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tdawg2008

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Hey folks,
Big problem here. I rooted my brother in law's evo tonight. Everything went pretty well. We had the superuser icon and all, so I thought all was well. He proceeded to ask for gingerbread. I said, no problem, installed rom manager, flashed to clockworkmod, and begin to flash to cm7. Well, we got stuck in a 30 or so minute bootloop, so I pulled the battery and booted to recovery. I restored the backup I created before the cm7 install and the phone booted. Well, the first thing I noticed was some widgets not loading and app links not working on his home screens. It turns out, all that was backed up was his homescreens :confused: . 90% of his apps are gone, all of his contacts are gone, everything.... gone gone gone.

How do I fix this? :( Are we basically screwed? I've never had an issue with rooting or recovery? My Moto Droid is flawless, how come his Evo didn't work the same way?

PLEASE tell me there is a way to fix this.
 

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Is this going to possibly restore stuff that I couldn't restore through clockwork recovery? Such as all the stuff it skipped.

Also, is unrevoked a temporary root? Should we have done unrevoked forever?
 

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It may.
Also, rebooting the phone might fix it, worth a try.

You need to wipe to go to cm7 anyways, so why not just go that route?
 

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Well, I'm trying to get his contacts back mainly. That's the most important thing. I figured clockwork backed up everything or I assumed gmail would have synced his contacts. He went from like 150 contacts to 18. I never had an issue with my droid, so I'm sure this is 100% my fault with not being so evo savvy. Rebooting doesn't help, we rebooted like 7 times and it was the same everytime.

Also, before I attempted to install CM7, rom manager made me flash the the clockwork recovery. When I went to install the rom, I made sure to checkmark the backup window. There was one backup present and it was the one with that we are having issues with.
 

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If anyone has any other ideas for solutions, please post them up. I'll check back tomorrow when I go over to his house to try to fix his phone again.
 

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I'm not sure you can dig up any info this way but it's worth a shot if you're mainly interested in salvaging contacts.
Yank the SD card and then re-seat the card with the phone off. Then reboot and try importing contacts from SD card. I had a similar issue with contact and apps not loading correctly. It all boils down to taking the right steps when flashing a ROM. Make sure you use ROM manager and leave both boxes checked when you go to reboot (back up and wipe davik code)

If you're able to retrieve contacts from the SD card then you should have no problem doing so again after you flash the ROM properly. After all, If you have some of your contacts still saved it's likely they're all on your sd card.
 

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Also, is unrevoked a temporary root? Should we have done unrevoked forever?

Unrevoked3 will root the phone's stock ROM and allow you to run programs that require root access (Titanium Backup, Wireless Tether, Bloat Freezer . . .) and to delete unwanted apps. It is not temporary like z4root.

Though I am unfamiliar with the use of Rom Manager and Clockworkmod recovery, I believe you still need to root with Unrevoked Forever to change to signature off (S-OFF) to load a ROM.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

Also, what were you plans for recovering the contacts once Gingerbread was loaded?
 

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I think I recall reading this on XDA somewhere in a CM7 thread. If you are using ROM Mnager to load a GB ROM you have to use the 3.0.0.? version of ClockWork Recovery to install the ROM. If you are going back to a non GB ROM you have to use the 2.6.?.? ClockWork Recovery. If you didn't do this prior to installing the GB ROM then this could have played into your initial bootloop issue. I've never heard of a nandroid backup going south like that before, so I'm not sure what to tell you there, sorry. Hopefully you had the contacts synced to your google account prior to the nadroid restore failure. This is a very good case for my reasons to not use ROM Manager. I use the Amon_RA 2.2.3 Recovery and flash all my ROMs and Kernels off the SD card and have never had a problem. Guess you can run into issues either way, but I prefer to be in full control of the ROM flashing process on my EVO.
 

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I am with cloak.n.dagger on this one. I use the Amon_RA recovery and flash everything from the SD card while in recovery.
 

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Unrevoked3 will root the phone's stock ROM and allow you to run programs that require root access (Titanium Backup, Wireless Tether, Bloat Freezer . . .) and to delete unwanted apps. It is not temporary like z4root.

Though I am unfamiliar with the use of Rom Manager and Clockworkmod recovery, I believe you still need to root with Unrevoked Forever to change to signature off (S-OFF) to load a ROM.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

Also, what were you plans for recovering the contacts once Gingerbread was loaded?

The newest unrevoked 3 also flashes unrevoked forever so you are rooted with s off.

I would use amon ra, i use amon and i have never had any problems flashing any type of rom or with nandroids. I dont really have any experience with clockwork, i started with amon and never looked back.
 

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When I was trying out the CM7 nightlies I was still on CWM 2.6.01 and had no problems with flashing, even through ROMManager. Also, did you give the phone time to sync his contacts, and are you guys using the right gmail account? Just some thoughts.
 

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