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N8 wont boot
« on: December 28, 2014, 10:18:31 pm »
was running Delight Belle 6.4 listening to streaming radio phone went into boot loop.
tried hard reset no help and phone became bricked.
tried re-flash Delight Belle no luck
tried orig. product code flash no luck
read about downgrade to Scandinavian firmware
flashed Scand. firmware but phone would not properly boot
flashed orig firmware successful, but still not properly booting.  I get nokia screen blink and scrolling dots a few times and phone goes back off? also tried another hard reset no luck.
previous flash errors were missing boot img.
any recomendations appreciated
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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2014, 11:14:15 pm »
Format your memory card and refurbish with Delight.

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2014, 11:44:02 pm »
how do I format memory card? do you mean hard reset?

I plan on staying with OE firmware till I know the phone is working properly.  I will revisit Delight Belle later.
having difficulty getting back into flash mode

thanks Matthew
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 01:01:23 am »
how do I format memory card? do you mean hard reset?
No, turn off the phone and connect it to a PC, then either right-click and format the memory card orjust highlight everything on the card and delete it. Remember to back up anything important, first.

having difficulty getting back into flash mode
Again, turn off the phone and start the refurbish flash, then when the popup comes on with flashing instructions, plug the USB cable in and do nothing else. That's the normal procedure for flashing via USB.

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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2014, 03:21:22 am »
memory card does not show up under my computer?

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2014, 03:28:15 am »
Do you have a memory card reader? Remove the card from the phone and use a card reader, or another phone.

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2014, 04:37:17 am »
Are you referring to the user removable memory card?  because all of my flashes have been done with the sim and memory card removed.

to complicate matters, I think my battery has gone flat.  will have to look for a replacement. 
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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2015, 08:00:33 am »
Aren't you using dead phone USB flashing?

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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2015, 09:21:48 pm »
Yes "Dead phone Flashing".

I am not sure I understand the bit about the memory card.  I thought it was recommended to remove the sim and memory card before flashing.

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2015, 01:51:16 am »
My 808 just did this, was listening to music and the phone just locked into a loop -_-

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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2015, 05:55:07 am »
another case of the Symbian Flu?  I hope yours will cure easier than mine.

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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2015, 08:15:50 pm »
i've never removed the SIM and if i flash a corrupted phone, i wipe the phone memory and the memory card, too. There is a file for the memory card ... MC_F_nocard.mcard.cardverref.xml that i flash, as well.
Basically, format memory card, three-finger reset, turn phone off, start dead phone USB refurbish, get the popup dialogue, insert the USB cable and click OK.

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2015, 09:23:31 pm »
thanks, I will give it a try.

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2015, 09:38:10 pm »
another case of the Symbian Flu?  I hope yours will cure easier than mine.

Just refurbished in Dead usb mode back to ofw, bob's your uncle, tad lucky

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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2015, 12:17:15 am »
"Just refurbished in Dead usb mode back to ofw, bob's your uncle, tad lucky"

that's great. 

I am waiting for a replacement battery.  My N8 wont turn on at all w/o usb plugged in.  Pretty sure the battery is flat.
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