[Q] GT-I9000M boot loop
My wife's GT-I9000M started doing weird things a few days ago. Mostly it would shut itself down mid call due the battery being dead. But it would turn back on shortly after and show ~25% battery capacity. Last night it was on, made a "funny" noise (her words, I wasn't there) and shut off. When I turned it back on it was like it did some sort of factory reset on it's own. It was sitting on the counter unused when this happened. After powering it off and plugging it in for a charge overnight, when I turned it on this morning it was stuck in some sort of boot loop. You hear the noise once and the animation just keeps looping. I started poking around online for some answers. I used to be really into technology however with kids taking over my life I've lost interest in that side of things.
I've read and tried a bunch of things. It won't let me boot into recovery mode (volume up, home, power) but I am able to get into download mode. I've spent the last few hours screwing around with it trying to flash the firmware using odin. I finally came across the following http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...01&postcount=1
after doing a search for similar problems on this forum. I downloaded the appropriate file and was able to get odin to flash it successfully. After that I am still having the same boot loop problem. That's when I decided to sign up here and see if anyone can help me figure this out. I see lots of mention of this boot loop problem but haven't found a solution that works. The phone is stock, GT-I9000M, virgin mobile in Canada. My own phone is exactly the same, bought at the same time. It shows the following:
Model #: GT-I9000M
Firmware version: 2.3.3
Baseband Version: I9000UGKG3
Build #: GINGERBREAD.GKG3
Any help would be greatly appreciated!