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Radiobuzz

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I've been trying to root this phone and I was trying to flash it with a modified boot.img which I did, but now the phone just keeps on restarting. It briefly shows the splashscreen and then reboots again. I can't seem to connect to it via adb, I also tried using the Lenovo recovery tool but it can't seem to connect to the phone. I found that by pressing the down and up buttons it takes a lot longer to reboot. I see the splashscreen and then it goes to black for a while, and then reboots. If you have any idea what could I try I'll really appreciate it!
 
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I've been trying to root this phone and I was trying to flash it with a modified boot.img which I did, but now the phone just keeps on restarting. It briefly shows the splashscreen and then reboots again. I can't seem to connect to it via adb, I also tried using the Lenovo recovery tool but it can't seem to connect to the phone. I found that by pressing the down and up buttons it takes a lot longer to reboot. I see the splashscreen and then it goes to black for a while, and then reboots. If you have any idea what could I try I'll really appreciate it!
Hold the volume down button, and press the power button.
This should get you back to the bootloader screen, then LMSA should detect the device.
 
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...I assume I only press the power button once right?...
Well, it can be a little tricky.
You should be able to press and hold both Power and Volume Down buttons, till you see the bootloader screen.
But I usually have better luck if I hold the volume down button, and only press the power button till it seems to be powering down before rebooting.
also can try doing this while connected to PC or wall charger.
 
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Well, it can be a little tricky.
You should be able to press and hold both Power and Volume Down buttons, till you see the bootloader screen.
But I usually have better luck if I hold the volume down button, and only press the power button till it seems to be powering down before rebooting.
also can try doing this while connected to PC or wall charger.

Are you 100% sure I don't need to also press the upper button from that same row right? Because for booting into fastboot without using the command was by pressing those three buttons at the same time. I've been trying both ways with no luck still.


I'm sorry, it's a Moto G20 X2128-1.
 

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Yay finally managed to do it! For the record I only had to use the volume down key and plug the usb cable to the pc just at the right time (right about the splash screen disappears). Guess I'll wait until someone post the exact method to gain root. Thanks @sh_shadow!
 
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Yay finally managed to do it! For the record I only had to use the volume down key and plug the usb cable to the pc just at the right time (right about the splash screen disappears). Guess I'll wait until someone post the exact method to gain root. Thanks @sh_shadow!
Did you verify that the version you had on the device, was the same version LMSA downloaded?
If LMSA had a newer or older build number, the boot.img may cause a bootloop
 

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Did you verify that the version you had on the device, was the same version LMSA downloaded?
If LMSA had a newer or older build number, the boot.img may cause a bootloop

Yes, it was obtained through LMSA so I'm not sure exactly what was the problem. I side effect I'm facing now is that the phone takes forever to start, quite weird!

EDIT: The only thing I can think of is that I flashed boot on fastbootd, maybe I should have flashed it on the bootloader.
 

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Yes, it was obtained through LMSA so I'm not sure exactly what was the problem. I side effect I'm facing now is that the phone takes forever to start, quite weird!

EDIT: The only thing I can think of is that I flashed boot on fastbootd, maybe I should have flashed it on the bootloader.
No, LMSA downloads the newest build on that server.
That doesn't mean it's the same build number that's on your device.
If it's a different build number you need to flash the lmsa version, or the boot.img may not boot correctly.
 

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I've been trying to root this phone and I was trying to flash it with a modified boot.img which I did, but now the phone just keeps on restarting. It briefly shows the splashscreen and then reboots again. I can't seem to connect to it via adb, I also tried using the Lenovo recovery tool but it can't seem to connect to the phone. I found that by pressing the down and up buttons it takes a lot longer to reboot. I see the splashscreen and then it goes to black for a while, and then reboots. If you have any idea what could I try I'll really appreciate it!
good afternoon I'm compiling a twrp if it's successful we can create a group and help each other...
and when it happens it's easy just hold the volume + and the power until it starts in fastboot mode I'm going through it because I'm trying to start twrp so for me it solved
and you already unlocked oem?
 
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good afternoon I'm compiling a twrp if it's successful we can create a group and help each other...
and when it happens it's easy just hold the volume + and the power until it starts in fastboot mode I'm going through it because I'm trying to start twrp so for me it solved
and you already unlocked oem?

Yes it's unlocked. Keep me posted!
 
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Yes it's unlocked. Keep me posted!
I'm having problems starting any boot.img only stock starts normal I tried vbmeta custom but it didn't finish the flash it crashes. it seems that the smartphone blocks any changes to boot.img and other partitions but i can't solve it too i tried flasing unlock_critical but to no avail
 

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Greetings friends, I'm just trying to root a team of these XT-2128-1, I managed to unlock the bootloader. But I cannot find the firmware with the compilation number equal to that of this equipment. I tried a different build number and the machine was in the boot booploop. The process I am doing with magisk. Sorry for my bad English, I use a translator. Greetings from Venezuela
 

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Greetings friends, I'm just trying to root a team of these XT-2128-1, I managed to unlock the bootloader. But I cannot find the firmware with the compilation number equal to that of this equipment. I tried a different build number and the machine was in the boot booploop. The process I am doing with magisk. Sorry for my bad English, I use a translator. Greetings from Venezuela
What does getvar all say?
Remove the imei before posting.
Code:
 fastboot getvar all
 

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    I've been trying to root this phone and I was trying to flash it with a modified boot.img which I did, but now the phone just keeps on restarting. It briefly shows the splashscreen and then reboots again. I can't seem to connect to it via adb, I also tried using the Lenovo recovery tool but it can't seem to connect to the phone. I found that by pressing the down and up buttons it takes a lot longer to reboot. I see the splashscreen and then it goes to black for a while, and then reboots. If you have any idea what could I try I'll really appreciate it!
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    I've been trying to root this phone and I was trying to flash it with a modified boot.img which I did, but now the phone just keeps on restarting. It briefly shows the splashscreen and then reboots again. I can't seem to connect to it via adb, I also tried using the Lenovo recovery tool but it can't seem to connect to the phone. I found that by pressing the down and up buttons it takes a lot longer to reboot. I see the splashscreen and then it goes to black for a while, and then reboots. If you have any idea what could I try I'll really appreciate it!
    Hold the volume down button, and press the power button.
    This should get you back to the bootloader screen, then LMSA should detect the device.
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    ...I assume I only press the power button once right?...
    Well, it can be a little tricky.
    You should be able to press and hold both Power and Volume Down buttons, till you see the bootloader screen.
    But I usually have better luck if I hold the volume down button, and only press the power button till it seems to be powering down before rebooting.
    also can try doing this while connected to PC or wall charger.
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    Yay finally managed to do it! For the record I only had to use the volume down key and plug the usb cable to the pc just at the right time (right about the splash screen disappears). Guess I'll wait until someone post the exact method to gain root. Thanks @sh_shadow!
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    I've been trying to root this phone and I was trying to flash it with a modified boot.img which I did, but now the phone just keeps on restarting. It briefly shows the splashscreen and then reboots again. I can't seem to connect to it via adb, I also tried using the Lenovo recovery tool but it can't seem to connect to the phone. I found that by pressing the down and up buttons it takes a lot longer to reboot. I see the splashscreen and then it goes to black for a while, and then reboots. If you have any idea what could I try I'll really appreciate it!
    good afternoon I'm compiling a twrp if it's successful we can create a group and help each other...
    and when it happens it's easy just hold the volume + and the power until it starts in fastboot mode I'm going through it because I'm trying to start twrp so for me it solved
    and you already unlocked oem?