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By mozXegX, Senior Member on 16th March 2012, 07:12 PM
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I accidentally used Titanium Backup's widget to frost all system and user apps, leaving mi phone in a infinite boot animation loop. I dont have aNandroid Backup and I would really love to solve this issue without flashing.

I found at Titanium Backup's troubleshooting webpage that I could use this command with adb to solve my issue:
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Type the following command (replace with /dbdata/system/packages.xml if you have a Samsung phone):
busybox sed -n 's/<package name="\([^"]\+\)".*enabled="false".*/\1/p' /data/system/packages.xml | while read PKG; do pm enable "$PKG"; done
but it just says: No such file or directory (yes, I changed /data to /dbdata as stated in the webpage)

Any idea on how to solve this issue?
Thank you!


**EDIT:
This is the way I managed to get my phone working again without having to flash or wipe:

1. Boot in recovery mode and used adb pull command to extract "packages.xml" and "packages-more-backup.xml" from /data/system/
2. Open both files with Wordpad and replaced all protection="2" or "3" lines to protection="1".
3. Also, and very important, replaced all enabled="false" lines to enabled="true"
4. Boot in recovery again and used adb to delete old "packages.xml" and "packages-more-backup.xml" files and push the new ones.
5. Reboot and Voila!
6. Boot once again in recovery mode and fix permissions to avoid any problem.

Hope that this could be usefull to someone else having this horrible problem.
Thank you all!
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16th March 2012, 07:16 PM |#2  
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Checked for that file on my phone, it doesn't exist in /dbdata/system/, but it does in /data/system/
16th March 2012, 07:17 PM |#3  
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It's probably fixable from the command line with Linux but that is over my head, one option would be to Odin or heimdel back to stock, and start from scratch. You might need a jig to get into dlmode.

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16th March 2012, 07:18 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by nitox.n2o

Checked for that file on my phone, it doesn't exist in /dbdata/system/, but it does in /data/system/

I tried with /data too but same result.

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Originally Posted by shadow65781

It's probably fixable from the command line with Linux but that is over my head, one option would be to Odin or heimdel back to stock, and start from scratch. You might need a jig to get into dlmode.

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I know I could do that but I would really like to restore my system as it was
17th March 2012, 01:33 AM |#5  
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Help please
17th March 2012, 07:02 AM |#6  
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I wonder what would happen if you removed the app (its apk) via adb from /data/app. Would it retain the freeze settings? Something to consider trying.
17th March 2012, 01:17 PM |#7  
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This happened to me. I reflashed the ROM without wiping and all was back to normal

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17th March 2012, 05:39 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by Simba501

I wonder what would happen if you removed the app (its apk) via adb from /data/app. Would it retain the freeze settings? Something to consider trying.

Pretty sure that's not gonna work because the frozen apps settings are at packages.xml file, but I can't access it I don't know why
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This happened to me. I reflashed the ROM without wiping and all was back to normal

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I tried doing that right now but it didn't worked
4th May 2013, 02:52 PM |#9  
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I got a little too punchy with titanium on my 3 year old original Galaxy tab 7 and froze a samsung system app. Got irreversibly stuck is soft brickland - Tried various methods before giving up and hitting the wipe and reset to factory restore in the system recovery mode. Everything was backed up except recent photos, so it was more annoying than the end of the world.
Odd thing was when it reset to factory, it appeared to do just that, yet when I plugged it into PC and mounted it - the memory was full and all my files and app data files were there - untouched. The apps themselves have gone except one - Superuser is still there, Does Superuser somehow override being reset? and act as a guardian of your data in the event of reset?
Odd. I was expecting to run some file recovery software to a salvage what i could, but viola - it was all there.
4th May 2013, 05:05 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by shokuchi

I got a little too punchy with titanium on my 3 year old original Galaxy tab 7 and froze a samsung system app. Got irreversibly stuck is soft brickland - Tried various methods before giving up and hitting the wipe and reset to factory restore in the system recovery mode. Everything was backed up except recent photos, so it was more annoying than the end of the world.
Odd thing was when it reset to factory, it appeared to do just that, yet when I plugged it into PC and mounted it - the memory was full and all my files and app data files were there - untouched. The apps themselves have gone except one - Superuser is still there, Does Superuser somehow override being reset? and act as a guardian of your data in the event of reset?
Odd. I was expecting to run some file recovery software to a salvage what i could, but viola - it was all there.

Wrong forum dude

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