Originally Posted by alasdairdc
Okay guys I have an update.
Found my old usb board and pc connectivity works yay!!
Put recovery back on and installed from SD card CM 10.2 nightly from today. Still stuck at CM spinning loader.
Any thoughts? Is my pit file mangled (is not in plain text so I have no idea what partitions are there)? Should i attempt to find a stock version of 2.3.3 (its original i think) and try it with that? Is so, any idea where I can find it? I did not back up my EFI, if I manage to get it back working and find thats been mangled is there a guide on how to recreate it?
When you say installed CM 10.2 nightly... a few things to check. Firstly, did you factory reset, wipe cache & dalvik cache after you hit restore? If not, give it a go. Then, if you don't have any luck, read the CM thread for the last few pages & see if others are having any difficulties.
Then, maybe try flashing CM 10.1 with a full wipe. I know a few people are getting a lot of bootloops upon flashing CM 10.2 (personal opinion is lack of reading ability on their part, but anyway...)
Don't go flashing any pit files. Pretty much full stop, there are a few exceptions but not for your case so far. And did you mean you backed up efs? EFI I don't know about. If you didn't back it up there's a few things to try. Hopefully you don't need them, as you don't know if IMEI is null until you boot up.
If CM10.2 & CM 10.1 don't work, then you need to search for a ROMNuke script by hawkerpaul. Flash that and then immediately flash say CM10.1.
And if that doesn't work, then I'd say flash a stock Rom via Odin, re-root, and start afresh. See how you go.