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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 Boot Loop

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Hello! I am new to these forums....

Background....

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 several months ago and it worked great in the beginning. Then one day it crashed and would not boot. It would show the "SAMSUNG" boot screen, sit that way for 20ish seconds, then the screen would go black and it would repeat the process. At that point the rooted image was out and I wanted to try it out anyway so I flashed the rooted image to it and it worked great and was faster in my opinion. Until several days ago when it crashed again.

The problem....

Several days ago I was using it and it hung. So I held down the power button to force a restart like I had done many times before. But it started going into the boot and then reboot process. I let it sit for a while, and then tried it again and it started! Worked for 2 days, but crashed 2 or 3 times (and was slow as well) in that period when the device was idle. I was not even using it and I would look down at it and it was restarting. Then it crashed this morning and it is boot looping again. I have let it sit without the battery in for over an hour and tried again and it still will not boot.

The question...

Is there any way to fix the device without reflashing the original rom? I have done that before and I can access the download menu (Home+Vol-) and the factory reset and clear cache options (Home+Vol+) so that is not an issue. I have all of my personal data stored on the sd card. But app data is not on the sd card. And I would like to not have to re-install and re-setup all of the apps again. So is there a way to fix it without restoring the device to defaults or is that my only option?

I have searched but cannot find much information specific to the 4.2 player about this issue. Thanks in advance for the help!


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