[Q] Phone shut off now stuck in permanent death loop
Hey all, I have a S3 i747 on rogers. I have had it for a couple years everything working fine and great, I rooted it after I bought it and it worked no problem. A week or two ago it suddenly shut itself off while I was using it. I didn't think much of it, then later that day again it turned itself off.
This time, it automatically tries to reboot but as soon as the logo appears it instantly turns itself back off again. It's not that it gets to a certain point, it's like there's a time limit on how far it can progress through the boot sequence, I estimate about 4-5 seconds. No matter what I try I cannot get it past this cut off time.
I have tried download mode, recovery mode, battery tricks (found on obscure sites), etc etc etc and still its stuck in this death loop. Im fine with buying a new phone, but I had not made a contact back-up for 6 months (no, I wasn't syncing with google) and have lost many, many new contacts as well as certain files and pictures that I wouldn't mind getting back.
Also, if I am very fast I can get the first page of recovery mode to pop up, but then the "time limit" hits and before any selections on the menu can be made it automatically reboots. If I leave the battery in, it will try every few minutes to boot repeatedly until the battery is completely zapped.