[Q] Phone Freezes at Galaxy S$ Splash Screen
Ok this isn't your typical soft brick/bootloop but it has been happening occasionally ever since I got the phone back in August. Sometimes after I flash a new ROM or just simply reboot the phone it will hang at the Samsung Galaxy S4 splash screen indefinitely and I either have to hold down the power button to turn it off or do a battery pull. Once I do it's usually fine for a while and boots up correctly. It's been happening more often now with Kit Kat. I just dirty flashed the newest build of Euroskank's CM11 over a two day old build of the same and it has done it about two or three times. Once a battery pull didn't even fix it and it had to do it a second time. I wish there was a way to get kernel output (dmesg) during bootup so I could actually see what the hell is going on. Is the kernel panicking? Is the initrd not loading or decompressing correctly? I saw that Chainfire had an app for this but it just FCs on Kit Kat.
Has anyone else ever had this happen with the S4 or know of any way to investigate it via ADB or some other method?