I have found a fix for this, after experiencing the same problem with my new Cedric. My fix is derived from this
post, but modified to match our devices.
If you always reboot into recovery, and the only way to boot normally is using the bootloader, follow these instructions:
1) Boot into TWRP recovery.
2) Plug your Cedric into your computer (which needs to have drivers and fastboot installed).
3) Open a command prompt window and type:
adb pull /dev/block/platform/soc/7824900.sdhci/by-name/misc misc.img
This will make a backup of the misc partition just in case.
4) Type the following:
adb shell dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/soc/7824900.sdhci/by-name/misc
This will clear the misc partition. You might get a message regarding lack of space, but it's okay.
5) Your Cedric will boot normally again.