Hard bricked with bootloop

Hi all,

I own a FP2 since more than one year and I was quite happy with it.

During this year the phone has gone through a process of stock->root->encrypt->decrypt->marshmallow update. I really like to mess with my hardware.

That is probably the reason I am writing this.

Since the marshmallow update (which I had to flash manually), most of the software has not been working properly (particularly gapps). Since one week ago, the phone was barely charging any battery when I plugged it in, and it often bootloop.

I then wiped the phone to factory reset from TWR and the phone seem to respond well to that. But next thing I know is the battery does not charge anymore when I plug the phone.

The current situation is just a bootloop of the Fairphone logo every 10 seconds whenever I try to charge it (I don’t even get to optimizing app…). No chance of accesing TWR anymore either.

Any ideas?


Have a out tried flashing the binary manually? See method 4 in the manually install Fairphone OS guide: https://support.fairphone.com/hc/en-us/articles/207914363-Manually-install-Fairphone-OS-for-the-Fairphone-2?mobile_site=true

I don’t think I can make it into bootloader mode. As soon as it is connected via USB it will begin bootlooping…

I think this is the end of my FP2. 1 year and 5 months…

I have had similar problems some time ago, the trick is to start the phone while pressing the volume down button before plugging in the USB cable.

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