BIGUNS New Member

    Help. HTC Desire. A8181. Just fitted new battery and charged as advised. Switched on and phone continuously alternates between HTC logo and Virgin logo. It will not boot up. Put original battery back in and the same happens. Phone worked fine prior to fitting and charging new battery

  2. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    Welcome to the forum :)

    Hmm, that's odd. Try taking the battery out and leaving it out for a couple of minutes, see whether it works after that (gives the semiconductor time to fully discharge, which should clear any locked-up bits).

    Are your data backed-up? If all else fails we may need to do things which will wipe the phone.

    You've never had any crashes or soft resets previously? Just wanted to check in case it's a temperature thing.
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  3. nicka3200

    nicka3200 Well-Known Member

    This could be for a number of reasons & probably not related to your new battery, however you could try booting with the old battery.

    Some of the early Desires (mine included) suffered from hardware overheating issues. The only cure is a mainboard replacement which would probably cost more than the phone is worth.

    Lets look at software issues first:

    I am assuming you are not rooted & that you have not changed your recovery.

    First remove the battery for a few minutes. Then hold the volume down (-) while briefly pressing the power button. This will take you to the bootloader. Make a note of the pvt number displayed on the screen (it should be pvt 1, 2, 3 or 4).

    Next use the volume keys to scroll down to recovery then press the power key again to select it. You should now have a black screen with an exclamation mark surrounded by a red triangle.

    Hold the volume up (+) key while briefly pressing power. This should take you to the recovery screen.

    Scroll down with volume keys to "Wipe cache partition" and press the trackpad this time to select.

    Lastly scroll back up to "Reboot system now" and press the trackpad again. Your phone should now boot.

    If the above is not successful the next option would be to repeat the above process but select "Wipe data/factory reset" and press the trackpad. However this will wipe all user data (but not the sd card).

    The last software fix we could try is to run a ROM Upgrade Utility (RUU) but we would need a little more information about your phone first so let us know if the above steps work or not.

    BIGUNS New Member

    Thanks to all, however shortly after posting I found the solution on this site from a post by Jon March titled :- Full recovery procedure for crash + reboot cycling HTC Desire.
    Thanks again to all
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  5. nicka3200

    nicka3200 Well-Known Member

    I am very pleased your phone is now booting. However if you had followed the instructions in this post (ie cleared the cache partition first) you may, or may not, have avoided losing all of your data.

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