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Question [Q] STUCK IN CWM! Galaxy S2 - Decent REWARD if you solve!

Firstly, I know nothing about computer science. I don't really know what a ROM is never mind a kernal. I don't really know what clockworkmod is or what mount, flash mean or what a software developer kit is.

--- please explain any help in an exact step by step process without jargon (or explain jargon if using)
--- as I know nothing about phone tech!

The situation

Galaxy s2 i9100
I think its rooted - I had "insufficient storage space problem" nothing worked, so I booted into recovery mode
(I have clock work mod v6.0.3.2)
I then cleared the data and cache, and rebooted, solving the problem
Everything was working fine until I went to settings and downloaded a cyanogenmod update, I think it was 10.1 or 10.1.3 or 10.3?
I then clicked the install icon after it had downloaded, in the settings, and it started to reboot but then it got stuck on the loading screen
the loading screen says "samsung galaxy i9100" with a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in below
when I turn the phone on, if I don't go to recovery mode, it just displays that - it doesn't make it to the spiralling cyanogenmod animation

I have been playing around with recovery mode - I don't really know what any of it does

If I go to install zip to SD card then "choose zip from sdcard" I get E: can't mount sdcard
or if I choose apply /sdcard/update.zip I get E: can't mount [file] Installation aborted
Or "choose zip from internal sd card" - I go to /emmc/cmupdater/ cm-10.1.3-RC2~i9100.zip
- when I try to install this it says "set_perm: some changes failed ; E:error in [file].zip (Status 7) ; Installation aborted

I tried "install zip from sideload"
I downloaded the latest android SDK, then downoaded the CM11 Zip (thought I'd try a newer CM), put it in the platform tools, did ctrl right click to run command window and typed "adb sideload cm11.zip"
but I always end up at *failed to write data 'protocol fault' no status *
I tried this while running "SDK Manager.exe" but didn't make any difference

I tried adb push to push CM11.zip to sdcard, I think it worked but I can't find it on clockworkmod?

Help!

REWARD:
Lifetime access to all of my public health company's resources - (I can't post a link as I'm new but it is jellymed followed by .com for our website)
 
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1) I don't want 'lifetime access to your company's resources'.

2) You can't ADB sideload a rom/kernel/recovery/whatever on the I9100.

3)If I were in your situation, for the sake of simplicity (and because I could do the whole thing in 10 mins tops), I'd be getting a stock rom from Samfirmware, flashing it with Odin to get a 'clean slate', re-rooting your phone by flashing a custom kernel and then restoring a nandroid backup in CWRecovery, or reinstalling my custom rom in same.


I strongly suggest you take the time to learn 'the basics' once you get this fixed which you are obviously sorely lacking in. Failure on your part to read the guides/tutorials in the stickied thread near the top of General could quite easily lead to a busted phone & data loss at some stage if you continue to fumble around without knowing stuff like 'I don't really know what a ROM is never mind a kernel'. Don't believe me ? I've seen thousands of people like you on here over the past 2.5 yrs end up in exactly that situation (busted phone, didn't back stuff up, lost important stuff).

You proceed in your current state at your own risk.
If it's important enough to cause you grief if it's lost, back it up. No excuses
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1) I don't want 'lifetime access to your company's resources'.

2) You can't ADB sideload a rom/kernel/recovery/whatever on the I9100.

3)If I were in your situation, for the sake of simplicity (and because I could do the whole thing in 10 mins tops), I'd be getting a stock rom from Samfirmware, flashing it with Odin to get a 'clean slate', re-rooting your phone by flashing a custom kernel and then restoring a nandroid backup in CWRecovery, or reinstalling my custom rom in same.


I strongly suggest you take the time to learn 'the basics' once you get this fixed which you are obviously sorely lacking in. Failure on your part to read the guides/tutorials in the stickied thread near the top of General could quite easily lead to a busted phone & data loss at some stage if you continue to fumble around without knowing stuff like 'I don't really know what a ROM is never mind a kernel'. Don't believe me ? I've seen thousands of people like you on here over the past 2.5 yrs end up in exactly that situation (busted phone, didn't back stuff up, lost important stuff).

You proceed in your current state at your own risk.
Hi I downloaded a stock rom from samware (Irish 02 - as my phone was on O2 so I wont have to root it right?)
How do I use Odin to flash stuff?
I just downloaded it and extracted everything to desktop

Thanks
 
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Stickied thread near the top of Q&A titled' Flash stock firmware' has simple instructions.
If it's important enough to cause you grief if it's lost, back it up. No excuses
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Stickied thread near the top of Q&A titled' Flash stock firmware' has simple instructions.
Nice! Its working!
Will definitely take you up on all your advice, after exams.
Thanks for guiding me to the good resources

Do you know any good books or courses that would take me from my current hardcore noob state up to a developer - what did you use?

Kind regards,

Oli

p.s. if you are still interested in some cool health resources our medical team is developing, any premium stuff will be all yours (site under development is jellymed dot com)
 
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The guides/tutorials here, won't turn you into a 'developer', but they'll give you a thorough grounding in what makes this phone tick as well as stuff that applies to Android generally.

Thanks for the offer, but I'm good.
If it's important enough to cause you grief if it's lost, back it up. No excuses
Trolling for thanks is lame
Does Samsung's auto-brightness implementation crap drive you to self-harm ? A solution !
Failure to search is the leading cause of male impotence on XDA
If you don't know how to recover if things go wrong, what are you doing flashing custom roms ?
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