Brendan:EvilMonkey:Brendan:EvilMonkey:adamvnz: yes clear cache and also dalvik in advance then fix permissions
Did all that. Still no go. Time to load a new ROM? Oddly I can still get phone calls etc just I think its missing the TWlauncher app so its missing when I do a reset too.
Yes, time to load a new ROM.
The other people here have got it a bit wrong: factory reset only wipes the data and cache partitions; it does not restore files you deleted from the system partition. (sorry guys).
You have two options:
1. find an appropriate rom on samfirmware.com (check spelling), any English one will work ok. Flash it with Odin as per my FAQ at bottom.
2. (The better option if you have CWM recovery) is download wanamlite ics from xda (or any other rom), put it on your SD card, and then install it from CWM.
Check you have CWM recovery: (power off: then hold in the volume up and home and power buttons until the samsung logo appears and then releast all three. if your recovery has 3e written anywhere on it, you do NOT have CWM and will have to use odin to flash siyah kernel 3.x then try again),
For option 2 use one of the CWM menu's to mount the sdcard for usb access in mass storage mode. That will allow you to copy your new rom to the card (it has to be on the card to install with cwm); remember where you put it. Then unmount the usb mode, and then install your new rom from the menu.
GT-I9100_WanamLite.XWLP4.V10.6.StockThemed.NO-WIPE.zip And yes I do have CWM v184.108.40.206 and I have copied this zip accross. Is it the one I want?
Sorry for the dumb question, just is my first time flashing the ROM. Bit nervous.
Yes, that is the one I am currently using myself.
That CWM is a bit outdated but should work anyway (if not or you get errors, just flash siyah 3.x with odin).
Flash the rom with the install zip menu. But before you do, do a factory reset and wipe the dalvik and cache partitions from within cwm. No need to reboot after that, just go to the install menu and flash wanam.
It'll take a few minutes, and when you reboot, it'll take a few minutes more to set up. Don't panic, give it atleast 10 minutes (should take 5).
Then set up your new system.
I also went back into cwm recovery and installed siyah 3.x. Or NEAK is also good. Optional.
Awesome, thanks much looks like I might be all go, doing the setup part now like entering google account name etc. So the siyah is the Kernel? Do I need to do this part? Seems really slow and freezy, but im up and running again at least.