Its almost 3am here, I'll write up my new notes tomorrow, for now, anyone with a device that does not successfully run ceFFM, I'd recommend not
using the uninstall=1 option within ceFFM.ini
I'm sure it probably works well when ceFFM runs in the first place, but I've lost all contents from internal flash and the microSD card. I've got a backup of the two locations, made when I first got the device, but copying it back over is going to take another 1/2 hour, and I need sleep. Hoping the internal storage (forgotten its proper name, where the system files are), is untouched, but can't see that when it is connected to a PC.
Not moaning, just a warning.
Assuming my device returns to normal with the files restored, I'll continue with trying to trace the issue tomorrow.
of course, just as I went to hit the submit reply button, the internet died here
the device appears to be bricked, just to make it clear to other people considering this app, simply installing and running ceFFM never harmed this device. As said, if it doesn't work, I'd recommend a manual uninstall.
these were the notes I typed up as I went along last night...
IF PEOPLE SEE ERRORS WHEN RUNNING ceFFM.EXE, I would not recommend using the uninstall option within ceFFM.ini ... see below for details.
Not a swipe at the author, it is just that I was lucky to have backed up data previously. I'm sure on a device where ceFFM works, uninstalling isn't a problem, but on mine, issues occurred.
Being energy-efficient (some would possibly mislabel it as lazy
), I tried to just edit the line out of the XYZ.cemenu, but the same error occurred.
So, I decided to try using the uninstall switch in ceFFM.ini, then removing all files & folders, and checking the registry was clean.
Upon running ceffm.exe with the uninstall=1 option, I was presented with
Couldn't create directory
Line 409 (\FlashUser\ceFFM-
Anyway, OKed that away, and it contiued with the preparing to uninstall/deregister.... screen
It took quite a long while (might be worth mentioning in your initial post in this thread?), perhaps longer than the installation did, before it came up with
Missing closing bracket
Line 442 (\FlashUser\ceFFM-
If((subkey EQ "Launch255)
||subkey EQ "Depend255)
||subkey EQ "Launch253)
||subkey EQ "Depend255))
(I really wish activesync was working, and soti pocket controller might work, typing out error msgs gets a bit boring
OKed that error msg away, was dumped back to my default menu, or what should have been it. The text (GPS NAV, camera, MultiMedia, tool, game, settings, shutdown) appeared, but no graphics, and the error message was still visible.
I restarted the device, planning to start ceFFM.exe again, in case the second run at uninstalling threw up different/no error messages (btw, I appreciate none of this might actually help you, but thought better to err on the side of caution and hope something might point to why this device refuses to play ball with your menu!)
Unfortunately, it never got past the initial splash screen (a cartoon yellow two seater sports car with a palm tree and some sort of yellow & blue crescent in the background).
I removed the battery, as using the power button didn't seem to help), and tried to start it up again.
I decided to let it take as long as it wanted this time, in case ceFFM was actually being successfully autostarted for once, and the uninstallation option in ceFFM.ini was causing the long delay.
Getting nowhere after about 20 minutes, I decided to connect it to the PC, and see if disabling the uninstall option would sort things.
I was a little surprised when I found that both the flashuser and flasha (or whatever internal and microSD storage are called on this device) were virtually empty! The only things left were ceFFM-0.3.1 directory, and ceFFM.exe and MortScript.exe within that! That would probably explain why I wasn't getting beyond the splash screen when I restarted the device.
I'd already backed up both drives a while back, so restored that over (just losing some GPS POI hopefully).
Device won't won't complete booting. All original files have been restored, but I can't access the system drive from my PC, so have no way of getting any further. Any bright ideas gratefully received, but I'm assuming for now that this is a dead device. Fun while it lasted. I'll hopefully be back in 3-6 months once I've saved up enough to buy a new one, though I'll try and avoid no-name Chinese devices, and get one that will hopefully run ceFFM properly!