Synopsis of Issue: Currently I have several backups that do not show an error resoring but for some reason will not boot. Everytime I boot the device from a backup it goes into the WIleyfox boot screen and stays like that.

Background Information: I own a Wileyfox Swift 2x, unrooted and bootloader unlocked. TWRP 3.1.1 is installed. I upgraded the system to Nougat 7.1 [SW46-WF-MARMITE-7.1-TOS089A-RECOVERY[NOUGAT] and everything seemed to function properly albeit with those annoying corruption startup screens. However for some reason I just coudnt get it to ROOT. I took a full backup. So I decided to install Lineage 14.1 [lineage-14.1-20171002-nightly-crackling-signed] with open-gapps. After a wipe I installed Lineage but it woudnt boot despite fixing error7 issue. ...I moved on>>>

I next tried to install Cynogenmod 13.1 [SW33-WF-MARMITE-CM-13.1.5-ZNH2KAS7EB-RECOVERY] with open-gapps and succeeded but later realised there was an issue with ROOTing and phonecall recorder - anyway I needed a working phone so attempted to restore Nougat 7.1 (above) after backing up Cynogenmod 13.1.

This is when i realised that none of my backups would restore. The phone will not boot and all I am left with is the Wileyfox boot screen. I tried restoring with and without system image, & only restoring with boot, system & data - I have performed all of these after performing the standard wipes but it remains the same.

Help: Can anyone help me get my phone into working order so that I can restore my backups and boot into them?


I'm not sure how you installed LineageOS and others, but maybe downloading a stock Wileyfox image and following the steps below would work?

WARNING: I did not try it!!

Image found here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/swift-2/how-to/marmite-android-7-1-1-tos118c-fastboot-t3605101 (probably use the fastboot one)

Steps to revert to stock state (copied from here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/wileyfox-swift/general/7-1-1-swift-update-t3592328/page6 ):

fastboot flash aboot emmc_appsboot.mbn
fastboot flash rpm rpm.mbn
fastboot flash tz tz.mbn
#fastboot flash hyp hyp.mbn
fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
fastboot flash sbl1 sbl1.mbn
fastboot flash splash splash.img
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash recovery revovery.img

Also, you seem to have installed the lineage-14.1-20171002-nightly-crackling image intended for an old swift (crackling), on the newer swift 2x (marmite). That's probably why it didn't boot, right?

  • Thankyou for your response joosteto and apologies for the delayed response (holiday). I tried to revert to stock state - there were no errors in installing but it would not go past the wiley fox boot screen.... I also tried the fastboot route but command window wont go past "waiting for device" - Nov 13 '17 at 11:08

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