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  1. stephejo

    stephejo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Advice anyone??

    I bricked my Droid yesterday. Either that or I had a sudden fatal hardware problem. I can't tell.

    To make matters 1000x worse, DroidForum was down yesterday afternoon when this was happening!! Arrrgh!

    Here's what happened...

    Four days ago, I went from stock Moto Droid 2.1 and flashed the following (in order):
    SPRecovery
    Bugless Beast v1.0
    Bekit 1.0GHz 7-slot LV kernel
    ClockworkMod Recovery
    HelixLauncher1
    SetCPU (OC to 1000)

    Things were 100% fine for three days. No issues at all.

    SUDDENLY and without any warning yesterday, I take my Droid out of its holster and it is on the BootLauncher

    I can't get it out of Bootlauncher.

    Tried to flash a few Recovery versions. No luck.
    Still boots to BootLauncher

    Battery finally died and I can't charge it or boot it at all.

    HELP!!! Can anyone help me get my phone up and running (or even back to stock to have Verizon replace/repair)??

    (I finally went to Verizon and added a 2nd line and got a basic LG flip phone as a backup. I am a doctor and dozens of calls went unanswered yesterday. I'm thinking such with such a "critical need" I probably should run stock? Or get an Incredible as my main phone and play with the Droid? Not wild about having a belt full of devices!)

    Thanks!!
     

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  2. snowman9031

    snowman9031 Well-Known Member

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    try taking out battery? Can you get back into clockwork?
     
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    Fadelight Well-Known Member

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    Rodeojones Well-Known Member

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    For charging your battery, use the wall charger. Once completely dead plugging into the computer isn't effective. Plug it in and leave it for a while (like 8 hours or more). Worked for me when I had my phone completely die a few weeks ago.
     
  5. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Well-Known Member

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    Yup.. sounds like something went corrupt with possibly the kernel.. Rare, but it does happen.

    Charge it up, flash the SBF, re-root and start over. If it does it again, just reflash the SBF and call Verizon for a replacement.:p
     
  6. Soultics

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    As a doctor I'd say reliability > fun, at least when a lot of your business is likely done over the phone. But I'm not you nor a doctor so I wouldn't know really, the Incredible is a good phone that is faster than the droid at stock. It still won't be able to do the "root" things, but honestly I could live with the Sense UI.
     
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    glitch32 Well-Known Member

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    Wow that's kinda scary. I'm curious to see what happens.
     
  9. DroidSuks

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    I to am a doctor.. the hospital provides me with a BB for unlimited use... or more to the point... their unlimited access to me... I shower with the damn thing.

    Probably the reason I hate BB.. ;)
     
  10. stephejo

    stephejo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I charged it for 10 hours. Still boots into Bootloader, but now its flashing "battery Low -- Cannot program" so I don;t think I will be able to flash SBF.

    Verizon is sending me a replacement... of course I never told them mine was rooted/OC'd when the problem started.

    Should I root the new one or bag it (unless I get a Incredible as my daily driver?)??

    Thanks for all the help.
     
  11. ssantan2

    ssantan2 Well-Known Member

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    be weary of sending it to verizon because if they find out that you have tried to install a ROM and thats the cause of the issue you might get charged the cost of the phone.

    When you say Bootloader what exactly to do mean, the M logo?
     
  12. stephejo

    stephejo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The M logo appears.

    Then the screen goes black and ...

    _____________________________

    Bootloader v???? (can't remember the number)

    Battery Low
    Cannot Program

    ______________________________


    What can I do to wipe the ROM before I send it in?
     
  13. stephejo

    stephejo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It doesn't seem to be taking a charge now. I have it plugged into the wall charger.

    I will try charging again and see if I can reflash the SBF using the PC Utility

    This really sucks!!

    Thanks all for help and input.
     
  14. stephejo

    stephejo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Before the battery drained and it wouldn't take a charge, I was able to boot into Clockwork> I tried several backups with no help.
     
  15. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Well-Known Member

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    Use the new phone to charge the battery, then flash the SBF to the old one before returning it:)
     
  16. stephejo

    stephejo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Where do I download the stock SBF??
     
  17. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Well-Known Member

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    Up above in Fadelight's post is a link to the thread " Now you can live without fear".. that has all the info/links for the SBF.
     

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