03-15-2012 12:19 AM
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  1. EpicSilver's Avatar
    I know im not supposed to but i blanked out and just hit the button not even realizing what it would do... i Factory reset because i thought it would solve an issue which i fixed on my own... But my case is a strange one... I have tried several threads that have the same problem and all of them say to get the xonia recovery but that didn't help..(well it did sorta)

    So at the Moment i am on iho cm7.2 but stuck in recovery mode which bobzhomes iho 4.0.1.4.3. Several times i flashed the xonia recovery from the iho recovery im in but what happens is after i hit reboot system or power off.. or even reboot recovery.. this screen pops up and first it intantly factory resets, then wipes my cache, then it continues to boot the phone to cm7...

    Im looking for suggestions because i would like to get my data back but i can live off the phone in the condidtion it is in now.. i just cant turn it off

    *I Do Have ROOT
    *I can Use Terminal Emulator
    *I am on IHO Jerry Scripts
    *I can use The Phone if i flash the xonia recovery.. (but it doesn't work as a recovery)
    *if i use any other recovery i am stuck in a recovery loop
    02-22-2012 12:42 PM
  2. fatbro's Avatar
    02-22-2012 01:40 PM
  3. EpicSilver's Avatar
    I did try that but for some reason it didn't work... its confusing.. ill try to post a video on what happens
    02-22-2012 03:29 PM
  4. anthonycr's Avatar
    How'd you factory reset after rooting and NOT totally destroy your phone??
    02-22-2012 04:56 PM
  5. riggerman's Avatar
    A better question is how they managed to factory reset on an IHO ROM. That option has been removed on all the versions, and has been for a while. The op claims to be running IHO CM7.2.
    02-22-2012 06:25 PM
  6. Conrail16's Avatar
    The factory reset isn't completely removed, just hidden deep down. (And no, I'm not saying where it is. There is absolutely no reason for anyone to use it)
    02-22-2012 07:40 PM
  7. wonshikee's Avatar
    Hi there, check out my solution here

    Post #67

    Help!!! rooted/custom rom - wont go into recovery - Page 2 - Android Forums

    Your main problem is that, you absolutely have to go back to stock ROM. Then the phone will fix itself and you can reflash whatever you want.
    02-22-2012 07:45 PM
  8. EpicSilver's Avatar
    A better question is how they managed to factory reset on an IHO ROM. That option has been removed on all the versions, and has been for a while. The op claims to be running IHO CM7.2.
    Sorry... I should of stated that I couldn't find a factory reset on oho... so I restored a stock rom and then factory reset... then I flashed oho in the recovery hoping it would fix it

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    02-22-2012 10:49 PM
  9. Eollie's Avatar
    My advise throw away your android buy a iphone and never touch android again.

    Despite people telling you not to do it you still ignored the warning.

    @conrail16 Jerry removed the factory reset from the settings menu as did most others. Any other method of finding it means you know what your doing and know its a bad idea to use.
    cole2kb likes this.
    02-25-2012 05:27 PM
  10. asadullah's Avatar
    My advise throw away your android buy a iphone and never touch android again.

    Despite people telling you not to do it you still ignored the warning.

    @conrail16 Jerry removed the factory reset from the settings menu as did most others. Any other method of finding it means you know what your doing and know its a bad idea to use.

    LOL just what I was thinking
    02-25-2012 06:11 PM
  11. Conrail16's Avatar

    @conrail16 Jerry removed the factory reset from the settings menu as did most others. Any other method of finding it means you know what your doing and know its a bad idea to use.
    Very true, it's not easy to find it unless you understand Android's internals (in which which you probably know better than to use it), or you got very (un)lucky and found it randomly while exploring deep down in the system. I was just pointing out that it was not completely impossible the OP did stumble on it in IHO.
    02-25-2012 06:43 PM
  12. flapjack.fiasco's Avatar
    It's sad really, I mean, I read so much before I even attempted rooting, and it was clearly stated all over the place. I feel bad for the guy, but he really didn't do his homework.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    02-25-2012 07:08 PM
  13. lvsniper's Avatar
    @EpicSilver

    Yeah, i did exactly the same thing 2 days ago. I was in exactly the same state of mind along with trying to do exactly what you did

    I guess i have a secure phone version... now that the phone gets wiped off on reboot. Pain to reconfigure stuff like market/amazon and wifi along with other software..

    My bad.. lesson learned
    02-26-2012 05:46 PM
  14. EpicSilver's Avatar
    I really don't care now.. because I CaN run iho ... and I can use the phone as if nothing is wrong... I just don't turn it off... when I feel like it I will try to return it to stock

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    02-26-2012 06:44 PM
  15. clodfelterac's Avatar
    epic... did you flash the img and zip I left you in your other thread?...
    02-27-2012 03:14 AM
  16. EpicSilver's Avatar
    epic... did you flash the img and zip I left you in your other thread?...
    i Did that b4 you send me the link and i tried it again... but the recovery doesn't seem to work on my phone and thats how im in the state that im in now
    02-28-2012 10:28 PM
  17. EpicSilver's Avatar
    My advise throw away your android buy a iphone and never touch android again.

    Despite people telling you not to do it you still ignored the warning.

    @conrail16 Jerry removed the factory reset from the settings menu as did most others. Any other method of finding it means you know what your doing and know its a bad idea to use.
    i put this thread up for support... if you have nothing supportive to say than i rather you not comment here
    02-28-2012 10:34 PM
  18. Eollie's Avatar
    i put this thread up for support... if you have nothing supportive to say than i rather you not comment here
    And I spent a good bit of my time trying to help you in another thread. Wasted time IMO.

    So I would rather you take my advise so no more wasted members time is spent.
    02-28-2012 11:05 PM
  19. EarthnFire78's Avatar
    i Did that b4 you send me the link and i tried it again... but the recovery doesn't seem to work on my phone and thats how im in the state that im in now
    You could try flashing the recovery I use, do not rename the recovery image file and use this script to flash the recovery to your phone using Terminal Emulator or adb.

    1: Unzip the RecoveryFlash and put the Recovery image in that folder, then put the fold in the root of your sd-card.

    3: Reboot phone and wait for sdcard to mount.

    4: Become root user in abd shell or terminal emulator with command without quotes "su."

    5: Use any File Explorer or File Manager that as root access and copy/paste the recoveryflash.sh file in the RecoveryFlash folder on the sd-card to /data/local.

    6: Run these commands in either Terminal or adb.


    Code:
    cat /sdcard/recoveryflash/recoveryflash.sh > /data/local/recoveryflash.sh
    chmod 0755 /data/local/recoveryflash.sh
    /data/local/recoveryflash.sh
    02-28-2012 11:47 PM
  20. EpicSilver's Avatar
    You could try flashing the recovery I use, do not rename the recovery image file and use this script to flash the recovery to your phone using Terminal Emulator or adb.

    1: Unzip the RecoveryFlash and put the Recovery image in that folder, then put the fold in the root of your sd-card.

    3: Reboot phone and wait for sdcard to mount.

    4: Become root user in abd shell or terminal emulator with command without quotes "su."

    5: Use any File Explorer or File Manager that as root access and copy/paste the recoveryflash.sh file in the RecoveryFlash folder on the sd-card to /data/local.

    6: Run these commands in either Terminal or adb.


    Code:
    cat /sdcard/recoveryflash/recoveryflash.sh > /data/local/recoveryflash.sh
    chmod 0755 /data/local/recoveryflash.sh
    /data/local/recoveryflash.sh
    Thanks in advance and one question... can i use flash gui or not... and should i place in root of sd card first then after the reboot use terminal emulator (thats what im going to be using) but send it to background, move the flash img. and recovery to the data/local then reopen terminal emulator
    02-29-2012 07:04 PM
  21. JerryScript's Avatar
    I'm not sure what that recovery flashing script is, but it's just two lines in terminal to do it quick and easy:
    Code:
    su
    flash_image recovery /sdcard/NAME_OF_RECOVERY_HERE
    02-29-2012 10:03 PM
  22. EpicSilver's Avatar
    I'm not sure what that recovery flashing script is, but it's just two lines in terminal to do it quick and easy:
    Code:
    su
    flash_image recovery /sdcard/NAME_OF_RECOVERY_HERE
    The thing is any recovery that i use besides the xonia one gets me stuck in a recovery boot loop... and the xonia one doesn't even work.. it gets me to boot but it makes me factory reset, then wipes cache
    03-01-2012 01:22 PM
  23. 00_wrath_00's Avatar
    The thing is any recovery that i use besides the xonia one gets me stuck in a recovery boot loop... and the xonia one doesn't even work.. it gets me to boot but it makes me factory reset, then wipes cache
    I noticed if you rename it to anything other then v.img or recovery.img it wont flash. Try renaming the recovery to v.img I bet it will work then. If you can flash in your recovery I have recovery flash zip in my drop box if you want to try that just let me know what recovery you want.

    Sent from my Quattrimus ICS OV.
    03-01-2012 02:24 PM
  24. drezliok's Avatar
    I think I see your solution.

    You factory rest and got a boot loop. Instead of following the stickies to break out of the loop you flashed a different recovery. Resulting in a weird it's working but not fully way.

    As far as I know there's no easy "flash this" fix for a boot loop.

    I think you should try and fix the loop before moving on, try this.

    Flash the recovery you were using first when the boot loop started.
    Then follow this guide: http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...ping-mtd8.html

    I hope this helps.

    Drezliok
    lvsniper likes this.
    03-01-2012 03:07 PM
  25. EarthnFire78's Avatar
    Thanks in advance and one question... can i use flash gui or not... and should i place in root of sd card first then after the reboot use terminal emulator (thats what im going to be using) but send it to background, move the flash img. and recovery to the data/local then reopen terminal emulator
    The script is written to wipe the false recovery flash that ROM manager does and some CWMN Recoveries that are not fully flashed: plus the Ra recovery can fix the problems caused by doing a factory reset from with in the ROM. You can use terminal and the FlashRecovery.sh is written to read from the FlashRecovery folder.
    03-01-2012 03:18 PM
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