Newbie here that created a mess, and just want to reinstall 2.3 or to go back to 2.2, but after 6 hours of research and tinkering, still has no idea how.
I installed Gingerbread 2.3.3 because I thought it may get the GPS to work better (at all). It worked, but in the meantime, 1/4 of the programs force quit before even opening fully, the phone radio wouldn't turn on for 8 hours today, etc.
I believed I had correct instructions on how to reinstall Gingerbread
from my Mac, but it requires ClockworkMod, which was somehow damaged to the point where ROM Manager says I have 18.104.22.168 but when I try to reboot it in that Clockwork, it gives me Android's default reboot page and error -- blue lettering on top, yellow on bottom.
Worse, I read a post DRockstar saying that Gingerbread will no longer work with a one-click-root program
Please someone help me get a normal phone back. I just messed it up trying to get it to do all that was advertised. Please talk to me as if I'm no tech genius, and I'm on a Mac. If I can talk to someone on skype or the phone and pay or bow to them to walk me through all this, I'd MUCH appreciate it.
...more details below if you need it.
I went to ROM Manager to try and open Clockwork Recovery and work from a backup, but although it recognizes Clockwork 22.214.171.124, when I reboot into Recovery, nothing shows up. Also weird is that when I click "Flash ColokworkMod Recovery" it no longer gives Epic 4G as an option, but instead gives only "Galaxy S i9000" and "Galaxy S i9000 (MTD)"
I used the awesome Epic All In One Root Recovery
, and while it rooted my phone, it didn't help re-install Clockwork in a way my Epic recognizes it.
I did a renaming trick of Clockwork Mod to get it to be 3.0, so although it says I have 2.5, it's really 3.0. I know it worked, because it's how I installed Gingerbread.
I deleted a whole bunch of bloatware, which I think is what's causing a lot of the problems, but I did it all from the wiki of what was said to be ok to remove
. I do have individual backups of those, as instructed.