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[Q] Phone stuck in bootloop but stays on in download mode

21st August 2014, 06:32 AM   |  #1  
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I have a i9505.

My phone is stuck in a boot loop. The phone keeps restarting after the samsung logo for normal startup and for recovery. So recovery is also not working.

However phone is working fine in download mode and stays on for as long as I want. So this means that my power button is not at fault.

I have tried the guide here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2265477 But this has not fixed my problem and phone is still stcuk in boot loop.

Please help.

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21st August 2014, 11:12 AM   |  #2  
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I have a i9505.

My phone is stuck in a boot loop. The phone keeps restarting after the samsung logo for normal startup and for recovery. So recovery is also not working.

However phone is working fine in download mode and stays on for as long as I want. So this means that my power button is not at fault.

I have tried the guide here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2265477 But this has not fixed my problem and phone is still stcuk in boot loop.

Please help.

Thank you

Try to flash the latest MD5.tar from here:https://goo.im/devs/philz_touch/CWM_...Edition/jflte/

After that your recovery should work fine. Flash it through odin3.09 selecting AP. If it don't work uncheck AutoReboot
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Try to flash the latest MD5.tar from here:https://goo.im/devs/philz_touch/CWM_...Edition/jflte/

After that your recovery should work fine. Flash it through odin3.09 selecting AP. If it don't work uncheck AutoReboot

He/She says that its stuck in a boot loop for both a normal and recovery boot... I think they should flash the original Samsung S4 firmware, then the custom recovery to be safe.

Grab an original android image from http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/ (matching your currently installed firmware/country), and flash it with ODIN as AP or PDA (depending on the version of ODIN you have), while the phone is in download mode. You may have to flash it twice in a row (I'm not sure why but it works for me).

Then you can flash a custom recovery and whatever rom you wish.
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He/She says that its stuck in a boot loop for both a normal and recovery boot... I think they should flash the original Samsung S4 firmware, then the custom recovery to be safe.

Grab an original android image from http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/ (matching your currently installed firmware/country), and flash it with ODIN as AP or PDA (depending on the version of ODIN you have), while the phone is in download mode. You may have to flash it twice in a row (I'm not sure why but it works for me).

Then you can flash a custom recovery and whatever rom you wish.

This is what I have been doing. I have flashed the firmware from samsung twice as well but no luck.

The recovery is not working either. Its just stuck in a boot loop
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This is what I have been doing. I have flashed the firmware from samsung twice as well but no luck.

The recovery is not working either. Its just stuck in a boot loop

That's why I said reinstall the recovery
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That's why I said reinstall the recovery

I did. ANd it did not help. Its still stuck in boot loop
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I did. ANd it did not help. Its still stuck in boot loop

Hmm, that is weird...

I believe the only other thing to try is to flash in ODIN the partition layout (.pit) file as you might have corrupted it somehow... but I have never done this, so I can't give you any personal advice.

The .pit file is in that thread you linked, as the "I9505_pit file.zip" attachment. See Note 2 on what to do with it.

... Otherwise it sounds like its defective.

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