9900 continually rebooting, bricked?
Hi guys .. new user .. have done a bit of searching on the forums but not having any luck
here is a copy paste of my post on another forum:
I'm in a bit of a pickle here .. !
Have a Bold 9900. Bought used, so automatically I'm going to have problems in regards to warranty. Okay, well here's a run down on whats happened over the last day. Just before I start though, my 9900 is the rdy71uw 3G 850/2100 model. I believe it is vodafone AU stock. It was running the latest 7.1 release for voda AU/Fiji (sorry don't know the exact number but it is the same version on the BlackBerry website)
Yesterday morning, I pulled my battery out to put my microSD card in. Put the battery back in a couple of minutes later - red blinking light and no screen. Not even kidding. Running latest 7.1 voda au/Fiji release as above. BBSAK couldn't 'catch' the device and talk to it, loader.exe could so I attempted a downgrade to Telstra 126.96.36.1999 install. I did this as it seems that its the only OS I have that I can get on to the 9900, other versions sit on 'Reconnecting to JVM'.
Anyway, have 188.8.131.529 installed and managed to get something happening on the phone. My problem now, is that while I have an OS installed, when the BB loading bar disappears and you get to the home screen, it freezes, the trackpad light turns off, something pops up in the left corner of the screen, and the phone reboots. Continually. Cannot upgrade to the Voda 7.1 release - again - freezes on 'Reconnecting to JVM'. Tried on several Windows computers.
Any hope? Suggestions? Throw the thing out and question whether I should buy another BlackBerry?
Now, I'm sometimes getting an error about not being able to read internal memory or whatever, but the thing just reboots. It's becoming really annoying..
- 05-18-2012, 12:23 AM #2
Try to connect it via BBSAK and copy the log and try to see where itís dying. Ö Remove SIM and memory card and alternate then try to boot. Try booting in safe mode. After inserting battery press and hold back key till device is booted. Try another battery.tangled in BB;
undo with CB.
- 05-18-2012, 05:44 AM #4gee gee baby~
Was trying that over the last day but no luck
Would you believe that dismantling the phone then reassembling the phone got it to boot? I'm not even kidding. It sort of fixed one of my other problems too (sound quiet on earpiece and loudspeaker, now loudspeaker is loud and earpiece doesn't work)
! Eh it works thats all that matters
- 05-18-2012, 12:31 PM #8
This was a relatively big issue with older OS' on the 99xx (RIM seems to have solved the problem on newer OS').
Search this forum for "bricked" and you will find more threads than you can count, including some where people claim to have reversed the issue.
From what I remember you're only chance is to follow the steps outlined in the 101 posted above (paying special note to removing the battery and plugging the phone when instructed). It's all about timing. Some people tried it 50 times before getting it just right and restoring their phone.
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-19-2012, 10:17 AM #13
- 232 Posts
What worked for me once is when it was stuck in the "Reconnecting to JVM" phase, I quickly unplugged the phone from the USB while the USB was still connected to DM and then re-inserted the USB to the phone and ..... Boom... I continued with the download and no problems. Good luck.
Last edited by keyhole; 05-19-2012 at 10:20 AM. Reason: confusion
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-19-2012, 10:24 AM #14
- 102 Posts
hope ur problem is solved man , i had something similar happen , when I was upgrading mine to .392 , I was stuck at the "Reconnecting to JVM" and the screen had some large icon on a grey screen.
I figured the problem was the DM , which continuously tries to read the device, and when doing the installation of the new os , the BB connects/reconnects several times , So, I first killed all the processes of DM , ( there are like 3) , used bbsak to wipe, and restart installation, VIOLA , it worked without problmes