Mr Smith... I seek your infinite wisdom: Can't get past boot loop issue, RezROM ICS
I know you're the moderator, but I'll try to summerize what I've gone through as its posted in various threads throughout.
I have my HTC ReZound, it was running the elder RezRom that I installed back in about February or there about after first purchased.
I also installed AmanRa, SuperUser, and Titanium Backup. Its obviously rooted and unlocked.
About two weeks ago it tried to OTA update, which I didnít think was possible with custom ROMSÖ but it isnít fun. I tried to freeze the files and that didnít work, at all.
Upon trying to install the update, it would force boot to recovery about every 2 hours. I changed the update settings to defer in 24 hour increments, this simply reduced the reboot to nightly.
Yesterday I saw the latest version of the ICS Based RezRom. I downloaded it, MD5 checked it, flashed my phoneÖ twice as suggested, installed and followed the installation and then setup instructions.
Upon install and first boot, the Bootloader asked if I wanted to update? I said yes, then I completed the set up. Then, upon the first glimpse of network it went white and began bootlooping.
I was able to time the gap and get the bootloader to find recovery again. I tried to flash everything again, reinstalled, denied the update. Only this time I canít get through even the setup.
So, I tried againÖ this time flashing the holy heck out of the phone every way I could see possible, reinstalled the ROMÖ this time installed the patch with it (just for giggles and grins) to see what happened. Still the exact same thingÖ it is locked in boot loop world. At the moment. If I take the SD card out, I can get it to quit boot looping, so obviously my problem lay there as to what its recognizing.
Iím not sure, but from what I can tell, every time Iíve installed the new rom after excessive flashing, it still sees all my old accounts. Iíve cleared all cache and delvik-cache, several times too. Still, upon new ROM it sees everything. Through the recovery platform, I can browse to my SD card and see random things, that is when I can get to my recovery beyond the boot loop. As of now, I canít this last time with the SD card still inÖ
Any suggestions? One question I have, why is it when I install the ROM it extracts and places the PH98IMG.zip that is within the RezROM_Ex_v3.4.zip??? Is that normal?
Iím currently formatting the SD card via my desktop to wipe any and all information it may contain. Iíll again try to get my phone into recovery to flash. Is it possible Iím unable to truly wipe the data from the thing?
Iím getting frustrated nowÖ this thing is one sexy paperweight. Well, it was when it had a home screen picture LÖ
Your wisdom and assistance is greatly appreciated!
Its alive.... muahahahahaha... moniacal laugh!
That's funny... bunch o' morons! Love it. Honesty is a great thing , way to be honest. :big smile:
Originally Posted by MrSmith317
Well should I share the good news... I went and bought a new a new SD Card at lunch, only $19 on sale at "The Shack". My computer wouldn't even recognize the full SD card. My CPU wouldn't recognize anything except the 108kb...
So, I'm thinking the SD card may have been the real source for all of my headaches. At some point I stated everytime I went into recovery I could still view the file structure of the SD, it wasn't actually Wiping it,so I formatted it? At that time it did still view the full 16gb... But here's where it gets interesting. I actually followed their directions, simply put, every time I tried to flash that image it would come back as an invalid image. I tried about 4 or 5 times then said eff it, I'm gonna figure out this S-Off crap. Well, so I did. The only thing I could find unless you already had ICS installed was do the S-Off Wire Trick. And since I misplaced my backup... really I uhm, erased it from my PC. Anyway, things were working smooth. The Juonoput program was doing its thing, it got real drunk and went about its way. But after doing it, and during the reboot to be S-Off, it gave me an apk error. That was the precise time my SD card did take a big dook. I know what its like to jumper PC boards, I rebuild various things on them all the time... Good news is the phone itself has survived just fine. I took my new SD card and retried the Juonoput trick... flawless first try. Card survived and S is Off. I moved the same image as before from my portable flash back to my SD and it flashed flawlessly at start up. The only more painful thing about this was getting a complete download that the MD5 checked out and it was fractured upon arrival. So the beast currently is rooted, running the AmonRa recovery again, and has the bootloader in tact. I am going to go custom again because I hate all the crap bloatware again. I really liked the RezRom, and have it in ICS downloaded... but since that's where my trouble began when the stupid VZW OTA came through, I may give another one a shot? I hear Viper is an amazing ROM? I'm not sure if I want sense or desensed? Any thought on that?
So... as of about 45 minutes ago, all life became good again!
Not sure... was the S-Off thing dangerous? I treated it as if you were installing a jumper on a hard drive to change write speed or turn it to slave? Just curious. At least now I can use the new Hasoon2000 S-Off all in one.
My wife is going to be so happy I'm nearly done screwing with my phone ... she was getting a little angry :furious:
Well, thanks for the help. Just piece of mind that someone with such vast knowledge is watching over the shoulders of idiots like me willing to just do crazy things without experience to our phones is a great thing! Like my wife always tells me: "If it ain't broken, fix it til it is". Gotta love that... so true, so true!
Thanks Mr. Smith! I'll let you know how my new ROM treats me... which one will I choose, I just don't know...