Here is the situation, I rooted my phone a few weeks ago but didn't do anything beyond that. Installed a few apps like titanium backup and ROM manager.
I finally decided to try out a new ROM. Unfortunately I choose a voodoo rom without really understanding what I was doing. I ended up with some issues of everything force shutting down as soon as the phone started. So I downloaded all of the factory default files and used ODIN to flash everything back to stock. (System, recovery, and kernel tar files.)
While that seems to have worked, my internal phone storage claims to be zero. I have tried cleaning the cache through the settings->applications but while it seems to work, it still says zero.
I added the voodoo disable folder to the voodoo directory on the SD card but that didn't seem to change anything. I then read somewhere that I should be able to delete the entire voodoo directory after I flashed back to stock, so I did. Same issue.
I've tried the privacy->reset all data, but that fails. It's hard to read, but I think it says something about not being able to mount something and "data wipe failed".
I've put over CWMrecovery.rar in Odin and tried to use the wipe data option in it, but anything I choose after the initial update.zip file results in a blank screen. (Pressing the home key backs it out to the menu.)
adb still works, but I've lost root, so there isn't much I can do. I've tried re-rooting, but as soon as the phone reboots, the files I pushed over disappear. Almost as if it is stuck in a factory restore loop or something. I even have to go through the startup wizard everytime the phone reboots and I loose the gmail account that I have setup each time.
So, I went into recovery, did a wipe cache and data reset. Now when it boots into the Setup Wizard.. everything FC's. Any ideas why? I cant get the phone going again because of this <sigh>.I did do the root/lag fix last night, then the rest just an hour ago.No clue what's up
A few friends of mine purchased the Fascinate after I got one. I've been supporting their and try to keep them loaded up with all the same customizations that I use. I am wondering if there is a way to export my settings (like saving with Clockwork) but having all of my personal information wiped from the build. Is this possible? How do people create the images we typically download? Would love to be able to load up all the free apps I use and have them be pre-installed if I flash a friends phone.
I just did a factory restore on my Vibrant and afterwards, I noticed that there are folders of apps I used to have before the factory restore. Some folders are...EpicFail, FridayEscape, etc. I thought by doing a factory restore that all data were wiped oud. I would like a clean wipe of the hard drive and reload of the factory stuff. No rooting.
Samsung Galaxy i9003. The phone was on stock firmware 2.2.1 but it was having a lot of FCs and sudden restarts. Also, my friend wanted to upgrade it to Gingerbread.
I managed to flash a stock firmware 2.3.4 Arabic into the phone through Odin. I selected re-partition, then in 3e recovery mode I wiped both partition cache and user data.
However, when the phone booted, it was upgraded to 2.3.4 as it should but all the data and apps were kept as they are! I tried a factory reset from setting and still all the data remain intact.
I booted into recovery again and wiped all data but all remain the same! I flashed the stock firmware again using Odin and still no data were wiped! I even formatted the internal storage with no luck...The phone wasn't rooted, how this is possible?
How to back up the game without losing all your progress? I'm looking to flash an updated ROM on my S3 soon, and in a few months get a Nexus 5 (or HTC One) and I've heard from others that TB does nothing. I really like this game and I'm pretty far along, I just don't want to have to start from scratch and grind just to get close to where I am.
since launch day, Sept. 9. Just a heads up for anyone upgrading or opening up a new account to a smart phone. It's up to you, but you just might want to ask and confirm at the Point of Sale if you are indeed on the unlimited data plan.
Received an interesting text msg from Verizon. Turns out my balance is $494.90. Evidently, I've never had a data plan and I've been getting charged for every single Mb.
*611 and CS immediately recognized what happened. I was never put on a data plan at the POS. It's as simple and complicated as that. $340 in data charges. She put me on the $30 unlimited data and credited me the data charges minus the $30 I would've paid this billing cycle.
No big deal except the long wait time over the phone and for some reason it took her another five minutes to do whatever was needed to fix it. Also, it has to be "cleared" first because "of the size of the credit". She'll call me back Sunday(she's off Friday and Saturday... good for her) after 1pm to confirm and tell me it went through.
One of the major reasons I purchased a smartphone was to be able to chat with certain facebook friends in realtime no matter where I am. The AIM app seems to be exactly what I'm looking for.My question is, I have unlimited data, but only 500 texts per month. When conversing with someone on facebook on the AIM app, would that be free or is it charging me a text per message?On a side note, I would also like to be able to send texts to a friend in Europe, but texts don't seem to make it there from the US. I just found this article about sending free texts through AIM, but it's two years old and related to iPhone:Send Free SMS Messages Using the AIM iPhone App.Anyone know if this will work on Android and be free on my end?
I got a replacement Fascinate as my old one had some quirks. The guy that did the transfer accidentally forgot to take my old phone back, so I now have my new one and my old one sitting in my lab.My old one doesn't work (deactivated), and the new one is activated. I'm going to return the old one tomorrow, but before I do, is there any way to get all the info on that one transferred to the new one? By that I mean apps, all my contacts, pictures, etc etc?
i cleared this on reinstalling the superclean rom and it deleted all my contacts along with cwm, root explorer, etc.. unfortunately i have to sign back into my gmail to download all these from the anrdroid marketplace but i forgot the password since i just created the account last week and never used it other than on my phone... sooo i want to install the backup i made but i don't have cwm or rom manager.. can i use odin to install my backup and how if it's possible?
I had BB Storm and simply added my exchange server email by just entering my username and password.I am trying on SF and keep getting an error even after entering domain, server, etc.Does this only work on Android phones with Corp email data added? And if so, I've read many problems with getting emails via exchange. Don't want to spend $15/month, but at least want it to work if i do.Are there any 3rd party programs that will run exchange emails?
I use Exchange Server for accessing email, calendar, etc, on my current iPhone. As a result, if my phone is lost or stolen, I can remotely wipe out all the data if I want to. I am about to replace all of our iPhones with EVO's and would like to know if I can do the same thing with those.
i installed the new smoked glass 4.5. To do so i had to restore all defaultes including all my apps. Do i have to this everytime i flash a new rom? I read for other phone you have to. is this the case for the moto too?
Im going to send my Inc in for a return.. Just curious if its possible to recover any data after I wipe the phone? Does the phone do a secure wipe or is the data still there just waiting to be overwritten?
what exactly does a data reset do? Does reformat (a) partition(s)? If so, which? If not, which files/directories are removed; What exactly IS deleted? Second, how would I do a data reset through ADB?
My screen is basically broken. It works for a split second when first starting up (cold boot), and flickers off and doesn't turn on. Everything else works. I'm planning to resell for parts; I think I've invested way too much for this phone (screen broke before, and then got stolen, and now broken screen again). I would like to erase all data on the phone. I would normally do this through Clockwork recovery, but can't on the account of being blind due to broken screen.
I did come across this thread, but it still left me questions. Is reformatting system necessary? How would reflash my ROM via ADB? What about wiping Dalvik cache? Is dalvik stored within the cache partition?
As for the phone itself:
Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G (Sprint) RandomROM Thunkderhawk 3.5 USB Debugging enabled.
I've noticed that while trying to multi task with the EVO I am unable to use the GPS to navigate, and the mobile data network does not work while I am on a call. I tried when I first got the phone to surf the web while I was on the phone and it worked then. I'm not sure when it stopped working.
I'm usings SM Updater, it's asking me if I want to wipe /data and says to do so if I'm running 2.1. I don't know what Sholes 2.0.3 is based off or if I should do this b/c the rom is different than stock?
I'm developing an application which downloads a file from FTP server. The code first checks if file is present on local system . If it is not present on local system then it downloads it from FTP server. Application must download file from FTP server when it executes first time after getting installed.
If we reinstall the application , android preserves the data of old application .So now application finds the file on local system and does not download it from FTP server. But it should always download the file on first execution after fresh install. Is there any way to completely wipe out the previous application data on fresh install? Is there any registry or some location where an application can store data and it gets automatically wiped out when application is uninstalled?
I'm flashing back to an old ROM. But I just want the exact state that I was in when I made the nandroid backup. In ClockworkMod Recovery, there's an option to wipe all user data. Is this what I should do, or is this a complete wipe of everything, including, say, root access, nand unlock, etc.? If so, what should I do otherwise?
I am trying to install [ROM] Uncommon Sense (v1.0) Release! - xda-developers and it says I need the full wipe! Does that mean I have to wipe? the cache and data? The two options availabe for wipe in the menu? Also, I place the zip in the root of the memory card, yes?