[Q] HTC One (64GB Dev Edtn) keeps crashing even after flashing new roms
To start off, I'll write down a history of my phone's problem. It had me scratching my head for over 1 week already and I still can't resolve it. I've been non-stop searching all over the net for solutions, and unfortunately it's still problematic.
Before the problems started, this is the state of my phone:
Stock HTC Rom 4.1.2 ver. 1.29.1540.3, rooted, custom recovery TWRP.
My phone initially hanged after receiving a text message. So I thought it just crashed and just needs a simple reboot. But unfortunately, after a reboot, it was just stuck at the "HTC quietly brilliant" splashscreen. But it could go into bootloader. So I went into recovery to restore from a backup point. But the restoring process failed, and worse, it wiped my current OS off.
So I went over the net to search for a copy of the stock HTC rom. then I found the specific RUU, from bugsylawson's, for my phone. And, at last I thought, the phone was back to normal. But unfortunately again, when I tried to re-download all my apps from google play store, after installing a few apps, my phone crashed again. the crash would reboot and enter into the OS but after a few seconds, it would hang again and reboot until it doesn't get into the OS anymore.
I went further research and studying about android terminologies to better understand the state and problem of my phone, and I came up with the idea to try to install a famous and stable custom Rom. I chose Android Revolution HD 13.3, which runs a custom 4.2.2 jelly bean. After successfully flashing the rom, I was so happy that everything went back to normalcy. So again I tried to reinstall the apps from play store. and everything worked fine. then after about approx. 18hrs, the problems started to show up again. My phone would hang while I was using it. And it would restart. sometimes it would just force close an app that i was using (in this case, I was using the "Internet" app and camera app). And after rebooting by itself a couple more times, it would get stuck in the "HTC quietly brilliant" splashscreen. again.
I tried several times to re-flash the custom Rom, and it would flash successfully everytime. And just to make sure i did the correct steps before flashing a new rom, I would like to enumerate what I did:
-wiped data, system, cache and dalvik cache partitions
-flashed custom rom via TWRP.
After everything I've tried. I'm starting to wonder if my phone has factory defects. I'm pointing to three parts of the hardware: processor, flash drive or cache. I'm wondering if the cache is a hardware or software based, and if it is a hardware, could it possibly be damaged physically and can't be repaired? How do I checkdisk the flash drive to make sure that i don't have bad sectors in it? How could i also try a diagnostic test of the processor to make sure that it is not faulty and does not overheat?
I'm new to android debugging. I would gladly take any logical solutions to help solve my problem. I'm pinning my hope on this forum before I finally contact HTC to claim a warranty or anything.