I accidentally cut all the .apk and .odex files from
/system/apps/ and pasted onto the SD card instead of copying and pasting them. My phone is totally bricked. Stuck in a boot-loop and factory reset doesn't work (as I had assumed it wouldn't). I cannot connect ADB to it because Android OS never actually loads (hence the boot-loop). I know there's a way to fix this I just dont know how to do it yet. PLEASE HELP ME DO THIS! This is a learning experience for me (good and bad).
The phone in question is a Kyocera Hydro C5171 from Cricket. It has Android 4.0.4 ICS. It is rooted (that's how I was able to accomplish this horrible act of murder to my precious phone). I need to figure this out please and will do all the homework on the subject myself if only I could get pointed in the right direction! I just don't know where to begin. I believe that I have only one option (this is just an assumption, please don't judge me):
I have to flash the stock ROM onto the phone. If, indeed, that is the case I require a copy of the stock ROM first (I may not be searching for it right, but I can't seem to find it anywhere on the web. Any help on where I can find this is GREATLY appreciated!!).
Second, From what I've been reading Kyocera has locked the bootloader on this particular device and flashing the ROM is extremely difficult for seasoned veterans of this game (If this is true I will definitely need an instructor to properly guide me through the process).
Third, I have no effing idea how to even begin flashing ROMs, so, here also, I will require some form of instruction or at least be pointed to a URL that contains a decent guide to accomplish what I'm trying to do.
Updates (from the comments):
- I've got neither custom recovery nor a Nandroid backup
- I can boot into stock recovery (wipe cache, wipe data, or reboot, see this screenshot), but my device is not discovered in this mode by ADB (latest drivers installed on my PC)