Am I Bricked? (Droid, Froyo)


  1. gobirds895

    gobirds895 Well-Known Member

    I tried to download/flash Bugless Beast v0.2.1 Froyo via ROM Manager on my droid, but after it went through I couldnt reboot into clockworkmod recovery, and a few other things were buggy. So I flashed to sprecovery, attempted to restore my backup of UD Froyo Beta, and got stuck on the Motorola screen. Ive rebooted and wiped data/cache, factory reset, simple and advanced nandroid backups, and all I can get to is either the Motorola symbol screen, or back into sprecovery. Have I completely bricked my phone? How do I fix this?

    Also....If I can fix my phone, what is the best source for Froyo 2.2 at this point? (I'd prefer to flash it through ROM Manager, but anything that's stable works.)

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  2. Papadroid

    Papadroid VIP Member VIP Member

  3. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

    if you can get into SPRecovery you are fine. Just go there wipe data and cache. Then mount your sd card and put a rom that you are sure works with SPR on there. If you want FROYO I would suggest one of these

    [ROM] Frozen Lovely Yogurt 0.6 - Birdman - AllDroid Public Board - [ROM] Frozen Lovely Yogurt 0.6 - Birdman - AllDroid Public Board - Forum


    [ROM] Bugless Beast V0.2.1 Android 2.2 FRF57 - Pete - AllDroid Public Board - [ROM] Bugless Beast V0.2.1 Android 2.2 FRF57 - Pete - AllDroid Public Board - Forum


    Rename the file update.zip and install. If you still cant boot then I would go with the above link and get back to 2.0.1 and go from there.
  4. gobirds895

    gobirds895 Well-Known Member

    While I was waiting to do this, the battery must have died. Is it possible to charge the battery enough with the phone stuck in boot loop to get back into sprecovery and mount it to my laptop so I can d/l the update.zip?
  5. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

    just plug the phone into a wall charger and let it charge a few hours. Trying to do this with low battery is not going to work well
  6. Rodeojones

    Rodeojones Well-Known Member

    And make sure you use the actual wall charger. For some reason, when the phone completely dies using the USB connected to a computer doesn't charge the phone.
  7. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

    Wait, was u trying to flash a rom that u downloaded from the rom manager with sprecovery? If u downloaded from rom manager, u have to flash it with the clockwork recovery. And if the backups are made from the rom manager, the same applies.

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  8. gobirds895

    gobirds895 Well-Known Member

    Yea it was a Rom Manager installed rom through sprecovery, now I understand they only work through clockworkmod. But when I plug the phone into the wall it automatically turns on to the motorola logo and doesn't appear to be charging. There is a little white light where the chord goes in that is usually on when its charging, and its not on when the phone boots into the stuck motorola logo. Is it charging anyway?
  9. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member

    My understanding is no light means either of two things:

    1. The battery is at 100% and can't charge any more
    2. The phone isn't booted up to the stage where it can charge (for instance, it doesn't charge when in Recovery)

    If you have SPRecovery as your current recovery, you could boot into recovery (power button and "X" key on keyboard) and then restore your SPRecovery nandroid (you have make a backup of your current ROM recently, right?) to get yourself back up and running...
  10. gobirds895

    gobirds895 Well-Known Member

    I cant boot into sprecovery now because the battery is dead, and apparently I can't charge it because when its stuck on the motorola logo (which it automatically goes into when i plug it into the wall) it isnt properly charging. Its like an endless loop of being screwed... Ive been able to get into sprecovery for a minute or so, but it shuts off (Im assuming because of the low battery) every time I come close to mounting my laptop and transferring an applicable rom for sprecovery. The backups I currently have are only "flashable" in clockworkmod recovery. Im trying to find any possible way to charge it, or get sprecovery on long enough to mount, transfer the sprecovery flashable rom, and flash it. Any suggestions? Thanks for all the help so far.
  11. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

    I got nothing. My only idea is leave it plugged in overnight at the moto logo and hope for the best.
  12. kg6epf

    kg6epf Well-Known Member

    Find a friend with a Droid that can swap batteries with you and charge yours up?
    Depending on where you are, should be a helpful Droid owner somewhere nearby....
  13. gobirds895

    gobirds895 Well-Known Member

    Lol good option at this point.
  14. bwinterton

    bwinterton Member

    If my understanding is correct, shouldn't you still be able to get into recovery if you are plugged into the wall? I know that the Droid will not charge, but it should at least be able to run off the power from the charger. As far as mounting your sd card goes, you should go buy a micro sd card adapter. I have one that turns the micro sd card into a normal sd card for my laptop. This actually came in handy the other day when my sd card wouldn't mount to my droid. It said there were errors but there was some critical data I needed off the card. It wouldn't mount through the droid to the computer so I ended up having to use the adapter to do it. It was a good investment, saved my butt!
  15. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Circle gets a square. IIRC, the phone should be operable - you just don't have the operating system installed / working. So, it hangs at the boot logo.

    The hard part is going to be getting it into recovery, b/c with it plugged in, you cannot power it off and then power it on with the X pressed down, so you'll either have to be really really fast, ask a friend for help, or.....

    let it get to the boot logo, press the power button to turn it 'off' and then immediately press the X as it shuts off and before it starts to power cycle....

    it's manageable.

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