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    Default Android - stuck on start screen - root mistake

    Hello All,

    I have an Alcatel one touch 983 running gingerbread, it was rooted some time ago,
    I am upgrading so was resetting it to factory defaults, after doing this and wiping the SD card (I also deleted a few files manually via it being connected to usb.

    After it was done restoring factory defaults it restarted and then ever since, the startup screen hangs. sometimes it shows the Alcatel logo screen, at other times it will just show the green android robot.
    it never loads into android.

    When I boot into recovery by using volume up and holding power - it loads a screen saying something along the lines of "all data will be lost, continue?" there are no other options showing.

    The phone also randomly turns itself on and the green android appears.

    Must be a software issue, but I don't know what to do as I can't get to recovery or other options?.

    Thank you.
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    Default Re: Android - stuck on start screen - root mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by AC Question View Post
    Hello All,

    I have an Alcatel one touch 983 running gingerbread, it was rooted some time ago,
    I am upgrading so was resetting it to factory defaults, after doing this and wiping the SD card (I also deleted a few files manually via it being connected to usb.

    After it was done restoring factory defaults it restarted and then ever since, the startup screen hangs. sometimes it shows the Alcatel logo screen, at other times it will just show the green android robot.
    it never loads into android.

    When I boot into recovery by using volume up and holding power - it loads a screen saying something along the lines of "all data will be lost, continue?" there are no other options showing.

    The phone also randomly turns itself on and the green android appears.

    Must be a software issue, but I don't know what to do as I can't get to recovery or other options?.

    Thank you.
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    Hello,

    Thanks for the reply, I completed the root using a package I found online, adb recovery.
    I have found the stock rom, but I don't know how to correct or restore everything.

    The only screen I get in recovery is the message about all data being deleted.

    Thanks.
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    Hello,

    Can anyone advise what to do? can it be saved or is it just a paperweight now?

    Thanks.
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    Hello,

    I am not sure what to do next, if I hold the power button and volume up key I get to a screen with "All data will be lost, continue?" but no other options. when in this mode I can see the drive mounted via USB, but it is completely empty. When I try to drag and drop files it says the file is no longer in the location or cannot find file (even though the file is there on the hard drive). . I have adb installed and setup but it says waiting for device when I try fastboot/flash.

    Can anyone give me some simple steps to restore the device (I have the rom, sdk, drivers, etc).
    seems a shame to have to buy a new one as it's a software issue but I guess I will have to?

    Thanks

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    Reading the thread; hang on a few minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthway22 View Post
    Hello,

    I am not sure what to do next, if I hold the power button and volume up key I get to a screen with "All data will be lost, continue?" but no other options. when in this mode I can see the drive mounted via USB, but it is completely empty. When I try to drag and drop files it says the file is no longer in the location or cannot find file (even though the file is there on the hard drive). . I have adb installed and setup but it says waiting for device when I try fastboot/flash.

    Can anyone give me some simple steps to restore the device (I have the rom, sdk, drivers, etc).
    seems a shame to have to buy a new one as it's a software issue but I guess I will have to?

    Thanks

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    This is what i was able to find: If this is the same phone this should be ok to do, you can load the rom on the SD card, and then you should be able to flash it in recovery. I would download the first link and then install from SD card.

    [HELP] Looking for Stock Rom for Alcatel OT-983 - xda-developers

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    Hello,

    Thank you for the reply, I was just giving up hope of saving the phone!. I have the rom, do I remove the SD card and copy files to it, then put it back in the phone?.

    How do I then get it over to the file system?

    The files in the rom are image files, (boot, recovery, system). Do I need to copy any adb files over or?.
    could you let me know the next step, (such as a command in adb) once I have the files on the SD card,

    I knew what I was doing last year when I rooted it, but I have forgotten already!

    Thanks.
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    Hello,

    I have taken out the SD card and loaded it up on my PC, I can now see all the files are intact, (I had the drive partitioned and used link2sd, etc). Shall I wipe everything (I have backed up) and what exactly do I need to copy to the SD card.

    Thanks.
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    I would install through the recovery.

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    Hello,

    Could someone please tell me how to do this? When I hold the power button and volume up key it loads the screen with ""All data will be lost, continue?"" which shows various languages, but there are no other options.

    When I try to access it via cmd on a usb connection it says error device not found.

    Thanks
    Last edited by earthway22; 07-06-2014 at 07:56 PM.
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    Default Re: Android - stuck on start screen - root mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by earthway22 View Post
    Hello,

    Could someone please tell me how to do this? When I hold the power button and volume up key it loads the screen with ""All data will be lost, continue?"" which shows various languages, but there are no other options.

    When I try to access it via cmd on a usb connection it says error device not found.

    Thanks
    Device not found is an error that is probably caused by bad drivers. You can try to reinstall them. Beyond that I don't know how to help you with ADB commands.

    As for the recovery issue, I am not sure how to proceed with that either. I don't want to say go ahead, because if that action wipes your recovery it probably will be bricked.

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    Hello,

    Hello, I may be getting somewhere (or making things worse, I don't know!) adb via command prompt did not detect the device, I was however able to get fastboot to work, I used the command fastboot oem unlock, then I used the commands fastboot erase boot, fastboot erase recovery, and the same for userdata, system. that worked, I then used the commands fastboot flash boot boot.img (and the same for recovery and system. )

    However, it still does not work and still gets stuck on loading screen.
    What am I doing wrong?.

    Thanks.
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    Can you boot into recovery?

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