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[Q] Bootloader loop w/ no recovery (unmodified phone)

8th July 2014, 06:46 PM   |  #1  
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Hey, looking to get some help from the community. I had just purchased my new M8 and after a day of use, it has inadvertently gotten stuck in a bootloader loop.

I haven't unlocked, modified or rooted this phone in any way. it is, quite literally, 2 days old.
I could go to the store to have it replaced but given the original store distance I'd like to see if there something I can do first before I do that.


I have seen ways to fix up this, but most involve people who have tried (and failed) to unlock the bootloader, flash a rom, etc.
Attempting to use some of the menu options ends up with nothing, eg selecting Recovery will flash the three Android skateboarders for a second along with a short vibration. Then back to the bootloader.
I've removed my SIM card and tried, and the SD card and tried with no luck.

tl;dr I can turn it off and on, but always end up at the bootloader with no options.

Any help to restore this to stock would be greatly appreciated!
8th July 2014, 06:52 PM   |  #2  
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Hey, looking to get some help from the community. I had just purchased my new M8 and after a day of use, it has inadvertently gotten stuck in a bootloader loop.

I haven't unlocked, modified or rooted this phone in any way. it is, quite literally, 2 days old.
I could go to the store to have it replaced but given the original store distance I'd like to see if there something I can do first before I do that.


I have seen ways to fix up this, but most involve people who have tried (and failed) to unlock the bootloader, flash a rom, etc.
Attempting to use some of the menu options ends up with nothing, eg selecting Recovery will flash the three Android skateboarders for a second along with a short vibration. Then back to the bootloader.
I've removed my SIM card and tried, and the SD card and tried with no luck.

tl;dr I can turn it off and on, but always end up at the bootloader with no options.

Any help to restore this to stock would be greatly appreciated!

Is your power button stuck?
8th July 2014, 06:55 PM   |  #3  
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Is your power button stuck?

Nope, the button is fine.
8th July 2014, 07:04 PM   |  #4  
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Any help to restore this to stock would be greatly appreciated!

It's best not to do anything to make it worse.
Return it to where you bought it for replacement. It's hardware problem

The only thing you can try now is factory reset and see whether it boots
8th July 2014, 07:14 PM   |  #5  
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It's best not to do anything to make it worse.
Return it to where you bought it for replacement. It's hardware problem

The only thing you can try now is factory reset and see whether it boots

Will do. Factory reset does the same "flash image + vibrate" behavior.


Thanks for the help!
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