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[Bootloop] N9005 not booting after frame (display) replacement

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By AnyTimeTraveler, Junior Member on 24th May 2018, 06:54 PM
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Hi,
as the title says, my phone is not booting anymore, after I transplanted the motherboard from a frame with a broken screen into a new frame (from china).
Abbreviations used:
RR => Resurrection Remix 5.8.5
CWM => ClockWorkMod Recovery 6.0.4.6-kitkat
TWRP => TeamWinRecoveryProject 3.2.1-1

I was using RR from the Rock Stable Setup on it before and it worked beautifully.

What happened:
I performed the mainboard-transplantation according to the iFixit guide
I held the power button to boot the phone:
  1. It vibrated
  2. It showed this screen for a couple of seconds
  3. It vibrated
  4. Back to step 1
And that until I removed power.

Then I tried to boot into recovery mode by holding the key combination on boot:
Same as above, but with this bootscreen

Then I tried to boot into download mode by holding the key combination on boot:
The warning to confirm download mode poped up and I got to see this screen.
I connected it to my PC and opened odin 3.09 and it recognized the device.
I tried to get adb and fastboot to see the device, but nothing worked. (In the old frame and before I broke the screen, it would be recognized at this stage)

I flashed TWRP with odin, odin showed the green "PASS!", but booting to recovery still failed.

I proceeded to flash a stock ROM, which had worked when I had issues with RR.
It worked, I went through the Android 5 setup process, enabled debug and connected adb.
adb saw the phone.

I rebooted to recovery and stock recovery booted correctly.
Sideloading anything with adb failed due to signature verification.

I then went back to download mode and flashed CWM successfully.

It now boots into recovery, but whenever I try to flash anything with CWM, it fails showing this screen
Or something similar (the photo comes from flashing RR 5.8.5)

I have both linux and windows properly setup and used both with adb, fastboot and odin (only windows)/heimdal (only linux).
I checked drivers and usb cables.
I opened the phone back up and checked all connections.
But I can't get any version of RR, CyanogenMod or LineageOS on there.

I've searched the internet, but people that have these kinds of problems after replacing parts of their phones, seem to only have driver issues or skipped steps in the manuals of custom ROM installations.

If you have any idea on what I could try or what I'm doing wrong or not doing, please leave an answer.

I'll keep this post updated below here:

(no updates, yet)

Thanks so much in advance
Simon
24th May 2018, 07:43 PM |#2  
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Your picture shows stock recovery not CWM .
Try flashing TWRP recovery through Odin .
24th May 2018, 07:48 PM |#3  
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I did flash TWRP and afterwards there was no recovery anymore.
When I flash CWM, I get the recovery shown in the photo.
The stock recovery has a black background and no touch controls for me.
What you saw must have been CWM.
25th May 2018, 01:59 AM |#4  
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Update: I can flash twrp-2.8.7.0-hlte-4.4.img.tar and it works. It's the only image that works, but I still can't boot into or flash any custom OS.
The only working OS I have at the moment is a stock android 5.0, which is not all that useful...

If anyone has an idea, why I can't or how I can find out what is causing it, please say so.
25th May 2018, 09:13 AM |#5  
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(: I can flash twrp-2.8.7.0-hlte-4.4.img.tar and it works. It's the only image that works, but I still can't boot into or flash any custom OS. )

What do you mean by ANY ??
25th May 2018, 08:56 PM |#6  
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Well, exactly that.
Regardless of what zip I flash, I end up with a bootloop.
If I flash a recovery zip, the recovery bootloops, but the OS still boots.
If I flash a custom ROM, I can still boot into recovery fine, but booting normally results in a bootloop.

The only way to get software onto my phone has been via odin and only an old CWM, Philz Touch, TWRP (Version 2.8.7.0 and below) and STOCK Android (Versions 4.3, 4.4.2, 5).
Anything else I have tried so far did not result in an error, but I couldn't boot into it either.

If you have ideas for software I can try flashing, please tell. I really have no idea how to get the damn thing to work again...
26th May 2018, 12:25 PM |#7  
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What happens when you flash correct stock rom via Odin ??
26th May 2018, 02:23 PM |#8  
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I mean that I can boot into it after flashing it via Odin.
But its terribly slow and bloated compared to ROMs like ResurectionRemix, so I don't want to use it.
26th May 2018, 02:42 PM |#9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AnyTimeTraveler

I mean that I can boot into it after flashing it via Odin.
But its terribly slow and bloated compared to ROMs like ResurectionRemix, so I don't want to use it.


In that case phone is OK .
Usual is that user is failing to follow instructions .

Not sure what you mean by fastboot on a N9005 .sounds like not a N9005 .

Personally with TWRP 2.8.70 i would be flashing something like .
https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...x-rom-t3508672

as its correct TWRP .
11th June 2018, 09:17 PM |#10  
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I am able to follow instructions.
Thank you very much.

I followed exactly the same procedure that has worked many times when switching between custom ROMs.
Also, the phone has a perfectly working version of Ressurection Remix installed at the time my frame broke and it did get stuck in the same bootloop after replacing the frame, even thogh the software was exactly the same.

I am looking for help analyzing the boot process and some way of capturing the kernel log when booting to determine where the error occures that traps the phone in a bootloop.
3rd October 2018, 05:48 PM |#11  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AnyTimeTraveler

I am able to follow instructions.
Thank you very much.

I followed exactly the same procedure that has worked many times when switching between custom ROMs.
Also, the phone has a perfectly working version of Ressurection Remix installed at the time my frame broke and it did get stuck in the same bootloop after replacing the frame, even thogh the software was exactly the same.

I am looking for help analyzing the boot process and some way of capturing the kernel log when booting to determine where the error occures that traps the phone in a bootloop.

Dear Mate..

Have you solved your problem? I have same problem after transplating N900 frame.
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