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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by briany, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. briany

    briany Active Member
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    Today I turned off my N1 and when I turned it back on it never progressed passed the the N1 boot-up animation. I've taken the battery out multiple times, but it does the same thing. The animation starts up then freezes after ~3 seconds, then the animation starts again and it just repeats. Can anyone help me fix this? I have no idea what to do!
     

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  2. grainysand

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    I don't suppose you've rooted it or anything?
     
  3. briany

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    No, I haven't rooted it.
     
  4. grainysand

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    Then I'm at a loss, since boot loops only tend to happen to phones that haven't been flashed properly, and with a locked bootloader I can't imagine how it came about. If you had rooted your phone, I'd tell you to boot into recovery, but...

    Afraid you'll have to contact HTC. Before that, though, did you install anything unusual on the phone prior to this?
     
  5. briany

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    The other day I installed Home++ and Launcher+ from the Market, if you're familiar with those. I don't know if those would have anything to do with this loop problem, though.
     
  6. grainysand

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    Then no, I don't think so, as home replacement apps generally don't mess with your system files/framework (and I've used home++ myself without problems).

    Sorry, but can't help here unless you're willing to unlock the bootloader. :/
     
  7. briany

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    FIXED!
    I went ahead and unlocked the bootloader so that it would do a wipe, and it booted up just fine. I hoped that a wipe would fix it, but I wasn't sure how to do that without having a recovery img flashed. I'm so relieved, I would've hated turning to HTC/Google to solve this.
     
  8. grainysand

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    Glad you got it fixed. :) Yeah, I thought wiping and/or reflashing the stock ROM would have done it.
     
  9. theartfullodger

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    Similar thing happened to me this am...

    Turned her on, gets to the lock screen, unlock, gets to notification of Gmail and then loops back to the animated wiggly coloured lines (that normally happen after the solid colour cross...)

    It did this a few times, including after removing battery,...[NB Battery was @ about 70%]

    Went to the power-on press volume deal...

    - took recovery option (oh.. err... )

    Now I have a white triangle with an orange exclamation mark inside it, below both of which is a green android figure... Anyone know what that means?? I can't find it in the user guide...
    [​IMG]
    Link to Picasa snap thereof...
    http://picasaweb.google.com/112434322013065188123/NexusOneStuff#5452622503274754898

    Ho Hum...

    I'll now try again...

    Hope she ain't bust. Nope, not rooted..

    Cheers!

    Lodger
     
  10. theartfullodger

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    Well,... couldn't power it off, took battery out, back in, re-powered on & she's fine..gMail works etc. etc...



    Cheers!

    Lodger
     
  11. kbpika

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    In case this doesn't work for others... like myself, I fixed by wiping the phone.
    So you don't have to look around for instructions, here they are...

    1. Reboot while holding volume down. should bring up "HBOOT" screen.
    2. Click on recovery, will show nexus "X" then should bring up android with exclimation mark in triangle.
    3. Press power button then volume up at the same time
    4. Select "wipe data/factory reset"

    Should reboot like normal after this. This has happen to me twice since Froyo update and has worked for me both times. The 1st time, I had to reinstall all my apps. The most recent time, all my apps were backed up via Google and was all reinstalled for me when the phone boot back up. Just had to reset my background and screen widgets etc.


    kbPika
    Nexus One still stock (unrooted/locked bootloader)
    t-mobile
    Froyo 2.2.1
    FRG83
     
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