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[Q] New AFTV stuck on amazon logo but still adb access.

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By Astrolabe, Junior Member on 18th November 2014, 09:22 AM
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Hello,
Got an AFTV at staple the other day. I tried to follow the aftvnews guide "How to setup a new AFTV...".
Apparently my AFTV was pretty old since the initial unplug/plug trick did not work and the box was always stuk on waiting to download the update. I finally let the update run through and ended up with Firmware 51.1.0.2_user_510058520.
After that I tried to root the AFTV. For this I used adbFire. I was able to connect to the box (no internet connection at that time) and click on the Towelroot option. I did click on "Make it ra1n" and wait for a very long time. I never saw any message indicating that it succeded or failed. With the remote I ended up going back to the previous menu. I tried to install SuperSu but that did not work. Su was not installed. After rebooting the box, I get the back and white Amazon logo and then the screen goes black. The TV shows the selected input as if the AFTV is not sending any signal. I tried to plug the internet cable (with the 2 domains blocked) and the AFTV finally goes from the Orange blicking led to the Blue one but it's still stuck after the amazon back and white logo. I did try the ALT-I-PrntScr (which had worked previously when I was trying to prevent the update to install, I managed to get into recovery and do a factory reset ,so I know the keyboard itself is OK). But this time ALT-I-PrntScr only get the box to restart and brings me back to the Amazon black and white logo that disappear after a minute.
Nevertheless, I can still access the box from an adb shell, adbFire can connect to the AFTV. But since I no longer see any menu on the screen I can't attempt to reroot from adb fire.
A reboot recovery does not work as it's not authorized.
su command is not found , so it would confirm supersu did not install (properly). What's weird though is that if I do a ps, I see a process "u0_a1 6199 328 476352 18640 ffffffff 00000000 S eu.chainfire.supersu"

Any idea how I can unstuck the box ?

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22nd November 2014, 06:17 AM |#2  
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Some info for people in the same situation, the issue was that Towelroot needs internet access to complete.
21st June 2018, 07:49 PM |#3  
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i have exactly the same situation here. system doing an update and the power got cut off and viola. Welcome white amazon logo and pulsing white and orange indicator light. Tried all the possible ways found on the forum and net but no joy. Now its sitting on my drawer and hoping i can still find a way to make it alive.
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Originally Posted by DhiJay23

i have exactly the same situation here. system doing an update and the power got cut off and viola. Welcome white amazon logo and pulsing white and orange indicator light. Tried all the possible ways found on the forum and net but no joy. Now its sitting on my drawer and hoping i can still find a way to make it alive.

I have the same exact issue right now, probably that same update yours downloaded from 2 weeks ago:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/fir...o-adb-t3809305

This guy had the same problem too, and he has a big list of things to try, none of which worked for me:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/fir...iretv-t3561797

Mine's unrooted on the latest version, so I guess I can't root and reinstall rom. I'd hate to have to throw this away it's only 2 years old. I have a 5 year old Roku that still runs great.


"Perfect" timing I guess with Prime Day coming up?


Edit: couple more guys having the same issue recently, sounds like a mass bricking going on
https://forum.xda-developers.com/fir...blank-t3472867
https://forum.xda-developers.com/fir...-logo-t2889867
https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...2799779&page=7
6th July 2018, 12:25 AM |#5  
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i have exactly the same situation here. system doing an update and the power got cut off and viola. Welcome white amazon logo and pulsing white and orange indicator light. Tried all the possible ways found on the forum and net but no joy. Now its sitting on my drawer and hoping i can still find a way to make it alive.

I played with mine a bit more today and I was able to fix

I read somewhere that someone else was having the same issue and said it was a HDCP handshake issue and they were able to fix by plugging to a different HDMI port on the TV. I tried that and it booted up to the colorful Amazon logo, showed the home page for a sec, then went to a black screen. From here, it would flash the home screen really quick randomly every 30 secs or so, so I know it booted up and I'm on the home page, it's just not displaying correctly. I was then able to pair my remote (I unpaired before because I was using flirc), then us the remote shortcut to factory reset. Good to go after the reset.

TBH, I did not try turning it on before I swapped HDMI ports so I'm not 100% sure if switching ports really did help it boot past the white logo, or if it just happen to get fixed after some time.

Interestingly while on the colorful logo, the alt+i+printscreen trick did not work for me. So it took me longer before I could get to the factory reset.
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I played with mine a bit more today and I was able to fix

I read somewhere that someone else was having the same issue and said it was a HDCP handshake issue and they were able to fix by plugging to a different HDMI port on the TV. I tried that and it booted up to the colorful Amazon logo, showed the home page for a sec, then went to a black screen. From here, it would flash the home screen really quick randomly every 30 secs or so, so I know it booted up and I'm on the home page, it's just not displaying correctly. I was then able to pair my remote (I unpaired before because I was using flirc), then us the remote shortcut to factory reset. Good to go after the reset.

TBH, I did not try turning it on before I swapped HDMI ports so I'm not 100% sure if switching ports really did help it boot past the white logo, or if it just happen to get fixed after some time.

Interestingly while on the colorful logo, the alt+i+printscreen trick did not work for me. So it took me longer before I could get to the factory reset.

I wish I had the same luck like you but i tried different tv's, all the ports availble and different HDMI cables but still no luck.
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