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[Q] Stuck in recovery (CWM) for no reason?

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25th January 2014, 05:22 PM   |  #1  
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I've searched all over, but haven't found anything specific to this. I have a rooted e980 with a stock rom and CWM. It's been running great for a couple of months. I woke up this morning and it was on the CWM start screen. I figured it reset overnight and somehow got there. Anyway, I can't get it out of CWM. I've rebooted, battery pulled, and even restored several backups I had. They all complete successfully, then the phone reboots and goes right back into CWM. I even went and installed an old backup of a Carbon ROM I had, and it does the same thing: stays in CWM.

Any ideas? I don't want to keep screwing with it and really brick it.
25th January 2014, 06:04 PM   |  #2  
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I had the same thing happen to me as well...I tried restores...factory resets and nothing would work...the only option I had was to return stock using lg flash tools...you will lose everything on the internal sd...but the phone was up and running in about fifteen minutes...reroot...install cwm... after that I store everything on the external sd including my cwm backups... hope this helps...

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25th January 2014, 06:10 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by MythicBlue

I had the same thing happen to me as well...I tried restores...factory resets and nothing would work...the only option I had was to return stock using lg flash tools...you will lose everything on the internal sd...but the phone was up and running in about fifteen minutes...reroot...install cwm... after that I store everything on the external sd including my cwm backups... hope this helps...

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Thanks. Yeah, I think that's what I'm going to have to do. Did you already have a copy of the stock rom? I'm downloading it now and it's taking forever...
25th January 2014, 08:12 PM   |  #4  
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I used this guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2302660 and this latest stock tot file from this post ... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2361928 it works perfectly...

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25th January 2014, 11:59 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by MythicBlue

I used this guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2302660 and this latest stock tot file from this post ... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2361928 it works perfectly...

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It worked! Thanks! However, I had to use that same TOT file you linked. The I downloaded the stock rom 3 times and none of them worked, the extracted TOT did though. For future readers of this, some observations:
  • I used the TOT linked above by MythicBlue
  • The first time I tried flashing with the LG Flash Tool, it failed at 31 seconds, so I tried again and...
  • It failed again at the very end, however my phone was already fixed and rebooted, so you may need to try it again.
  • In the lg flash tool, check the box that lets you manually add the .dll file
  • the box directly beneath it is for the TOT file.

I hope my frustrating Saturday might help someone else.
1st February 2014, 07:14 PM   |  #6  
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My e980 did the same thing, had to use lg flash tools to get back to stock.
Anybody know what caused our phones to do this?
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