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9th May 2014, 04:48 PM |#11  
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This thread was really helpful. I updated my ROM, running legacy AOSPA on Xperia S. Last update had me stuck on the manufacturer logo and I couldn't roll back to the previous ROM, CM wouldn't let me install older software. I tried the steps but it didn't work for me, finally decided to wipe system as a result and reinstall everything. This got it to work. I suppose my point is that sometimes it's best to format/wipe the system.
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10th May 2014, 12:55 AM |#12  
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This thread was really helpful. I updated my ROM, running legacy AOSPA on Xperia S. Last update had me stuck on the manufacturer logo and I couldn't roll back to the previous ROM, CM wouldn't let me install older software. I tried the steps but it didn't work for me, finally decided to wipe system as a result and reinstall everything. This got it to work. I suppose my point is that sometimes it's best to format/wipe the system.

I'm glad to hear that this thread helped you out. I do a full wipe every time i flash a new Rom and always remember to make a backup
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Exclamation Bootloop after repartition
I've a rooted ZTE V972M. I tried to increase internal storage following instructions in
"Re-Partition any MTK6589 Phone, Without A PC! (More /Data Storage!)"
When I reboot my phone, it stucks at logo screen.

What I've done trying to fix it:
1. Enter the recovery mode; it's a stock recovery (Android system recovery <3e>); wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition.
Result: still stuck at logo when rebooting.
2. Flash a stock ROM in recovery mode.
Result: Update aborted. In the log file, it says "failed to mount /cache (No such file or directory)" detailed in attached file. The stock rom I used is for ZTE LEO S1, while my phone is DTAC LION HD which is a house brand of my phone carrier. So, there may be also a problem of ROM signing.
3. I cannot use ADB or Fastboot because I didn't enable USB debugging (My phone's OS is android 4.2).

Please guide me to fix this problem.
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8th June 2014, 07:14 AM |#14  
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Hi, sorry for reviving this topic, but I'm stuck in a bootloop on my Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition (SM-P605).
The problem is that the battery of my Note is built-in and can't be removed without some serious hardware modifications.
Also, when I try to shut it down (hold the Power button), it starts up on its own immediately afterwards...
And its battery is not going to run out soon at this pace. Anything I could do?
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RECOVERY FROM BOOT LOOP/BRICK


Most people use the term "bricked" improperly. A bricked phone means one thing: your phone won't turn on in any way, shape or form, and there's Probably nothing you can do to fix it. It is, for all intents and purposes, as useful as a brick. A phone stuck in a boot loop is not bricked, nor is a phone that boots straight into recovery mode. These are things you can usually fix, and they're a lot more common than a truly bricked phone. If your phone is actually bricked, you Probably won't be able to fix it yourself.
BOOTLOOP GUIDE
(#:1)
Start by removing the device's battery and wait for a few minute's before putting it back in your phone.
OR Switch off for non-removable battery phones for five to ten minutes so it can remove any charge that is left in the phone and to initiate a complete power-cycle once you insert the battery.
Now Boot the device into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the relevant shortcut keys for your device. For instance, most Samsung devices can boot into Recovery Mode while pressing the key combination Volume Up, Home and Power (for tablets it is Volume Up and Power). If using a HTC phone, boot into HBOOT first by tapping Volume Down and Power button together and then browse to Recovery using Volume Up/ Down buttons. If you cant get it to boot in Recovery you can always use (ADB) and type in the command] > adb reboot recovery <--- Hit Enter now your Device will reboot into recovery mode. If your not familar with adb or even know what adb is there is a link on the bottom of this page for the sdk download and a gude on the adb.

(#:2)
Now browse and select the option Wipe Data/Factory Reset in Recovery Mode.Check if the device can now boot into the newly installed ROM or firmware. If not, then perform Wipe Cache Partition And Return to the main Recovery menu and reboot the device by choosing Reboot System Now option.After Flashing or Installing a New ROM and If the device is already rooted with ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) installed, then do the following steps (1) Remove you'r battery and reinsert it after 30 seconds. (2) Boot the device into CWM Recovery by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together. NOTE: The key combination may vary depending on your device model.So, CONFIRM BEFORE YOU PROCEED. (3) Now Go to Advanced option in Recovery menu and choose Wipe Dalvik Cache. Then perform Wipe/cache under Mounts & Storage. Reboot the device and check if the boot loop issue is resolved. If not repeat the above three steps, but perform both Wipe/data and Wipe/cache under Mounts & Storage before rebooting.

(#:3)
After Setting an Incorrect File Permission.The Android operating system (OS) works on file permissions and hence incorrectly set file permissions may permanently damage or soft brick your device. Here are some of the commonly used file permissions:- 644 (RW-R-R) - (this is most common system permission, it exists in /system/app, /system/framework, /system/etc, /system/lib and allot of separate files) - 755 (RWX-RX-RX) - (mainly used for /system/bin) - 777 (RWX-RWX-RWX) - (used for scripts inside /system/etc/init.d and busybox files)
To fix or reset any of these file permissions, do the following:Boot the device into CWM or TWRP recovery Go to Advanced option.Click Fix Permission and confirm the action. After Restoring a Backup.If the bootloop error occurs immediately after restoring a Nandroid Backup, follow the steps on -(#:2)- to fix it. If everything else fails, just try re installing the original ROM or flash the first official firmware.

Using ADB BY Samantha
DB can be used to access the phone while booting, be aware that some bootloops make it unable to use ADB since they do not go further then the manufacturer logo. (In new CWM versions it’s possible to use adb)
The only tricky part about using ADB with bootloops is that you have to do it on the right time, this is different from every device, but normally it’s after the manufacturer logo that the partitions get mounted. The easiest way to enter your phone in this part is using a batch script that monitors the state of your device and connects directly when possible.

I use this script for example, called ondemand.bat (requires adb.exe and the 2 dlls)


1 @ECHO off
2 cd /d %~dp0
3 echo.
4 echo Waiting for device…
5 adb wait-for-device
6 echo.
7 adb -d shell stop
8 adb push mycwmfix.zip /sdcard/mycwmfix.zip
9 adb reboot recovery


Linux Version (ondemand.sh):


1 #!/system/bin/sh
2 echo " "
3 echo "Wating for device..."
4 ./adb wait-for-device
5 echo " "
6 ./adb -d shell stop
7 ./adb push mycwmfix.zip /sdcard/mycwmfix.zip
8 ./adb reboot recovery

This script will wait for the device to become ready, when it’s ready it freeze the device, so the script has more time to push the file (instead of keep rebooting). Then it will push the specified cwmfix zip to your sdcard, and after that it will reboot in recovery so you can install the cwm fix you made. You can also make an batch script that pushes the files automatically to your phone, here is an example:


(1 @ECHO off
(2)cd /d %~dp0
(3)echo.
(4)echo Waiting for device...adb wait-for-device
(5)echo.
(6)adb -d shell stop
(7)adb -d shell su -c "mount -o remount rw /system"
(8)adb push framework-res.apk /system/framework/framework-res.apk
(9)adb -d shell chmod 644 /system/framework/framework-res.apk
(10)adb push SystemUI.apk /system/app/SystemUI.apk
(11)adb -d shell chmod 644 /system/app/SystemUI.apk
(12)adb reboot

(13)Linux version:

1#!/system/bin/sh
2echo " "
3echo "Waiting for device..."
4./adb wait-for-device
5echo " "
6./adb -d shell stop
7./adb -d shell su -c "mount -o remount rw /system"
8./adb push framework-res.apk /system/framework/framework-res.apk
9./adb -d shell chmod 644 /system/framework/framework-res.apk
10./adb push SystemUI.apk /system/app/SystemUI.apk
11./adb -d shell chmod 644 /system/app/SystemUI.apk
12./adb reboot
This script will wait for the device to become ready, when it’s ready it freeze the device, so the script has more time to push the file (instead of keep rebooting). Then it will push framework-res.apk and SystemUI.apk to the directory it belongs to, after that it changes the permissions of the files to RW-R-R (644) and then it will reboot.

Please note that on some devices the command “su -c” cannot be used after using the “stop” command, it gives an error then (Segmentation Fault).
What you can do to prevent this is adding “adb remount” just under the “adb wait-for-device” line, and remove the “adb -d shell su -c “mount -o remount rw /system” line.
Save the script and run it again.



For HTC Phones: HTC phones can flash stock ROMs, known as RUUs, right from the phone's bootloader. You'll need to Google around for your device's specific RUU file, but once you download it, save the ZIP file to your SD card, and rename it (to something like PG05IMG.zip—the download page for the RUU file should specify which filename is required), booting up your phone should automatically flash the stock ROM from HBOOT, HTC's bootloader. Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=tE8BiIFUOpk

For Samsung Phones If you're using a Samsung Galaxy phone, you can use a tool called Odin to reflash an OPS file, which is a stock ROM that will return your phone to factory settings. You'll need a Windows machine and a copy of Odin, which you can find by Googling around the net (as its not an official tool) check out The Unlockr's guide to using Odin to familiarize yourself. You may need to Google around for your specific device's OPS file and instructions.
Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=5s70dwNgdD8

Verizon Galaxy S3 Bootloop fix using Odin

The Verizon Galaxy S3 has to be the most problematic variant of the Galaxy S3. If the locked bootloader on it wasn’t enough, many users have seen their Verizon Galaxy S3 get bricked and stop booting after trying to flash a custom ROM.


To start off there will be a little bit of downloading

Samsung USB Driver V1.5.14.0 For Android Mobile Devices

ODIN

VRALEC.bootchain.tar.md5

BOOTLOADER-I535VRALF2-618049-REV09-user-low-ship.tar-2-.md5

stock.vzw_root66.

Now lets Start
Make sure phone is off. Boot into download mode. To do so, hold down the Volume Down, Home and then the Power buttons together until a Warning!! message is displayed on the screen. Here, press Volume Up to enter download mode. A green Android and the text Downloading will be displayed on the screen.
Now, open Odin by clicking on the Odin3 v3.07.exe file in the Odin307 folder which you obtained after extracting Odin307.zip
In Odin, click on the PDA button, then select the VRALEC.bootchain.tar.md5 file that you downloaded.
Important Untick every option under the “Option” section (on the top left of Odin), except F. Reset Time. Check the screenshot below for reference.


Then, connect the phone to the computer with the USB cable and wait for Windows to finish installing drivers. Odin will say Added!! in the message box on the bottom left if the phone is detected successfully. If not, make sure the drivers are installed and also try using a different USB port – preferably a USB port on the back if using a desktop computer.
Click on Start to start flashing the VRALEC.bootchain.tar.md5 file on the phone.
Wait till flashing is complete and you get a PASS message in Odin. When that happens, disconnect the phone from the computer, but DON’T turn it off and let it stay in download mode. Also close Odin.
Reconnect your phone to the computer (while it is in download mode). Open Odin again.
This time, click the PDA button and select the BOOTLOADER_I535VRALF2_618049_REV09_user_low_ship.t ar.md5 file that you download
Also, again untick every option except F. Reset Time in Odin. Then, click on the Start button to start flashing the BOOTLOADER_I535VRALF2_618049_REV09_user_low_ship.t ar.md5 file on the phone.
When flashing is complete and you get a PASS message, disconnect the phone and close Odin. But keep the phone in download mode, don’t turn it off.
Open Odin again and also reconnect the phone to the computer.
Click the PDA file and select the stock.vzw_root66.tar file that you Downloaded
[Important] Select the following three options in Odin on the top left: Auto Reboot, F. Reset Time, Nand Erase All. Check the screenshot below for reference.


Click Start to start the flashing process. Once the flashing is complete and you get a PASS message, the phone will automatically reboot. Disconnect the phone from the computer.
The phone will still not boot up completely. Now, remove the battery on the phone, then re-insert it. Don’t turn it on.
Now, boot into recovery. To do so, press and hold the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together till the screen turns on, then let the buttons go. The phone will boot into recovery in a few seconds. You will see a few error messages in recovery, which is normal.
In recovery, use the volume buttons to scroll up/down and the home button to select options.
Select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm. Wait a while till the data wipe is complete (this will NOT delete your personal files on the SD cards).
Select wipe cache, confirm, then wait for cache wipe to be completed.
Then, select reboot system now to reboot the phone.
The phone will now boot up properly into Android and is fixed, and you will be able to use it now.

Your Verizon Galaxy S3 is now fixed, and saved you from sending it in for repair to Verizon. Do let me know how the procedure works!


HOW TO UNBRICK YOUR DEVICE


REQUIREMENTS TO UNBRICK YOUR PHONE

First install java on your pc if you haven’t java go to Java site and install it.
download one-click Unbrick tool
window users will need .rar/.zip extractor software , you can download free all in one 7zip extractor form here.

FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

1. Right-click on the One-Click.jar file, move down to option “7-zip” and then select “Extract to OneClick”.

2. Now you will get a ‘OneClick’ folder.

3. Now copy ‘OneClick.jar’ file and paste it into the ‘OneClickheimdalloneclickresourcesHeimdallPackage’ folder.

4. Right-click on ‘oneclickloader.exe’ file and choose ‘Run as Administrator’.
5. Proceed with the installation of Heimdall.

6. After the installation is complete, you will see the the One-Click UnBrick interface.

Connect the phone to computer via USB and click on “unsoft brick” button to recover your bricked android phone.

DOWNLOAD LINKS

CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY & ROMS Phone Selection
http://www.clockworkmod.com/rommanager

ANDROID SDK
http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

ADB GUIDE
http://developer.android.com/tools/help/adb.html

CLOCKWORKMOD-HELIUM
http://http://www.clockworkmod.com/carbon



Hello SIr, please help me with my Android Phone, its brand is not familliar to you.. but here it is.
Myphone Agua Hail

the problem is that, after I rooted my device is that, I cannot do Factory Reset anymore. And when I try to do the ff.
1. recovery mode, I cannot do recovery mode too,
What I do is, hold "down volume" and then click "power button" Together. Even I tested the volume up, and Vice Versa.. All that I research about recovery mode, is I'eve done, but none has work, Even the Boot Loop you teach others, I do that too, But it only open Normally and there is a Name that is SAFEMODE, SouthWest of the screen.

Please help me fix my beloved only One phone.

Summary of Problems:
Cannot get to Recovery mode with every reason. \\\\\ A T R O T N
Cannot do Factory Reset. ///// F E R O I G[/SIZE]
26th June 2014, 06:36 PM |#16  
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okay im using lg optimus f6..i noob rooted it :/(rooted with out backing anything up) ive heard of hard bricks where the phone wont turn on,soft bricks where it gets stuck in boot loop or recovery mode..my problem is i installed a font that put me into boot loop,i master reset the phone and IT WORKED turned back on perfectly,until the screen went to sleep :| every time the screen turns off it boot loops..now since i can turn it on i know theres got to be a way to fix it please help someone
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i have s2 gt-i9100g i am running on cm11 nightlies i tried flashing blazing kernel v7 when i reboot it says that i may have lost root access so i pressed to fix but it boots into recovery over and over please i need help
15th July 2014, 10:18 PM |#18  
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okay im using lg optimus f6..i noob rooted it :/(rooted with out backing anything up) ive heard of hard bricks where the phone wont turn on,soft bricks where it gets stuck in boot loop or recovery mode..my problem is i installed a font that put me into boot loop,i master reset the phone and IT WORKED turned back on perfectly,until the screen went to sleep :| every time the screen turns off it boot loops..now since i can turn it on i know theres got to be a way to fix it please help someone

Can you list the fonts of your device? As your device is already rooted, go to /system/fonts folder and see if any system font is missing.


I am using Spice Mi-504 (MT6572) at present.
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I'm glad to hear that this thread helped you out. I do a full wipe every time i flash a new Rom and always remember to make a backup

Please help. I find your site and this noob's thread is so informative but I couldn't find a way to fix my boot loop. The XDA is full of dev tech jargon, and felt exhausted that I seek help finally here.

My xperia tab z (sgp321 with LTE+WIFI, European version) got into bootloop after flashing CWM 6.0.3.2 (TabZ_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_FW-253-v01.img). The flashing went fine I was able to boot into recovery mode and made a backup. But after the backup is over, and rebooting it prompted Reboot > root access is missing. Root? I selected 'YES' thinking I could root the device. Then bootloop started. I followed all the steps in your thread, Factory reset, Wipe cache, Delvik cache, fix permission etc but still into bootloop.

The device is boot-loader unlocked. It was running KK 4.4.2. Not rooted. I have CM-11-20140723-Nightly-pollux.zip in the external SD card of which I was planning to flash using CWM recovery.

1. What options remain for me to get the device back into original state ? back into 4.4.2.
2. I was able to pass ADB calls. But now since into bootloop, how can I make fastboot/ADB calls to device consistently to do anything realted to reset, recover?
3. In addition to ADB/fastboot, I have Flashtool 0.9.16 by Androxyde with SGP321_10.4.1.B.0.101_CE.ftf stock firmware. Can I flash this Stock ROM while in bootloop ? How can flashtool help in this situation ?
4. The Tablet Z battery is built-in. Does it charge while in bootloop? How can I power-down/shutdown the device without restarting using CWM (it has only reboot option), so that I could fully charge the device ?


Any helpful advise is very much appreciated.

Thank you very much for great work you are doing and the very purpose for XDA - Knowledge Sharing.

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Originally Posted by Master Limbe

This thread was really helpful. I updated my ROM, running legacy AOSPA on Xperia S. Last update had me stuck on the manufacturer logo and I couldn't roll back to the previous ROM, CM wouldn't let me install older software. I tried the steps but it didn't work for me, finally decided to wipe system as a result and reinstall everything. This got it to work. I suppose my point is that sometimes it's best to format/wipe the system.

Please, can you tell me what steps you made during recovery? My xperia tab z SGP321 (LTE+WIFI European version) is now into bootloop; it was unlocked but not rooted, has CWM 6.0.3.2 and I can boot into recovery mode. Please tell me where to start from ? Can I make ADB/fastboot calls without resolving bootloop or can I flash any stock ROMs using flash tool still with bootloop issue unfixed ? How Can I get the device back into work ?

Much appreciate your help. I have posted details in the same thread.

Thank you.
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Please help. I find your site and this noob's thread is so informative but I couldn't find a way to fix my boot loop. The XDA is full of dev tech jargon, and felt exhausted that I seek help finally here.

My xperia tab z (sgp321 with LTE+WIFI, European version) got into bootloop after flashing CWM 6.0.3.2 (TabZ_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_FW-253-v01.img). The flashing went fine I was able to boot into recovery mode and made a backup. But after the backup is over, and rebooting it prompted Reboot > root access is missing. Root? I selected 'YES' thinking I could root the device. Then bootloop started. I followed all the steps in your thread, Factory reset, Wipe cache, Delvik cache, fix permission etc but still into bootloop.

The device is boot-loader unlocked. It was running KK 4.4.2. Not rooted. I have CM-11-20140723-Nightly-pollux.zip in the external SD card of which I was planning to flash using CWM recovery.

1. What options remain for me to get the device back into original state ? back into 4.4.2.
2. I was able to pass ADB calls. But now since into bootloop, how can I make fastboot/ADB calls to device consistently to do anything realted to reset, recover?
3. In addition to ADB/fastboot, I have Flashtool 0.9.16 by Androxyde with SGP321_10.4.1.B.0.101_CE.ftf stock firmware. Can I flash this Stock ROM while in bootloop ? How can flashtool help in this situation ?
4. The Tablet Z battery is built-in. Does it charge while in bootloop? How can I power-down/shutdown the device without restarting using CWM (it has only reboot option), so that I could fully charge the device ?


Any helpful advise is very much appreciated.

Thank you very much for great work you are doing and the very purpose for XDA - Knowledge Sharing.

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Please, can you tell me what steps you made during recovery? My xperia tab z SGP321 (LTE+WIFI European version) is now into bootloop; it was unlocked but not rooted, has CWM 6.0.3.2 and I can boot into recovery mode. Please tell me where to start from ? Can I make ADB/fastboot calls without resolving bootloop or can I flash any stock ROMs using flash tool still with bootloop issue unfixed ? How Can I get the device back into work ?

Much appreciate your help. I have posted details in the same thread.

Thank you.

Edit : I got EMMA resolved the issue;flashed with a stock ROM and my device is back on 4.4.2.

I still need to clarify few things as I'm still confused.

During flash, it shows the following info.
Model - SGP321
IMEI -
Application software - 10.1.1.A.1.253
File system - global-lte 10.5.A.0.230 (which is 4.4.2)
SIM - unlocked
Boot-
DRM-
Activated-yes

But it downloaded and flashed 10.4.b.0.569 which is JB 4.3 (showed in the progress bar while downloading and flashing). It took nearly 1 hour to download the ROM (1 gb nearly) from Sony and flash it. Then I had 4.4.2. What exactly the tool has done here ? I guess its not the one I had as I had to OTA the default 4.4.2 apps kit and configure all the settings from scratch as soon as the device got booted up. Means flasher has actually flashed an 4.4.2 clean image. Or it had flashed 4.3 first then had 4.4 upgraded in one go. Can an expert kindly explain ?

If anyone needs help on EMMA, please post.

Many thanks XDA.
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