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By SpaceToast7, Member on 25th February 2011, 02:50 AM
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Hi all. I am a noob at this rooting and flashing business, and I probably did something stupid so bear with me.

The other night I rooted my Evo with Unrevoked. That same night I flashed Baked Snack 1.9 using ROM Manager. Prior to the flash, I backed up my phone using ROM Manager. It was fast and everything but I decided I wanted Gingerbread (a la Salvagemod). I backed up my phone in a similar fashion, and flashed the ROM once using ROM Manager. When rebooting, my phone became caught in a boot loop. After searching through Google for a few minutes, I learned that I simply needed to clear my cache and my dalvik cache. After clearing cache, flashing, and attempting to boot several times (all in clockworkmod... or recovery... or whatever it is called (yeah i suck)...or whichever one is orange!), I gave up and decided to restore to my second ROM Manager backup - that of Baked Snack. Error! "No files found!" I tried my previous backup. Same message.

Looking back on that, I chose "install zip from sdcard" instead of "nandroid". That was a fail.

So I decided to re-use unrevoked. Everything went fine on the PC end, but the only thing that changed on my phone, is that when it boots, it gets stuck on "htc evo" in the white screen. That and clockworkmod is now teal. I disovered the nandroid option on the recovery menu. I navigate to that, then to restore, then to my Baked Snack backup. This gave me the message "Error while flashing boot image". I tried it one more time, except instead of picking recover, I accidentally picked backup (stupid stupid careless, i know). It failed and said "Can't mount /data/!".

Then I decided to go onto xda-developers and here I am now. If you are through facepalming, I would appreciate it if anybody could help me recover my data. I believe I can still flash a completely new ROM (But what do I know? I haven't proven to be the smartest Android guy), and I don't know about you guys, but I like keeping my data.

So, uh, yeah. That's that. Help please.
 
 
25th February 2011, 03:08 AM |#2  
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I'm sorry to hear you are having issues with your phone. It looks like you still have a nandroid backup, unless you formated your SDcard. Clear data, dalvik cache, and cache then run do a restore. When using clockworks recovery clear out the data, dalvik, and cache three times.

Hope this helps.
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25th February 2011, 03:31 AM |#3  
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I have performed all three wipes. After that it reads

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Checking MD5 sums...
Erasing boot before restore...
Restoring boot image...
Error while flashing boot image!
Same as before... Any thoughts? Could the boot.img file be corrupted?
25th February 2011, 04:42 AM |#4  
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***bump***

Edit: Ive read around some more and heard 2 things. 1) If I just try recovering over and over again, nandroid will eventually give in. 2) the battery has to be 70% or higher or nandroid will just keep giving error messages.

Either way, I'll juice up my battery and report back later.
25th February 2011, 06:20 AM |#5  
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Have you tried to just do a wipe and reflash the ROM.

Have you tried to use Amon recovery? That seems to work better than clockworks. You can get that here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=705026
25th February 2011, 06:56 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by bccbryan

Have you tried to just do a wipe and reflash the ROM.

Yes. I tried it again just now because I was feeling lucky. Salvage Mod went smoothly, except it got stuck on the white htc screen when I rebooted. Baked Snack gave me an error message:

Code:
E:Can't open /sdcard/download/BakedSnack1.9.evo.zip
(bad)
Installation aborted
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Have you tried to use Amon recovery? That seems to work better than clockworks. You can get that here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=705026

I'll try that tomorrow morning. Right now I'm gonna get some sleep before I do any more damage to my phone lol. Expect more questions from me about WiMAX and what to do with that .img file (if anything at all).
25th February 2011, 07:19 AM |#7  
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Do you have the latest radio/wimax? If not run Calkulin radio combo. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=715485

I believe if you don't update your radio and are running a certain kernel you will get a bootloop, but don't quote me on that.

Does Hboot say s-off or s-on? Here is a rooting info and faqs. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=865204
25th February 2011, 04:02 PM |#8  
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Do you have the latest radio/wimax? If not run Calkulin radio combo. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=715485

I'm 95% sure that I do, I got my EVO in December.

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Does Hboot say s-off or s-on? Here is a rooting info and faqs. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=865204

It says S-OFF, so that's good news.

[s]And as to Amon_RA, because I'm doing "the bootloader way", then I don't need the recovery-RA-supersonic-v2.3.img file?[/s]
When I try to recover, it givese me an error saying that the nandroid directory could not be found. I have my backups in a folder called /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/NameOfTheRecoveryFolder/. Should I just copy the files in the backup folder to a folder on the root of the card called "nandroid"?
25th February 2011, 04:11 PM |#9  
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And as to Amon_RA, because I'm doing "the bootloader way", then I don't need the recovery-RA-supersonic-v2.3.img file?

Yep...just need the PC36IMG.zip and boot to the bootloader.

Since you got your phone last December I think you need to run a rom that is based off the latest code. If you are running htc sense it should be based off 3.70.651.1. For ASOP run the lastest ones.

Here is a nice wiki of the ROMs for the EVO http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki...upersonic/ROMs
25th February 2011, 04:17 PM |#10  
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Forgot to mention for the zip files you place on your sdcard for flashing check the MD5 hash before flashing your phone.

When I got my EVO the SD card went bad in about 2 months. Fortunately for me Sprint was nice enough to replace my sdcard. Since, then I have upgraded my sdcard to a 32GB sandisk.
25th February 2011, 04:22 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by bccbryan

Forgot to mention for the zip files you place on your sdcard for flashing check the MD5 hash before flashing your phone.

When I got my EVO the SD card went bad in about 2 months. Fortunately for me Sprint was nice enough to replace my sdcard. Since, then I have upgraded my sdcard to a 32GB sandisk.

This would be the file called "nandroid.md5"? I'm confused.
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