I installed a game on my Samsung galaxy s2 using an .apk file.
I was playing a while, and after a couple of minutes my phone rebooted and got bootlooped.
Now there is no boot-loop anymore, but it stucks on Samsung logo.

  • I can get into Recovery mode/Download mode.

  • My phone has a "PhilZ Touch 5" recovery.

How can I revive my phone?

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    Flash a nandroid backup? Install a new ROM? – RossC Jun 20 '14 at 13:36
  • Isn't there a simpler solution? – Omer Eldan Jun 20 '14 at 13:50
  • You could do a Factory Reset. Bootloops mean you will lose data. ALWAYS BACKUP everything! Nandroid backup and Titanium Backup! – RossC Jun 20 '14 at 13:59

The usual way of fixing bootloops is doing a Factory Reset (via Recovery mode). Of course, you will lose your data.

But seeing that you have a custom recovery, do you also have a custom ROM installed? If yes, try (dirty) flashing the custom ROM via custom recovery. Don't forget to wipe cache and Dalvik cache.

  • Can't I just uninstall the problematic app somehow? – Omer Eldan Jun 20 '14 at 13:49
  • @OmerEldan Are you on a custom ROM? – geffchang Jun 20 '14 at 13:50
  • Yes, but I don't remember the exact ROM name and version. @geffchang – Omer Eldan Jun 20 '14 at 13:52
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    @OmerEldan Yes, Odin wipes all user data. Unfortunately without a functioning recovery image there is no way to backup the data. You may want to try flashing only the custom recovery first to see if that will allow you to boot into recovery. Galaxy S2 section of XDA-developers forums should have the recoveries in Odin format. Be sure to download for your exact phone model, as there were quite a few variants under the "Galaxy S II" branding. – Chahk Jun 20 '14 at 15:26
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    @OmerEldan Make sure the USB drivers are good. 99% of all Odin failures are because of bad drivers. Uninstall all current Galaxy S2 drivers (including Kies if you have it) then download and install the latest ones, and try flashing again. – Chahk Jun 20 '14 at 19:12

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