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Root Help..I have to bypass activation everytime restart the Devour

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rixoft, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. rixoft

    rixoft New Member
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    Dear all, I have a motorola Devour (originally from verizon) and Its already registered to our local service provider (Indonesia Smart Telecom).

    The problem is everytime the phone restart (because the battery run out) I lose everything; contacts, all installed applications and settings...and I have to "bypass activation" using ##bluroff.

    Please help me to solve the problem... thanks in advance.
     

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  2. echaru

    echaru New Member
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    I have the same problem. Hoping an android guru can help us.
     
  3. p_025

    p_025 Well-Known Member
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    The thing with the Devour is it uses a MotoBlur synced home screen. The MotoBlur service stores all your contacts and your home screen configuration so it can be recovered easily at any time. However, if your service provider doesn't handle MotoBlur then you have to bypass it with ##bluroff.

    Unfortunately, by using ##bluroff you are effectively bypassing contact loading every boot. I'm no expert, but if at all possible, try installing up a custom home screen/app and see if that will remember your contacts.

    As for it forgetting your apps, I don't understand why it's doing that, applications are supposedly stored and run from /system/app, which is a local folder on the phone. From my own experimenting, MotoBlur also seems to keep track of what apps were installed using the Package Installer. If worst comes to worst, you may have to install every app you have through adb on your computer, but there's no guarantee even that will work.

    EDIT: No, I was wrong, local installed apps are stored in /data/app with their saved data in /data/data I believe. I had to do a "factory reset" on my Devour lately, and the /data folder was emptied, but not everything was reset. I only had to do one step of the 23-step rooting process to reroot it, and all the bloatware was still gone. Turns out the factory reset didn't reset the /system/app folder. This may be a way to keep your apps between sessions, but it requires root and it won't remember any of your settings, and games won't save between sessions unless you save to the SD card.
     
  4. ereman

    ereman New Member
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    I know at least for contact backup google is also implemented into devour contacts. Of course it doesn't help after the fact, however if you backup your contact list to a Gmail account you can always restore all contacts from there.
     
  5. p_025

    p_025 Well-Known Member
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    Tell ya what, my account is due for upgrade in December. Once I get a new phone I'll dedicate some time to tweaking the **** out of the Devour. I don't know if I'll be able to completely bypass MotoBlur, but I'll look into getting a good working home screen on there and preventing the Verizon activation bull crap from coming up. You'll have to root your phone, but that's a given.

    EDIT: Found a solution, but requires root. http://androidforums.com/devour-all...ss-motoblur-keep-your-apps-root-required.html
     

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