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[Q][UPDATE] CWM can't install ROMs properly - Stuck on Samsung Logo

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By Azure Flame Kite, Senior Member on 1st April 2012, 05:47 PM
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Okay okay.. hello. I'm a new girl at XDA and thus new to all this rooting stuff.

First and foremost, I'm on Android 2.3.6. I used the XWLA4 insecure kernel to flash my SGS2 (since my official Samsung kernel is indeed XWLA4) and used S2Root to install BusyBox and superuser, but I had no CWM recovery so I manually installed CWM 4.0.0.2 via Odin.
It worked like a charm Now came the time to flash a custom firmware. I was thinking of MIUI, CM7 (because I didn't like stock ICS that much) and this new Fatal1ty Extreme ROM. In fact, I liked said ROM so much that I wanted to have it on my phone + the Red theme. And that's where the annoyance began..

I've carefully read all the instructions, but I didn't understand one:
"Copy the ROM to the Root dir of your SD card."
I thought it was just some directory in my USB storage, so I connected my device to my computer and connected the USB storage, yet I didn't find any folder named "Root" or anything that resembled a root directory.

After 1 hour of googling and extensive research, I was so annoyed that I just dragged the ROM + Theme to my USB storage.

I boot into CWM recovery, did a wipe (data/factory reset, dalvik cache wipe etc.) and then installed the ROM. When I rebooted, THIS happened:

I was stuck at the first screen, the one that said "Samsung Galaxy SII" on it with the yellow triangle!

And this screen did not go away until I boot my phone into download mode and flashed the official XWLA4 kernel from Samsung, aka unroot my phone.

After Unroot, my phone worked like normal. No bootloops, no being stuck on the first screen etc.

Can someone please shed light on this? Touchwiz isn't exactly my cup of tea anymore and I really would like to give my phone a custom look ._.

Thanks in advance

EDIT: It seems that this problem seems big, as every ROM that I flash (with wipes) takes <5 seconds to finish, and that usually means that it's a bad flash ._.

Can someone tell me how to solve this?
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1st April 2012, 05:57 PM |#2  
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I've carefully read all the instructions, but I didn't understand one:
"Copy the ROM to the Root dir of your SD card

Root = copy the rom to the sd card not inside any folder .


DO NOT put anything in usb storage it is not the instructions for anything SD CARD only internal not the external one .
Connect phone to pc in usb mass storage mode copy the rom to the phones internal sd card only .
follow with CWM and root phone via Odin
Root + CWM .

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1103399


Then boot to recovery and install the rom .


That is an excellent choice of rom by the way .



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Originally Posted by JJEgan

I've carefully read all the instructions, but I didn't understand one:
"Copy the ROM to the Root dir of your SD card

Root = copy the rom to the sd card not inside any folder .


DO NOT put anything in usb storage it is not the instructions for anything SD CARD only internal not the external one .
Connect phone to pc in usb mass storage mode copy the rom to the phones internal sd card only .
follow with CWM and root phone via Odin
Root + CWM .

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1103399


Then boot to recovery and install the rom .


That is an excellent choice of rom by the way .



jje

Well, I didn't put it in any folder and certainly not in the folder that says "usbStorage" on it. Please excuse me for my aloofness in this matter as I still don't quite understand how to access my internal SD card.

I have USB-debugging enabled and when I connect to my storage, I have something like this:



So, which one of these is the internal SD card? ._.
1st April 2012, 06:12 PM |#4  
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How i just reinstalled fatality rom .

Pick CWM and Root LA4

Flash via Odin

Download rom
Phone setting activate USB mass storage and copy the rom to the phone .

Boot to recovery mode vol up + home + Pwr release at first splash screen
Install/choose zip from sd card select fatality confirm yes

Installs reboot wait for rom to initialize then set it up .

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How i just reinstalled fatality rom .

Pick CWM and Root LA4

Flash via Odin

Download rom
Phone setting activate USB mass storage and copy the rom to the phone .

Boot to recovery mode vol up + home + Pwr release at first splash screen
Install/choose zip from sd card select fatality confirm yes

Installs reboot wait for rom to initialize then set it up .

jje

Doesn't work Tried that, but still doesn't go past the first screen..

EDIT: Maybe I should just flash it and then wait for it to boot.. I read similar situations where people flashed ROMs and they too were stuck on a boot screen, but in reality it really took so long due to the caches being rebuilt ._.

I'll try that. If anyone has suggestions, post in here
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Originally Posted by Azure Flame Kite

Doesn't work Tried that, but still doesn't go past the first screen..

EDIT: Maybe I should just flash it and then wait for it to boot.. I read similar situations where people flashed ROMs and they too were stuck on a boot screen, but in reality it really took so long due to the caches being rebuilt ._.

I'll try that. If anyone has suggestions, post in here

could you tell me where are you now? on which firmware? roooted/ or stock...

and which rom are you willing to flash?
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could you tell me where are you now? on which firmware? roooted/ or stock...

and which rom are you willing to flash?

Unrooted again.

I want to flash Fatal1ty Extreme with the Fatal1ty Red Theme package ._.

I'm on the stock XXKI4 firmware with the XWLA4 kernel ._.

When I root my phone with CF-Root-SGS2_XW_OXA_LA4-v5.0-CWM5 kernel from Chainfire, the root is fine but when I flash Fatal1ty via CWM, it says "installation complete" but I can't get past the first screen ._.

When I root my device with the XWLA4 insecure kernel and then root it with S2Root, still nothing.

I even tried flashing Redpill 1.3 (auto-root) and then flash Fatal1ty, still nothing..

I'm always stuck at the first screen ._.
1st April 2012, 08:25 PM |#8  
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Full wipe. Aka wipe data and cache from recovery then install ROM.

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1st April 2012, 08:36 PM |#9  
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Full wipe. Aka wipe data and cache from recovery then install ROM.

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According to her first post, she already did that.

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I boot into CWM recovery, did a wipe (data/factory reset, dalvik cache wipe etc.) and then installed the ROM. When I rebooted, THIS happened:

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Fatality_Extreme(2). Rename that file. Delete the (2). Same for the theme zip.
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Fatality_Extreme(2). Rename that file. Delete the (2). Same for the theme zip.

Will do, but what exactly would renaming it accomplish? ._.

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