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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by whikky, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. whikky

    whikky Lurker
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    My brother screwed up when he rooted his phone, and now I can't even get to the home screen. Is there a way to bypass the home screen and go straight to the setting menu? I can use the lock screen to get to phone, messaging, etc.
     


  2. AGLtech

    AGLtech Android Enthusiast

    when you are at the lockscreen just drag the notification down from the top and click the gear symbol or setting icon
     
  3. whikky

    whikky Lurker
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    Or even use adb to enable everything I need to so I can sideload apps.
     
  4. AGLtech

    AGLtech Android Enthusiast

    What exactly are you trying to change in settings? If you cant get to your home screen than what is happening when you unlock the phone?
     
  5. whikky

    whikky Lurker
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    I don't have a gear or setting icon.
     
  6. whikky

    whikky Lurker
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    I'm trying to enable sideloading so I can install recovery, and install a custom rom.
     
  7. whikky

    whikky Lurker
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    When I unlock my phone it says Unfortunately, Home has stopped. With only Ok as an option. Clicking ok repeats the message to infinity.
     
  8. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    It sounds like the launcher has been removed. Go to play store on your PC and log in with the same account that's on the phone.

    Once logged in go to nova launcher and click install. This will install it directly to your phone. Once installed you should be able to get into your phone.
     
  9. whikky

    whikky Lurker
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    I'm okay with a factory reset or anything that will get the phone back to factory settings.
     
  10. whikky

    whikky Lurker
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    Unfortunately there is no Play account associated with this phone right now. I tried a factory reset through settings to fix the issue, and it didn't fix it.
     
  11. whikky

    whikky Lurker
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    Any ideas?
     
  12. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

  13. MrGlowy

    MrGlowy Android Enthusiast

    This little gear. I know it's the same on the spirit. uploadfromtaptalk1375394575477.jpg
    You use it to get to the settings. From their, you can add a Google account. And enable unknown sources.
     
  14. AGLtech

    AGLtech Android Enthusiast

    Yup. GT sounds right on point. I've done that before. Lol. If that doesn't work than factory reset from.power off since it sounds like you dont have a recovery or kernel installed yet.
     
  15. whikky

    whikky Lurker
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    Yeah, my status bar isn't working, so I can't get to that gear. I'll do what GT said. How do you do a factory reset from power off though?
     
  16. AGLtech

    AGLtech Android Enthusiast

    Take the battery out and put it back in. Hold Volume Down and Power at the same time. Don't let go until you see a reset screen. Than let go of both and press Power to confirm. Follow prompts.
     
  17. Keithman2567

    Keithman2567 Android Enthusiast

    You could also use the quick memo screen shot. Press vol+vol- at the same time. Click the share button and choose gmail, from there you should be able to access a link to any website. Open that and then can download the lte 2nd init recovery from this forum. Install it, if it tells you you have to enable unknown sources it will give you the options to go into settings at least now you can enable adB. If not now you have a recovery.
     
  18. Keithman2567

    Keithman2567 Android Enthusiast

    I had to do that when I deleted my launcher. and factory reset.
     
  19. AGLtech

    AGLtech Android Enthusiast

    Wow that's a process. Lol. But a smart one for sure. I'll keep that in my memory
     

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