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    Default Yup! I soft-bricked my VM Venture

    Do you mean to tell me that this post has been viewed 48 times and not one of you have even a wrong answer to provide?! C'mon people...I need some help.

    Anywho...Here's the original post. Read on.

    Howdy folks,

    Yesterday, I was the proud owner of a sleek little TCT.Alcatel OneTouch A554C, formally know as a Virgin Mobile Venture running Android version 2.3.5.

    It was successfully and surprisingly easy to root by utilizing 2 cool little apps, Ministro and Poot-Debug.

    After root, I subsequently downloaded some root tools (eg., Titanium Backup Pro, Superuser Elite, System App Uninstaller).

    That was last week.

    Yesterday, I got a bit cocky. I needed to clear up some internal memory so I used "System App Uninstaller" to uninstall a few apps. If I remember correctly, the apps were as follows: Google Maps, Google Maps Street View, Calculator, Digital Clock, Setup Wizard, Android Live Wallpaper, Live Wallpaper Picker, Magic Smoke Wallpaper, Music Visualization Wallpaper, and the TouchPal Keyboard French and Spanish Language Packs.

    So far so good, right? However, I believe I may have snarfed-up when I uninstalled the Setup Wizard. But I'll get to that in a minute.

    Now with Titanium Backup, I moved some apps to the sd card. Included was the stock launcher, AVG Anti-Virus, and Superuser Elite. Then I rebooted through TB and I haven't made a phone call since!

    After reboot, the phone got stuck in boot loop. I panicked, pulled the battery, booted into recovery then rebooted a 2nd time.

    This time it booted to the pull-down lock screen. I unlocked and seen:
    "Sorry! The application com.android.setup wizard has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again." Along with a "Force Close" option. I forced closed and the screen went black. The phone is still on but...nada.

    When I press the power button, same thing happens: pull-down lock screen, screen goes black. Or sometimes, it will turn on and boot loop.

    Major panic time!!! I booted into recovery again and performed a factory reset to no avail.

    Oh! I did have the good sense to backup all apps through ES File Explorer and stored them both on sd card and in the cloud via Yandex Disk prior to this bricking fiasco.

    Now, should I:

    1- Attempt a base rom reinstall or
    2- Attempt a custom rom install or
    3- Use it solely as a time piece/mass storage device or
    4- Throw it very hard and very ******* far away from me!?

    Any ideas?
    Last edited by Silver Rivers; 05-29-2014 at 11:05 AM. Reason: Additional thoughts and/or info
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    Default Re: Yup! I soft-bricked my VM Venture

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Rivers View Post
    Do you mean to tell me that this post has been viewed 48 times and not one of you have even a wrong answer to provide?! C'mon people...I need some help.

    Anywho...Here's the original post. Read on.

    Howdy folks,

    Yesterday, I was the proud owner of a sleek little TCT.Alcatel OneTouch A554C, formally know as a Virgin Mobile Venture running Android version 2.3.5.

    It was successfully and surprisingly easy to root by utilizing 2 cool little apps, Ministro and Poot-Debug.

    After root, I subsequently downloaded some root tools (eg., Titanium Backup Pro, Superuser Elite, System App Uninstaller).

    That was last week.

    Yesterday, I got a bit cocky. I needed to clear up some internal memory so I used "System App Uninstaller" to uninstall a few apps. If I remember correctly, the apps were as follows: Google Maps, Google Maps Street View, Calculator, Digital Clock, Setup Wizard, Android Live Wallpaper, Live Wallpaper Picker, Magic Smoke Wallpaper, Music Visualization Wallpaper, and the TouchPal Keyboard French and Spanish Language Packs.

    So far so good, right? However, I believe I may have snarfed-up when I uninstalled the Setup Wizard. But I'll get to that in a minute.

    Now with Titanium Backup, I moved some apps to the sd card. Included was the stock launcher, AVG Anti-Virus, and Superuser Elite. Then I rebooted through TB and I haven't made a phone call since!

    After reboot, the phone got stuck in boot loop. I panicked, pulled the battery, booted into recovery then rebooted a 2nd time.

    This time it booted to the pull-down lock screen. I unlocked and seen:
    "Sorry! The application com.android.setup wizard has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again." Along with a "Force Close" option. I forced closed and the screen went black. The phone is still on but...nada.

    When I press the power button, same thing happens: pull-down lock screen, screen goes black. Or sometimes, it will turn on and boot loop.

    Major panic time!!! I booted into recovery again and performed a factory reset to no avail.

    Oh! I did have the good sense to backup all apps through ES File Explorer and stored them both on sd card and in the cloud via Yandex Disk prior to this bricking fiasco.

    Now, should I:

    1- Attempt a base rom reinstall or
    2- Attempt a custom rom install or
    3- Use it solely as a time piece/mass storage device or
    4- Throw it very hard and very ******* far away from me!?

    Any ideas?
    Unfortunately I know nothing about rooting, could I recommend another cheap android such as a zte v795 or huawei y220, about $50 each so shouldn't break your bank.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    my devices: Nokia Lumia 520, Samsung Galaxy S2, Nokia Asha 301, Samsung star, samsung E1105T (supper dumb phone)
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    Default Re: Yup! I soft-bricked my VM Venture

    Your best bet is to try to reflash your stock ROM. The only questionable part is if you can find the file. I am not familiar with VM devices so I am nor sure how to reflash the file.

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