Android not loading, probably memory's full
Hello everyone. I'm a newbie to this forum, but this mainly because I never messed with my Xoom (non-US WIFI/3G MZ601).
Two days ago I transfered some mp3s to my Xoom trough gMTP (something I did safely couple of times already) and eventually I think I ran out of free disk space. I got some error messages and in the end I disconnected and quit gMTP. Everything exited normally, so I just unplugged my Xoom and left it aside. It was working all right, since I used it afterwards. The battery went dead yesterday and today, after I plugged it in for charging and turned it on, it turned out Android won't load. I got the M-logo, it flashes for 2-3 minutes and then it reboots (I see the Dual Core screen).
I tried Power+Vol Up, also Power + Vol Up and then Vol Down - it enters the Android recovery screen. The problem is that: 1) I don't know what the options in the Recovery menu mean: i.e. what is Fastboot and RSD 2) I don't want a Factory Reset since I have some important data which I most definitely don't want to use. Yes, it was stupid not backing them up, but that's it.
The Xoom is not rooted or unlocked, I never attempted this, since I didn't want to screw with my warranty yet. It hasn't been even updated and it has the factory Android 3.2 (or 3.2.1 not sure). All I did was install some packages and transfer files trough gMTP and mtpfs. Never had problem with this and I always unmounted it cleanly. What's more, I haven't installed stuff for like a month now, so I don't think I messed something other than disk space. I had problem with my KDE loading when the disk was full, so could it be the same issue with Android?
Well, that's my situation. I'd appreciate any help. I really don't want to delete my data, it's very important. If I don't get a solution, I'd have to go to the Motorola Service but since I know the Factory Reset would be the first thing they will want to do, I prefer if possible to fix the things myself.
I saw this link :
about some tools which Motorola offers. I asked the author whether those commands are safe with respect to the user data (except for fastboot flash userdata userdata.img which obviously deletes the user data), but I still have no answer. If anyone has used those tools, I'd be glad to get some feedback. And any suggestions at all.
08-24-2012 07:35 AM
Welcome to the forum. Glad you decided to join us. What the link you posted is fastbooting stock images which will wipe your Xoom. I'd boot to recovery and you should have an option to wipe cache partition, try that and see if it boots. Any of the other options will cause to to wipe your Xoom. Do you have an sdcard in your Xoom? If so, take it you and try a soft reboot, power and volume up after your charge indicator has turned green.
Originally Posted by denijane
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Hi and thanks for the quick reply!
Um, no, I don't have an external sdcard. I have a SIM card, but taking it out didn't help.
So I deleted the Cache twice and unfortunately it didn't help. Xoom still reboots like crazy.
I got to talk with a girl from the service and she said that since I don't have an sdcard, all the info I have will be deleted, so I'm really really looking for other options.
I read about the Android partitions here
AddictiveTips » Blog ArchiveAndroid Partitions Explained: boot, system, recovery, data, cache & misc
and I was wondering - is it sure that doing
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
would delete my data? I mean, they are in different partitions (well, kind of), could there be a possibility to flash them separately without deleting the data? You said they'd delete it, but I simply have to ask twice, cuz well, it's important to me.
Or if there is absolutely no way to fix it without Factory reset, do you know of any possible way to access my data before resetting? I tried to mount it with mtpfs but it didn't work.
P.S. The battery indicator got green - nothing changed
Hi, I managed to salvage my data by pulling it with adb. Then I Factory Reseted my tabletm upgraded to 4.0.4, unlocked and rooted it. I'm happy!