Rooted Messaging Problems..

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    I. Just rooted my Ally and must have deleted something I shouldn't have.

    Now when I get messages, I can see them in my Handcent notification box however when I go into my Inbox.. there are no messages.

    Any idea what I did or how to fix?

    Thanks - Ryan

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    Did you delete the stock messaging app? Handcent works with your stock app, not replaces it.
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    My dumbass deleted it thinking it was seperate. How would I get that backM

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    Restore your back up.
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    Will that be difficult? How do I do that?

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    Boot into recovery and flash the back up you made before you started deleting things from your phone.
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    And if its gone.. its gone forever..??

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    Reflash your ROM.
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    Is this a difficult process?

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    Lesson #1, always back up!
    Lesson #2, never delete stock apps, rename them to .bak or .old first.
    Lesson #3, memorize lessons #1 and #2

    Ok, now that thats out of the way, are you running a ROM, or just stock with root?
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    Lesson learned.

    Stock to my belief. I use Launcher Pro as my theme if that contributes anything further.

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    Sideload this.
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    To my phone? Or pc? I'm a very technically literate person but these phones are not my area.

    What next?

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    Before we go any further we have to ask two questions:

    One; if you didn't know what you were doing, why did you root?

    Two; do you know what an .apk file is? If not, you need to brush up on some basic Android lingo before you do anything else and brick your phone. That could prove very costly for you and we don't want to see that happen to anyone. :)
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    I know a good deal about electronics and computers and wiring, etc.. I am understanding now that there's a bit more still to be understood regarding programming.. etc. Obviously!.. I rooted it because I understood how to and what I could do, I didn't understand that handcent worked with my default mess program.. not instead.

    From what I gather, an apk file is an android os operable file. Similar to how jpeg for pictures etc.

    Right, wrong? Close?

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    Right. It's the .exe of the Android world.

    Just don't want to see you break a $400-replacement-cost device when you voided your warranty by rooting it. :)

    I asked why you rooted for two reasons -- first and foremost to find out if you were doing it for a specific reason or "just because it's cool" or something like that. Secondly to make sure you knew what you were doing. A lot of people root just because they can, break something, and that never ends well.

    If you were trying to accomplish something specific then I would be able to guide you there more directly. :) Hopefully side-loading that app (ignore the .odex unless you need it; if you have issues, try pushing it into the system/app/ directory) will fix your issue.
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    Rock on.

    My email address is ryanfstrobel@gmail.com

    This droidapp keeps logging me in and out. So not sure how reliable I am at this point. I downloaded the file you sent. Just normally. Should I have placed it somewhere particularly? I'm not sure.

    I do have an app installer, but unsure how it works (more so a navigation issue) nor ccan I find the mms.apk file.

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    What I sent you was a zip file, so you'll have to either access the .apk inside the archive or unzip the file to get at the .apk. Android devices generally download files to the download directory, but the DF app saves it to a tappatalkdroidforums folder directory. If you have any problems, try installing Astro from the market.

    Also, if the app just won't work we'll have to move back to putting your stock ROM back on. I have a link for that if you need it. :)
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    Found the files. I only have the open to extract to a location. Where would I extract it to?

    And thanks again for your help. All I wanted to do was rid myself of useless apps and utilize the 8 gb I have for storage and not the phone.

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    Doesn't matter where you put them unless your app installer says otherwise. I use Astro. File manager, works great.

    Now that you're rooted, try apps2sd to move stuff to the SD card.
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