• Announcements

    • Reminder - MoDaCo position on illegal content   07/30/15

      ILLEGAL CONTENT I'd like to just reaffirm MoDaCo's position regarding piracy and illegal content in the light of some recent questions / postings. Posts will be censored by myself or my moderation team if the contain or link to: Illegal / pirated / cracked software or sites that host such softwareNintendo emulators / ROMs or sites hosting them (in light of Nintendo's legal stance)CUSTOM ROMS You may discuss and post links to custom device ROMs on MoDaCo, provided the following rules are adhered to: ROMs must not contain any illegal 3rd party software (this includes trial versions included without permission)ROMs must give full credit to the original authorISSUES If you have any issues with this policy, please contact PaulOBrien directly via PM.
    • Reminder: Selling items on the forum directly is not allowed   07/30/15

      Please note that selling items on the forum directly is not allowed by the forum rules. There is a forum for eBay auctions whereby you can list the items on eBay and link to them there. This is the ONLY forum for this type of activity. You may also advertise links to the eBay forum in your signature. Please note that selling directly in contravention of these rules will result in a warning / suspension / ban.

Boot loop after water damage

3 posts in this topic


Hello all :D


I've been a lurker at Modaco for a while. Thank you for the awesome support. Now, I'm in a fix. I'll try to keep it short.


I dropped my ZTE Crescent in water. I took it out as fast as I could. I removed the battery, the SIM Card and the memory card. I kept it to dry for almost a week. Then I kept it in dry rice for another week. I made it as dry as I could. Now it has been almost four months.


Some observations and info:


  • Phone keeps restarting at the Android logo when plugged in to my laptop, but it has reached the Android UI a few times when connected directly to the wall socket using a Samsung charger. I unlocked the screen, and after a few seconds, the phone turned OFF.
  • When connected to AC, it always shows 100% charged. Once I remove the charger the phone turns OFF.
  • I had a partitioned SD card. I had CM7 installed. The phone is unlocked and rooted. I do not have the SD card now.
  • I was able to boot into Recovery, I wiped everything I could (Dalvik, data, system), fixed permissions etc. After wiping everything I have not been able to enter CM7, not even the logo.
  • I can still get into CWM. The version is

I have a few queries as well. Do you think its the battery? Where can I get a new one? Is CM7 still installed in the phone or did wiping remove everything? Is that the reason that phone is stuck at the Android logo w/o showing CM7 after wiping?


I love this phone. I would really love to have it back. On a budget, can't afford a new one now.


I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as my OS. What all do I need to install on it to be able to debug my phone, play around with it? If it is a hardware problem is there anything I can do about it?


I'm not a super newbie. I know my way around. But, I'm no expert. Please bare with me. My exams start on Monday, it will last a week. Please bare with me, I will try to respond as soon as I can.


HELP! :(


Please ask me for any more information you need.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


Hmmm..."dropped my ZTE Crescent in water"...


Sorry, I don't think there's a salvation near by.  :unsure: 



Anyway, the operations you've performed on the recovery didn't remove the ROM. They simply remove all user data, cache, sd-ext data and dalvik-cache.


Have you tried the "Save your dead vivacity" thread?


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


No. I haven't. I will post back after I do it. Exams going on.


I'm still in high hopes because I was able to boot into CM7.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

MoDaCo is part of the MoDaCo.network, © Paul O'Brien 2002-2015. MoDaCo uses IntelliTxt technology.