Endless Startup Cycle on my Droid

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  1. breathe-ez

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    My Motorola Droid is stuck on and endless reboot cycle. Its just keeps going through through the startup cycle and then goes blank and starts over. It was working fine earlier in the day and then just started doing this spontaneously. Its going on 3 hours now. Nice Halloween trick motorola.
     
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    Pull the battery......when you go to power on hold down the menu key on the physical keyboard. That will boot you into safe mode. Try a factory data reset if it boots up ok in safe mode.

    Sent from somewhere...
     
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    happened to me when i was trying to flash a theme. you may have to go and wipe you cache and that MAY help. if not you may be out of luck and have to wipe to factory settings or reflash a rom
     
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    :welcome: to the forum!

    Are you stock or rooted? What were you doing before this happened? Did you install any apps recently? We'll try to get you back on track here ASAP! :)
     
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    I'm stock. I actually don't know what rooted means, but I haven't done anything out of the ordinary with my phone. I haven't installed any apps for over a month. The last thing I did before it went crazy on me was I took a Halloween pic. of my kid and sent the pic in a text. Not exactly sure how long the time was between it going crazy and the text...probably 1/2 hour.
     
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    Okay. That really helps the diagnosis.

    Did the battery pull and menu key trick let you boot into safe mode?
     
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    pulling the battery and holding down the menu button while powering on has changed nothing. its still going through the startup cycle endlessly.
     
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    So you scared your phone is what you're saying?? J/k


    Ok try booting into recovery. Holding X on keyboard and power button. When triangle with ! Shows up hold volume up and camera button.

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    Okay, pull the battery, put it back in, press and hold the X key, power it up, and don't stop pressing the X key till you get into recovery.
     
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    ok I tried reboot system now and it went back to the same startup cycle as before. should I try wipe data/factory reset next?
     
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    Yeah, that was what we were trying to get you into recovery for. :)
     
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    thanks for the help. its back working again. rather frustrating that everything was lost and i'm going to have to load everything I want back on it, but at least its working. I did save all pics and videos though, so none of that was lost forever.
     
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