10/03/2009, 12:45 PM
Hello all! Hoping someone out there can help.
About 36 hours *after* a successful update to 1.2, I was using the app store and an app failed to install. A second later, it showed an error message that I'd been signed out from my palm profile. I had an option to reboot, so I did. Which brought me back to the same screen. Now I'm in that loop - the screen says at the top "Signed out", has a description that I can either leave files intact or wipe the phone, and then has two buttons: "Just Restart" and "Erase All Data". Just Restart brings me back there, and I really don't want to Erase All until its my last option. I have lots of photos that haven't been backed up, and I really *really* want to pull my SplashID data off first.
The phone is on my home network, and does respond to pings but I can't ssh or telnet into it. When connected to the computer, it brings up the New Device Wizard, but can't find any drivers, and the disk doesn't show under My Computer.
I tried using the "turn phone off, hold the volume up while plugging into usb" trick to get to the bootloader - that works, and I can open a terminal session using novaproxy.py. Typing "help" shows lots of command options, including "usb", but I can't get that to do anything. "fsboot" loads up /boot/uImage, and takes me right back to Signed Out land.
I know this thing still has a pulse and data - holding down the orange key and hitting "b" twice gets me to the dialer screen. Erase the two #s, and I can type in people's name to search my address book and dial like normal. So I can make calls - receiving them is dicey, sometimes it shows incoming calls, sometimes not.
Anyone out there with the skills and knowledge to assist me in breaking back in? If I could just get to a command prompt, I'm sure I could rescue everything, but I'd settle for being able to copy off my photos...