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Originally Posted by wre View Post
A few days ago my Nokia N9 went dead flat and then when i went to charge it it would only boot up to the nokia logo on screen and then eventually would come up with "Device not working properly" "try updating the device software with Nokia Software Updater. If the problem persists, contact the nearest Nokia Care point." "Software problem (boot-watchdog): too many reboots.

If i try the connect it to the computer for Nokia Software Updater or Phoenix test and service software the phone turns on with the nokia logo on screen and then a USB connection logo in the corner that goes away, and on my computer it comes up with "USB device not recognized" "The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it." "Recommendation Try reconnecting the device. If windows still does not recognize it, your device may not be working properly."

It looks your device has the MALF flag set. This is a sorts of a protection method, albeit it usually causes more trouble than helps

When the phone detects that it has too many restarts in a short period, the system protects itself by creaing a file /var/malf on the filesystem. This is a signal for the device to stop and instruct user to get maintanance for the device.

You can clear the malf file by booting into device rescue mode, using flasher and a dedicated kernel+initramfs image.

Search the forum for "/var/malf" and you will find the procedure.

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