Phew.... something worked at last
Today has been an adventure and it looked as if I was proving Murphy’s theorem “If anything can go wrong, it will
Today morning I get up and saw the battery is close to 10%, as I was struggling with CM.6.1.0 for battery performance, I thought let me drain out the battery in order to recalibrate the battery monitor. So let it drain completely.
I charged the battery and then switch on the phone and.... nothing happens, all I see is a big white ‘M
’, no key works, I remove the battery and try again.... still nothing but the big beautiful Motorola logo.
I said well I know something , so let me use magic keys ‘Camera+Vol Up+Power’. Now I get a small text ‘Enter Recovery Mode’ and that stupid logo again.. Grrr
I look up the Forums, and found my dear friend ‘benzyboy
’ had the same issue and try to follow a very well compiled guide from ‘Khumarahn
So the first step said ‘Install ADB/SDK/Fastboot’, I said ok that is easy, let me do it.. I did install and download the drivers too..
Step 2 : Enter into fastboot mode (HangUp+VolDown+Power) and connect to PC and check the devices.. Okay I say, fastboot ok, connect to PC (Win XP + SP3) and then I am prompted for drivers.. latest drivers from Google don’t get installed... Fastboot doesn’t recognize my Phone... My heart skips a beat...Did I brick my phone ??
Now I read this article completely as suggested by ‘Khumarahn’ : Guide for ADB/Fastboot
I install USBDeview, remove all ‘Motorola’, ‘Google’ and ‘Z71’ devices related to removable drives/modems/Phone.
I download the drivers again from : USB Drivers
Connect back the Phone in Fastboot. Now I am prompted again for the drivers and this time the downloaded drivers work !! A glimmer of hope, something is working
Now quickly fastboot devices .... What do I get ?? I get a “?”.. I don’t lose hope, I see that ‘benzyboy’ had the same symptoms.. so flash the clockwork recovery ‘recovery-clockwork-126.96.36.199-z71.img
I get a message :
>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-188.8.131.52-z71.img
sending 'recovery' (3742 KB)... OKAY [ 0.938s]
writing 'recovery'... OKAY [ 0.781s]
finished. total time: 1.719s
I quickly say ‘fastboot reboot’... fingers crossed.... Ugghhh not that ugly logo again, I am no longer a fan of that logo...
I try to follow ‘benzyboy’ and try to flash the update.zip.
>fastboot update update-cm-6.1.0-Z71-signed.zip
archive does not contain 'android-info.txt'
archive does not contain 'android-product.txt'
error: update package has no android-info.txt or android-product.txt
Now what.... Some more frantic googling, and I come across some instances where a corrupt cache and dalvik-cache led to hung systems...
I take a plunge, I had saved my Nandroid backup on the computer. So I flash the boot, cache and data partitions from the backed up stock ROM using flashboot...
I reboot, what do I see ??? Mr.M again
I was about to throw the phone and goto bed.... suddenly it boots into ‘Clockwork’ recovery !!! How did that happen ?? No idea, but I am not complaining
I now erase cache and user data and then I restore the stock ROM and now I have my phone back...
So lived to fight another day and tomorrow I am trying CM-6.1.1, lets see if this one solves my battery issues...
Edited by srtengse, 14 December 2010 - 04:01 PM.