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[GUIDE] [BOOTLOOP RECOVERY] Noob Friendly
RECOVERY FROM BOOT LOOP
Most people use the term "bricked" improperly. A bricked phone means one thing: your phone won't turn on in any way, shape or form, and there's nothing you can do to fix it. It is, for all intents and purposes, as useful as a brick. A phone stuck in a boot loop is not bricked, nor is a phone that boots straight into recovery mode. These are things you can usually fix, and they're a lot more common than a truly bricked phone. If your phone is actually bricked, you won't be able to fix it yourself.
OPT 1BOOTLOOP GUIDE
Start by removing the device's battery and wait for a few minute's before putting it back in your phone.
OR Switch off for non-removable battery phones for five to ten minutes so it can remove any charge that is left in the phone and to initiate a complete power-cycle once you insert the battery.
Now Boot the device into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the relevant shortcut keys for your device. For instance, most Samsung devices can boot into Recovery Mode while pressing the key combination Volume Up, Home and Power (for tablets it is Volume Up and Power). If using a HTC phone, boot into HBOOT first by tapping Volume Down and Power button together and then browse to Recovery using Volume Up/ Down buttons. If you cant get it to boot in Recovery you can always use (ADB) and type in the command] > adb reboot recovery <--- Hit Enter now your Device will reboot into recovery mode. If your not familar with adb or even know what adb is there is a link on the bottom of this page for the sdk download and a gude on the adb.
Now browse and select the option Wipe Data/Factory Reset in Recovery Mode.Check if the device can now boot into the newly installed ROM or firmware. If not, then perform Wipe Cache Partition And Return to the main Recovery menu and reboot the device by choosing Reboot System Now option.After Flashing or Installing a New ROM and If the device is already rooted with ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) installed, then do the following steps (1) Remove you'r battery and reinsert it after 30 seconds. (2) Boot the device into CWM Recovery by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together. NOTE: The key combination may vary depending on your device model.So, CONFIRM BEFORE YOU PROCEED. (3) Now Go to Advanced option in Recovery menu and choose Wipe Dalvik Cache. Then perform Wipe/cache under Mounts & Storage. Reboot the device and check if the boot loop issue is resolved. If not repeat the above three steps, but perform both Wipe/data and Wipe/cache under Mounts & Storage before rebooting.
After Setting an Incorrect File Permission.The Android operating system (OS) works on file permissions and hence incorrectly set file permissions may permanently damage or soft brick your device. Here are some of the commonly used file permissions:- 644 (RW-R-R) - (this is most common system permission, it exists in /system/app, /system/framework, /system/etc, /system/lib and allot of separate files) - 755 (RWX-RX-RX) - (mainly used for /system/bin) - 777 (RWX-RWX-RWX) - (used for scripts inside /system/etc/init.d and busybox files)
To fix or reset any of these file permissions, do the following:Boot the device into CWM or TWRP recovery Go to Advanced option.Click Fix Permission and confirm the action. After Restoring a Backup.If the bootloop error occurs immediately after restoring a Nandroid Backup, follow the steps on -(#:2)- to fix it. If everything else fails, just try re installing the original ROM or flash the first official firmware.
For HTC Phones: HTC phones can flash stock ROMs, known as RUUs, right from the phone's bootloader. You'll need to Google around for your device's specific RUU file, but once you download it, save the ZIP file to your SD card, and rename it (to something like PG05IMG.zip—the download page for the RUU file should specify which filename is required), booting up your phone should automatically flash the stock ROM from HBOOT, HTC's bootloader. Video YouTube
For Samsung Phones: If you're using a Samsung Galaxy phone, you can use a tool called Odin to reflash an OPS file, which is a stock ROM that will return your phone to factory settings. You'll need a Windows machine and a copy of Odin, which you can find by Googling around the net (as its not an official tool) check out The Unlockr's guide to using Odin to familiarize yourself. You may need to Google around for your specific device's OPS file and instructions.
Video How To - Unroot the Samsung Galaxy (www.TheUnlockr.com) - YouTube
With any luck, it should boot right into your ROM. If that didn't work, try with the same ROM (or with a different ROM) and see if you get different results.
- Power down your phone. Turn it back on and boot into Recovery mode. This is a bit different for every phone, so you'll have to Google how to do it for your specific model. Usually it involves holding down another button, like Volume Down, as you turn your phone on. HTC phones will have to then select "Recovery" from a menu, while other phones will boot directly into ClockworkMod. You'll know you're in ClockworkMod by the words "ClockworkMod Recovery" at the top of the screen.
- Use your volume keys to navigate the menus, and your power button to select menu items. Scroll down to Advanced, and choose "Wipe Dalvik Cache". When that's finished, go back to the main screen and choose "Wipe Cache Partition". Lastly, head to "Wipe Data/Factory Reset". This will delete all your settings and apps, but you should still be using the correct ROM.
- Reboot your phone.
if you boot up your phone, it might go straight into the bootloader—check to see whether you can choose "Recovery" from the list before continuing to the next step. HTC phones usually don't boot straight into recovery.
In this case, you'll want to reflash the ROM from scratch. Try again with the ROM that messed up your phone, if you so choose, but if that doesn't work, try an entirely different ROM. The best way to do this is to download a ROM from somewhere on the net and putting it on your SD card. You'll need to take the SD card out of your phone, and you'll need an SD card reader that you can plug into your computer. Here's how it works:
Hopefully, your phone should successfully boot into the new ROM. From there, you can probably assume that the previous ROM that messed up your phone isn't going to work, and you'll have to find another ROM for now—or find another copy of that ROM that isn't corrupted. Remember to make backups of your working ROMs so you don't lose all your data!
- Plug the SD card into your computer. Drag the ROMs ZIP file to your SD card, and wait for it to copy.
- When it's done copying, eject the SD card and put it back in your phone. Reboot into Recovery mode. This is a bit different for every phone, so you'll have to Google how to do it for your specific model. Usually it involves holding down another button, like Volume Down, as you turn your phone on. HTC phones will have to then select "Recovery" from a menu, while other phones will boot directly into ClockworkMod. You'll know you're in ClockworkMod by the words "ClockworkMod Recovery" at the top of the screen.
- Use your volume keys to navigate the menus, and your power button to select menu items. Scroll down to "Install ZIP From SD Card" and navigate to the ZIP file you just copied over. Give it time to flash the ROM.
- When it's done, reboot your phone.
HTC phones can flash stock ROMs, known as RUUs, right from the phone's bootloader. You'll need to Google around for your device's specific RUU file, but once you download it, save the ZIP file to your SD card, and rename it (to something like PG05IMG.zip—the download page for the RUU file should specify which filename is required), booting up your phone should automatically flash the stock ROM from HBOOT, HTC's bootloader.
HOW TO UNBRICK YOUR DEVICE
REQUIREMENTS TO UNBRICK YOUR PHONE
First install java on your pc if you haven’t java go to Java site
and install it.
download one-click Unbrick tool
window users will need .rar/.zip extractor software , you can download free all in one 7zip
extractor form here.
FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
1. Right-click on the One-Click.jar file, move down to option “7-zip” and then select “Extract to OneClick”.
2. Now you will get a ‘OneClick’ folder.
3. Now copy ‘OneClick.jar’ file and paste it into the ‘OneClickheimdalloneclickresourcesHeimdallPackage’ folder.
4. Right-click on ‘oneclickloader.exe’ file and choose ‘Run as Administrator’.
5. Proceed with the installation of Heimdall.
6. After the installation is complete, you will see the the One-Click UnBrick interface.
Connect the phone to computer via USB and click on “unsoft brick” button to recover your bricked android phone.
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