[Q] Xperia P only boots once(wat?)[SOLVED!]
I have managed to get a really funny issue with, sadly, my moms Xperia P.
The P is running Nemesis kernel v6.3 and Honami MW v8, and of course unlocked BL, and have been working okay-ish(I cant say I particularly like the P).
Since its my mom's phone, and shes... well, not the youngest nor most tech-savvy person around, Ive done what I can to make it as 'user friendly' as possible.
But this time I mustve fked up badly...
Heres what I did: I was checking if I could get the AOSP incoming call screen in the same manner as the lock screen, so I tried renaming semcPhone.apk to something else, thinking the worst thing that could happen was a boot loop... Boy was I wrong...
Not only did the phone not start(no surprise there), but it even froze before the first "vibrate", making it impossible to enter recovery
Okay, no worries, I can still enter fastboot... So I went into fastboot and reflashed the boot - nope, still froze right away...
After much struggle to no avail, I tried a 'fastboot erase system' and lo' and behold! The stupid thing didnt freeze right away anymore and I could enter recovery!
Once In recovery I restored a backup I made a couple of weeks ago, and finally the phone started again! yay!
All is good then, right? .... nope...
Did a reboot, and it did the exact. same. thing. again. And I had to erase the system and restore the backup for the phone to boot again... wtf...
Okay, maybe erasing the system wasnt enough, right? So I did a factory reset, formatted system, data and cache, and went ahead of installing a fresh copy of Honami MW.......... Phone froze right away.... back to square 1...
Okay, so I repeated the process, but instead of installing a fresh MW, I restored the backup - phone booted fine
Restarted the phone and back to square one again...
I tried installing a fresh copy a few more times, and it refused to boot each time. But restoring the backup boots the phone fine every time... whaaat?
The phone works perfectly fine once its booted, and I cant see anything wrong in the system at all, yet everytime I do a reboot it freezes right away and I have to erase system through fastboot(to get into recovery at all) and restore my ~2 week old backup. Its even enough to just do an "advanced restore" and chose system, leaving data and cache alone.
Ok so.. TL;DR: Phone freezes right away on first reboot, a fresh install of the ROM doesnt work - only restoring a backup do(it makes no sense!!)
I am completely out of ideas as to what can be the issue here... I have never experienced this kind of issue - especially not just by renaming "wrong" file(which gets restored during the reinstallation processes anyway)
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