[Q] Bootloop on restore-backup and problems encrypting with cwm
Hi. First post so apologies if I get anything wrong. Please let me know and I'll happily correct.
Picked up a SM-N9005 and successfully flashed CWM and rooted using heimdall. I then ran into two problems.
First I tried to Encrypt the device - (I need this for my ActiveSync device permissions to work so I can get office emails) and the device wouldn't encrypt. It starts the process (asks for a password confirmation only, not a new password), and then powers off and on back to brightly colored password screen.
So, I thought it might be the rooting process that had caused the issue. so I did a cwm backup and a factory reset. (foolishly ignoring the the message on the rooting thread OP). The phone still didn't encrypt so I decided to download the stock rom and revert to the old recovery.img. The plan was to go to the stock recovery, encrypt and then reflash cwm.
While waiting for the stock rom to download I (still foolishly) decided to restore all my apps and data since it clearly wasn't the problem. and... bootloop.
So my questions are :
1) Is there any way to fix the bootloop without reflashing the whole stock rom?
2) How do I encrypt the phone? Is this a clockworkmod issue?
3) How do I backup the phone - would a Titanium backup zip work or am I just going to put my phone into a loop again?
Further edit. I had a pit I pulled down when I first got the phone (I've bricked them before). Adding to @Nani
's response below. I've tried flashing the stock rom and I get a PIT upload failure. It doesn't recognize the PIT and hiemdall can't detect a PIT on the device.