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Frozen in Recovery after Data Wipe

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bustedukulele, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. bustedukulele

    bustedukulele Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I booted my nook from an SD card for the first time and everything went smoothly. I wanted to run a different ROM so I put it on the sd card, shut off the nook, and rebooted it. When I got into recovery I wiped data/factory reset and after the process completed my Nook froze.

    Right now its stuck on the recovery screen that says:
    -reboot system now
    -apply update from sdcard
    -wipe data/factory rest
    -wipe cache partition

    At the bottom is says that the data wipe was complete. None of the hardware buttons work and it wont shut off or anything.

    Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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  2. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    One of the many reasons I'm not a fan of sdcards (no secret).

    You should be able to hold down your power button (30 secs?) to get it to power off. Then you'll want to see if your stock rom still works by popping out the card or using the boot menu.

    Assuming that's still ok, you may want to see what state your sdcard rom is in by trying to boot it up again. You may need to copy the new rom to it again, if you don't see it on the sdcard. After wiping caches/data, your first boot will take much longer. If it's more than 10 minutes, it's probably not going to boot and you need to try something different.
  3. bustedukulele

    bustedukulele Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thanks for the reply. It ended up shutting off eventually. I reinsertrd the SD card and flashed another ROM.
    My unrooted nook got the sleeping freeze of death so i was trying to fix the issue. Now that its up and running ill be rooting it internally.
  4. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    I think you'll be happier with just the one rom.

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