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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zeest, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. zeest

    zeest Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So... I managed to brick again. I can get into e-mode and start the phone, but after the boot animation, it just freezes saying metropcs. I have tried restoring the firmware, and it didn't make any difference. I can't seem to get it to factory reset either (volume down + power, correct?). Fastboot and adb do not find the phone, either. Any ideas?
     


  2. jpizle

    jpizle Android Expert

    Both volume rockers and power button
     
  3. zeest

    zeest Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    That is e-mode, which I have no problem getting to, but flashing the firmware doesn't solve anything.
     
  4. blaze420916

    blaze420916 Android Expert

    What did you do? Just do I don't do it?
     
  5. zeest

    zeest Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Probably something I overlooked in the install script for the ROM I was working on making. Used the base script from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1801690 modified a bit. Now I see I should have removed a few lines in the script since we can't install kernels... crap. (first time working with rom dev).
     
  6. jpizle

    jpizle Android Expert

    Volume down + power =safe mode. You have to hold both rockers and power when you feel it vibrate tap the back and home button fast repeatedly.;)
     
  7. zeest

    zeest Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    But... I don't feel it vibrate... just goes to e-mode

    EDIT: firmware c btw, not d
    EDIT2: Ok, unplugged it and now it vibrates, but goes immediately to e-mode.
     
  8. jpizle

    jpizle Android Expert

    That's weird. Take the battery out for a minute or two. I had the same problem a while back. What um telling you to do is how I finally got mine to reset.


    Try it with the volume down rocker only maybe I'm confused. Just remember to stay taping home and back when you feel the vibrate
     
  9. jpizle

    jpizle Android Expert

    I spent like 45 min trying to get this thing to reset that night. Liked you mine kept going to download mode but I finally got it to reset
     
  10. omgbossis21

    omgbossis21 Android Enthusiast

    Yes try pulling the battery for a few and try flashing firmware d. Although it sounds like you need adb access to reflash your boot image (mtdblock7 if I recall). Before working on a rom you must be sure to remove any mtdblock flashes in the recovery, they are very different from phone to phone. No telling what you flashed where without seeing the script.
     
  11. zeest

    zeest Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I made sure to change it to flash to 7, so idk... I removed a lot w/o testing though, so that was probably why I had a problem. Followed this MS770 - Factory Reset - YouTube trying multiple times, didnt work. My phone is now no longer stuck at metropcs, but looping the bootanimation. Will now download and flash firmware d, see if that helps.
     
  12. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid

    Try a factory reset, there's a way to do it with the soft keys, I just don't know how. You may have to look through the manual.
     
  13. jpizle

    jpizle Android Expert

    Both volume rockers and power. When it vibrate start taping back and home keys fast and repeatedly;) its tricky but it works
     
  14. trigger1074

    trigger1074 Android Enthusiast


    pull battery

    volume down and power at same time

    when it vibrates let go of both buttons

    swipe buttons left to right ( I spammed it to finally get it to work)

    Android should show up if done right
     
  15. zeest

    zeest Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    THANK YOU! Worked on the fifth try.
     
  16. omgbossis21

    omgbossis21 Android Enthusiast

    Are you trying to flash another boot. Img in place of ours?
     
  17. zeest

    zeest Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yes, realized that was the problem.
     
  18. omgbossis21

    omgbossis21 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah dont do that =-) You dont need a boot.img file in our roms for the 2int recovery at all since we cant edit them and you would only be flashing what is pre-existing.
     
  19. plasticarmyman

    plasticarmyman Android Expert

    If you can give me that ROM as a burnable image I'll test it on an SD card
     
  20. zeest

    zeest Android Enthusiast
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  21. plasticarmyman

    plasticarmyman Android Expert

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    plasticarmyman Android Expert

  23. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    plasticarmyman, i like you so im gunna step on in before you spend a bunch of time wiping your sdcard and restoring it etc...

    the reason why the nook devs all say boot from sdcard is because thats where the bootloader of that device was found to check for software. the odds of lg making their phones with a new bootloader that would replicate this similar setup would be very hard to believe. they have emergency mode, as well as fastboot to flash factory signed software images. they have no reason to need sdcard access.

    the nook on the other hand was B&N's first attempt and by leaving sdcard booting it its what ultimately led to the cracking of the device. lg would be sure to make sure they didnt make the same mistake when they are trying to lock their devices down :/
     
  24. zeest

    zeest Android Enthusiast
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  25. zeest

    zeest Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Most likely you are correct, but I just figured I'd give the guy what he wanted, just in case it worked.
     

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