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[Q] Deleted a folder, messed up phone !

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20th February 2014, 03:40 PM   |  #1  
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Ok, so last night I'm seeing some low "storage memory" messages.

I decide to go into file explorer and delete anything that I don't need. I finish with a few folders that have weird names (but none in any special android system folder as far as I know) that I thought might be remains of spam apps I downloaded a while back; and since then my phone refuses to charge wirelessly !

meaning it charges through USB. It also charges when placed on the wireless charging pad, it lights up recognizing the phone but the phone does nothing, yet if I switch the phone off (essentially killing the software) it'll charge wirelessly without a problem ...

What have I messed up, and how can I fix this ?

PS: I restored from an old backup and the wireless works flawlessly too. So it is just this "current state" of the phone which is messing up.
Also I'm guessing it's a folder I deleted, because my wife's phone has the exact same issue (decided to clear hers at the same time as mine before realizing I had messed up).
20th February 2014, 10:47 PM   |  #2  
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maybe next time you want to "Clean Up" the phone, you might rename the folder before actually remove it...
That way, if you unknowingly mess with a "needed" folder you can just rename it back to it;s original name and not be having any problems.
After a few days with no problems, you could delete the folder...

You also could copy the folders to your desktop computer in lieu of actually deleting the folder.

Just my 2 cents...
21st February 2014, 07:48 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by alexnader

Ok, so last night I'm seeing some low "storage memory" messages.

I decide to go into file explorer and delete anything that I don't need. I finish with a few folders that have weird names (but none in any special android system folder as far as I know) that I thought might be remains of spam apps I downloaded a while back; and since then my phone refuses to charge wirelessly !

meaning it charges through USB. It also charges when placed on the wireless charging pad, it lights up recognizing the phone but the phone does nothing, yet if I switch the phone off (essentially killing the software) it'll charge wirelessly without a problem ...

What have I messed up, and how can I fix this ?

PS: I restored from an old backup and the wireless works flawlessly too. So it is just this "current state" of the phone which is messing up.
Also I'm guessing it's a folder I deleted, because my wife's phone has the exact same issue (decided to clear hers at the same time as mine before realizing I had messed up).

Perhaps you can try going into download mode and flashing the stock firmware.
24th February 2014, 09:23 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by alexnader

Ok, so last night I'm seeing some low "storage memory" messages.

I decide to go into file explorer and delete anything that I don't need. I finish with a few folders that have weird names (but none in any special android system folder as far as I know) that I thought might be remains of spam apps I downloaded a while back; and since then my phone refuses to charge wirelessly !

meaning it charges through USB. It also charges when placed on the wireless charging pad, it lights up recognizing the phone but the phone does nothing, yet if I switch the phone off (essentially killing the software) it'll charge wirelessly without a problem ...

What have I messed up, and how can I fix this ?

PS: I restored from an old backup and the wireless works flawlessly too. So it is just this "current state" of the phone which is messing up.
Also I'm guessing it's a folder I deleted, because my wife's phone has the exact same issue (decided to clear hers at the same time as mine before realizing I had messed up).

This is rather inconsistent in nature....
If you restored from a previous backup, and presuming the phone was working when the backup was made, AFAIK it should return to the same state that the phone was in when the backup was made. The only part that is not restored in nandroid recovery is the kernel/modem, and it's outside the ability of the file manager to access........ Trolling?
25th February 2014, 01:57 AM   |  #5  
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This is rather inconsistent in nature....
If you restored from a previous backup, and presuming the phone was working when the backup was made, AFAIK it should return to the same state that the phone was in when the backup was made. The only part that is not restored in nandroid recovery is the kernel/modem, and it's outside the ability of the file manager to access........ Trolling?

Not EVERYTHING is backed up during a nandroid. Delete your EFS folder then restore a backup, see how that works out. Seriously though, don't do that. When I was playing around with Ubuntu Touch, once I made the first attempt to flash it I would have a folder called Ubuntu in my /system/data folder (I think that's the right directory) that would persist until I either deleted it or did an Odin restore. Simply restoring an older backup didn't touch it.

tl;dr, you're incorrect.
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