you: Is there a way to install a launcher without having a launcher?

    Please help me complete this love story I miss my phone terribly. :(
     

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  2. skater95

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    Use death2all110 guide to flash stock rom. You'll get everything back
     
  3. death2all110

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  4. Frunobulaxian

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  5. Mitchell4500

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    Keep trying. You gotta get it at the tight time.

    PS you should be a writer. The wording of your issue was amazing lol.
     
  6. dots

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    If your phone can be seen with adb it "could" be possible to push a launcher.apk to "/data/app"

    If you flashed a recovery img we could then get into adb and push a launcher to /system/app
     
  7. Frunobulaxian

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    I'm not sure anyone can understand my level of excitement right now, I know my family is giving me strange looks. I have figured out how to get into settings without a launcher. As I was playing with it holding different buttons in different combonations I managed to activate voice dialing, on a whim I said to my phone "open settings" and was prompted with "Open Application Settings" with the choice of "OK" and "Cancel" I eagerly pressed OK and felt a surge of joy the likes of which I have never felt. I will update if I make any further progress.
     
  8. Frunobulaxian

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    Can you post detailed instructions on how to do this, or possibly direct me to where I can find them?
     
  9. srozzman

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    how about using the voice command to "open market" and then installing another launcher? (launcher pro, ADW, Zeam etc etc)
     
  10. dots

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    Well i just tried this and adb push will not work because you will get permission denied when trying to push to /system/app or /data/app.

    Now if you have a custom recovery flashed it would be possible to move the launcher2.apk from your sdcard to the phone using adb shell.
     
  11. Frunobulaxian

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    I like the way you think, but I had to activate another phone so I would have something to use until I managed to fix this one. So no market.

    I do not. It seems we have hit another dead end. :(
     
  12. Frunobulaxian

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    By luck I have found a program that allows you to install .apk files from your desktop, it worked absolutly perfectly. My phone is now alive again!

    MercDroid - Android Application Installer

    You have to join to DL it but it's free and worth the 10 seconds. Hope it helps someone else!
     
  13. Frunobulaxian

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  14. death2all110

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    Congrats. glad you got it!
     
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