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[Q] Fastboot boot openrecovery hung my phone. Any hope?

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19th January 2014, 06:22 PM   |  #1  
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I was trying to update recovery and I typed the wrong commands in fastboot.

Instead of
Code:
fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.3-m7.img
I typed:
Code:
fastboot boot recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.3-m7.img
When that failed because "recovery" didn't exist I still didn't notice my mistake, and went with:

Code:
fastboot boot openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.3-m7.img

creating boot image...
creating boot image - 10240 bytes
downloading 'boot.img'...
OKAY [  0.232s]
booting...
OKAY [  0.003s]
finished. total time: 0.240s
Since then my phone pretty much stopped working. The screen is on, but is hung - the power buttons and volume buttons do nothing. Here are some commands I tried

Code:
fastboot getvar all

getvar:all FAILED (command write failed (Unknown error))
finished. total time: 0.588s

-------------------------------
fastboot devices

HT35CW91****    fastboot

-----------------

fastboot reboot-bootloader

rebooting into bootloader...
Even the reboot just hung there with no change in the device. Is it a paperweight now or is there a way back? Obviously I can't remove the battery and I've not unplugged the USB cable just in case
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19th January 2014, 06:27 PM   |  #2  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Teefee

I was trying to update recovery and I typed the wrong commands in fastboot.

Instead of

Code:
fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.3-m7.img
I typed:
Code:
fastboot boot recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.3-m7.img
When that failed because "recovery" didn't exist I still didn't notice my mistake, and went with:

Code:
fastboot boot openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.3-m7.img

creating boot image...
creating boot image - 10240 bytes
downloading 'boot.img'...
OKAY [  0.232s]
booting...
OKAY [  0.003s]
finished. total time: 0.240s
Since then my phone pretty much stopped working. The screen is on, but is hung - the power buttons and volume buttons do nothing. Here are some commands I tried

Code:
fastboot getvar all

getvar:all FAILED (command write failed (Unknown error))
finished. total time: 0.588s

-------------------------------
fastboot devices

HT35CW91****    fastboot

-----------------

fastboot reboot-bootloader

rebooting into bootloader...
Even the reboot just hung there with no change in the device. Is it a paperweight now or is there a way back? Obviously I can't remove the battery and I've not unplugged the USB cable just in case

fastboot boot <name of recovery>.img no longer works; it only works on hboot 1.44

just reboot using POWER + VOLDOWN the flash recovery.
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19th January 2014, 06:29 PM   |  #3  
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fastboot boot <name of recovery>.img no longer works; it only works on hboot 1.44

just reboot using POWER + VOLDOWN the flash recovery.

Thanks for the response. The phone doesn't respond to any button presses, so I can't VOLDOWN to Power Down. I have tried holding VOLDOWN + POWER like you said but the screen is still on and the phone hasn't done anything
19th January 2014, 06:34 PM   |  #4  
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Thanks for the response. The phone doesn't respond to any button presses, so I can't VOLDOWN to Power Down. I have tried holding VOLDOWN + POWER like you said but the screen is still on and the phone hasn't done anything

no i meant press and hold POWER + VOLDOWN buttons (preferably under a bright light), then when it reboots, let go of POWER, but keep holding VOLDOWN and you're back in bootloader.

also it's safe to unplug it. once you do, bootloader may actually respond to normal presses again.
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no i meant press and hold POWER + VOLDOWN buttons (preferably under a bright light), then when it reboots, let go of POWER, but keep holding VOLDOWN and you're back in bootloader.

also it's safe to unplug it. once you do, bootloader may actually respond to normal presses again.

Thanks very much, you're a lifesaver! When I unplugged the device the screen still didn't respond but pressing & holding POWER+VOLDOWN for ~10 seconds rebooted the phone and I'm back in business.
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Originally Posted by Teefee

Thanks for the response. The phone doesn't respond to any button presses, so I can't VOLDOWN to Power Down. I have tried holding VOLDOWN + POWER like you said but the screen is still on and the phone hasn't done anything

actually just tried, once unplugged bootloader still "hung", had to use the POWER + VOLDOWN as mentioned above to go to bootloader again
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