I have a Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 US version(with capacitive home button) with a not rooted stock ROM. It is currently stuck in a boot loop but will boot into recovery and download mode. I have no user data backup and I don't want to loose my app data. I can access recovery mode's ADB (which is limited) but can't get to normal ADB because the boot loop repeats too fast (my computers ding to indicate the device just before the boot loop repeats). I have tried removing the battery for an hour or two but it didn't change anything and the battery is fully charged.
Is there any way to boot a custom ROM (Cyanogenmod or others) from my 16GB micro SD-Card or to freeze the boot loop to use ADB. Or is there another solution that doesn't require using the factory restore and wiping my app data ? I have PC's running Linux Mint 16, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows XP.