I'm in trouble and I'm curious if anybody can help...
I played by the rules and waited for the OTA to get KitKat on this phone, unfortunately it hasn't worked out well for me. A couple weeks ago I noticed the performance (speed and battery) wasn't as great as it had always been, but I just assumed I had some apps hogging the system down, so I booted into recovery and cleared the cache. This helped a little, but it still wasn't the same as just a couple days before.
A couple days later it was still acting up, so I decided to soft reset to try and help it, but this time it took a good 10 minutes for it to get past the red eye looking boot screen, but eventually it made it. A couple days after that it started randomly resetting itself a few times a day, each time taking longer to get past the boot screen. The next day, it reset itself again and this time it was stuck on the boot screen for 10+ hours and never got past it.
Which is where I am now with this phone... I can get it to boot into recover and have hard reset it 3 or 4 times, but it still gets stuck on the boot screen and never gets up and running. I thought about trying to root it and see if there is something else I can do, but I really don't want to end up bricking my phone.
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks for your time!