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Default [Q] rooted i777 running stock MD8 & AJKv4.9 NoSwap :: Stuck in boot loop

Howdy partners, not sure if I should have started my own thread...let me know if that is proper procedure please. I've already read the recent boot loop thread by vlmaadir t=2558286, but I'm unsure as to the applicability of the solutions in that thread to my problem.

I'm in a similar situation as the vlmaadir, except I've been running the most recent stock ROM (UCMD8) and have rooted via framaroot and flashed the AJKv4.9 - NoSwap Kernal successfully around 12/5/2013. Of course I've yet to do a backup of the OS or apps, but pics/vids/contacts were all recently backed up.

About two weeks ago I started noticing random reboots, but wasn't really sure what to make of that, never any boot looping though. Well this morning the phone was working when i woke (phone alarm raised me from the dead on time) and had approx. 70% battery, but by the time I got to work, the phone had apparently powered off.

When I powered it back on, it took a several minutes to boot up (normally around 45sec-1min), once booted the battery showed about 10-15% (in the red). The few apps I opened worked (naked browser, outlook), but were a bit laggy. I decided to restart the phone from the regular power menu to see if that would help the laggy/battery issue, and upon restart I am now solidly stuck in my 1st android boot loop!!!

I can boot into CWM recovery, but have yet to do any wiping as I wanted to seek a bit of advice here 1st.

If anyone has any pointers, I'm listening.

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I would 1st try a wipe cache and wipe dalvik cache from cwm recovery and see if it will reboot.
If it doesn't then u will probably have to wipe data/factory reset from cwm recovery and then reboot.
If ya have been runnin good for a while with AJ's kernel, then a rogue app may be the cause of ur problem.
R u tweakin anything in the kernel through stweaks apk ?

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I would 1st try a wipe cache and wipe dalvik cache from cwm recovery and see if it will reboot.
If it doesn't then u will probably have to wipe data/factory reset from cwm recovery and then reboot.
If ya have been runnin good for a while with AJ's kernel, then a rogue app may be the cause of ur problem.
R u tweakin anything in the kernel through stweaks apk ?

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Thanks 4-2.

If I have to go wipe data/factory reset, should i have to re-flash the rom and kernel?

I've been running the AJK for about a month, no tweaks. Like I said in the OP, I had noticed some random reboots in the past few weeks and at some point over Christmas day, when I was doing a good bit of pic/video work on my phone, it came up with a message that the internal storage memory was low. I knew this wasn't the case, at least as far as the entire internal memory, which had around 3 gigs free. Just a few strange things I've noticed since having AJK in place.

Are there any other good kernels for stock 4.1.2? AJK seemed to be the go-to of main stock and custom ROM folks.
 
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I did a cache wipe, but when I enter the dalvik wipe confirm menu, the output shows

E:unknown volume for path [/sd-ext]

and when I confirm yes, wipe dalvik, the screen goes black, then the phone restarts into the boot loop.

Any one know what is up here?
 
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Doing and wipe data/factory reset in the cwm recovery will just return the Stock MD8 to just full stock, as if u first installed it through Odin or att official, Except u will still have the AJ kernel. There is no need to reflash the rom as u say.

But if u cannot find an app that is causing the problem, then a complete Odin flash to Stock MD8 should help in the troubleshooting.

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I did a cache wipe, but when I enter the dalvik wipe confirm menu, the output shows

E:unknown volume for path [/sd-ext]

and when I confirm yes, wipe dalvik, the screen goes black, then the phone restarts into the boot loop.

Any one know what is up here?
The "E:unknown volume for path [/sd-ext]" is the norm from what i remember.
But not sure why choosing to wipe dalvik cache resulted in a bootloop.

Have ya tried the wipe data/factory reset yet ?




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Just did a wipe data/factory reset and I got out of the boot loop! Now I just have to set the phone up like I had it once again! Boo!

Thanks for the input 4-2!!!
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Glad ya got it going.
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