[Q] Bootloop out of nowhere?
I have an Evo 4G that is rooted with MikG3.11, which has been an awesome and stable ROM for...2 full years now?
Anyway, I've never had any trouble, and I haven't installed or changed anything in weeks...but last night while I slept, gremlins invaded my phone and tampered with it. When I woke up (a lucky thing in itself since I use my phone for an alarm clock), my phone was hung at the android animation screen. I pulled the battery and rebooted, but it kept bootlooping...which has never happened before.
Here are the specs:
SUPERSONIC EVT2-3 SHIP S-OFF
Oct 15 2010, 12:07:00
I can still get into Recovery, which is ClockWorkMod v126.96.36.199.
Here are the steps I've performed/tried so far:
- Performed a Nandroid backup from within CWM recovery
- Successfully executed "mount USD storage" and pulled everything I could get access to from the device down to my Win7 PC
- Wiped the Cache partition
- Wiped the Dalvik Cache
- Tried rebooting again after clearing the caches, but (as before) when it gets to the end of the boot animation, it loops rather than fully loading the ROM/presenting the unlock screen, and I have to pull the battery and start over
Unfortunately, that's about the extent of my expertise, as I'm pretty much a noob at this phone hackery business and was wondering if there's a recommended way to try to restore access to my phone without potentially losing some or all of my data. (I'm not 100% confident that the Nandroid backup is going to capture all of my contacts, calendar events, and misc app data. And it's been several months since I ran a Titanium backup from "within" the phone's OS.)
I do have adb access set up on my Win7 PC, but I didn't see anything there that was a clear "next move".
Is it possible to restore the boot or system image without touching the data? Or is a full wipe in my future?
I look forward to any advice from the experts...