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| | Re: curve 8900 endless boot cycle
I don't know what else to do, except try wiping the device with JL_CMDER or BBSAK, but you will probably be dealing with the same timing problem to connect to the device, assuming the problem is simply software and not hardware.
You are not experiencing an endless rebooting loop, correct? The device starts to boot when you insert the battery, but then doesn't complete and the device ends up blinking the pattern you describe? I suspect the device may be broken. I was hoping not, and that the link I posted would put you on a track to fixing it.
Note that the timing is critical to catch the device when it is in the initial start-up part of it's reboot sequence, as mentioned in the article. I remember back in the day reading that it would take some people many, many tries to get it. If you only tried a few times, it won't hurt to try again. How many before giving up? I'm guessing a dozen, maybe up to 20. If you don't get it by then, you probably never will, or the device is really broken.
One last idea. See if you can boot in safe mode. If you can, then I believe that tells you for certain the problem is software and not hardware. First thing is do a backup. Then go back to trying to trying to do a clean reload of the device software.