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Root Idiot (me) user problem with rooting

mldubin

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Jan 22, 2011
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Okay... switched from Blackberry lifer to Android newbie... fell in love with it... dipped my toe in the water with the Ascend from Metro... jumped in the water full on with the purchase of my Evo a few days ago...

I rooted and followed every instruction from all of you to the tee.... EXCEPT!!!!!!!!!

I was going to sell my Ascend to a coworker and because of all my personal info in it, I set it back to factory settings and wiped my data clean... TOO CLEAN!!!!!

I forgot that I deleted / froze Canvas and now the phone won't open to a home screen or let me do anything other than toggle the notification slide...

HELP ME!!!! :mad::(:eek:
 
If you follow this link:

Huawei Ascend - Flash Back to Stock - xda-developers

That thread shows you how to flash back to stock. Metro is in first post, cricket in second. As for the warning for Metro users, I don't know about that, I have cricket but the Windows version of Cricket's worked for me.

This will take you back to complete factory settings, and will erase all personal data if I am not mistaken. You may have to register for those forums, but its worth it in my opinion. Hope this helps.
 
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Thanks... I downloaded the file to my desktop but I am not sure how to transfer the file to the phone... it's a bit confusing... my desktop says it can't run the program...

The phone wants to work... it's just not able to open a home page because there is no launcher installed...

I need to find a way to reinstall a launcher...
 
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It's very simple my friend...

1)Attach phone to USB
2)Power Phone Off
3)Enter Fastboot (End Call + Volume Down - while phone turns on)
4)Run script relevant to your OS
metroPCSStock-linux.sh
metroPCSStock-mac.sh
metroPCSStock-windows.bat
5) Your phone will automatically reboot

What #4 means is...if your on windows...u run the windows.bat... if you are on a mac...you run the mac.sh one instead...and so on

Hope this helps...

This will be the only way to get your phone working again because of not having Canvas.
 
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I've done that... the problem is that with no launcher installed, I am immobile and can't get to any screen...

I need to no how I can install a launcher into the phone without using the phone...

If you can't see the screen there isn't anything you can do but a reset

A factory reset was what caused the problem in the first place. It's a misleading name, as a 'factory' reset just leaves you with a clean version of whatever your current firmware is, not the actual stock firmware. It can't replace what you've removed.

Reinstalling the stock firmware as above will sort it :)
 
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Hey guys.... I just cant seem to reset this thing.... I know i\I'm doing something wrong... the fastboot method is confusing me because it says to hold down 'volume down + end call' but nothing happens... and when the phone is plugged into the computer and i run the script... literally nothing is happening...

If I bring it into Metro... could they fix it for me?
 
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