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Old November 4th, 2009, 06:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Urgent Help!! My HTC Magic can't start/boot up

I installed a couple of apps on yesterday night, and all of a sudden, my HTC Magic rebooted and couldn't start up at all now!!!

I don't have my phone contacts, messages & notes being backed up!!!

how should I go about with this now?

my phone just didn't work at all now.

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Old November 4th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In addition, does anyone know how to format/reinstall an Android on HTC Magic?
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Old November 5th, 2009, 10:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Guess what the exact same thing happened to me today too, my phone is stuck in a boot loop. I'm trying the following and let you know how I get on.

Pull battery and wait for a few minutes. Boot into 'Safe mode' by reinserting battery holding down 'Menu' then powering up. You must hold down 'Menu through out the entire boot up sequence. When the phone boots you should see the word 'Safe Mode' in the lower left corner. From here you can remove any apps you think may be the problem. Then shut down the phone, pull the battery, wait a few minutes then reboot as normal. Hopefully this will work.
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Ok here is what happened:

Tried booting into 'Safe Mode'. I would get as far as seeing the 'Safe Mode' text in the lower left corner and then the phone would reboot, I could not get passed this stage. I thought there might be a problem with the SD card so I tried booting with the SD card pulled out. This did not work either.

In the end I performed a Factory Reset which fixed the problem (don't worry you/I can redownload our paid for apps at no extra cost and all our contacts and calendar are synced up with Google.

To perform a Factory Reset on a HTC Magic:
1. With the device turned off, (remove and re-insert battery) press and hold the HOME and POWER buttons Untill the Yello Triangle is displayed ( this can take 15-20 seconds, continue to hold both buttons
2. When the Yellow Triangle is displayed, release the HOME and POWER Keys
3. Hold the HOME key, with this held down press and release the POWER key
4. Release the HOME Key, using the Trackball, scroll down to wipe data/factory reset and click the trackball The device has now been reset.
5. Using the Trackball scroll up to reboot and click the Trackball.

Factory Fresh Donut!
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This happened to me a few months ago, I got stuck in a boot loop. The cause was some alarm clock apps. I corrected the problem by doing a factory reset/reformat using the technique mentioned above. Now I just use the default Android alarm clock app and it works fine.

Regarding your lost data: you should have it sync'd to the cloud!
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I'm still trying to figure out what caused the problem but it was almost definitely a 3rd party app, I was installing and removing quite a few at the time.

famasutika how are you getting along?
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I've no luck. Went to the HTC Care, but being informed to refresh the whole Android!!

I've have to rebuild everything from scratch now! I hate the Contacts Import from SIM card... it just crab doing the import as it only capable of importing 250 contacts per operation....damn it!
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I've no luck. Went to the HTC Care, but being informed to refresh the whole Android!!

I've have to rebuild everything from scratch now! I hate the Contacts Import from SIM card... it just crab doing the import as it only capable of importing 250 contacts per operation....damn it!
Your contacts should be safely backed up in the Cloud : http://www.google.com/contacts -> Simply log in the same Google account as on your phone and your contacts should all be their
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Your contacts should be safely backed up in the Cloud : http://www.google.com/contacts -> Simply log in the same Google account as on your phone and your contacts should all be their
Carl, do you mean, all my local phone contacts will also be backup to my Gmail contacts? Really?
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Carl, do you mean, all my local phone contacts will also be backup to my Gmail contacts? Really?
All the ones that were in your contacts on your phone should be backed up to your Gmail Contacts yes

Give it a go yourself : http://www.google.com/contacts
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Nope. It only backup those Gmail or Google contacts. My local phone contacts were not being backed up/sync in my Gmail account..... Too bad.....

Does anyone comes across any free contacts backup apps to SD card?
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Nope. It only backup those Gmail or Google contacts. My local phone contacts were not being backed up/sync in my Gmail account..... Too bad.....

Does anyone comes across any free contacts backup apps to SD card?
Do you mean you had a choice on your Phone to save the Contacts as Google Contacts or Phone contacts I Don't on my Magic?

P.S. Try "MyBackup Pro" from the Android Market not free {Sorry I don't know any free ones , Hopefully someone will though} but Pretty good
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Do you mean you had a choice on your Phone to save the Contacts as Google Contacts or Phone contacts I Don't on my Magic?

P.S. Try "MyBackup Pro" from the Android Market not free {Sorry I don't know any free ones , Hopefully someone will though} but Pretty good
Carl, I imported my contacts from SIM as phone contacts, and now, how am I going to convert all those phone contacts to Google so that I could sort of backed the contacts up to my Google contacts.

Yeah, I also found MyBackup Pro from Market, but I'm hunting for a free apps that only back up my contacts, nothing else.
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Default HTC magic can not start, stuck in boot loop

Also got problems this morning and got stuck in a boot loop. Reason could also be that i had been downloading more applications lastn night.
Also done a factory reset/reformat using the technique mentioned above.
Didnt really lose a lot : most pictures etc are saved on sd card and contacts, email and calendar are synchronized via google so got it back in no time.

just annoying that i have to install applications again...
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Same here, the same boot loop. The crash caused Antivirus app from google market.
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Question Android HTC Magic in RUU mode

Can you help me restoring my phone which I have almost lost. I have HTC magic+ with Rogers Canada. I upgraded to android 2.1 recently. Today I tried to use custom ROM from HTC Magic - CyanogenMod Wiki but I screwed up.

Tried RUU utility to restore my phone and no luck. Now it shows RUU mode only. Can you give me instructions on how to restore my phone.
When I turn on the phone it has RUU option highlighted and does not allow me to do anything except fastboot.

ROM is:
SAPHIRE PVT 32A SHIP S-ON H
HBOOT-1.76.0010 (SAPP50000)
CPLD-12
RADIO-3.22.20.17
JAN 14 2010, 00:14:58

RUU


I need help pleaseeee!


F:\AndroidSDK\tools>fastboot oem boot
< waiting for device >
... INFOsetup_tag addr=0xA0000100 cmdline add=0x8F
083CA8
INFOTAG:Ramdisk OK
INFOTAG:smi ok, size = 32
INFOTAG:hwid 0x1
INFOTAG:skuid 0x21402
INFOTAG:hero panel = 0x0
INFOTAG:engineerid = 0x2
INFODevice CID is not super CID
INFOCID is ROGER001
INFOsetting.cid::ROGER001
INFOserial number: HT96XNK00080
INFOcommandline from head: no_console_suspend=1 console=null
INFOcommand line length =365
INFOactive commandline: board_sapphire.disable_uart3=0 board_sap
INFOphire.usb_h2w_sw=0 board_sapphire.disable_sdcard=0 smisize=3
INFO2 androidboot.baseband=3.22.20.17 androidboot.cid=ROGER001
INFOandroidboot.carrier=Rogers androidboot.mid=SAPP50000 android
INFOboot.keycaps=qwerty androidboot.mode=normal androidboot.seri
INFOalno=HT96XNK00080 androidboot.bootloader=1.76.0010 no_consol
INFOe_suspend=1 console=null
INFOaARM_Partion[0].name=misc
INFOaARM_Partion[1].name=recovery
INFOaARM_Partion[2].name=boot
INFOaARM_Partion[3].name=system
INFOaARM_Partion[4].name=cache
INFOaARM_Partion[5].name=userdata
INFOpartition number=6
INFOValid partition num=6
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FAILED (status read failed (Unknown error))
finished. total time: 7.969s




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do you have Phone jack 3.5mm on top?..if yes.
you do wrong flashing method...your Magic maybe MT3G 1.2 or Fender...
you have perfected SPL with S-ON ..i got this problem too..
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can someone help me. i just got my htc magic a few days a go and i was trying to upgrade it using the RUU utility on my pc but somewhere during the process my usb connection was disturbed and my phone just went blank and cannot go on anymore. i think it lacks software to boot. is there any way i can get it running again. please help
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