[Q] Defy restoring itself to old ROM automatically!!!
I am new here and this is my first post. But i have been reading this forum for quite sometime and know that u guys are now my final stone. I am a proud owner of a Motorola Defy. And I am having this strange behavior, which is effectively rendered the phone almost useless. The phone is acting like its got a restore point in itself, and every time i restart.. it gets back to that point in time.
This includes app installs, uninstalls, stuff placed in system through adb push, theme, everything in the OS. I tried installing a different ROm through clockworkmod, but its not taking effect. Its saying install success but as soon as it restarts, its going back to the old ROM. (takes time to load, so i guess it reinstall back/restored the old version)
Details of device : I am from India and the phone was manufactured in India in around April/May 2011. Its a red lens Defy and and came with Eclair. I updated it officially to the first Froyo release for SEA region. After that i rooted the phone with superone click, and installed WIUI rom. I have been updating the ROM with newer versions around each month. The last one was 1.11.18 though as i waiting for a good ICS version to flash.
The problem occurred after i started installing some gold apps from getJar. It restated in between and install... and that point is kind of acting like a restore point even now.
Things I did: Tried installing different rom by CWM method. Reinstalling second init and CM, both old and new version. Tried restoring nandroid backup of my official ROM. Tried fixed and full sbf flash through rsdlite 126.96.36.199 and now 5.6. First 3 things reset as soon as i restart. For RSDLite, it gives checksum error for each and every ROM i tried. I tried all SEA releases, JORDN_U3_97.21.51, Defy Plus Rom 2.3.6, 2.21 first eclair rom, everything gives the same error. From the RSDLite logs, i could see that there is something wrong as.. say the last successful CG was 33, and the error came for 34, the log says its expecting the checksum on the sbf to be equal to that of CG 33. Its taking the last successful checksum validation and expecting that for all the CGs henceforth. its not showing what the device actually has.
I atlast could somehow, but trial and error, removed all the CGs which were throwing error, and recompiled the sbf to make it pass the RSDLite flash. The CGs present in the ROM (JRDNEM_U3_3.4.3-36-1.7) were 32, 34, 42, 53, 61, 64, 65. And as soon as it booted, it restored back to the checkpoint. Even after i formatted by card and put it in, the app shortcuts remained on the home screen, but as the apps on the card were gone, they are just junk and doesnt open anything.
Thanks in advance. Please let me know what you need from me to help me resolve this issue.