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[Q] Bootloop issue - need help.

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23rd February 2013, 11:39 AM   |  #1  
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This is my first thread as a user, I have been a lurker for very long time. I have decent understanding of flashing roms on HTC one X and HP touchpad, everything learned from XDA. But I have been facing this weird issue on Unlocked Rogers Galaxy note 2.

My galaxy note 2 was all stock and few days ago when I picked it up while it was charging, phone was hanging on main screen. I simply turned off and since then its stuck in bootloop. I am only getting samsung logo screen. So far everything I have tried, it hasnt resolved the issue.

I have flashed rogers stock 4.1.2 rom from samsung-updates using ODIN, but still its stuck in bootloop. I have tried multiple recoveries Stock, Clockwork and TWRP, phone mostly reboots when I try to do a factory reset. even when I am able to complete factory reset, nothing changes. All recoveries give me errors in line of unable to mount /cache and unable to mount /data.

Right now I have flashed TWRP and it shows unable to mount /cache, and it reboots when I try to do a factory reset.

These are the exact errors
E: unable to mount "cache"
E: can't mount '/cache/recovery/command'
E: can't open '/cache/recovery/command'
E: can't mount '/cache/recovery/log'
E: can't open '/cache/recovery/log'
E: can't mount '/cache/recovery/last_log'
E: can't open '/cache/recovery/last_log'
E: can't mount '/cache/recover/last_install'
E: can't open '/cache/recover/last_install'
Please help.


If nothing else works, can anyone show me a way to hard brick? So I can send in for warranty, coz download mode shows the binary counter?

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23rd February 2013, 12:27 PM   |  #2  
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Re: [Q] Bootloop issue - need help.
Hi, sounds like you either have a corrupted partition on your phone or a hardware issue. I have had lots of bootloops in the past and was always been able to fix it with flashing stock software with odin. You probily going to send it in for warranrt repair.

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23rd February 2013, 12:33 PM   |  #3  
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Hi, sounds like you either have a corrupted partition on your phone or a hardware issue. I have had lots of bootloops in the past and was always been able to fix it with flashing stock software with odin. You probily going to send it in for warranrt repair.

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Is there any fix for corrupted partition on note 2? I have seen threads regarding s3 but not note2.

Also if I flash Mr robinsons rom from here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2004650
it should reset the flash counter to 0, So I can send it in for repair.
23rd February 2013, 01:20 PM   |  #4  
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Re: [Q] Bootloop issue - need help.
I believe to fix a bad partition you need the pit file. I think it is in the stock firmware. I have never had a issue where I could not do a factory wipe/reset. You need triangle away app from the play to reset counter. You need to be on stock software, stock recovery, stock kernel but be rooted to use triangle away

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---------- Post added at 08:20 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:16 AM ----------

Your issue is most likely hardware related because you were on stock software when you started having problems and you had not flashed any others software and you flashed stock software through odin and did not fix your problems

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23rd February 2013, 01:42 PM   |  #5  
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Re: [Q] Bootloop issue - need help.
I'd say try flashing a new kernel, and doing a factory reset
Edit...I re read op, and I think pit file also...
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Re: [Q] Bootloop issue - need help.
If that doesn't work I would definitely try flashing the pit file with the stock firmware in Odin.

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If that doesn't work I would definitely try flashing the pit file with the stock firmware in Odin.

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sorry for the late reply, had to leave country for few weeks. So I tried to flash stock rom (redownloaded 4.1.1 from samfirmware) again through ODIN, and its still stuck in bootloop. when I boot into stock recovery after flashing stock rom, I get "E:failed to verify whole file signature, E:signature verification failed."
6th March 2013, 03:10 PM   |  #8  
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Format sd card then install latest stock rom with pit file ..it wil help u
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Format sd card then install latest stock rom with pit file ..it wil help u

I havent been able to find the pit file for note 2 i317m at all. If you have links, please share.
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I havent been able to find the pit file for note 2 i317m at all. If you have links, please share.

Bump, anyone with pit file or a way to repartition?

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