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  1. LemurKing

    LemurKing Member

    So here's the deal. The other day I decided to flash a rom onto my bionic. I got to the point in CWM that it had me select the file that it would flash and I was unable to locate it. This all happened after I had already cleared the caches and formatted the system. The current state of the phone is that it will not turn on. When it is plugged in there is a white light in the upper right corner, I think this indicates charging, but correct me if I am wrong. After it is plugged in for awhile it will start up to the Dual Core Technology boot screen and it will stay there. Is there a way to access the recovery menu before or after it gets stuck at the boot screen? Is my best option to take it to Verizon? What should I do?

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  2. moondrius

    moondrius Well-Known Member

    [FXZ] Fastboot Recovery

    This will push a stock image to your phone. Next time take a backup before you format /system. Also if you buy the official cwm bootstrap on the market you cwm can look on both sd cards for .zip files.
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  3. amageus

    amageus Well-Known Member

    Is it only the purchased version that gives you the ability to look at both internal and external sdcard? I have the purchased version. I just assumed the updated CWM gave both options lol.
  4. LemurKing

    LemurKing Member

    I have been unable to get into the fastboot menu and I have not been able to get my PC to detect it in RSD. Earlier I pulled the battery and waited about 10 minutes and put it back in and I was able to get into the fastboot menu by pressing the volume and power button, but I was not able to try anything further at the time. I will try the Recovery again after I get out of class.

    In the event that I am able to get it into recovery again, do I go to the fastboot option and then do the RSD thing?
  5. moondrius

    moondrius Well-Known Member

    I believe you pull the battery and hold vol down as you plug the phone into the pc to get into fastboot. I am not sure about that as I have not had to use rsd lite in a long time. If that does not work try vol up.
  6. LemurKing

    LemurKing Member

    I am able to get into fastboot when I plug it into the wall, but not while plugged into the back of my PC. It gives me a low battery error shortly after getting into the fastboot screen.
  7. moondrius

    moondrius Well-Known Member

    Try a different usb port.
  8. LemurKing

    LemurKing Member

    I tried all of my ports with no luck. I think I will be able to do this if I can get past the battery being dead.
    Another item to note. I did backup my system onto my SD card using Titanium before I tried the ROM flash. Can I use that in any way to get me up and running again?
  9. moondrius

    moondrius Well-Known Member

    A clockwork backup would be the only full backup and because you can't boot into the system you can't get into cwm. Have you tried plugging it in with the battery in?
  10. LemurKing

    LemurKing Member

    The battery has been in the whole time. When I plug it into the wall, I am able to get into the menu every time, but if I try the same thing with it in my PC it fails.


    I got it connected to my computer and my computer is recognizing the phone, but the fastboot screen says:
    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2.          Battery Low
    3.          Cannot Program
    4.          Transfer Node:
    5.          USB Connected
    6.  
    I tried to use RSD to flash the recovery, but RSD says it failed.
  11. amageus

    amageus Well-Known Member

    Are you charging your battery? Here is the one click fastboot recovery link:

    One Click Fastboot

    Make sure you have the driver files for your PC. Without that the RSDLite or the One Click Fastboot wont be able to detect your phone. Follow the instructions in the thread. I used this when I crashed my only Home launcher and I couldn't do anything.
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  12. LemurKing

    LemurKing Member

    I took my battery to work where another guy has a Bionic and I put my battery in his phone to see if it would charge and it doesn't seem to be charging. When my battery is in his phone and plugged in, there is only a white light in the upper right corner. I know I can get my phone working again if I have a charged battery, so what should I do to charge it, or should I get a new battery.
  13. amageus

    amageus Well-Known Member

    If you're Droid is under warranty have VZW replace the battery for you. I know some devices require a 50% life battery or something like that in order to update it. However I doubt that it would cause you're problem with restoring to stock. However check to make sure the drivers are installed properly on your computer so that RSDLite or the one click fastboot can recognize your device. I had issues when i installed the drivers where it would not recognize the phone until i reinstalled it and ensured the drivers had no issues. I use win7 and it was giving driver errors at first. I ignored it the first time and couldn't detect my phone. I reinstalled the drivers with no errors and was able to reflash to stock.
  14. LemurKing

    LemurKing Member

    The problem is all fixed now. I ended up using the oneclick fastboot and a friend's battery and it is now restored to stock. Thanks for all your help.
  15. amageus

    amageus Well-Known Member

    Glad you were able to fix it.

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