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Default [Q] Flashing 4.3plus then Freezing

My Tegra Note 7 came with Android 4.2. I unlocked, rooted, and installed CWM via the instructional videos over at rootjunky.com. Then through CWM I installed De-Odexed Stock Rooted 4.3plus from this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2627671

Once the install finished and I rebooted the device (the reboot took maybe 30-45 seconds) I came to the setup "Welcome" screen. It is here that the Tegra Note froze. I thought it may be because it takes upwards of ten minutes for the first boot to complete/install but 30 minutes later the screen is still frozen.

When I do a hard reboot a few times I'm able to make it through the welcome and setup screens and the device appears to work just fine. I'll be able to install apps, run the stylus software, etc but then every 5 or 6 minutes (maybe shorter, maybe longer) the device freezes again and I must do another hard reboot. This happens repeatedly. And I still can't use the device for more than a few minutes.

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My Tegra Note 7 came with Android 4.2. I unlocked, rooted, and installed CWM via the instructional videos over at rootjunky.com. Then through CWM I installed De-Odexed Stock Rooted 4.3plus from this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2627671

Once the install finished and I rebooted the device (the reboot took maybe 30-45 seconds) I came to the setup "Welcome" screen. It is here that the Tegra Note froze. I thought it may be because it takes upwards of ten minutes for the first boot to complete/install but 30 minutes later the screen is still frozen.

When I do a hard reboot a few times I'm able to make it through the welcome and setup screens and the device appears to work just fine. I'll be able to install apps, run the stylus software, etc but then every 5 or 6 minutes (maybe shorter, maybe longer) the device freezes again and I must do another hard reboot. This happens repeatedly. And I still can't use the device for more than a few minutes.

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I am having the same issue my Tegra Note keeps freezing after flashing either update, I only did this because the ota update was not hitting but now the tablet is unusable
 
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I am having the same issue my Tegra Note keeps freezing after flashing either update, I only did this because the ota update was not hitting but now the tablet is unusable
I was able to finally fix mine and stop the freezing and locking up. What I had to eventually do was reflash the stock 4.2.2 image, reflash the stock recovery and then update as usual OTA and now I have an updated EVGA TN7 fully functional. Thankfully this forum helped a lot by having the resources needed to fix the issue.
 
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I was able to finally fix mine and stop the freezing and locking up. What I had to eventually do was reflash the stock 4.2.2 image, reflash the stock recovery and then update as usual OTA and now I have an updated EVGA TN7 fully functional. Thankfully this forum helped a lot by having the resources needed to fix the issue.
How did you flash the 4.2.2 image and the stock recovery?
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How did you flash the 4.2.2 image and the stock recovery?
Have to get into the bootloader which for some reason mine is still just a blank black screen even though it says it's unlocked. I used a program called Quick Boot which is mentioned in one of the tut videos, it took a while because of the freezing but once I had it installed I used it to boot back into recovery and bootloader. I did this because the method of holding down power and vol up was not working.

I also noticed that as long as you are moving the screen around with your finger on any screen it would not lock up. I used this to transfer the stock image and recovery over from my computer using the usb.

Once in bootloader you use fastboot to flash. ex. fastboot flash recovery stock_recovery.img from the windows cmd prompt.

I had CWM recovery flashed when this first started so I used Quick Boot to go into recovery to flash the stock 4.2.2 image first to even see if it would help the freezing and once it did I went back and did the above to flash stock recovery so I could let the tablet update using OTA updates.
 
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Have to get into the bootloader which for some reason mine is still just a blank black screen even though it says it's unlocked. I used a program called Quick Boot which is mentioned in one of the tut videos, it took a while because of the freezing but once I had it installed I used it to boot back into recovery and bootloader. I did this because the method of holding down power and vol up was not working.

I also noticed that as long as you are moving the screen around with your finger on any screen it would not lock up. I used this to transfer the stock image and recovery over from my computer using the usb.

Once in bootloader you use fastboot to flash. ex. fastboot flash recovery stock_recovery.img from the windows cmd prompt.

I had CWM recovery flashed when this first started so I used Quick Boot to go into recovery to flash the stock 4.2.2 image first to even see if it would help the freezing and once it did I went back and did the above to flash stock recovery so I could let the tablet update using OTA updates.
From where did you get the 4.2.2 image that you can flash from stock recovery? I have a problem of getting the 4.3+ installed since I flashed the CWM recovery. I tried flashing a stock recovery but failed every time. My question is, would flashing an earlier ROM such 4.2.2 enable me to get the 4.3+ update or do I still have to flash a stock recovery?
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Got the same error after flashing 4.3 or 4.4.2 manually (since OTA halts with an error).

How to get rid of it?
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Got the same error after flashing 4.3 or 4.4.2 manually (since OTA halts with an error).

How to get rid of it?
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I had the exact same problem as you... I finally got it working, up to date with 4.4 CWM recovery, rooted and sd card fix. All working great... but here's some history...

I had the same bootloader that never worked from Power on/Vol Up, but would work after an adb reboot into fastboot. (blank screen only)

I was on stock 4.2.2, then unlocked bootloader, then updated to 4.4 using Supertool 2.2, Root, Sd card fix, but stock recovery still. All installed fine, but I had the crashing problem. Factory reset, and reinstall.. didn't solve the problem.

So I went back to 4.2.2 using the "temp" cwm recovery (using the root option to get in the cwm recovery, but I flashed the 4.2.2 file from root junky web page instead of rooting)
So here I was at 4.2.2 stock (from rootjunky web site), and stock recovery. Still not bootloader screen from Power.Vol up.

4.3 OTA would not work (dead droid with red triangle,error),

So I used supertool 1.5, installed CWM recovery, then I installed 4.3. It worked and rooted automatically, but I still got the crashing, and no bootloader by Power/VolUP. 4.4 OTA wouldn't work even when I put stock recovery back.


Here's where I got it to work from 4.3 stock (with crashing still happening, blank bootloader):

So now I used Supertool 2.2 to flash its version of CWM recovery (I had to keep touching the screen to keep it from crashing until CWM was installed and rebooted).

I did NOT use Supertool 2.2 to flash 4.4 as it contains the OTA 2.1 with it!!! (We don't want that yet! You'll se why below) I copied the 4.4 file at rootjunky: "Stock-4.4.2-TegraNote7.zip, February 22nd 2014 460 MB" onto the internal sd card (NOT the external sd card)

I used adb commands to reboot tablet into cwm recovery (had to keep touching screen until it rebooted into recovery so it wouldn't crash). Then I flashed the above 4.4 file. Install went fine. Of course I I still had crashing with 4.4 stock again. However, I noticed that the OTA 2.1 update appeared! I tried to update, but of course it wouldn't with CWM installed. So I reflashed recovery back to stock using supertool 2.2

Guess what happened next? The OTA 2.1 downloaded, flashed and worked! This was the first time I was ever able to get ANY OTA update to work! The key was to flash a stock 4.4 that didn't contain the OTA 2.1, and have stock recovery (from supertool 2.2) first in order to allow the OTA 2.1 to install!

Guess what works now? 4.4 works with NO CRASHING! and my bootloader finally works by holding Vol Up and Power ON and fully function menus,etc..!!! The tablet runs beautiful! The 4.4 had no root, or sd card fix applied, and stock recovery, but it DID lock the bootloader!

So now I used supertool 2.2 to unlock the bootloader (which I could now do because my bootloader had working menus, and could be accessed by Power/Vol Up). Keep in mind that this does a factory reset and wipes user data. (I had not wiped ANY user data right from 4.3 up until now!)

After the bootloader unlock/factory reset, I then used supertool 2.2 to: install CWM recovery, install root, install sd card fix.



Now I have an EVGA Tegra Note 7 with a fully functional bootloader, 4.4 Kit Kat, CWM recovery, root, sd card fix. All running great with NO crashing!

This is what worked for me... proceed with caution and know what your are doing first. Good luck!
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I had the exact same problem as you... I finally got it working, up to date with 4.4 CWM recovery, rooted and sd card fix. All working great... but here's some history...

I had the same bootloader that never worked from Power on/Vol Up, but would work after an adb reboot into fastboot. (blank screen only)

I was on stock 4.2.2, then unlocked bootloader, then updated to 4.4 using Supertool 2.2, Root, Sd card fix, but stock recovery still. All installed fine, but I had the crashing problem. Factory reset, and reinstall.. didn't solve the problem.

So I went back to 4.2.2 using the "temp" cwm recovery (using the root option to get in the cwm recovery, but I flashed the 4.2.2 file from root junky web page instead of rooting)
So here I was at 4.2.2 stock (from rootjunky web site), and stock recovery. Still not bootloader screen from Power.Vol up.

4.3 OTA would not work (dead droid with red triangle,error),

So I used supertool 1.5, installed CWM recovery, then I installed 4.3. It worked and rooted automatically, but I still got the crashing, and no bootloader by Power/VolUP. 4.4 OTA wouldn't work even when I put stock recovery back.


Here's where I got it to work from 4.3 stock (with crashing still happening, blank bootloader):

So now I used Supertool 2.2 to flash its version of CWM recovery (I had to keep touching the screen to keep it from crashing until CWM was installed and rebooted).

I did NOT use Supertool 2.2 to flash 4.4 as it contains the OTA 2.1 with it!!! (We don't want that yet! You'll se why below) I copied the 4.4 file at rootjunky: "Stock-4.4.2-TegraNote7.zip, February 22nd 2014 460 MB" onto the internal sd card (NOT the external sd card)

I used adb commands to reboot tablet into cwm recovery (had to keep touching screen until it rebooted into recovery so it wouldn't crash). Then I flashed the above 4.4 file. Install went fine. Of course I I still had crashing with 4.4 stock again. However, I noticed that the OTA 2.1 update appeared! I tried to update, but of course it wouldn't with CWM installed. So I reflashed recovery back to stock using supertool 2.2

Guess what happened next? The OTA 2.1 downloaded, flashed and worked! This was the first time I was ever able to get ANY OTA update to work! The key was to flash a stock 4.4 that didn't contain the OTA 2.1, and have stock recovery (from supertool 2.2) first in order to allow the OTA 2.1 to install!

Guess what works now? 4.4 works with NO CRASHING! and my bootloader finally works by holding Vol Up and Power ON and fully function menus,etc..!!! The tablet runs beautiful! The 4.4 had no root, or sd card fix applied, and stock recovery, but it DID lock the bootloader!

So now I used supertool 2.2 to unlock the bootloader (which I could now do because my bootloader had working menus, and could be accessed by Power/Vol Up). Keep in mind that this does a factory reset and wipes user data. (I had not wiped ANY user data right from 4.3 up until now!)

After the bootloader unlock/factory reset, I then used supertool 2.2 to: install CWM recovery, install root, install sd card fix.



Now I have an EVGA Tegra Note 7 with a fully functional bootloader, 4.4 Kit Kat, CWM recovery, root, sd card fix. All running great with NO crashing!

This is what worked for me... proceed with caution and know what your are doing first. Good luck!

@TerryRed:

You saved my bacon! I was having a similar issue with a totally borked root attempt... I was frustrated with repeated attempts to recover from the freezing issue. I followed your instructions and recovered the Tegra. Like you, I discovered that if I continually the device active by tapping and moving the screen, I could use the device. My idle limit was about 5 seconds, though.

In a nut shell, and while pretending to be a poor excuse for DJ 'scratching' (or do they call them 'controllerists' now?) I:

* Made sure ADB Debugging was enabled
* Copied the 'Stock-4.4.2-TegraNote7.zip' archive to the device's internal storage
* Ran SuperTool 2.2 and ONLY flashed the stock recovery
* Rebooted

[Resume silly DJ motions, while frantically setting up WIFI]

* Checked for, and downloaded the OTA update manually [OTA FOUND!!!]
* Waited the agonizing 10 second countdown for the device to initialize the installation
* Let Android do it's thing

!! SUCCESS !!

Thank you, and all of the guys here at XDA who donate their time, talent, and valuable info that help us mere muggles free our devices and take them to new heights.

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