Hello guys.. I'm female and not-so-new at rooting.
Since I belong to the folk that loved TW in the beginning, but came to absolutely despise it after ICS, I rooted and tried to install some custom ROMs. They could never satisfy me so I kept testing, until I encountered a severe problem.
Whenever I flash a ROM via CWM recovery, it finishes in 5-10 seconds, being stuck on the Samsung logo after reboot.
It is driving me to the point of insanity. I tried about 10 ROMS (MIUI, various ICS ROMs etc), but all have the same problem.
The only ROM I can flash is CM9. But that is via Odin.
It's strange that CWM won't properly install any custom ROM, yet Odin will.
But there are not so many ROMs flashable via Odin and I want to flash the WIUI ROM
which I absolutely hated in the beginning (because it resembles the iPhone too much), but came to love it after seeing it on my friend's..
I tried many kernels (CF-Root, Siyah, Redpill etc.), all with custom CWM recoveries, but no luck.
Then did some research on XDA and other sites where folks like me had similar problems, and I was thinking that maybe my bootloader got messed up due to the flashes.
So I flashed the XXKI3 3-part firmware
with Bootloader, .PIT-file and re-partition ticked, it passed and worked like a charm via Odin and I hoped me problems would finally be resolved. But no.
I re-root the device, re-download my favourite ROM (WIUI), put it on my SD-card, boot into CWM, but the same problem arises every time.
After doing all the wipes, I try to install WIUI (or any other ROM) but it finishes in 5-10 seconds and leaves me stuck on the Samsung logo
I try flashing it twice (like CM7), but no luck again.
I'm running outta options of what to try
Can a kind soul please help me out?