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[Q] boot loop installing paranoid 4.0 beta, can't fastboot

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13th January 2014, 06:53 AM   |  #11  
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So I'm guessing wiping the phone is a no-no for you. Going through basics here.

I've tried wiping caches and doing a factory reset after doing a backup (of the system already in the boot loop condition) but it didn't change anything.
13th January 2014, 07:28 AM   |  #12  
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If you've already got root. Can try recovery tools app to install the new recovery

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13th January 2014, 08:22 AM   |  #13  
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If you've already got root. Can try recovery tools app to install the new recovery

the problem is that I cannot copy a new recovery to the phone's memory, since Android won't boot, and ADB and fastboot won't work, and it doesn't have a microsd slot
13th January 2014, 02:38 PM   |  #14  
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the problem is that I cannot copy a new recovery to the phone's memory, since Android won't boot, and ADB and fastboot won't work, and it doesn't have a microsd slot

My much bad. Hope you get it sorted


While iam here thou, have you updated your computers drivers for the n4? Incase that's the reason its not finding your phone.
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13th January 2014, 03:04 PM   |  #15  
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the problem is that I cannot copy a new recovery to the phone's memory, since Android won't boot, and ADB and fastboot won't work, and it doesn't have a microsd slot

Try cleaning your USB port on the phone with some alcohol

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14th January 2014, 03:42 AM   |  #16  
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Try cleaning your USB port on the phone with some alcohol

Thanks Pirateghost. I tried but it didn't work. I'm more and more convinced there's something wrong with the hardware. Maybe I dropped it one too many times. It was just a strange coincidence and really bad luck that I realized it didn't work just after the problem installing a new ROM.

Anyways, I ordered a replacement for the PCB that holds the microusb connector. Let's hope that works.
16th January 2014, 11:06 AM   |  #17  
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I solved the problem.

I managed to make the phone appear on the computer. There must be something broken in the microusb port in the phone because sometimes when I connect the phone nothing will appear on dmesg (I use Linux), sometimes I get USB errors and after trying a few times I managed to make it work.

I updated the recovery through fastboot and then I was able to successfully install the new ROM from recovery and now everything works alright.

Once the replacement board I ordered arrives I'll try replacing that and see if that fixes the USB connection problems.

Thanks to everybody who helped.

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