Oh boy....am I hosed?


  1. bdaoust

    bdaoust Well-Known Member

    So, I originally rooted/flashed my phone using Unrevoked. I believe I had the stock rom on a rooted phone. (It's been a while, but pretty sure it was stocked)

    Anyway, I downloaded the newest CynaGenMod called updated-cm-7.0.3.1 - it was only 85 meg.

    I then wiped the data and cache (as the instructions told me to) and then installed the update via the sd card. When I reboot, I only get the white Evo 4G screen and nothing else.

    Did I just hose my phone?

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  2. bfrench1990

    bfrench1990 Active Member

    Did you wipe Dalvik Cache too? If not, redo it, userdata/factory reset, cache, dalvik cache, reflash. That should clear it up. It may also be that it is just taking a while to boot up, which sometimes happens when you first flash something. It it takes too long, pull the battery, then put it back, and wait a little. If that doesn't fix it, then do the wipe and reflash mentioned above. If THAT doesn't work, try another rom or restore your stock rom.
  3. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    CM7 shouldn't take too long to load up, and about 85MB sounds right to me.
    Try to wipe and reflash it. Maybe try the superwipe zip.

    Can you still get into recovery?
  4. bdaoust

    bdaoust Well-Known Member

    Ok this is what I'm trying. I hold down power button and volume down and get into bootloader. It's a white screen with some options and three android dudes at the bottom. Says Super Sonic Ext3 Ship S-ON at top. I select Recovery and did the wipes again and then selected select from sd card and then that file. I don't need to rename that file do I? Anyway, I just did it and it's still at the white screen. We shall see.

    Also, is it possible to charge the battery if I can't get it going? I'd hate to run the battery low.

    Still white screen about 2 mins later :(
  5. bdaoust

    bdaoust Well-Known Member

    I should mention that install happened VERY quickly. Less than 10 seconds.
  6. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    S-On, not rooted. Try unrevoked or revolutionary again. Depending on Hboot version.

    It actually sounds like you are not rooted, but have a custom recovery... which would be strange. Sure it's not s-off, not being a jerk, just that's weird.

    Yep, you can charge the battery with the phone off.
  7. bfrench1990

    bfrench1990 Active Member

    If you are hboot 2.16.0001, use revolutionary

    If not, use unrevoked.
  8. bdaoust

    bdaoust Well-Known Member

    No worries, your just helping out :D Nope, it's S-ON. Weird eh? Did I maybe get an OTA and it reversed it or something? I dunno.


    hroot 2.10.0001
  9. bdaoust

    bdaoust Well-Known Member

    I don't see an option for Dalvik cache whip. Using ClockWorkMod recoverty 2.6.01
  10. bdaoust

    bdaoust Well-Known Member

    Found it - under Advanced. ;) Lets try this again.
  11. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    hmm... that's the old hboot (unless it's a typo), so I'd try unrevoked again. That should sort everything out.
  12. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Hope it works.
    You're gonna want to get S-Off again though.
  13. bdaoust

    bdaoust Well-Known Member

    Ok will do. No wonder my buddies call me Charlie Brown. Nothing goes smooth!
  14. bdaoust

    bdaoust Well-Known Member

    Will the unRevoked get S-Off or are there pre steps to that?
  15. bfrench1990

    bfrench1990 Active Member

    Ah, try flashing amon ra's recovery. It has an option for that. Teamwin's recovery does that too. I never used clockworkmod, but i heard that it can be buggy at times and lacks a few features other recoveries have.
  16. bdaoust

    bdaoust Well-Known Member

    Update: I did a restore from Recovery to get a backup I did a few days ago. I'm back to where I am - but have a running phone. Will attempt again. If anyone can point me to a good guide, I'd appreciate it. For some reason, I thought since I have ClockRecoveryMod, I just need to download a new ROM and install it from SD card.

    Would ROM Manager Premium made things easier?
  17. bfrench1990

    bfrench1990 Active Member

    ROM Manager isn't really the best way to go about flashing roms. Doing it manually will yield you the best results. Seriously, give amon ra a try, it has the dalvik cache cleaner. Use the recovery to do everything form partitioning your SD card, wiping data, backing up ROMs, and flashing ROMs. Don't trust an application to do that for you.
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  18. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    what i'm more curious about is how do you have s-on with a custom recovery? very interesting indeed. when you first rooted, did you use unrevoked forever or unrevoked 3? did you accept ota a while ago?
  19. bdaoust

    bdaoust Well-Known Member

    I believe I originally did unrevoked3. However, I think it's because I must have inadvertently accepted an OTA update.

    Just a thought.
  20. bdaoust

    bdaoust Well-Known Member

    Well I did the unrevokeforever and verifed S-OFF.

    Cleared the data, parition, and caches and flashed the ROM.

    Still the white Evo screen. :(
  21. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    well, now that you have s-off (which is good), you can try the PC36IMG.zip for recovery again. That might clear things up. Or try another rom. Maybe try both (if one doesn't resolve the issue).
  22. bdaoust

    bdaoust Well-Known Member

    What is PC36IMG.zip? I wonder if I should reformat my SDCard?
  23. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Well, a PC36IMG.zip file is one that installs from fastboot. You name it exactly 'PC36IMG.zip' and it will update by itself. Double check the extensions to make sure you don't name it PC36IMG.zip.zip
  24. bdaoust

    bdaoust Well-Known Member

    I got it working. It must have been something on my SDCARD, because I used another formatted SD card - put the mod zip on there and installed and it was fine. So, something on my SD card was interfering with it.

    Thanks for the help. Great to have people to help out.
  25. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Glad you got it working!
    Any idea what it was? That way we can better help anyone with a similar issue.

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