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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by theicemonkey, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. theicemonkey

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    Well, I'm an idiot.

    I tried to take the playlogos1 file from a system dump and copy it to my /system/bin directory to get my boot animation back after root and, sure enough, I got the boot animation back. Problem is, I didn't think it through (that the edited playlogos1 file pointed to the rest of the modified boot sequence) and then the phone wouldn't boot. It would just loop the animations.

    I booted into recovery, did a factory reset, and now I can get to the lockscreen and the very beginning of setup but TWLauncher force closes over and over and over and I'm unable to do anything except pull down the notification bar occasionally. I think this is because I moved some things (like bing, daily briefing, etc.) that TWLauncher wants at the outset, and it doesn't have them. I tried to bluetooth over LauncherPro and run it, but it fails at the last moment.

    Does anyone know of a way to get to ADB Shell so that I can fix my mistake, keeping in mind I can only get into recovery or pull the notification bar? Or if someone had an update.zip I could flash to get back to REAL factory (with all of the system files in place), that would be super! Otherwise, it looks like I'm effed and will need to come up with a good story to tell Verizon...
     

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    Oh man, that sucks. :(

    Hopefully we'll get a way to restore to stock really soon. At least the VZW rep will have no idea what's going on since the boot animation will look perfectly normal. You probably wouldn't even need a story. You could just say you woke up one morning and it was boot-looping. Whatever you conscience feels is right. ;)
     
  3. theicemonkey

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    That's what I'm figuring too. I guess, worst case scenario, I wait a few weeks for that update.zip to save my butt...
     
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    If you are planning on keeping the phone and not returning in 30 days, I would definitely wait...as I am sure we will see the restore files real soon from devs. ;)
     
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    Thanks for the kind words, both of you!

    I got it replaced today. It'll probably get re-flashed at Verizon and resold. It was in perfect shape, so it was no trouble; they didn't hesitate to replace it immediately.

    I still feel like an idiot though. I never should have messed with the boot files until I had a Nandroid backup.
     
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    Please keep in mind there is yet NO NANDROID yet (for emphasis, not because I'm trying to "yell" but I thought Nandroid was a native Android option) until ClockworkMod puts one yet.

    Hit up Koush on Twitter (@ClockworkMod) and give him some encouragement, then make a request. Dude is prolific and has done so much for the community.
     
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    This is exactly my point. I was aware of this fact and I proceeded anyway. That is why I am an idiot!
     
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    Well at least you got it resolved, just be patient Im sure it's coming soon
     
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