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I'm running MCR 3.1 on my unbranded desire. I've been having a problem where the phone turns off randomly and it's gradually gotten worse and worse to the point that it happens within 10 minutes of turning it back on.

So I emailed HTC support, and they replied saying I've installed some bad 3rd party apps and I should factory reset. So I did this via the recovery screen but now it is stuck in a boot loop. It boots to the 'Quietly brilliant' bit then gets stuck there, restarting the writing of 'Quietly brilliant every 30 seconds or so. I've left it for over an hour and its not booting up...

So I read some threads on here and tried factory reset followed by wiping the cache - still stuck in a boot loop.

Then I tried removing the SD Card and still, it's stuck in a boot loop...

Can anyone suggest what I could try next?

Edited by Streetdaddy

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I had a similar issue, make sure you format the ext partition......and if you are moving your microSD from some "swapping" phone (I moved my 32Gigs SD from a G1 with swap), remove the swap partition. Only the ext and the fat32

Older version of fake flash by Koush had problems with mounting ext before formatting, but new one works like a charm.

'hope this'll help :-) :lol:

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Wipe everything - /data, /cache, dalvik-cache, sd-ext (if any) reformat sdcard. If this doesn't help, download and flash stock ROM RUU. Did you by any chance install modified framework.jar (circle battery mod comes to mind)?

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I had the exact same problem yesterday. Wipe everything and then install a new full ROM.

Mine started doing this after I tried to install a new kernel with UV & OC.

Does anyone know how to OC with MoDaCo r3.1 by the way? I don't want to lose all my settings and apps again.

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I've found boot loop issues are usually something to do with the sd card, can you try a different one?

If you can, completely wipe the card and start again.

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Thanks for the responses everyone... I did indeed have the circle clock mod, and have not been able to completely wipe.

I will try this tonight and see what happens. I'm planning to completely wipe and then use the fake flash and then reflash MCR 3.1...

One question though, how to Wipe everything - /data, /cache, dalvik-cache, sd-ext ?

In the Recovery screen I can get to I only have the option to Factory reset and Wipe cache (can't remember the exact options, i left my phone at home...)

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I was able to get it working again by doing all the wipes suggested above. I formatted the sdcard by re-partitioning via recovery. Then reapplied MCR 3.1 and I'm back in business, albeit having lost all my settings and spotify downloads.... oh well, at least I have a phone again!

Update: scratch that - I still have the issue of the phone turning off... its as bad as before, if not worse :lol: next step - flash the stock ROM and see if I have the same problem.

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