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Old March 26th, 2013, 02:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I soft brick my phone it turns on but is stuck on the caution bootloader unlocked screen plz help what to fix it if possible

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Old March 26th, 2013, 08:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I moved this thread to the all things root section to get you some better help.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 07:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I soft brick my phone it turns on but is stuck on the caution bootloader unlocked screen plz help what to fix it if possible
Are you able to get it into fastboot?
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Old March 27th, 2013, 10:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah actually ran recovery through twrp but now it says there is no os installed
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yeah actually ran recovery through twrp but now it says there is no os installed
Push a flashable zip to the SD card/ internal storage and then install it with TWRP.

Alternately if you just want to go back to stock, I'd take a look at flashing it back to stock with RSDLite
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for some reason now i can't even access my recovery so not quite sure what to do
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Old March 27th, 2013, 05:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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for some reason now i can't even access my recovery so not quite sure what to do
If you can still get into fastboot, either via the terminal or the key combos (camera, vol up, vol dwn and power all at the same time, then hit the down volume button to select the fastboot option)

Install RSDLite on your computer that has your phone drivers on it.
(You can get RSDLite from this thread here)

Also grab a stock SBF file thats the right one from your carrier from here.

Use RSDLite to flash that file while your phone is in fastboot.
***Note: You will lose custom recovery and root in this process.
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i managed to get into recovery think the battery was to low. how do i Push a flashable zip to the SD card/ internal storage and then install it with TWRP.
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i managed to get into recovery think the battery was to low. how do i Push a flashable zip to the SD card/ internal storage and then install it with TWRP.
Uh... Ok?

You can use adb to side load it if your version of TWRP supports it, or you can use an adapter for the SD card...

As for installing the zip its pretty straight forward. I highly recommend looking up some tutorials on youtube if you're having this many doubts/questions.
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i figured it out i just haven't found a system image that works. still says no os installed and i don't think motorola has released the official sbfs so don't know what else i can do have a system img i'm trying to flash but when i do it says variable not supported reach max download cannot flash no error. tried sideloading and it says it can't sideload the file
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I don't have your phone but Moto also uses xml files. That link above to the download files is to be used with rsdlite. Your phone will be back to complete stock after but at least it will be running.

You can also try this link for another link to rsd files. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1858959
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I don't have your phone but Moto also uses xml files. That link above to the download files is to be used with rsdlite. Your phone will be back to complete stock after but at least it will be running.

You can also try this link for another link to rsd files. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1858959
Yes, my link above is to the only site I can find that provides those files to use with RSDlite.

If sideloading doesn't work, then you're going to have to get the flashable zip onto the SD card. I've never seen that error get thrown when flashing a rom, so I don't know what the deal with that is. Is that an error that TWRP/CWM is throwing?
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i actually have everything i need on an external sd card trying to figure out to use it to create a backup so i can restore
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have system img file but it won't flash keeps saying variable not supported target reported max download size error cannot load system.img no error
what do i do?
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can you give me a step by step on how you are doing it?
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in fastboot mode i type in fastboot flash system system.img
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you need to use Moto fastboot for the large files such a system image for web top. You can get it here download it and add to the folder where you running the commands from. Then run them again.
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tried that still getting the same error message I don't know what the deal is
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tried that still getting the same error message I don't know what the deal is
Have you tired using recovery to flash a zip instead?
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i got everything to recovery the phone now loads but for some reason there is just a blank screen and no icons. Far as i can tell its because the homescreen configuration is not running i can access settings but thats about it. This the same problem i was having before so I'm starting to think the phone itself might just be screwed up
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Didi you delete the launcher app? If you are rooted you can try and side load a launcher.
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says launcher is installed but still nothing is there a certain one i need to use.
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you can use any launcher that works on your phone. I use apex. Can you get into recovery to do a fdr?
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already tried that turns out there is just no default set the homescreen is there i just can't access it. i found that out because i acciendly dropped the phone and saw the home screen for a split second
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i actually installed another launcher just can't open it
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If you hit the home button it should ask you which launcher you want to use.
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thats what i thought to but the home button is unresponsive so i don't think i really have a way to
open anything. The home button vibrates but does nothing so i suppose it isn't completely unresponsive.
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Can you still get into recovery to do a factory data reset?
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yeah already tried that still nothing i'm at a loss. I think i've tried pretty much everything i can think of.
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i got a laucher to work but then it went all crazy again. uninstalled and reinstalled then it worked but it you power off its back to the same problem
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got it up and running turns out the sprint client app was causing the problem was able to uninstall it and it loaded right up. Funny how its usually something simple I was just a little uncertain about deleting system apps because thats what got me in this mess in the first place. Thanks for all the help. Oh I did what i should have done in the first place and made a back up this time.
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