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22nd February 2013, 06:21 PM   |  #1  
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I'm having a very strange issue with my device right now. Basically whenever I flash any custom ROM I end up in a boot loop. It started last night after I flashed a couple of CM10 based ROMs and then tried to revert back to Skynote which is touchwiz based. I was able to fix it by using Odin and flashing the stock Rogers ROM .tar file. That fixed everything and stock was running fine all night with no reboots or issues. This morning I did a fresh download of the ROM rebooted to TWRP wiped cache *2, Formatted system *2 and factory reset *2, installed the ROM and rebooted. I should mention I am using TWRP version 2.4.1.0. The ROM usually loads for about 1-2 mins then reboots and repeats over and over. Does anyone have any ideas? I've even formatted the internal and external storage. I did notice there is one folder on my internal SD card that I cannot seem to remove called Z and has a LMT.apk and another folder with wallpapers in it. I cannot delete or remove this folder as it keeps saying the folder is write protected. Even after formatting the internal storage that folder remains which makes me wonder if my SD card is screwed up.

Sorry for the long post but I am running out of ideas and don't want to be stuck on Stock. What could be causing this? I've tried flashing a new kernel from TWRP and still the same results, I've even tried different ROMs just in case but still the same results. The only thing that seemed to work so far was the stock ROM via Odin.
22nd February 2013, 06:27 PM   |  #2  
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I'm having a very strange issue with my device right now. Basically whenever I flash any custom ROM I end up in a boot loop. It started last night after I flashed a couple of CM10 based ROMs and then tried to revert back to Skynote which is touchwiz based. I was able to fix it by using Odin and flashing the stock Rogers ROM .tar file. That fixed everything and stock was running fine all night with no reboots or issues. This morning I did a fresh download of the ROM rebooted to TWRP wiped cache *2, Formatted system *2 and factory reset *2, installed the ROM and rebooted. I should mention I am using TWRP version 2.4.1.0. The ROM usually loads for about 1-2 mins then reboots and repeats over and over. Does anyone have any ideas? I've even formatted the internal and external storage. I did notice there is one folder on my internal SD card that I cannot seem to remove called Z and has a LMT.apk and another folder with wallpapers in it. I cannot delete or remove this folder as it keeps saying the folder is write protected. Even after formatting the internal storage that folder remains which makes me wonder if my SD card is screwed up.

Sorry for the long post but I am running out of ideas and don't want to be stuck on Stock. What could be causing this? I've tried flashing a new kernel from TWRP and still the same results, I've even tried different ROMs just in case but still the same results. The only thing that seemed to work so far was the stock ROM via Odin.



I should probably add that I was coming from Android 4.2.2 and want to get back on 4.1.2
22nd February 2013, 06:52 PM   |  #3  
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I'm having a very strange issue with my device right now. Basically whenever I flash any custom ROM I end up in a boot loop. It started last night after I flashed a couple of CM10 based ROMs and then tried to revert back to Skynote which is touchwiz based. I was able to fix it by using Odin and flashing the stock Rogers ROM .tar file. That fixed everything and stock was running fine all night with no reboots or issues. This morning I did a fresh download of the ROM rebooted to TWRP wiped cache *2, Formatted system *2 and factory reset *2, installed the ROM and rebooted. I should mention I am using TWRP version 2.4.1.0. The ROM usually loads for about 1-2 mins then reboots and repeats over and over. Does anyone have any ideas? I've even formatted the internal and external storage. I did notice there is one folder on my internal SD card that I cannot seem to remove called Z and has a LMT.apk and another folder with wallpapers in it. I cannot delete or remove this folder as it keeps saying the folder is write protected. Even after formatting the internal storage that folder remains which makes me wonder if my SD card is screwed up.

Sorry for the long post but I am running out of ideas and don't want to be stuck on Stock. What could be causing this? I've tried flashing a new kernel from TWRP and still the same results, I've even tried different ROMs just in case but still the same results. The only thing that seemed to work so far was the stock ROM via Odin.

Do you have SD Card adapter for the computer? If so, try removing the card from the phone, then plug it into the computer and formatting it that way. For the ROM boot loop issue, try flashing a stock ROM using ODIN, then using whatever method you like the most to flash the ROM you want to use.
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Do you have SD Card adapter for the computer? If so, try removing the card from the phone, then plug it into the computer and formatting it that way. For the ROM boot loop issue, try flashing a stock ROM using ODIN, then using whatever method you like the most to flash the ROM you want to use.

I'm now pretty certain its a bootloader issue as I'm downgrading from Android 4.2.2 to 4.2.1 but thanks.
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take your external sd card out and see what happens
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take your external sd card out and see what happens

I wiped everythign 2x and then I flashed the file you posted in the other thread and removed my SD card but still getting reboots. Should my SD card be called sdcard0 still in my files?
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yes, your card will still be called sdcard0

take your external card out completely, and see if the phone still boot loops
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yes, your card will still be called sdcard0

take your external card out completely, and see if the phone still boot loops

It still loops. This is crazy, when I used Odin to go back to stock it was working ok but everythin else has made it bootloop. I can try using Odin again when I get home and see if the restore SD card file works then. Does anything have to be done to the bootloader?
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no, don't mess with the bootloader; you will probably brick it if you do

go back to stock via odin for a day or 2, and make sure its not the hardware itself..
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no, don't mess with the bootloader; you will probably brick it if you do

go back to stock via odin for a day or 2, and make sure its not the hardware itself..

So its not like moving back to ICS from jellybean where you had to flash a new bootloader?

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