My HCL ME V1 tablet (ICS 4.0.4, kernel 3.x.x, rooted with ME U1 root via SuperOneClick. Several forums said that this root would work for V1 as well) is stuck in a boot loop. The rest button does not solve the problem, neither does a hard reset (it simply does not go into hard reset from all the methods suggested online across various forums). I scoured heaven and earth to find how to go into recovery for this particular tablet but none of the solutions work.
The power button works only once when it's in 100% charge (green light on the top corner of lcd). After that I have to wait for it to get discharged completely and recharge it once again. All those tips of pressing the volume up and/or down button along with the power/home button and the reset pinhole... none of them worked in my case. I know its a corrupted OS issue and I can solve it. Only if I could somehow get the tablet to boot once or get into recovery or download mode. I know it for a fact that the power button i fine because... again... I stand witness to the fact that the tablet has not experienced any physical shock what-so-ever since the day it was bought. Also not to forget it works once when the tab is in 100% charge.
I can see two scenarios by which the problem might have started:
1. I downloaded FL Studio Mobile apk and its dlc from pirate bay. I copied the apk to the internal SD card (straight on the sd card not inside any folder), and the dlc was instructed to be copied to sdcard/Android/obb. The uploader had said that if the obb folder was not there, I had to create it and so I did and copied. Halfway through the dlc copy, my laptop hanged. So I terminated the process from taskmgr and disconnected my tab from the "disconnect from USB storage" page on the tablet.
2. Next I opened Android Tweaker (Pro?) to tweak a few parameters so that FL Studio Mobile could run a bit lag free. I'm not a power user so, I just used the auto-tweak feature for the performance settings. Next I rebooted via the app and lo! The tablet is now stuck in an eternal boot cycle loop.
I'm an electronic musician and like to have these apps on my devices so that I can make music on the go.
Also one thing I should mention is that while rooting the /bin/su file could not be executed, however installing Titanium Backup Pro (Root) had solved that problem as there was an option in that app to fix it.
Sorry for the long post but I think my problem is somewhat peculiar if not unique. No body else's solution is working and I think there are not many Indians who use the V1 tablet.