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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cdonkey, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. cdonkey

    cdonkey Lurker
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    so i have the zte force for boost and i think i might be bricked. i have tried all i can think of to try and get this fixed from restoring a fresh nandroid backup and reinstalling the rom i flashed. i tried installing the droidsmith 0.7.0 rom and everything went ok but when i entered the os it said there was things that needed installed so i clicked ok and that is where things went bad. i think it said that something went bad when it went into cwm and now when i try to boot the phone i get a strange pixel screen and it just keeps going back to cwm and nothing else if someone could help me out or tell me that the phone is done for that would help me out a lot. thanks in advance

    ***EDIT***
    i think i figured out how to fix all the problems i was having. so i have dsf 7 installed and before i had the cwm recovery that wasnt touch. this caused my phone to default boot to recovery no matter what and i couldnt boot android without booting into the bootloader and using fastboot continue to boot android. what i did to fix this issue is i installed the touch version of cwm and that seems to have gotten rid of my need to use fastboot to boot android so if anyone else is having this issue this is what seems to have worked for me :)
     



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  2. TheFatDemon

    TheFatDemon Well-Known Member

    Restore from one of the stock ROM's. If you can't access any storage, I would recommend trying using ADB Sideload to install a stock rom.
    BTW, the pixelated screen before CWM is something normal. I get that too when I boot into it.
     
  3. slgdad

    slgdad Newbie

    You can flash your stock firmware through Odin.. If you can't flash your backup.. Just make sure its the official firmware.. Flash the firmware you might half to go into the stock recovery and do a factory reset.. Then your phone will be just like the day you bought it. But if it boots up fine then you don't need to do that.. Then re root and re flash your recovery and all done..
     
  4. TheFatDemon

    TheFatDemon Well-Known Member

    I believe Odin is only for samsung, I could be wrong though.
     
  5. slgdad

    slgdad Newbie

    I have used it with my lg and Samsung of course :).. Not sure about anything els.. Worked like lg tools
     
  6. cdonkey

    cdonkey Lurker
    Thread Starter

    i think i was able to half fix this issue i was having by using adb to reboot into the bootloader then using fastboot to continue booting the device though this is the only way i can actually get the phone to boot into android because if i just restart normally then it will be in the same situation it was in so if anyone else can help with that issue then thanks xD
     
  7. TheFatDemon

    TheFatDemon Well-Known Member

    In your case I would use adb pull in order to get essential files off the phone such as contacts and photos and then just reflash CWM, and flash a stock rom.
     
  8. knoober

    knoober Android Enthusiast

    I'm having a similar issue. I was wondering what refreshing cwm would do if he already can't install from it? Do you think the recovery might be damaged or corrupted?
     
  9. TheFatDemon

    TheFatDemon Well-Known Member

    It's quite possible that it may have gotten corrupted. Reflashing CWM would do no harm though.
     
  10. knoober

    knoober Android Enthusiast

    Thanks, I guess I was just worried that there might be trouble with the partitions or something (which is why the OS would be gone) and that if you try to reflash the recovery it might dissappear too. I'll give it a shot with fresh cwm and let you know if it works. Also, did this guy ever get his device working?

    Edit: well you were right, cwm was the problem. Reflash CWM and everything was fine. Thanks man.
     
  11. sawbones999

    sawbones999 Well-Known Member

    I encountered a similar issue when I tried to revert to dsf from JB, I kept getting errors that the /data partition was full. It turned out that cwm had created a folder in root folder and created 2GB of backups there.

    After I deleted those backups I did factory reset, then wiped dalvik cache, and installed dsf then everything worked properly again.

    I still don't know where those cwm backups came from.

    Maybe this will help you??

    Good luck and cheers,
    -SB
     
  12. sawbones999

    sawbones999 Well-Known Member

    Oh I just saw that you fixed it. Still my advice here might help somebody. You can tell if you have this issue if you get an error about /data failing to restore from a nandroid. Dsf install gave no error but when I booted many things were missing.
    Cheers,
    -SB
     
  13. ZTE Force

    ZTE Force Newbie

    CWM puts a directory under clockworkmod called blobs.... I just deleted all those MBs...in hundreds of subdirectories to make space ....then put my backup on the SDCard and restored like normal... i don't miss those blobs at all

    OH and i see the term dsf bandied about ...here and there...what's that?
     
  14. cdonkey

    cdonkey Lurker
    Thread Starter

    dsf is the droidsmith force rom
     
  15. sawbones999

    sawbones999 Well-Known Member

    As far as I'm concerned it's the best. It maintains a minimalist stock feel without being Spartan.

    Also, a great starting point if you wanted to try and make your own ROM, which I started awhile ago and all my recent efforts have been side tracked by trying to get JB working properly.

    Cheers,
    -SB
     
  16. knoober

    knoober Android Enthusiast

    Just remember to run away from the OTA On droidsmith! also i have a weird occurrence I DSF. Antutu can back at 19000! It only did it once but I'm curious to know if anyone else else has seen Antutu do that? Or was my freshly installed rom just freaking get supercharged for a few minutes?

    BTW: Sawbones... If you wanna walk me through stuff I will put in the time of your jb rom. Fair warning though, I can flash a rom and recovery but not much else. I'm otherwise WI down literate, but have been trying to figure out Linux ( and not really succeeding). But like I said if you wanna babysit the project I do have some free hours and a will to learn ;) but not a will to bash my head against the Google data sample that is always conveniently hiding the info you want behind loading times and ads.
     
  17. sawbones999

    sawbones999 Well-Known Member


    If you place fotakill.apk in /system/app then restart you will no longer receive ota updates.

    About JB, best thing to devote your time to is begging Sprint to release it or finding a phone that has it.

    Cheers
    -SB
     
  18. MANLEY7878

    MANLEY7878 Newbie

    Could you give me the touch custom recovery file please.
     

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