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No Home Screen on Reboot


  1. majordidge

    majordidge Member

    Hi,

    I have a GT-I9505, rooted, running the latest stock telstra firmware.
    When I reboot the phone it starts OK and presents me with the sim unlock screen. I can unlock the sim card and the phone then tells me its updating the date and time but then presents just the notification bar, no home screen or dock. :confused:

    However, I am able to call settings from the notification bar and by seleting My device > Home screen mode I get the Home screen mode toggle screen. If I select easy mode > apply I get the easy mode home screen and can then toggle it back to the standard mode home screen.
    If I then reboot, I go back to square one, i.e. no home screen. :hmmmm2:

    I have tried a factory resey using TWRP and flashing a stock Telstra rom but when it starts I have exactly the same problem - no home screen.
    This is driving me mad. Can anyone suggest what I've done and more importantly - what I need to do to fix it? :help:

    Thanks,

    MD.

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  2. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

    Sounds like you are rooted... When you flashed the stock ROM did you also wipe cache(s)?

    Have you tried resetting the cache/data for TW through your settings (since it sounds like you can access that)?
  3. majordidge

    majordidge Member

    Yes i am rooted. I did a fctory reset which I assume would have cleared the cache, but I noted that I still had my downloaded apps when i flashed the stock rom which I thought was odd. I have checked the TouchWiz app info and it says the cach is empty.

    MD
  4. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

    Try going into TWRP and wiping your cache and davlik (sp?) cache
  5. majordidge

    majordidge Member

    Hmm, interesting.

    Attempted to wipe cache and dalvic in TWRP and I got 'unable to mount /cache' and then 'failed to wipe dalvik'

    Have I done something with my partitions perhaps?

    MD
  6. majordidge

    majordidge Member

    I ran mount in terminal emulator and got:


    u0_a266@android:/ $ mount
    rootfs / rootfs ro,relatime 0 0
    tmpfs /dev tmpfs rw,seclabel,nosuid,relatime,mode=755 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,seclabel,relatime,mode=600 0 0
    none /dev/cpuctl cgroup rw,relatime,cpu 0 0
    none /dev/memcgrp cgroup rw,relatime,memory 0 0
    proc /proc proc rw,relatime 0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs rw,seclabel,relatime 0 0
    selinuxfs /sys/fs/selinux selinuxfs rw,relatime 0 0
    /sys/kernel/debug /sys/kernel/debug debugfs rw,relatime 0 0
    none /acct cgroup rw,relatime,cpuacct 0 0
    tmpfs /mnt/secure tmpfs rw,seclabel,relatime,mode=700 0 0
    tmpfs /mnt/asec tmpfs rw,seclabel,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000 0 0
    /dev/block/dm-0 /mnt/asec/com.usage.bigpondpro-1 ext4 ro,dirsync,seclabel,nosuid,nodev,noatime 0 0
    /dev/block/dm-1 /mnt/asec/com.seb.SLWP2b-1 ext4 ro,dirsync,seclabel,nosuid,nodev,noatime 0 0
    /dev/block/dm-2 /mnt/asec/com.tapatalk.androidforumscom-1 ext4 ro,dirsync,seclabel,nosuid,nodev,noatime 0 0
    tmpfs /mnt/obb tmpfs rw,seclabel,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000 0 0
    /dev/block/mmcblk0p26 /persdata/absolute ext4 rw,seclabel,nosuid,nodev,relatime,data=ordered 0 0
    /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/system /system ext4 ro,seclabel,relatime,data=ordered 0 0
    /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/userdata /data ext4 rw,seclabel,nosuid,nodev,noatime,discard,journal_checksum,journal_async_commit,noauto_da_alloc,data=ordered 0 0
    /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/apnhlos /firmware vfat ro,context=u:eek:bject_r:firmware:s0,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0337,dmask=0227,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=lower,errors=remount-ro 0 0
    /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/mdm /firmware-mdm vfat ro,context=u:eek:bject_r:firmware:s0,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0337,dmask=0227,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=lower,errors=remount-ro 0 0
    /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/efs /efs ext4 rw,seclabel,nosuid,nodev,noatime,discard,journal_checksum,journal_async_commit,noauto_da_alloc,errors=panic,data=ordered 0 0
    /data/container /mnt/shell/container sdcardfs rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0
    /data/media /mnt/shell/emulated sdcardfs rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1023,gid=1023 0 0
    tmpfs /storage/emulated tmpfs rw,seclabel,nosuid,nodev,relatime,mode=050,gid=1028 0 0
    /dev/block/vold/179:33 /storage/extSdCard vfat rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,noatime,nodiratime,uid=1000,gid=1023,fmask=0002,dmask=0002,allow_utime=0020,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro 0 0
    tmpfs /storage/extSdCard/.android_secure tmpfs ro,seclabel,relatime,size=0k,mode=000 0 0
    /data/media /storage/emulated/0 sdcardfs rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1023,gid=1023 0 0
    /data/media /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb sdcardfs rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1023,gid=1023 0 0
    /data/media /storage/emulated/legacy sdcardfs rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1023,gid=1023 0 0
    /data/media /storage/emulated/legacy/Android/obb sdcardfs rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1023,gid=1023 0 0
    u0_a266@android:/ $

    no sign of /cache

    Any help?
  7. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

    What version of twrp are you on?

    Do you have the stock .tar file to Odin?
  8. majordidge

    majordidge Member

    I'm using TWRP v2.6.3.0

    Using Odin 3 v3.07 but also have 3-v1.85. (Not sure which one I used to flash the stock rom).

    The stock Telstra rom i flashed is I9505XXUAMDE_I9505TELAMD8_I9505DVUAMD8_HOME.tar.md5

    MD

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