• October 26, 2021, 08:20:46 am

Author Topic: N8 wont boot  (Read 4801 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline excxflyr

  • Forum User
  • **
  • Posts: 63
  • Reputation: 1
  • Symbian Power User
  • Current Phone: : N8
Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2015, 07:00:25 am »
the first flash was with the Scand firmware. this is when I got the failure to communicate after the flash error msg. phone was not booting up properly, it would start then freeze then screen goes blank.

I performed another flash of the 059C8T6 (my north american original firmware) and it flashed 100pct no errors.  firmware update complete msg at the end.  This is what I have now on the phone with the scrolling dots and then blank screen.

all flashes were performed from separate folders.  no intermixing of product code files.

Offline matthew

  • Mass Poster
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,313
  • Reputation: 13
  • SymphonyOS
  • Current Phone: :
    N8-00 (25.007)
    808 (113.010.1508)
    Retired E72, E6-00
Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2015, 07:35:35 am »
Your phone is soft bricked. You have to flash the Scandinavian 11.5 to get it back.

Offline excxflyr

  • Forum User
  • **
  • Posts: 63
  • Reputation: 1
  • Symbian Power User
  • Current Phone: : N8
Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2015, 09:05:57 am »
I forgot to three finger reset before flashing.
Stuck in boot loop at boot screen after the handshake.
three fingered and re flashed again.  battery down to 10%.
on the charger for the night.  update later.
thanks..

Offline excxflyr

  • Forum User
  • **
  • Posts: 63
  • Reputation: 1
  • Symbian Power User
  • Current Phone: : N8
Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2015, 07:32:41 pm »
I forgot to three finger reset before flashing.
Stuck in boot loop at boot screen after the handshake.
three fingered and re flashed again.  battery down to 10%.
on the charger for the night.  update later.
thanks..
wont turn on at all. pwr button gives single vibe with no display.  holding down for three vibes has no effect either.  with this firmware the triple vibes are much weaker than with other firmwares.
plugging in usb to computer seems to wake up phone and yields a Nokia screen boot loop.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2015, 07:57:04 pm by excxflyr »

Offline matthew

  • Mass Poster
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,313
  • Reputation: 13
  • SymphonyOS
  • Current Phone: :
    N8-00 (25.007)
    808 (113.010.1508)
    Retired E72, E6-00
Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2015, 10:30:12 pm »
Would you please show a screenshot of your flashing files (in Phoenix) and every step of your flashing procedure?
Have you tried different USB ports?

Offline excxflyr

  • Forum User
  • **
  • Posts: 63
  • Reputation: 1
  • Symbian Power User
  • Current Phone: : N8
Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2015, 01:43:44 am »
Would you please show a screenshot of your flashing files (in Phoenix) and every step of your flashing procedure?
Have you tried different USB ports?
have not tried different usb port yet.  I will work on those screen shots. 
as far as Scand files goes, the ones I got from you match what I had.   

Offline excxflyr

  • Forum User
  • **
  • Posts: 63
  • Reputation: 1
  • Symbian Power User
  • Current Phone: : N8
Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2015, 02:19:31 am »
have not tried different usb port yet.  I will work on those screen shots. 
as far as Scand files goes, the ones I got from you match what I had.

[attachment deleted by admin]

Offline excxflyr

  • Forum User
  • **
  • Posts: 63
  • Reputation: 1
  • Symbian Power User
  • Current Phone: : N8
Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2015, 02:27:56 am »
after countdown I disconnected and held power button down for the three vibes.  this was using another usb port.  I think it is still soft bricked, not booting after this recent flash yet..

[attachment deleted by admin]

Offline matthew

  • Mass Poster
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,313
  • Reputation: 13
  • SymphonyOS
  • Current Phone: :
    N8-00 (25.007)
    808 (113.010.1508)
    Retired E72, E6-00
Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2015, 11:45:05 pm »
You're off by quite a bit.
Step 1: Turn off phone with long press until three vibrations.
Step 2: Clear your rm596 folder and unzip the archive into the folder again.
Step 3: Kill all antivirus/malware software until it no longer resuscitates in the program manager's process list (Ctrl+Alt+Del)
Step 4: Open Phoenix, open product


Step 5: Flashing > Firmware update
Step 6: Product code 0598984, dead USB flash, no options ticked (no downgrade, etc)


Step 7: Start flash via Refurbish (phone is not connected to PC yet)


(At this screen, insert the USB cable and click OK)

Step 8: Wait for the flash to finish...


...and then disconnect and boot your phone. (Yes, i just downgraded the N8 to S^3 :P)
« Last Edit: January 11, 2015, 11:46:03 pm by matthew »

Offline excxflyr

  • Forum User
  • **
  • Posts: 63
  • Reputation: 1
  • Symbian Power User
  • Current Phone: : N8
Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2015, 12:22:41 am »
Hello Matthew,
thanks for the reply.  Other than the ticked boxes in step six, I have done exactly the same.  The version of Phoenix that I have automatically ticks them when I open Phoenix, so I let it be.  What version of Phoenix are you using?
After a successful downgrade, can I flash any other firmware afterwards?

Offline matthew

  • Mass Poster
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,313
  • Reputation: 13
  • SymphonyOS
  • Current Phone: :
    N8-00 (25.007)
    808 (113.010.1508)
    Retired E72, E6-00
Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2015, 12:27:18 am »
You have to remove the checks in those boxes, but then yes, flash any software version you want.

Offline matthew

  • Mass Poster
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,313
  • Reputation: 13
  • SymphonyOS
  • Current Phone: :
    N8-00 (25.007)
    808 (113.010.1508)
    Retired E72, E6-00
Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2015, 12:30:19 am »
Oh, i'm using 2012.04.003.47798

Offline excxflyr

  • Forum User
  • **
  • Posts: 63
  • Reputation: 1
  • Symbian Power User
  • Current Phone: : N8
Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2015, 01:03:27 am »
Oh, i'm using 2012.04.003.47798
I thought that I read that you need the cracked version to work.  Is that true?

Offline matthew

  • Mass Poster
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,313
  • Reputation: 13
  • SymphonyOS
  • Current Phone: :
    N8-00 (25.007)
    808 (113.010.1508)
    Retired E72, E6-00
Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2015, 01:23:18 am »
i don't know; i have only ever used cracked versions.

Offline excxflyr

  • Forum User
  • **
  • Posts: 63
  • Reputation: 1
  • Symbian Power User
  • Current Phone: : N8
Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2015, 03:45:41 am »
i don't know; i have only ever used cracked versions.

have you seen this error before?  thought it insignificant since Phoenix was still flashing?

[attachment deleted by admin]