Ok, I need help figuring out what's going on with my X2

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  1. berfles

    berfles Member

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    First off, lately it's been not turning the backlight on when I try to use it. I can hold it up to a light and see that the screen is on, but the light doesn't turn on. This doesn't happen 100% of the time, probably around 30% or so. I can't tell if it's softare related or hardware related, if I push the power button a ton of times I can get it to turn on.

    Next issue is that last update that was put out. I had my phone rooted and apps frozen and whatnot, but I wasn't thinking and went ahead with the OTA update. I was reading that a lot of people had this break their root, but mine seemed intact because I still had the SuperUser icon, I can still do a nandroid backup etc. Then I tried to go into TitaniumBackup and it told me it can't give root access to the app. I went into BusyBox and it too told me that it couldn't gain root access, and to go into SuperUser and disable/re-enable it. I tried that and it did nothing.

    I guess what I'm asking about the root issue is what would cause this, and am I truly rooted? My screenshot app still works, I can make nandoid backups, so I would say it is rooted, but why did my other stuff stop being able to gain root?
     
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    The backlight thing might be a hardware issue with your light sensor. You might have to exchange your phone for a new one if it is. As for the root stuff, I would just SBF the 2.3.4 update onto your phone and start fresh. Sounds like you messed a lot of stuff up by accepting the OTA update before you prepared yourself.
     
  3. berfles

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    What is involved in SBFing? I know about rooting but never really looked at SBFs that closely. I'm assuming I can't do a nandroid backup otherwise I'm going to put messed up stuff back on there, aren't I?
     
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    If you're using an aftermarket case, pull it off and see if the backlight issue resolves. Many of them interfere with the proximity sensor.
     
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    It's a faulty screen. No sensor problem would cause the screen to display without a backlight. The proximity sensor turns the screen off completely other wise your face to still activate your darkened sscreen which would defeat the purpose of the sensor.
     
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    The proximity/light sensor is also used to automatically adjust the level of light your backlight outputs. So yes, it could be the sensor.

    And SBF is just a fancy way of saying wiping out everything on your phone and installing the latest version of the stock OS. It's kinda like reformatting your PC. Check out the link below:

    [updated][how-to] sbf tutorial [how-to][updated] - xda-developers
     
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    I would try a factory reset first.

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  8. berfles

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    Seems simple enough, but how do I go about backing everything up? A full nandroid backup seems like I'd just put the jacked up files back on, a simple backup won't keep everything, and I can't run TiBackup because it's not detecting root. I just want my apps, pictures, and texts.
     
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