I think this is what they mean by "bricked". Help please!
So, my Motorola Droid had an unfortunate encounter with my daughter's juice this morning. When it turned back on it went from the M logo screen to:
OK to program
I've been reading a few things and I've downloaded RSD lite 4.9. I also read something about needing an SDF file and didn't know where to find the proper one. My current assumption is I find the proper sdf and run it with RSD and my phone is back, assuming nothing got fried from the juice.
Also, if this is the right way, will it wipe my phone and SD card? Any info would be greatly appreciated, not the right time to be buying a new phone for me and Verizon's customer service is atrocious. Thanks again, and a virtual beer bought for anyone that can help
Thank you for all the info, you have all been very kind and helpful. Sorry to get annoying, but I have no idea how any of this works. So, I open RSD and load the .sdf in the top bar. How do i get it to find my phone and do it's thing? I have the droid hooked in through usb currently.
You need to power off the phone, then power it back on into bootloader mode. I think you are already there, but just in case, do the following.
Power off the phone.
Remove the USB cable.
Open the keyboard.
Press and hold the up on the D-pad (the edge closest to the screen)
While holding the edge, press power button, then release.
Release the D-pad.
You should now see bootloader in the top left.
Attach USB cable. You should now see USB connected (or something similar).
Now, RSD Lite should see the phone.
Click decompress and flash.
Once it starts, do not disconnect the phone. It will reboot automatically on it's own.
Couple of suggestions:
Let the phone dry out as much as possible first.
Make sure your battery is pretty well charged. If need be, buy a universal battery charger and charge it outside of the phone first.
Make sure you do not power off the phone while flashing.
Last edited by johnlgalt; July 22nd, 2012 at 01:47 AM.
Thanks. I really appreciate the help. I had to at least try I'm thinking Droid Incredible 4G. I can get it for 119 from Verizon. Don't know much about the current state of phones. Mine was pretty old anyway, I got it when the options were Droid or iPhone, now there's a million. Haha. Thanks again!
I am biased, but i say get the BIONIC or RAZR. I have a BIONIC, and with the ICS leaks, it is a very snappy phone. This is how the phone was meant to be!
However, both have locked bootloaders, so theming and such is not as easy as with the DROID.
Also, there is data to worry about. My understanding is that if you use an upgrade / subsidized price, and you have unlimited data, you lose unlimited. So, you might need to consider another avenue.
FWIW, i have a DROID here with a few accessories....hardware is flawless, and very few cosmetic scratches around the metal surrounding the touchscreen. I always used the shell / holster combo for a case, have a DROID car dock, and a few other things....
Last edited by johnlgalt; July 22nd, 2012 at 03:48 AM.
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