Urgent help required - Android stuck in bootloop
Found 27th Oct 2016
Rooted a Vodafone smart first 7 through Kingo Root. Said it was successful. I shut down the phone to save on battery as I was going out shopping. However, when I returned the handset was in serious trouble. I turned it on, but as soon as the vodafone animation dissapeared the phone started this constant looping ring (like you get on Windows if you open too much at once). The only way to get out of it was to pull the battery out. Did some research online, and users mentioned you could do a factory reset in the Android recovery mode. I selected Wipe data/factory reset and it wiped the data, but no reset code. Restarted the phone, same loop. So I went back to the recovery mode and selected the Wipe cache partition option as some users did both. Restarted the phone, same loop. I even tried restarting from the bootloader, but this just brings up the powered by android logo and fastboot mode text. I also did some file check from recovery in which the results were very alarming. A lot of missing files. I am stuck as to what to do because there aren't many support resources out there for this phone as it is a budget chinese ZTE. Its worrying when a lot of android users have a dead android mascot in recovery and I don't have this. Please help, this phone is for an important purpose and I honestly didn't mean to break it.