1. Ivan Mag-isa's Avatar
    Hello, i had a problem with my old 520 that i gave to my sister. It suddenly had this problem that the phone keeps on rebooting and rebooting. I try to flash the phone but when the process is on "switching to flash mode.." The phone reboot again so the flashing is not always succesful. Any workaround? (can't do a soft reset because the volume down button is broken)
    11-02-2015 07:57 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Power off the phone. Open the back of the phone and pull the battery. (For safety of the cards you should also remove the SIM and the microSD.)

    Open your Recovery Tool on your computer.

    Plug the phone into USB. Hold Volume down and insert the battery. Your sister's 520 should go into flash mode.


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    11-02-2015 10:20 AM
  3. Ivan Mag-isa's Avatar
    Power off the phone. Open the back of the phone and pull the battery. (For safety of the cards you should also remove the SIM and the microSD.)

    Open your Recovery Tool on your computer.

    Plug the phone into USB. Hold Volume down and insert the battery. Your sister's 520 should go into flash mode.


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    When the 520 is in the flash mode, it will restart again and the flash mode will not continue
    11-19-2015 09:10 PM
  4. jwspradlen's Avatar
    When the 520 is in the flash mode, it will restart again and the flash mode will not continue
    If your volume down button is broken that might be why it keeps restarting while in flash mode. Your probably going to have to find a way to fix that. That's why it goes to flash mode when it restarts and restarts. Fix the volume down button issue and I'm sure you'll be able to fix the rest from there.
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    11-19-2015 09:15 PM
  5. Ivan Mag-isa's Avatar
    I just fixed the volume down button
    11-19-2015 09:18 PM
  6. jwspradlen's Avatar
    Try restarting it and see if it boot loops. If it does then try putting it back in flash mode. On my 830 while in flash mode I can press volume up, volume down, power button and then volume down to do a hard reset.
    11-19-2015 09:21 PM
  7. Ivan Mag-isa's Avatar
    Hard reset hardware combo is not also working. Even on settings>about>reset, its not working
    11-19-2015 09:27 PM
  8. jwspradlen's Avatar
    Then I would use device recovery and reinstall whatever build your on.
    11-19-2015 09:31 PM
  9. Ivan Mag-isa's Avatar
    I'm using device recovery, my problem is, when it switching to flashing mode, the phone reboot and the "operation ended with failure."
    11-19-2015 09:41 PM
  10. jwspradlen's Avatar
    Does it give you an error code or anything that you can search to narrow down the problem?
    11-19-2015 09:53 PM
  11. Ivan Mag-isa's Avatar
    There's no error code, the recovery tool just says the operation ended with failure. And my phone will start normally, until on the start screen, few minutes then it will boot again
    11-19-2015 09:58 PM
  12. jwspradlen's Avatar
    Is your device recovery up to date?
    11-19-2015 10:10 PM
  13. Ivan Mag-isa's Avatar
    Yes, it was just updated today
    11-19-2015 10:15 PM
  14. majid zoghi's Avatar
    I have the same problem
    And the only solution that I found it, buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    And never never never do not buy Windows Phone
    Microsoft is irresponsible for a company against its own problems
    (Translated by Google)
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-13-2016 06:55 AM
  15. newgamertag's Avatar
    I have the same problem
    And the only solution that I found it, buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    And never never never do not buy Windows Phone
    Microsoft is irresponsible for a company against its own problems
    (Translated by Google)
    Well then you know longer need to be in these forums then. Bye.
    03-13-2016 07:55 AM
  16. ven07's Avatar
    A few tricks others have reported that work in certain cases:

    - trying different usb ports/ cables (original usb cable is always the best)
    - trying a usb hub
    - using Nokia Software Recovery Tool instead
    RumoredNow likes this.
    03-13-2016 12:23 PM
  17. RumoredNow's Avatar
    And the only solution that I found it, buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    No other phone? Just that one?

    Seems not right somehow...

    deep-thoughts.jpg
    ven07 likes this.
    03-13-2016 03:43 PM
  18. majid zoghi's Avatar
    My problem was solved by buying this model.
    You try other models.
    Must be solved
    03-14-2016 05:21 AM
  19. RumoredNow's Avatar
    My problem was solved by buying this model.
    You try other models.
    Must be solved
    I just research the solutions and implement them. Never had to throw out the baby with the bath water. *shrug*
    ven07 likes this.
    03-14-2016 02:41 PM

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