/data corruption? Nearly softbricked....
Looking for an opinion and maybe issue a warning......
Was running crawrj's stock deodexed MF9 ROM with reverepat's ICS theme. Stock kernel, no other mods. Playstore kept bugging me for an update to Talk(Hangouts), even though I knew it wasn't installed. Finally gave in and hit update. Phone rebooted, at least attempted to, and never made it past the "Samsung Galaxy S4" splash screen. Hard reset, same thing again.
I was able to boot into recovery(TWRP 22.214.171.124). Tried to wipe cache and dalvik...FAILED. Tried to restore nandroid...FAILED. Tried to factory reset...FAILED. Tried to flash ROM...FAILED. Flashed CWM, all wipes failed, all re-flashed fail. Attempted to remount /data...FAILED. Bricks SHAT.
Re-flashed back to TWRP...asks me for a password??? Hit cancel, format data works! Reboot back into recovery, flash crawrj's ROM again. Sign in to google. Reboot once more......stuck again at splash screen. Same issues all over.
Bad data partition? Thoughts?