[Q] Can't get into recovery, can't flash new recovery
Ok, so I have an MZ601. Flashed with R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3_BigPart_selinux and omni-4.4.2-20140321-1754+0100-everest-HOMEMADE (updated with latest omni versions as they became available).
Everything been working fine until two days ago, when Xoom froze. It had happened before a couple of times and a reboot had solved the problem. Did that, and this time it got stuck in a bootloop, only getting as far as the Omni splash screen before rebooting. Few reboots later, nothing improving, and then it didn’t get past the Motorola M splash screen.
Tried booting into recovery, frozen at teamwin splashscreen. Nothing was working. Rebooted few time, same thing. Connected to power, charged til green, left for extra 30 minutes, tried again, same problem. Switched off. Came back to it today and....
All of the following done via Fastboot:
Tried flashing non bigpart TWRP (R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3), still stuck at teamwin splash screen. Flashed Clockwork recovery, booted into recovery fine, but couldn’t see memory card. Flashed Clockwork recovery touch version, same problem. Flashed back to TWRP non bigpart, and it booted into recovery fine, sdcard mounted fine, seeing all files. Excellent. Decided to reflash bigpart version, used reboot option in TWRP, it tells me there is NO OS INSTALLED.
Ok, that’s a bit odd. Must be corrupted or something, but might explain the original freeze and bootloop and then not even getting to Omni splash screen. Swiped to reboot. Flashed bigpart version of TWRP. Rebooted into recovery. Back to original problem, stuck at teamwin splash screen. Left it for 10 minutes just to be sure. No joy.
Tried retracing steps, flashing Clockwork recovery. Reboot. Teamwin splash screen. WTF? Try flashing Rogue recovery. Reboot. Teamwin splash screen.
Kinda confused. It’s like it’s telling me it’s successfully flashed but it hasn’t actually done anything. Power everything down, disconnect everything. Start again. Flash Clockwork recovery, reboot, displays teamwin splash screen, sticks. Flash TWRP, non bigpart, displays teamwin splash screen, sticks. Reboot. Flash TWRP bigpart. Reboot, displays teamwin splash screen, sticks.
Walk away in disgust so as not to throw something at Xoom.
Ok, TL-DR recap
Worked fine for months
Two days ago, froze on Omnirom logo, got stuck in bootloop
After few reboots didn’t even make it to Omnirom logo, stuck on M screen
Flashed TWRP recovery, non bigpart, stuck at teamwin splash screen
Flashed Clockwork recovery, got into recovery, no SDcard
Flashed Clockwork recovery, touch version, same problem
Flashed TWRP non bigpart, got into recovery, could see SDcard and files, rebooted from within recovery to flash bigpart version, tells me NO OS installed
Now, regardless of which recovery I flash it goes straight to teamwin splash screen and stays there.