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[Q] Phone will only boot into Android system recovery. Can't get it to boot normally.

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6th August 2014, 07:04 PM   |  #1  
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First, some info about the phone. It's a SCH-I545, I rooted it the day I got it (I forget which method), still running stock, and it's been running great for months.

But a week or so ago, I grabbed my phone to use it, and noticed it was on the Android system recovery screen. So I pulled the battery a couple of times to restart, and every time it's same thing.

Does anyone have any idea how to fix this, or what I can do?

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First, some info about the phone. It's a SCH-I545, I rooted it the day I got it (I forget which method), still running stock, and it's been running great for months.

But a week or so ago, I grabbed my phone to use it, and noticed it was on the Android system recovery screen. So I pulled the battery a couple of times to restart, and every time it's same thing.

Does anyone have any idea how to fix this, or what I can do?

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Mate ,

If every time reboot into recovery it may be soft bricked , did you try factory reset it? if that does not work you may have to reflash your rom again , if you are stock you have to use Odin
6th August 2014, 07:24 PM   |  #3  
Can you enter download mode? If so flash custom recovery with odin (philz is best) download custom rom and put on external storage then Flash custom rom with new recovery

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Mate ,

If every time reboot into recovery it may be soft bricked , did you try factory reset it? if that does not work you may have to reflash your rom again , if you are stock you have to use Odin


Yep, every time. And I've cleared factory and cache, no dice
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Can you enter download mode? If so flash custom recovery with odin (philz is best) download custom rom and put on external storage then Flash custom rom with new recovery

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Thanks for the advice! Sadly, the usb port on my phone stopped working awhile back (I have to use an external battery charger), so I'm probably out of luck if flashing is the only way to go. I know there probably isn't one, but do you know of any way to flash something from sd?
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Yep, every time. And I've cleared factory and cache, no dice




does not look good , you may have to flash firmware again....

BTW all the push buttons on phone are ok? none of them is stuck? double check.....
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Thanks for the advice! Sadly, the usb port on my phone stopped working awhile back (I have to use an external battery charger), so I'm probably out of luck if flashing is the only way to go. I know there probably isn't one, but do you know of any way to flash something from sd?

You can flash a ROM from the SD card, but not recovery.

IF the USB port is fried and you can't get it to boot to the ROM, then I don't think you could get recovery on it.
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does not look good , you may have to flash firmware again....

BTW all the push buttons on phone are ok? none of them is stuck? double check.....

Holy...CRAP.

I dismissed your advice about buttons at first, but a few hours later when I was dismantling my phone for the hundredth time during the two weeks that it's been broken, I decided that it couldn't hurt to check. Sure enough, disassembled, all the internal buttons are fine.

The buttons on the phone's outter shell, however? Totally bent. I straighten them out, put it all back together, and power it on. And it WORKED.

Dear friend, and I do consider you a friend, you gave me back something I thought I had lost, something I couldn't afford to replace.

From the bottom my heart, thank you. Thank you so very much.
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Holy...CRAP.

I dismissed your advice about buttons at first, but a few hours later when I was dismantling my phone for the hundredth time during the two weeks that it's been broken, I decided that it couldn't hurt to check. Sure enough, disassembled, all the internal buttons are fine.

The buttons on the phone's outter shell, however? Totally bent. I straighten them out, put it all back together, and power it on. And it WORKED.

Dear friend, and I do consider you a friend, you gave me back something I thought I had lost, something I couldn't afford to replace.

From the bottom my heart, thank you. Thank you so very much.


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Any time my friend , glad you fix it.

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