So a buddy sent me his N1 that had been stuck in a boot loop. I asked him to give me the details of what the phone had been through. Of course he didn't know squat!
When I got the N1 it didn't boot to recovery but it did boot to bootloader. I was finally able to flash Aman_RA recovery thru adb. Now I can boot into recovery. I've tried flashing 3 different roms (all MD5 checks pass) but the N1 one shoots out different errors for each ROM. For ex. Missing wallpaper/desire.jpg or some other weird error.
I've been searching for 2 weeks. When I enter bootloader mode and hboot, the device looks for a PASSDIAG.zip. I dl a stock image from the developer.htc site and renamed it to PASSDIAG.zip. If finds it but then gives error about missing PASSDIAG.nbh or image not being the right one.
If I use adb to wipe the cache (in bootloader mode) it works fine, but when I try to wipe userdata I get the "FAILED" to wipe error. Fastboot windows-devices gives me HTCxxxxxxxx so i know it communicates. And i was able to flash recovery twice. No problems .
EDIT: IF YOU NOTICE IN THE SECOND IMAGE THE BLUE STATUS BAR SHOWS UP AND GOES TO THE TOP AS IF IT ACTUALLY WAS DOING SOMETHING
I tried to flash an image using fastboot and adb (flash userdata userdata.img ) but it just hangs for ever.
I just can't flash an Os on this thing. Trully, bricked me thinks?
Anyone have any suggestions for me?? Thanks.