well im almost fixed but now i need a new favor... >.< ugh would someone be kind enough to send me the contents of /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases ... should be 3 files in there... see, after i pulled and edited settings.db and copied it back into the original folder, for some shitty reason es file explorer saw fit to delete the other 2 files in said folder. im not exactly thrilled but i think all my problems will be solved once i get the missing files restored. thanks bunches UPDATE: woohoo! found the files, ES reversed the copy and moved those files to the sd card, dunno why. but ive got everything fixed now. edited the db file to force adb and non market apps, found the deodexed apks i needed, now i have full functionality once again. WIN!! mad props to hroark13 who posted and uploaded tons of important stuffs @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=30149992 IOU 2 or 3 cases of your favorite beer. friggin AWESOME!!