Stuck in bootloop: how to start over without losing Titanium backup data?
Nexus 4 on 4.4.2 stock rooted with Xposed and Matr1x kernel.
I can get to TWRP but after wiping dalvik/cache and reflashing diff kernels (problems started after flashing a new version of a custom kernel), it either gets stuck at "Starting Apps" (after it goes through the Android is upgrading applications thing) or get stuck at the kitkat booting animation.
One time I did manage to get it booted and the Titanium Backup data was still there. I'd like to avoid doing a factory reset and lose the TiBu data and have to set up everything again and lose all my data/pics.
How can I do this?
Or alternately, how can I load a stock kernel onto the device in this condition?
[edit: this is getting worse, I had the phone plugged into my PC (to keep it charged while it's stuck in bootloop or trying to get it to work) and when I pressed the vol buttons + power button to reboot to recovery, the red light came on a couple of times, and now the screen says "Download Mode, DO NOT UNPLUG the device until the process is complete"....... Sigh.
Nexus 4 on T-mobile
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