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[Q] NeatROM v7.5 Aroma (4.3) soft bricked my phone

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22nd April 2014, 01:10 PM   |  #1  
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hi! first of all im sorry for posting a thread here instead of posting on the rom thread. im a noob and have posted less than 10 times so im not allowed to post in the rom thread. let me explain what my problem is.

i hv a rooted i9300 and was happily using wanamlite v7.3 with stock kernel. but since it became quite slow n laggy i thought of changing my rom n opted for neatrom v7.5 (touchwiz). this is what i did

1 forgot to take a backup. but i had previous backups from not so long ago so i didnt freak out too much
2 wipe data
3 wipe cache
4 dalvik cache
5 wipe battery stats
6 install rom ( i went through all the steps of the rom installation i.e terms n conditions, selecting which apps i want etc)

after the installation the phone started rebooting....only to be booted into recovery mode. i tried rebooting several times, and even reflashing the rom several times, but the phone would only boot into recovery mode.

so i googled my problem n found this solution http://checkrom.com/threads/resurrec...%84%A2-v4.896/
i used odin n flashed this rom, n thankfully the phone booted normally. BUT i had no signal. the phone wouldnt catch any signal.

after panicking for 10 min i decided to gv one last try n reflashed wanamlite v7.3. thankfully it worked. i hv signal n the phone is running normally

why does it crash when flashing neatrom? i would really like to try this rom. did i do something wrong while flashing?

thanks in advace for ur help
22nd April 2014, 01:30 PM   |  #2  
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Usually due to not having a current recovery, update to the latest Philz, or not clearing your previous installation, use Philz to wipe for new rom and format mount/storage/emulated.

The no signal issue might be due to efs problems, which has nothing to do with firmware. Older firmwares are less picky about efs, newer ones won't even boot.

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22nd April 2014, 01:39 PM   |  #3  
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Get cmw 6.0.4.4 and flash with that. Just to be safe bk up you're efs with ktool from playstore. Get mg4 modem zip. Check md5 don't waste you're time wiping battery stats. And format system,data,cache before you flash. Reason why I say 6.0.4.4 is I have used this on many many roms and it works very well. Same with twrp 2.7

Edit: thinking about it modem's are in aroma installer so you don't need that too much. Get it for another day as it may come in handy.

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22nd April 2014, 02:46 PM   |  #4  
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Get cmw 6.0.4.4 and flash with that. Just to be safe bk up you're efs with ktool from playstore. Get mg4 modem zip. Check md5 don't waste you're time wiping battery stats. And format system,data,cache before you flash. Reason why I say 6.0.4.4 is I have used this on many many roms and it works very well. Same with twrp 2.7

Edit: thinking about it modem's are in aroma installer so you don't need that too much. Get it for another day as it may come in handy.

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cwm 6.0.4.4 did the trick! thanks a lot
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No problem. Please add solved to thread title to help others. :thumbup:
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