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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2015, 07:33:38 am »
Yes, i have. You just close Phoenix and start over.

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2015, 08:53:16 am »
So far I have tried this method in three different computers and get the same  results.  I must be missing something else.  I always get down to the final steps not being completed resulting in the countdown with the Scand. firmware.  When flashing my OE firmware, I can get "firmware update succeeded"
I have tried different cables, usb ports.
I have about 50% operational phone with the Scand firmware on it. rebooting every few minutes.
Is it okay to re-flash over a bad Scand flash?  Should I be doing hard resets in between flashes? or alternating firmware 0598984 then 059C8T6?
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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2015, 12:44:32 am »
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.
Matt, please explain how you flash the "MC_F_nocard.mcard.cardverref.xml" file.
what product code, does that matter, is it flashed by itself, what classification ie. image,PPM,content etc under the options tab after adding the file.  is it flashed as a dead phone refurb flash also?

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #48 on: January 18, 2015, 01:03:10 am »
There is no such file in the Scandinavian 11.005 firmware. Have you successfully downgraded to that firmware yet?
The memory card file is irrelevant if you haven't yet recovered your phone.
You have two options to restore a phone - 1: flash the highest firmware you have used (refurbish), or 2: flash the Scandinavian 11.005 (refurbish) and then whatever you want (also refurbish).

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2015, 01:45:53 am »
There is no such file in the Scandinavian 11.005 firmware. Have you successfully downgraded to that firmware yet?
The memory card file is irrelevant if you haven't yet recovered your phone.
You have two options to restore a phone - 1: flash the highest firmware you have used (refurbish), or 2: flash the Scandinavian 11.005 (refurbish) and then whatever you want (also refurbish).
No matter what I have tried, I am unable to get a successful downgrade to the Scand firmware.  It is puzzling that Phoenix says a flash is successful when flashing non Scand firmware and yet it isn't. 
The highest firmware is probably the Delight Belle, but I have to check.  Actually I think the Belle refresh is higher.
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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2015, 05:40:55 am »
There is no such file in the Scandinavian 11.005 firmware. Have you successfully downgraded to that firmware yet?
The memory card file is irrelevant if you haven't yet recovered your phone.
You have two options to restore a phone - 1: flash the highest firmware you have used (refurbish), or 2: flash the Scandinavian 11.005 (refurbish) and then whatever you want (also refurbish).

tried product code 059C5Q7 (111.040.1511) as well as Delight Belle, still wont boot after a proper flash.

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2015, 01:58:13 am »
Then it wasn't a proper flash.
You might try uninstalling all Phoenix and Nokia software (including connectivity cable drivers), then fresh installing it all and trying again.
i had to reinstall SP3 at one point to be able to flash.

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #52 on: January 19, 2015, 04:23:57 am »
Then it wasn't a proper flash.
You might try uninstalling all Phoenix and Nokia software (including connectivity cable drivers), then fresh installing it all and trying again.
i had to reinstall SP3 at one point to be able to flash.

I will try the clean install of Phoenix.

Just to clarify, what I meant by a proper flash is that I received the firmware update successful message with all factory resets done as well.

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #53 on: January 20, 2015, 03:07:16 am »
tried the clean install.  No luck. I keep getting the same error flashing the Scand firmware.

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2015, 08:08:58 am »
tried the clean install.  No luck. I keep getting the same error flashing the Scand firmware.

managed to get a "Firmware update succeeded message" with the Scand firmware and flashed Anna over it.  Both flashes were plagued by almost constant freezes and boot loops.
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