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By Venomtester, Senior Member on 20th February 2013, 07:07 PM
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I decided to try out PACman rom just to see the features and to see if it was for me or not. After playing with it, I decided to go back to ViperXL.
I went into recovery and flashed backup that I had saved. Phone went into boot loop. I thought well let me try this again and got the same result. After a few minutes of trouble shooting, I realized one important thing. Recovery will not hold the boot image. I flashed the boot image for Viper and phone was just as I left it. Hope this information keeps someone from making this mistake.
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20th February 2013, 07:15 PM |#2  
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Not sure what the issue for you is. I just tried out aznrice2k4's preview ROM based on 4.22 and restored back to ViperXL with no issues.
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20th February 2013, 07:23 PM |#3  
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when i make backups i usually only backup data since it only takes a few moments to flash the actually rom, so i fastboot boot.img if needed, then wipe everything, reflash rom then restore data. works everytime.
i wonder if twrp backups of boot from viperxl work on everyones phone or just their own? viperxl is the rom that autogens the boot.img correct?
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20th February 2013, 07:23 PM |#4  
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Not sure what the issue for you is. I just tried out aznrice2k4's preview ROM based on 4.22 and restored back to ViperXL with no issues.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=363

I have know idea either lol. But flashing the boot image fixed it. Just thought it would be helpful if someone else has the same problem.
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20th February 2013, 07:36 PM |#5  
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Re: Recovery lesson learned the hard way.
The older version of viper did autogen. The latest one requires flash of boot image. I think I was flashing recovery on top of Pacman kernel but I'm not sure. Flashing the viper image fixed the problem and all data was intact.
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20th February 2013, 07:39 PM |#6  
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Its hard to keep track of who is and isn't s-off now, but if you aren't you should try it, maybe that will help you.
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20th February 2013, 07:46 PM |#7  
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Re: Recovery lesson learned the hard way.
Thanks but I am not going there. I have seen way to many issues. Not advanced enough to try it. Out of my comfort zone.

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20th February 2013, 08:16 PM |#8  
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Thanks but I am not going there. I have seen way to many issues. Not advanced enough to try it. Out of my comfort zone.

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Just so you know there are 100 people following the simple directions and getting S-OFF in 5 minutes for every 1 person that creates a thread asking for help.
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Re: Recovery lesson learned the hard way.
I'll second that. I'm far from an expert and I achieved S-off easily.

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20th February 2013, 09:29 PM |#10  
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Thanks but I am not going there. I have seen way to many issues. Not advanced enough to try it. Out of my comfort zone.

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It's quite easy took me two minutes lol... I say go for it .just read the instructions it's very simple for being s off at least we don't have to do some wire trick
20th February 2013, 10:04 PM |#11  
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Re: Recovery lesson learned the hard way.
Don't be scared of S-Off. I'm new to all of this and I thought it was easier than rooting the phone. Your probably already familiar with most of the steps to it

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