V0.4 Goes Bad, really bad - Help

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I appreciate all the ideas, but still not able to resolve my issue.

First, I did not install any apps to SD that had widgets.

I don't think this would be something you did intentionally. Pete made it the default for all apps to be installed to the SD card. So if you have any updates to existing apps they get moved back to the SD by default, even if you had them on internal.

I had too many problems and ran the script to set everything to install on internal then moved everything back over. It was incredibly annoying to have nearly all my apps disappear when i mounted my phone on my computer and I had more widget problems than I care to remember. Plus some of my apps just didn't like being on the SD.
 

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I appreciate all the ideas, but still not able to resolve my issue.

First, I did not install any apps to SD that had widgets.

I don't think this would be something you did intentionally. Pete made it the default for all apps to be installed to the SD card. So if you have any updates to existing apps they get moved back to the SD by default, even if you had them on internal.

I had too many problems and ran the script to set everything to install on internal then moved everything back over. It was incredibly annoying to have nearly all my apps disappear when i mounted my phone on my computer and I had more widget problems than I care to remember. Plus some of my apps just didn't like being on the SD.

Wrong, 0.3 default was sd card, 0.4 default is internal
 

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I appreciate all the ideas, but still not able to resolve my issue.

First, I did not install any apps to SD that had widgets.

Second, even before my issue, it routinely took three or four restarts of Launcher Pro to get all my apps recongized, but they would all come back.

I did a multiple complete system/data/cache wipe, installed BB 0.4 with SPRecovery. Once installed I was unable to install any applications from market or even from the download folder of my sd card. It would appear that the market is downloading my application as I now have dozens of new files in the download directory of my sd card all named downloadXX.apk. When I go through the installation process with File Explorer for Root I can see what the file represents but it will show installing forever and never complete same. Pretty much the same thing that is happening with the Market, file shows downloaded and just stays on installing forever. I tried clearing data and cache on market application, but same result. Last on the application installation matter, I can reinstall some (but not all) apps through Titanium, but that seems to only be a temporary fix as they they redisapper on reboot.

My SD card does not seem to be corrupted in the traditional sense as I can read files fine within File Explorer for root or in Windows Explorer via USB connection.

Going to try and wipe again and install the Virgin Froyo that Pete posted. I suspect that this has something to do with what now resides on my SD card with the rom switches, the titanium backups, etc. but don't know enough to figure out a strategy short of formating the card and starting over.

Any ideas of less drastic measure would be appreciated.

Use a file manager or connect the phone to a computer and mount it. Go into the folder ".android_secure" and remove everything there. WARNING: These are your apps that are installed on the SD card, removing them WILL remove them from your phone, make sure you have backups. Once they are all gone, reboot into recovery, wipe 3x, install rom of your choice. You shouldn't have any trouble installing the apps once the "android_secure" folder is empty. This happened to me as well.

Also BB 0.3 installed apps to SD by default, but 0.4 installs normally to internal memory. I suggest you just stick with internal memory unless you absolutely MUST use apps2sd. Give it a little longer for apps2sd to be perfected and launchers to be perfected so they will work fluently with each other. Until then, stick to internal memory.

I don't know why people tell you not to use Titanium backup to restore your stuff. Titanium has worked completely flawless for me over the past 5 BB roms thats I've upgraded thru. I absolutely love the program and without it would have spend several hours restoring my phones settings and app data. I simply run the batch operation for Restore missing apps with data, then restore all apps with data but only select the data restore. This recovers all my programs, all their data, and will not overwrite any versions of programs included in the rom. Titanium is awesome.
 

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I appreciate all the ideas, but still not able to resolve my issue.

First, I did not install any apps to SD that had widgets.

Second, even before my issue, it routinely took three or four restarts of Launcher Pro to get all my apps recongized, but they would all come back.

I did a multiple complete system/data/cache wipe, installed BB 0.4 with SPRecovery. Once installed I was unable to install any applications from market or even from the download folder of my sd card. It would appear that the market is downloading my application as I now have dozens of new files in the download directory of my sd card all named downloadXX.apk. When I go through the installation process with File Explorer for Root I can see what the file represents but it will show installing forever and never complete same. Pretty much the same thing that is happening with the Market, file shows downloaded and just stays on installing forever. I tried clearing data and cache on market application, but same result. Last on the application installation matter, I can reinstall some (but not all) apps through Titanium, but that seems to only be a temporary fix as they they redisapper on reboot.

My SD card does not seem to be corrupted in the traditional sense as I can read files fine within File Explorer for root or in Windows Explorer via USB connection.

Going to try and wipe again and install the Virgin Froyo that Pete posted. I suspect that this has something to do with what now resides on my SD card with the rom switches, the titanium backups, etc. but don't know enough to figure out a strategy short of formating the card and starting over.

Any ideas of less drastic measure would be appreciated.

Use a file manager or connect the phone to a computer and mount it. Go into the folder ".android_secure" and remove everything there. WARNING: These are your apps that are installed on the SD card, removing them WILL remove them from your phone, make sure you have backups. Once they are all gone, reboot into recovery, wipe 3x, install rom of your choice. You shouldn't have any trouble installing the apps once the "android_secure" folder is empty. This happened to me as well.

Also BB 0.3 installed apps to SD by default, but 0.4 installs normally to internal memory. I suggest you just stick with internal memory unless you absolutely MUST use apps2sd. Give it a little longer for apps2sd to be perfected and launchers to be perfected so they will work fluently with each other. Until then, stick to internal memory.

I don't know why people tell you not to use Titanium backup to restore your stuff. Titanium has worked completely flawless for me over the past 5 BB roms thats I've upgraded thru. I absolutely love the program and without it would have spend several hours restoring my phones settings and app data. I simply run the batch operation for Restore missing apps with data, then restore all apps with data but only select the data restore. This recovers all my programs, all their data, and will not overwrite any versions of programs included in the rom. Titanium is awesome.

+100 For Titanium, that is the exact process i use to restore, always works perfect. great app
 

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Astro File Manager and System Manager also can back up and restore apps if you are looking for additional solutions.
 
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I appreciate all the ideas, but still not able to resolve my issue.

First, I did not install any apps to SD that had widgets.

Second, even before my issue, it routinely took three or four restarts of Launcher Pro to get all my apps recongized, but they would all come back.

I did a multiple complete system/data/cache wipe, installed BB 0.4 with SPRecovery. Once installed I was unable to install any applications from market or even from the download folder of my sd card. It would appear that the market is downloading my application as I now have dozens of new files in the download directory of my sd card all named downloadXX.apk. When I go through the installation process with File Explorer for Root I can see what the file represents but it will show installing forever and never complete same. Pretty much the same thing that is happening with the Market, file shows downloaded and just stays on installing forever. I tried clearing data and cache on market application, but same result. Last on the application installation matter, I can reinstall some (but not all) apps through Titanium, but that seems to only be a temporary fix as they they redisapper on reboot.

My SD card does not seem to be corrupted in the traditional sense as I can read files fine within File Explorer for root or in Windows Explorer via USB connection.

Going to try and wipe again and install the Virgin Froyo that Pete posted. I suspect that this has something to do with what now resides on my SD card with the rom switches, the titanium backups, etc. but don't know enough to figure out a strategy short of formating the card and starting over.

Any ideas of less drastic measure would be appreciated.

Use a file manager or connect the phone to a computer and mount it. Go into the folder ".android_secure" and remove everything there. WARNING: These are your apps that are installed on the SD card, removing them WILL remove them from your phone, make sure you have backups. Once they are all gone, reboot into recovery, wipe 3x, install rom of your choice. You shouldn't have any trouble installing the apps once the "android_secure" folder is empty. This happened to me as well.

Also BB 0.3 installed apps to SD by default, but 0.4 installs normally to internal memory. I suggest you just stick with internal memory unless you absolutely MUST use apps2sd. Give it a little longer for apps2sd to be perfected and launchers to be perfected so they will work fluently with each other. Until then, stick to internal memory.

I don't know why people tell you not to use Titanium backup to restore your stuff. Titanium has worked completely flawless for me over the past 5 BB roms thats I've upgraded thru. I absolutely love the program and without it would have spend several hours restoring my phones settings and app data. I simply run the batch operation for Restore missing apps with data, then restore all apps with data but only select the data restore. This recovers all my programs, all their data, and will not overwrite any versions of programs included in the rom. Titanium is awesome.

My .android_secure folder is empty - no files. Regarding Titanium, I likewise previously had great luck using it to restore missing apps, data, and so forth. As I indicated previously, I was able to restore some apps with Titanium this time, however, they turn up missing again after the next reboot.

This coupled with the inability to install apps from any file manager or from the market, leaves me perplexed. The attempted installations, from whatever source just sit there and spin, never completing. Complete wipes and fresh installs do not make any difference - problem remains. It leads me to believe that there is something on the SD card that is causing this conflict, but I only base that on my limited knowledge. Making me wonder if I should flash all the back to rooted 2.1 and re-build everything from scratch.
 

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I don't know why people tell you not to use Titanium backup to restore your stuff. Titanium has worked completely flawless for me over the past 5 BB roms thats I've upgraded thru. I absolutely love the program and without it would have spend several hours restoring my phones settings and app data. I simply run the batch operation for Restore missing apps with data, then restore all apps with data but only select the data restore. This recovers all my programs, all their data, and will not overwrite any versions of programs included in the rom. Titanium is awesome.

I was going to ask this EXACT question about how best to use Titanium. I almost used it like this, but unfortunately I didn't, but I guess the worst thing I have to worry about is having a couple of overwritten apps.

Just for funzies, do I have it right that Titanium actually makes backups of multiple versions of apps, so if I want to roll back a version or two I can? Sorry to hijack the topic...
 

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My .android_secure folder is empty - no files. Regarding Titanium, I likewise previously had great luck using it to restore missing apps, data, and so forth. As I indicated previously, I was able to restore some apps with Titanium this time, however, they turn up missing again after the next reboot.

This coupled with the inability to install apps from any file manager or from the market, leaves me perplexed. The attempted installations, from whatever source just sit there and spin, never completing. Complete wipes and fresh installs do not make any difference - problem remains. It leads me to believe that there is something on the SD card that is causing this conflict, but I only base that on my limited knowledge. Making me wonder if I should flash all the back to rooted 2.1 and re-build everything from scratch.

I didn't read the whole thread, but with flashing did you also format your SD Card? I had some pics disappear from my SD card, so I decided to not only wipe data and cache but format my card. I made a backup of it on my PC. I've been good to go since I upgraded to BB 0.4.
 
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I don't know why people tell you not to use Titanium backup to restore your stuff. Titanium has worked completely flawless for me over the past 5 BB roms thats I've upgraded thru. I absolutely love the program and without it would have spend several hours restoring my phones settings and app data. I simply run the batch operation for Restore missing apps with data, then restore all apps with data but only select the data restore. This recovers all my programs, all their data, and will not overwrite any versions of programs included in the rom. Titanium is awesome.

I was going to ask this EXACT question about how best to use Titanium. I almost used it like this, but unfortunately I didn't, but I guess the worst thing I have to worry about is having a couple of overwritten apps.

Just for funzies, do I have it right that Titanium actually makes backups of multiple versions of apps, so if I want to roll back a version or two I can? Sorry to hijack the topic...

You have an option to set the number of backups Titanium will keep in the settings menu. This option is available in the Donate version, don't remember on the free one. So in answer to your question, you can restore either an earlier version of the app or data or both if you set it up to maintain more than one backup.
 
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