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[Q] Can't get into recovery, can't flash new recovery

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27th June 2014, 02:52 PM   |  #1  
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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
Reboot
Now, regardless of which recovery I flash it goes straight to teamwin splash screen and stays there.

Help
Last edited by codliness1; 27th June 2014 at 02:57 PM. Reason: Typo / missing word
4th July 2014, 11:52 AM   |  #2  
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5th July 2014, 04:18 PM   |  #3  
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At the bottom of your tldr
Flashed twrp.. booted into recovery flashed bigpart twrp then says no OS.
It will say no OS cause bigpart would have wiped everything to resize the partition.
I've updated my TWRP to support bigpart and a few other things. Grab it from the pined thread by myself flash it and wipe everything but sdcard.
THen from the terminal in twrp type
df
Ensure the system is around a gig if so then you have repartitioned your /system
Then flash your bigpart Rom and gapps should be good to go from there

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Cheers for the reply, but I'd already had it flashed and running fine for about three months, as I said in my first line:

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

Actually, reading that back, it may not have been clear enough that I meant I'd been running it that way for a while.

Oh, also in the TLR, I meant I rebooted so that I could flash TWRP bigpart from ADB/FASTBOOT, not that I flashed it from within TWRP (which is what I should have done since it turned out to be the one and only time I managed to get past the splash screen). It told me there was no OS installed after I flashed the non bigpart version of TWRP and before I rebooted from within the recovery.


My point is I can't get past the splashscreen, no matter what I do, so I can't use any of the recovery / flash options in TWRP. I also can't flash any other recoveries using ADB or FASTBOOT because no matter what I flash it still stays stuck on the TWRP splashscreen when I reboot into recovery, whether I use FASTBOOT REBOOT or reboot using the volume rocker.


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Originally Posted by runandhide05

At the bottom of your tldr
Flashed twrp.. booted into recovery flashed bigpart twrp then says no OS.
It will say no OS cause bigpart would have wiped everything to resize the partition.
I've updated my TWRP to support bigpart and a few other things. Grab it from the pined thread by myself flash it and wipe everything but sdcard.
THen from the terminal in twrp type
df
Ensure the system is around a gig if so then you have repartitioned your /system
Then flash your bigpart Rom and gapps should be good to go from there

sent from(:::::

Last edited by codliness1; 7th July 2014 at 01:45 PM.
15th July 2014, 02:15 PM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by codliness1

Cheers for the reply, but I'd already had it flashed and running fine for about three months, as I said in my first line:

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

Actually, reading that back, it may not have been clear enough that I meant I'd been running it that way for a while.

Oh, also in the TLR, I meant I rebooted so that I could flash TWRP bigpart from ADB/FASTBOOT, not that I flashed it from within TWRP (which is what I should have done since it turned out to be the one and only time I managed to get past the splash screen). It told me there was no OS installed after I flashed the non bigpart version of TWRP and before I rebooted from within the recovery.


My point is I can't get past the splashscreen, no matter what I do, so I can't use any of the recovery / flash options in TWRP. I also can't flash any other recoveries using ADB or FASTBOOT because no matter what I flash it still stays stuck on the TWRP splashscreen when I reboot into recovery, whether I use FASTBOOT REBOOT or reboot using the volume rocker.

I'm stuck in TWRP v2.6.3.0(RunAndHide05 Edition) cant mount system, wipe any data tried or install any rom. Tried flashing different recovery via fast boot but stays the same
*No Os installed error
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