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10-15-2014

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XT1080MDEV in bootlop after flashing stock 4.2.2

2015-12-01, 8:46 AM

So here is my story. I recently purchased an unused Droid Maxx DE from an individual - you might know that Motorola is not oficially sold in Russia and Moldova where I reside.



So it was XT1080MDEV phone running 4.2.2

- System Version 12.7.7.obake-maxx_verizon.Verizon.en.US

- Baseband MSM8960PRO_BP_2323.011.75.00R

- Build Number 12.9.0Q2.X-160-OBK_TA-14-7


It was bootloader unlocked but with a stock reovery and unrooted. I operated fastboot so I took to flash custom recovery twrp-2.6.3.1-ghost-4.4.img while in fastboot mode.

It worked out great: it flashed and also offered to install SuperSU after 1st start so I rooted and was playing with phone for a while. The phone was on Wifi without SIM and I never customized system - rather installed few apps and played Asphalt. I turned it off and on few times and even did a full backup with TWRP.

Then I left my phone on and unattended for 15 mins maybe and when I was back I discovered that it shows standard boot message "Warning Unlocked Recovery....etc" but after hanging a bit it does not show droid splashscreen and boot but turns black a shows "Warning Unlocked Recovery....etc" message again.


So I got this bootloop with no possibility to even power off the phone. By holding Power and Volume Down buttons for 10 seconds and releasing them I am able to get into fastboot mode. I tried "Normal Powerup", "Factory", "Recovery" and "BP Tools" - all result in the same bootloop. "Barcodes" shows IMEI etc.



Since bootloader mode was the only option available for me I was trying out flashing different recoveries. Here's the list of what I tried with no luck:

- openrecovery-twrp-2.8.4.0-obake.img

- philz_touch_6.19.3-xt1060.img

- twrp-2.6.3.1-ghost-4.4.img

- stock recovery (stock one taken from VZW-4.2.2-SU1-15-3-release-keys.xml.zip FW)


After all those runabouts with recoveries I caught myself thinking that it all looks like it's not a recovery which is "broken" - but rather a boot.



So I tried flashing boot.img (from VZW-4.2.2-SU1-15-3-release-keys.xml.zip FW) - no results. It is the same bootloop.



This is where I decided to flash the whole stock firmware VZW-4.2.2-SU1-15-3-release-keys.xml.zip with RSDLite 6.1.5. It flashed firmware without any errors as I removed <step var="max-download-size" operation="getvar"> from the xml file, but the phone is stuck in the same bootloop.



Now behavior has changed a bit and it seems I can power it off. However I left it in bootloader mode and hooked to USB on a working PC since this is the way it's charing.



When selecting either "Normal Powerup"or "Factory" it displays static "Warning Unlocked Recovery....etc" message.



When selecting either "Recovery" or "BP Tools" it result in the same bootloop: "Warning Unlocked Recovery....etc" message appears and disappears in loop. "Barcodes" still hows IMEI etc.



I can see now that bootloader version has changed from 30.70 (sha-88483d6, 2013-07-02 15:32:03) to 30.B0 (sha-e8687f9, 2013-08-20 21:05:17) but phoine still won't boot.



I tried flashing stock 4.2.2 two times with RSD - just to make sure everything is done fine and any occasional factor is excluded but results are the same.



Please help!



P.S. I attach a screenshot of the bootloader - this is the only operable mode I am able to access.

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Re: XT1080MDEV in bootlop after flashing stock 4.2.2

2015-12-01, 10:35 AM

You might want to see what fastboot getvar all gives back. There it is



moto-fastboot getvar all




INFOversion-bootloader: 30B0

INFOversion: 0.5

INFOcpu: MSM8960 Pro CS

INFOram: 2048MB Hynix S4 SDRAM DIE=4Gb

INFOemmc: 32GB Sandisk REV=06 PRV=07 TYPE=17

INFOproduct: obake-maxx

INFOrevision-hardware: 0x8300

INFOradio: 0x2

INFOsecure: yes

INFOmid: 026e

INFOserialno: TA4310E8MJ

INFOqe: qe 2/1

INFOunlocked: yes

INFOiswarrantyvoid: yes

INFOmax-download-size: 805306368

INFOuid: 2A2CAD040C000100000000000000

INFOimei: 990004960001794

INFOmeid:

INFOsku: XT1080

INFOcid: 0x00

INFOiccid: 89148000000853647510

INFOdate: 12-11-2013

INFOcust_md5:

INFOreason: Key pressed

INFOro.build.date: Tue Aug  6 18:39:38 CDT 2013


INFOro.build.id: 12.9.0Q2.X-160-OBK_TA-14-7

INFOro.build.tags: release-keys

INFOro.build.type: user

INFOro.build.user: hudsoncm

INFOro.build.version.codename: REL

INFOro.build.version.



incremental: 7

INFOro.build.version.release: 4.2.2

INFOro.mot.build.customerid: verizon


INFOro.product.name: obake-maxx_verizon

INFOro.build.fingerprint[0]: motorola/obake-maxx_verizon/obak

INFOro.build.fingerprint[1]: e-maxx:4.2.2/12.9.0Q2.X-160-OBK_

INFOro.build.fingerprint[2]: TA-14-7/7:user/release-keys

INFOro.build.version.full[0]: Blur_Version.12.7.7.obake-maxx_v

INFOro.build.version.full[1]:
erizon.Verizon.en.US

INFOkernel.version[0]: Linux version 3.4.42-gfd1a699-00

INFOkernel.version[1]: 151-gc170e6f (hudsoncm@il93lnxdr

INFOkernel.version[2]: oid50) (gcc version 4.6.x-google

INFOkernel.version[3]:  20120106 (prerelease) (GCC) ) #

INFOkernel.version[4]: 1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Aug 6 19:24:04

INFOkernel.version[5]:  CDT 2013
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Re: XT1080MDEV in bootlop after flashing stock 4.2.2

2015-12-06, 13:47 PM

Ok guys, I presume everyone is on their place and you managed to grab yourself plenty of popcorn and soda yes Just make yourself more comfortable and the continuation of this story follows just right away!



You might not like it. So the disclaimer is: "If you have an immense trust in the only omniscent and omnipotent MOTOROLA god - please don't read this further on. You will find it most offensive, humiliating and uncomfortable is such a case. Ugh, I warned you!"



First I tried to reach out to Motorola support online. I have to admit I have not spent countless hours explaining the case. I tried to be as much specific as I could and it seems this worked. But huh... Support Representative told that they are not trained to provide such as support as in my case. Sounds familiar, right? In other words: "It is so nice that you spent extra money bying our DE device/ It's obviously above any appraisal that you try to contribute and take you time to try resolving the issue. Really sorry, but rest assured that Motorola just does not give a f%$k about it."



I don't have anything personal against representative who tried to help and I do appreciate his willingness to assisst me but the general corporate attitude towards the customer - no other words. I kindly asked a support person for a small favour of pointing any Motorola technical guys devs/supports to this forum thread..... Well you also see crowds of them trying to help? Sorry I do not.



 



Ok now let's get back to the matter - so I experimented a bit with my UNLOCKED BL XT1080MDEV this week flashing different stock FWs just to get out of this bootloop. I flashed the following FWs with RSDLite:



(CFC) VZW-4.4.0-SU2-3.3-release-keys.xml

(CFC) VZW-4.4.0-SU2-3-15-release-keys.xml

(1FF) VZW-4.4.4-SU4.21-release-keys.xml

(CFC) VZW-4.4.4-SU5-24-release-keys.xml



All flash processes were as smooth as Moto Ads and promises but never ended with a booting Android - all the same bootloop on "Warning Unlokced Bootloader..." message when I just realized that BL version upgardes every time I flash newer FW like that: 30B2 -> 30B2 -> 30B6 -> 30B9



while FW version part ) always remain the same:



NFOro.build.date: Tue Aug  6 18:39:38 CDT 2013

INFOro.build.id: 12.9.0Q2.X-160-OBK_TA-14-7

INFOro.build.tags: release-keys

INFOro.build.type: user

INFOro.build.user: hudsoncm

INFOro.build.version.codename: REL

INFOro.build.version.


incremental: 7

INFOro.build.version.release: 4.2.2

INFOro.mot.build.customerid: verizon


INFOro.product.name: obake-maxx_verizon

INFOro.build.fingerprint[0]: motorola/obake-maxx_verizon/obak

INFOro.build.fingerprint[1]: e-maxx:4.2.2/12.9.0Q2.X-160-OBK_

INFOro.build.fingerprint[2]: TA-14-7/7:user/release-keys

INFOro.build.version.full[0]: Blur_Version.12.7.7.obake-maxx_v

INFOro.build.version.full[1]:
erizon.Verizon.en.US

INFOkernel.version[0]: Linux version 3.4.42-gfd1a699-00

INFOkernel.version[1]: 151-gc170e6f (hudsoncm@il93lnxdr

INFOkernel.version[2]: oid50) (gcc version 4.6.x-google

INFOkernel.version[3]:  20120106 (prerelease) (GCC) ) #

INFOkernel.version[4]: 1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Aug 6 19:24:04

INFOkernel.version[5]:  CDT 2013


That makes me think that flash memory has weirdly gone into RO mode for some reason. So I ended up having a DE device sftbricked at this point and needless to say I am not able to downgrade as well. One word for it - MOTOROLA laugh



 



As a summary I was lucky owner of functional XT1080MDEV just for 2 days before it went to the Happy Hunting Ground. I bet you wouldn't call just bootloader mode available a functional state of the smartphone wink



I need to admit that in my case it is a total waste of money: I cared to buy it new in a box from the person in Russia (while I reside in Moldova) for 270 EUR - just to have new Motorola DE device. But it is Motorola who had me again....



Hope this story would be a good lesson for you and I wish you never waste your time and money like I did.



Sorry guys, That is it.

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03-23-2016

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Re: XT1080MDEV in bootlop after flashing stock 4.2.2

2016-04-18, 4:01 AM

I think you have to flash the fireware obake_verizon-user-4.2.2-12.9.0Q2.X-160-OBK_TA-14-7-7-release-keys-CFC.xml except the GPT&MOTOBOOT files ,I have uploaded it :http://pan.baidu.com/s/1mh4ChWO   

 HOPE IT DO GOOD FOR YOU!

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