Originally Posted by 12Fully
So I just got this HTC Vivid and some how I managed to put it in a bootload loop. I've flashed many ROMs in the past without any problems at all, but failed to do so on this one. The ROM I tried flashing was "[ROM] Dark Raider 1.0 [4.0.3][Aroma Installer][4-13-2012]" (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1586613
) Everytime I turn the phone on it would just keep rebooting over and over, I tried reflashing a different ROM and now every time I turn on my phone it automatically goes into fastboot. I've tried looking around but I haven't found a solution to this problem. Anyone help?
I think Dark Raider is not for the Holiday or Vivid. Not sure. I do believe its developed by pirateghost, and he could be your "savior". Go to goo.im (Goo inside me). http://goo.im/devs/pirateghost/vivid
and look in the rum_float folder and download beta4 NOT BETA.5. Then flash with that and you should be good. Flashing instructions can be found in the Vivid Super Guide thread.
You can also try the rooted OTA ICS firmware in the root of pg's directory to get back to a base ICS working ROM. I know that both of those work as I've been where you are now 3 times in the last 5 days due to playing with my phone and flashing ROMS. I tried pg's beta 5 last night and soft-bricked my Vivid twice, then recovered it it with Beta 4 and didn't loose a thing. For some reason I thought flashing the ROM (zip) over system was a good idea! D'0H!!!!
All you have to do is use the third method in the flashing ROMs section close to the bottom of post 1 from the Super Guide link above. Just copy the boot.img out of the zip and flash.
fastboot flash boot boot.img
Don't forget to flash the kernel too. I am using faux123s beta 4 kernel for now. works great for a beta!
If you need more help ask and I will do my best to get you back up and running!