Rooted Opt. T? Get uninstall happy & now have no home screen? Here is how to fix it :

brnf2008

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This only works if you are not bricked!! If you are bricked I cannot help you nor will this tutorial, sorry.:(

Did you get uninstall happy once you rooted your Optimus T? Delete something you were sure of and now when you press the home button you have no screen? Just black, no icons, background, or menu? Do other functions work? I.E. Recieve phone calls, texts, able to access internet etc. . . Then this SHOULD work for you :D

The issue was a LGHome.apk issue. He must of deleted while being uninstall happy (;(my husband got a little TOO uninstall happy & I had to find the fix to the black nothingness of the home screen & came up with this tutorial) But the problem is fiixed (majority of the way) I was able to access the internet using the search button on the phone in doing so I pulled up ASTRO file manager download AND THANK GOSH :D it had a link to the Market app on the site (cause I couldn't access it from the phone otherwise) I downloaded it and then followed these steps:

1.Download Astro File Manager from the Market
2.Connect your phone to computer in disk drive mode (connect to USB cable, select Disk Drive(or USB Mass Storage drive) from the options that appear on the phone, press Done)
3.Copy the APK file to the SD card (anywhere you like)
4.Disconnect phone from computer (remembering to Safely Eject first)
5.Open Astro and browse to the file
6.Select the file and choose the Open App Manager option
7.Press the Install button

8.If you get a message saying: ?Install Blocked. For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not sourced in Android Market?, go to Settings > Applications > check the box which says Unknown Sources



Notes
Make sure that any apk files you download are from a reputable source
If you?re concerned about phone security then turn the Unknown Sources
option in Step #7 off again after installation

IF YOU HAVE A COMPLETELY BLACK SCREEN AND CANNOT ACCESS THE MENU TO GET TO THE MARKET, TRY THIS, A BIT OF A PAIN BUT IT IS HOW I DID IT, YOU JUST DON'T HAVE TO DO ALL THE RESEARCH TO FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO DO IT BECAUSE IT IS LISTED HERE ;)

THIS IS FOR AN OPTIMUS T.


-You have three buttons at the bottom of your phone, the menu button(squares), the combo button of home(house) and back(backwards arrow), and the search button(magnifying glass).

- Press and HOLD the search button until the tutorial comes up, then press it again and it will tell you to "Speak Now" say "ASTRO file manager" (luckily this is the WAY SHORTER route then it took me to find out what to do)

-It will open it in the browser. Once the results show the first one(usually) is ASTRO File Manager with the description below, then there are links: click "Download" it takes you to another page where it has three sentences telling you that you can find it in the Market and then last sentence says if you are browsing from and Android phone click here (hyperlink) this successfully takes you to the download in the Market.

-Hit download and then install the app.

Hopefully you have ALREADY DONE THIS STEP sometime through the root operation: Settings > Applications > check the box which says Unknown Sources. IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY CLICKED THIS IT WILL NOT INSTALL. AND SADLY AND UNFORTUNATELY I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DO THAT STEP WITHOUT THE HOMESCREEN.:(

I now have a home screen to access and am able to use the phone. There ARE A COUPLE ISSUES THO: So far the home screen icons seem to be enlarged, as if zoomed, it maybe something he did with an app before he caused this catastrophe, j/k he knows I love him, but he is never touching my electronics without supervision lol. The second issue is a pop up saying "The application LG Home [process android.process.lghome] has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. {Force close} I have done some research and some threads are saying that it needs to be installed again, I am going to continue looking until I find a fix. Other than that works perfectly :D

I hope this helps all the users out there that had the same issue I did. It is much simpler than some of the other ways.

Good luck & Happy Hacking (;

Here are a couple useful links:
LG Home .apk file:
File Crop.com
Access point

I used this one:
LG Optimus "Home Launcher" - xda-developers
You will probably have to register with the site to view the links/downloads.

Here is a few pics of the steps to take:

Buttons:
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Search button:
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Market:
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Result of installing LGHome.apk:
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brnf2008

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Your welcome and I found out the issue with the zoomed look, it was for an Evo which has a bigger screen and it didn't adjust to Optimus apparently. . . so you may want to search for a specific home.apk or use it and then do what my husband did and go into the market and download a different one, he just downloaded the Honeycomb theme
 

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