Originally Posted by GarnerArms
So I am a complete noob to this whole rooting, s-off, custom rom experience. So far I have managed to unlock my boot loader and gain s-off thanks to all the awesome peeps on this forum. I tried installing Liquid smooth and I got stuck in what I assume was a boot loop. It would boot and simply just reshow the boot animation. Managed to get into recovery and flash back to a backup I made. What would cause this to happen to me? My Htc is currently on android version 4.4.2 with a software number of 1.55.605.2. Do I need to somehow get my android version up to 4.4.4 in order to use Liquid smooth (or any rom for that matter). Or is there something else that I may have done wrong? Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated.
This has occasionally happened to me with some ROM's and well the issue could depend on a lot of things, the most simplest solution that works a lot of the time is to clear your cache & dalvik cache and reboot.
Also by "reshow the boot animation" do you mean it just endlessly loads the boot animation or it shows the old one? Did you wipe your /data partition when you installed the ROM or did it automatically do it for you? If not and the cache wiping didn't solve your problem you could always attempt doing that and then freshly installing it again and re-trying. If by any chance neither of these worked for you then could you please provide a bit more detail as to what you do when you're flashing the ROM? If you've managed to solve you problem then you don't need to bother with providing any further information.
Edit: I went to the thread and read a bit more on it just to insure I wasn't instructing you to do the wrong thing and I noticed it has a GAPPS package to flash, did you follow all of the instructions correctly e.g full wipe, flash gapps, reboot and waited at least 5 minutes (max usual = 10 minutes)?
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