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HTC Desire won't boot anymore

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kellord, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Kellord

    Kellord Lurker
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    I have an HTC Desire that doesn't want to boot anymore.
    Everytime I try to start my phone I get the HTC screen, and the "quietly brilliant" description, then the screen goes black for half a second, and I get the HTC screen with matching description again. This goes on and on, like it is stuck in a loophole, wich is rather unfortunate.
    The problem started when I was playing a game on my phone that got stuck. There was no way to get a response from my phone so I had to take out the battery. After that, everything was okay, and it booted normal. A couple of days later I played the game again (my bad), and it go stuck again, so I had to take out the battery once more. But this time it didn't booted at all and got stuck in a loophole...
    Anyone who has an idea on how to solve this problem is more than welcome to share.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Hi Kellord, and welcome to AF :)

    How long do you leave the battery out? Give it 2 minutes and see whether it helps.

    If not, let the phone get cool, then try.

    If still not, then are you rooted? My guess is "no", but we might have more options if you are. If not, then I fear we may have to do a factory reset (i.e. erase all user apps and data).

    You can do this by booting the phone while pressing the "volume down" key, then selecting "clear storage" from the menu on the while screen (hboot screen). It's not a nice option, but there may be nothing else (an official HTC software flash, a ROM Update Utility, is the last resort, but those wipe the phone as well).
  3. Kellord

    Kellord Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi Hadron,

    Thanks for the advise. While I was typing my post I left the battery out, and after 10 minutes, the phone was nice and cool, and it worked normally, woehoew!

    Thanks again!

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