[Q] Bootloop, can't get phone to stay in Download mode to reflash
I reflashed an old i9000 with CM10.1 for my wife recently, and everything seemed to be working fine. Then it started behaving a bit funny and this week it started rebooting at random. I thought "no worries, I'll just do a fresh flash with stock GB".
However, before I could even give that a go the phone started acting even weirder. As soon as I put the battery in it powers on (without me even pushing the button) but it resets every time it hits the Samsung splash screen. Earlier today I could get it to go into CWM recovery and after clearing cache I actually got it to boot up. But by the time I had downloaded the stock GB files the phone was just constantly resetting at the Samsung logo and now I can't even get it to load CWM recovery using the 3-button method.
I can get it to enter Download mode, and it shows up in Odin just fine. But within 5 seconds it resets itself again so I can't actually perform a flash.
Any suggestions? Or is the phone just plain busted?