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[Q] Weird Recovery Problems?

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18th December 2013, 01:15 AM   |  #1  
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So I was originally on MDL. AT&T S4 of course. Rooted it, installed custom ROMs, everything good. But recently it seems to have issues. Seems like Original Android ROMs just refuse to start up, like Beanstalk or ShoStock. Shows the Custom Lock boot screen thing, then just restarts to recovery. One of the few that worked fine and just booted normally was Alpha ROM from Android, now on the Tmobile forum I believe and Miui ROM.

So I gave up and tried restocking. Installed the MDL stock ROM again, motochopper, used ROM Manager to install Clockwork Recovery (Touch.), and then another problem. The recovery showed the android mascot laying down and that small red box. It seems to have defaulted to some Android Recovery thing with limited options. Rebooted and tried Clockwork Recovery normal edition this time. Same thing.

Honestly not sure what's wrong. Did I miss something and should have updated something or...?
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18th December 2013, 01:18 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by gerard0986

So I was originally on MDL. AT&T S4 of course. Rooted it, installed custom ROMs, everything good. But recently it seems to have issues. Seems like Original Android ROMs just refuse to start up like Beanstalk. Shows the Custom Lock boot screen thing, then just restarts to recovery. One of the few that worked fine and just booted normally was Alpha ROM from Android, now on the Tmobile forum I believe and Miui ROM.

So I gave up and tried restocking. Installed the MDL stock ROM again, motochopper, used ROM Manager to install Clockwork Recovery (Touch.), and then another problem. The recovery showed the android mascot laying down and that small red box. It seems to have defaulted to some Android Recovery thing with limited options. Rebooted and tried Clockwork Recovery normal edition this time. Same thing.

Honestly not sure what's wrong. Did I miss something and should have updated something or...?

Did you use LOKI?
18th December 2013, 01:20 AM   |  #3  
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Did you use LOKI?

Yeah. Had a recovery with auto loki. But I believe a few of the ROMs I tried were lokied already too. Still didn't work.
18th December 2013, 05:10 AM   |  #4  
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I just tried using the stock recovery. Restocked, and went straight to recovery. No motochopper or anything.

Still shows the error droid and under the limited option'd "Android system recovery <3e>", it says, in yellow,

"# Manual Mode #"
"-- Applying Multi-CSC..."
"Applied the CSC-code : ATT"
"Successfully applied multi-CSC."

I'm guessing I broke something somehow...but I REALLY hope this is fixable. This recovery lets me reboot system, apply update from ADB, apply update from external storage, wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition, and apply update from cache.
19th December 2013, 05:44 AM   |  #5  
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Restocked again and used the new CASUAL root. TWRP installed fine from it and works fine, but I tried Beanstalk again and still just reboots into recovery. Even flashed loki twice. What am I missing? Stuck at rooted stock for now.
21st December 2013, 04:50 PM   |  #6  
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Bumping this up. Still seem unable to install other ROMs.
21st December 2013, 06:39 PM   |  #7  
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Bumping this up. Still seem unable to install other ROMs.

No ROMs have worked at all? Have you tried installing a different kernel?

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21st December 2013, 10:59 PM   |  #8  
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No ROMs have worked at all? Have you tried installing a different kernel?

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Seems most I try from the "Original Android" section don't work at all. Starts up, waits at the Custom Lock boot image thing or the stock Samsung logo, and eventually reboots into recovery. Select ones from the "Android" section will work. Alpha I think so far was the only one that I tried and worked fine.

I'll try the kernal thing though, but would that affect the recovery like I mentioned before? Or am I dealing with multiple problems perhaps?
21st December 2013, 11:39 PM   |  #9  
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Seems most I try from the "Original Android" section don't work at all. Starts up, waits at the Custom Lock boot image thing or the stock Samsung logo, and eventually reboots into recovery. Select ones from the "Android" section will work. Alpha I think so far was the only one that I tried and worked fine.

I'll try the kernal thing though, but would that affect the recovery like I mentioned before? Or am I dealing with multiple problems perhaps?

Kernel shouldn't affect the recovery, just make sure the kernel is patched for loki.
22nd December 2013, 03:20 AM   |  #10  
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When you are getting back into recovery what recovery is showing? The TWRP recovery or 3e recovery? Kind of sounds like it is defaulting back to the 3e recovery.

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