My phone is stuck in the strangest bootloop I've ever encountered. Last night my phone dropped to 0% battery, so I charged it on up and restarted it. I didn't look at it for a while but when I did it notified me of the phone being updated.
Weird, no updates in the pipeline, when I go to check it says I haven't downloaded a new one in months. Then my phone starts restarting. A couple second freeze, and then it's starting back up. Boots all the way up, then my background apps start up. Minute later, phone's restarting again. The phone keeps this up all night, and into the next morning, varying in the amount of time between boots and crashes
Okay, boot in safe mode, no difference. Clear cache partition, no difference. Factory reset via UI, no difference. Factory reset from boot menu, no difference. Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes, no difference. Wanna hear the weird part?
I decided to discharge the battery all the way, and charge it all the way back up. Might as well, right? Unfortunately at some point my phone decided to start shutting down and staying off, instead of restarting. Shit, well I guess I'll just have to keep starting it up. So I throw on a muted repeating youtube playlist, turned the screen brightness up, and it just keeps going... It plays the videos happily without crashing. When you leave youtube it eventually crashes.
Seems to me like a piece of software in the main OS that starts late in the boot cycle which crashes things and doesn't get factory reset (and youtube stops it from starting?).
So, is there anything I can try beyond flashing the original firmware?