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  1. erry

    erry Well-Known Member
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    ok, so ive managed to make a bit of a mess of my htc desire

    i booted into recovery-- and did a back up

    then and wiped the delvik cache and also i partioned the sd card

    now when i turn the phone on all the apps have reverted to the generic android symbol-- and i cant seem to do a 'restore'

    so i know getting them back from this stage is probaby a lost cause- as there are no back ups present in my titanium back up etc.

    so i thought i could just remove all these and reinstall all the apps- but they are still on the phone

    how do i get to them to delete them?-- or better still how do i get them to work again?!

    thanks in advance
     

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    How did you partition your SD card?

    Did you have apps stored on ext3/4 partition before this?

    I'm guessing you wiped the data on it when doing this.. therefore the phone thinks it has the apps installed but doesn't have the files.

    The only way I can see is to flash the phone and start from fresh.
     
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    Hey, I moved this to the All Things Root section, thanks for understanding. :)
     
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    the apps were just on the phone, and on the sd card- (using apps 2 sd)- but i don't think i had any partitions set up- -- I'm using the cyanogen mod- if that helps

    i just clicked on partition sd in the recovery mode

    is it going to be a full factory reset job?
     
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    Hey erry,
    I would highly recommend to Partition your sd card with GPartED as it aligns
    (Thanks shauny for info ^^)
    You can find more info here.
    How big is your sd card?
    Also try looking in file manager -> TitaniumBackups (or something like that) -> See if Titanium backed up your stuff.
     
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    unfortunately titanium back up is also showing the apps there but they are greyed out

    .. and there is no back up there- which is annoying because i had it set to back up every sunday night

    will a full factory reset remove the 'trace' of the old apps?!
     
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    I could suggest you connect your phone to your pc and looks what's in it. Make sure that hidden files and folders is on. Browse through the folders that correspond to an app (e.g. .<appname> or just the name). See if the app files are in there.
    Make sure you backup your sd card. (You should have before flashing Cyanogen, or any rom).
     
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    i backed it up just before embarking on this little excercise- but it doesn't seem to have worked!

    i think its a restore factory settings and re-flash rom job, isn't it?!
     
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    That may be the only option I'm afraid.
    If your willing to re-flash and start fresh again :D

    If your facing any problems, let us know :)
     
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    cheers!

    well- whilst im doing that- do you have any reccomendations for a better rom than the cyanogan 7 rom?

    might have a change whilst im doing it!!
     
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    No problem, Glad I helped :)

    A better ROM than Cyanogen...well It depends what sort of ROM you would like. (That's the cool thing about roms haha)
    I could point you towards this XDA forum.
    Also if you want to change, just:
    1) NAND backup
    2) Titanium Backup any apps you want
    i) Menu -> Batch
    ii) Backup (RUN) all user apps / + system data
    iii) Deselect All -> Go through apps and tick the ones you want to keep.
    iiii) Always tick the ones that are highlighted in green. (Recommended)
    3) Factory Reset/Wipe (in recovery)
    4) Flash!

    Also to save more space, I suggest you flash DarkTremor's AP2SD+ (It's not a ROM).
    In basic terms, it will use a script to move all of the apps data (any app you choose) to a partition (separate storage) on your sd card. It tricks the phone.
    So you would have any left over bits on your phone internal memory.

    This post will be useful
     
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    If you want a totally different look and feel to your phone you could an MIUI ROM, I was on XJ for awhile and really liked it, I will consider and ICS MIUI ROM in future when I feel like a change from regular ICS.
     
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    Didn't read all that but I can tell you if you partitioned your sd card without backing it up, it's either deleted or corrupt which usually happens when you partition something.
     
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    Did you back up your sd card before partitioning? As Tyseyh said the partitioning will have wiped the card. Your phone still has elements of the app stored in internal memory but can't find the parts on the sd because they're gone along with your files, Nandroid & Titanium backups.

    If you backed up your sd you can copy & paste back into the Fat32 partition by connecting in usb mode. If not you'll have to put it down to experience & do a factory reset then start again.
     
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