Bricked possibly?

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  1. kicker7734

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    My friend and i rooted yesterday, then installed busybox and he tried installing a theme he found online and ran it in metamorph and then the phone crashed and when it restarts it goes to the home screeen says no service and then when you slide to unlock sorry force closes come up for every application and stuff i have, and now we cannot use the phone at all, help please
     

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  2. Ninthwonder

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    try a hard reboot...
    To perform a hard reset on your Motorola Droid, perform the following steps.


    Turn off the Droid. If you are unable to turn off the Droid, remove the battery for 10 seconds, then replace it.
    Open the physical keyboard and press the X key while pressing and holding the Power Button. The device will turn on, keep holding these two buttons until a yellow triangle appears.
    Press the Volume Up and then the Camera button at the same time to get a menu to come up. You may have to press them more then once.
    You have now entered Recovery Mode.
    Use the Directional Pad on the Physical Keyboard to select the Format option.
    This should perform a factory reset of your device. You will of course lose all data. Please exercise caution before doing this without a backup.

    * Note: Contacts, etc. should be backed up to the cloud, so you should be safe with your address book.
     
  3. kicker7734

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    did this and it somewhat made it worse.
     
  4. Geoponic

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    Give more info

    what rom you installed etc
     
  5. messenger13

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    Restore to your last nandroid backup. If you don't know what I'm talking about ... you're screwed.

    Go back to the Verizon store. Look dumb and say, "It bwoke".
     
  6. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
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    He needs someone with better unix-fu than I

    Here's our IRC chat:


    Edit: he has access to adb, and it recognizes his phone he said also, so he just need to push pete's "Clean OEM" nandroid backup to the phone through adb I think, then he can just restore from SPRecovery.


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  7. kicker7734

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    thanks almost, and yea i know what nandroid is my friend and i just got ahead of ourselves with glee at what we could do and forgot to do a nandroid backup, but we have spr
     
  8. vikingisson

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    If you have fastboot and it sounds like you do then it isn't bricked. Just flash it again but don't do the theme until you've verified the ROM.
     
  9. kicker7734

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    we dont know what fastboot is, or flash..sorry im good with an itouch/phone but just got a droid and dont know much about it.
     
  10. alostpacket

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    Yeah he just needs the unix commands to copy a file over adb, either the OEM clean nandroid, or a ROM
     
  11. kicker7734

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    ya we need a clean nandroid but we cant find one
     
  12. messenger13

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    But if you have SPR, you're golden. No ADB needed. Download the file mentioned above to your PC/mac. Boot to SPR > mount options > Enable USB Mass Storage. Using your PC/Mac, put the file where it needs to go (either the root of the sdcard, or the nandroid folder). Disable USB > and follow the instruction to apply that backup file or update.zip file ... or whatever type of file it is.

    I'll post a link to an update.zip file.
     
  13. alostpacket

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  14. messenger13

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    Download THIS FILE. Once it's downloaded, change the name to update.zip, and put it on the root of your sdcard.
     
  15. kicker7734

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    it said E: error in /sdcard/update.zip
    (status 7)
    Installation aborted
     
  16. kicker7734

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    Thanks a lot guys! got it working, had to put that file into /sdcard/nandroid and then just run and SPRecovery
     
  17. messenger13

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    - Download file and rename it to update.zip
    - Upload to sdcard
    - Boot into SPR console
    - Select to install
    - Select Allow update.zip installation
    - Install /sdcard/update.zip (deprecated)

    Is that what you did?


    OK ... COOL! I see ya got it! ;)
     
  18. kicker7734

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    thanks messanger and alost
     
  19. messenger13

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    No problem bud. Now get a nandroid backup STAT! :D
     
  20. CRPercodani

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  21. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
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    Glad you got it working. :) Just for future reference too if Joe and I are both giving advice, listen to Joe.
     

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