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By imucarmen, Senior Member on 8th January 2014, 11:04 PM
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My cousin took the ota on his rooted but stock phone and now it's stuck in recovery. I thought i would be able to fix it easy but sideload isn't working properly, nor can I get to download mode or the bootloader.

I tried flashing a rom several times with sideload but the phone just boots straight back into recovery once done. It goes through the steps fine with no errors but does not work.

I also tried restoring to stock but the phone won't go into download mode.

He has cwm 6.0.4.4

I did a little bit of reading earlier about it for him and saw that someone else had the same issue but with trwp. I read the post that he said solved his problem but I don't think that solution is possible with cwm.

Can someone please help because i'm out of ideas. Once I lose the ability to access download mode i'm a bit lost as what to do from there.

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9th January 2014, 12:31 AM |#2  
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In twrp recovery, go to advanced settings and enter the terminal commands.
Type the following


dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/fota
then hit enter
type
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/misc
then hit enter and reboot.


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9th January 2014, 12:51 AM |#3  
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In twrp recovery, go to advanced settings and enter the terminal commands.
Type the following


dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/fota
then hit enter
type
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/misc
then hit enter and reboot.


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Did you read my post?

He has cwm 6.0.4.4
9th January 2014, 12:55 AM |#4  
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Did you read my post?

He has cwm 6.0.4.4

Yes, I am assuming cwm has a way of getting a terminal command open , sorry if it does not

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9th January 2014, 12:58 AM |#5  
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Yes, I am assuming cwm has a way of getting a terminal command open , sorry if it does not

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I'm not aware of how if it does. I personally use twrp and have been for awhile so cwm has become a little foreign to me. I browsed all over and couldn't find anything. He didn't even mean to take the update but rather than setting a new time he kept hitting back and eventually it decided take it on its own.
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9th January 2014, 01:02 AM |#6  
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I'm not aware of how if it does. I personally use twrp and have been for awhile so cwm has become a little foreign to me. I browsed all over and couldn't find anything. He didn't even mean to take the update but rather than setting a new time he kept hitting back and eventually it decided take it on its own.

Hit thanks by accident.
You can do it through adb too assuming he can get his phone connected to a pc. That command has to be entered

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Hit thanks by accident.
You can do it through adb too assuming he can get his phone connected to a pc. That command has to be entered

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I just used adb shell and entered those commands and rebooted the phone and it went back to recovery.

Now I just sideloaded ose 4.4.2 again and it still just booted back to recovery.

do I have to do anything special with the phone in recovery for those commands to work?

adb reads the device fine and I can do all sorts of commands in adb with the phone and everything works.

There has to be a way to fix this phone.

Why am I unable to access download mode anymore?

Thanks for your help.
9th January 2014, 09:29 AM |#8  
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Did you get any error messages when you hit enter? Hopefully somebody with more knowledge chimes in here.

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