Downgrade to 902 - No app or data loss

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  1. SamuriHL

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    In the sense of getting root AND keeping your data, yes. I don't know of any solution to this problem. Others have run into it even without the script. Sadly a factory reset didn't always fix it. But if ADB doesn't recognize your device, as is happening here, there's not a lot I can do to fix that. You can try downgrading back to 905 using the KEEP DATA option on the main menu and see if you can root that.
     
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    Ah but didn't you say never try and go back to 905 with ICS data? Wouldn't my phone have updated everything for ICS, so trying to go back would not be good correct?

    I guess it might be time for a full factory wipe and such.

    So, I should run your script using option 4, then after that basically go with option 1 all over like I just did?
     
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    Yea I NEVER recommend going from ICS to GB while keeping data. Some people have done it against my recommendation. I just wanted to offer that as an option. I mean if you nandroided before doing all this you can just simply FXZ back to 905, root, and restore the nandroid.

    Otherwise, reboot into recovery like option 4 shows, and do the Factory Reset option. You won't have to flash anything at that point. Just go in there, use that option, and reboot. Your phone will be back to a factory minty fresh state and HOPEFULLY ADB works at that point so you can root. Then you just have to reinstall your apps and set up the phone again. Giant pain, but, that would give you a clean start.
     
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    Ok, I guess I just wasn't one of the lucky ones for this to work all nice. :(

    After a few reboots, my old homescreen using ADW seems to be working better. So I think I will try going back to 905, restore my nandroid and try this process again.

    To do that though, I need to sue your option 4 to get on 905 right? Then root and install safestrap, then restore my backup?
     
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    Yes indeed. Good luck! Sorry you weren't one of the lucky ones. :( Just know that things are about to get whacked. 238 is being leaked as we speak.
     
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    You'll hate me soon....trust me.
     
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    Hahaha! Yeah, I just saw that last post as I was copying the link. Oh well... I'll re-do the links without complaining. I'm just happy to help in any small way I can.
     
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    It's a very big help. Although I will caution....people will not want to do this next update. Not even close.
     
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    I hear ya... I'm sticking with 232 until the OTA and even then I may stay with 232 depending on how much difference there is between the two.
     
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    I have a patch that'll install over 2.2 that'll install 238 but I don't have time to clean it up and it's currently untested. Not likely to post it right now until we've had more time with it. And since I'm gone soon, I don't know if it'll get posted today.
     
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    Is there a new ICS Bionic leak out? When did 238 hit?
     
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    About an hour ago. I have private testers testing it with the 3.0 HoB as we speak. I MIGHT get an update out today before I leave but it'll be close.
     
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    Any update on. 238?
     
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    Installing it now as we speak. 2 testers upgraded from 235 already. Root is working.

    SamuriHL_HouseOfBionic_(3.0).exe - *********** - online file sharing and storage - download - Samuri HL

    That's the full 3.0 installer.

    PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THIS WARNING:

    For 232 or lower users, use INSTALL 238
    For 235 users, use REINSTALL 238

    If you fail to heed my warning and brick yourself, I can't be held responsible. I do not recommend this build. It has the same security as 235. More testing needs to be done on a few things.

    *USE AT YOUR OWN RISK*
     
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