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I had the same issue. The way to solve it is to remove all pin/pattern unlock. Simple!! But took a while to figure it out.
First of all, be advised that Nandroid backups, in some situations aren't able to backup the "boot.img" properly, or isn't able to properly restore the "boot.img", even if it was backed up properly. When either of that happens, you're going to end up stuck like the way you are at the moment. The issue you're facing can also turn up, in case the partitioning ...
You might have to flash the Factory Image now using SP Flash tool. I have provided a link below, but confirm it's for AQ501. Alternatively, you can also try flashing the stock recovery.img for your phone. Warning - You might lose data! Source - http://forum.xda-developers.com/canvas-a1/development/official-stock-rom-canvas-a1-t2887150
You can do it the easy way: Download ROM Toolbox. Then choose reboot to download mode.. :) good luck
To install any custom recovery, you first must unlock the bootloader. There is an app for that at XDA which, other than the oem unlock method from fastboot, will allow you to unlock/relock several times. Once unlocked, remaining steps are pretty easy: installing CWM The following works at least for "Open Euro" variants (I cannot tell for others): ...
The solution of manually wiping the LUKS header provided by Naftuli Tzvi Kay works fine, except for one thing. I do not how what it depends on, but in my experience, Android keeps the LUKS header at the END of the partition. And if that is the case with your device, then running dd if=/dev/zero of=$PATH_TO_YOUR_USERDATA bs=4096 count=512 will fail to ...
I formatted my pen drive in FAT file system and restarted the recovery. Then it allowed me to tick the USB OTG. And I could access all the files in pen drive inside TWRP. I used it to load the CM mod. FAT32 may also work though I haven't tested it. Edit: FAT32 also works.
i suppose u should go over fastboot, for this your debugging mode has to be activated. On xda developers someone released a program which you can use to flash your old device
It wont Work as the two recoveries are only compatible with their own files. Xda has a thread on this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2383065
Thank you, it was a silly incomplete ota update to Android N preview from Google and the main problem was the settings app crash. I got the solution from other caught in users: update from ota image provided by Google special for such problems. Unfortunately all data got lost before!
The obvious solution to having no operating system is to add one. That's why what you can do, is to re-flash the custom ROM you are having, or a different one (maybe even a stock ROM). You can go on their page, and find your build there. Once you download the ZIP, you put it on your SD, through the computer, and flash the ZIP from there, or you can use ADB ...
Hope it's not too late... You should try another button instead of power button. The power button doesn't work on my phone either, but in my phone, it makes me press "Home" to make a choice.
Before you flash the recovery, untick the Auto Reboot option in ODIN. Then flash the recovery. After flashing in done, reboot your device directly to recovery mode from download mode bu pressing Vol up + Power + Home button together. Now you will see the CWM recovery is booted in your device. Now you can reboot normally and your CWM will be installed.
Before you flash the recovery, untick the Auto Reboot option in ODIN. Then flash the recovery. After flashing in done, reboot your device directly to recovery mode from download mode by pressing Vol up + Power + Home button together. Now you will see the TWRP recovery is booted in your device. Now you can reboot normally and your TWRP will be installed.
Per this page, WARNING: Do not boot into Samsung's ROM without first applying our Root .zip. Samsung's OTA updates install /system/etc/install-recovery.sh and /system/recovery-from-boot.p, which cause Samsung's ROM to replace the recovery image you had just flashed with the stock recovery. Our Root .zip removes these files, thus preserving your custom ...
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