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  1. u2020bullet

    u2020bullet Member

    As most of you know, a few days ago i did this:
    http://androidforums.com/g1-all-things-root/455398-need-help-getting-new-rom-my-g1.html

    And it functioned perfectly...until this morning that is...when it died...
    Basically last night i installed iGO navigation, which constantly gave me a memory error (when the phone was clearly suppose to install it to the memory card) and then i went and uninstalled it, and i moved every app possible to the sdcard, then the memory error disappeared and the phone was left on my desk over night.
    However when i woke up this morning, i yet again had the "low on memory" error and the launcher has crashed basically leaving me with a screen that has a grayscale on it. Naturally i rebooted the phone, however the phone constantly got stuck in a boot loop (on the cyanogen loading screen). So i went to re-flash the same cyanogen rom, however my phone cant mount the memory card and since it can't reboot properly either i really don't know what to do.

    Any possible solutions?

    EDIT: ONE MORE THING: last night i (and the pocket the phone was in) was soaking wet when some idiot raced through a giant puddle right next to me. Like literally soaking wet. Could that have done something?

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    I'd hazard a guess and say your issues are related to the phone being wet as opposed to any app you've moved/installed etc.

    Turn the phone off, place it in a box of rice in a warm cupboard and don't turn on again for at least 48 hours. Even if it's slightly wet and turned on you could be doing irreparable damage to the phone.
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  3. u2020bullet

    u2020bullet Member

    yeah...about that...it was on all night (with the OS crashed, just the grayscale screen) and i did restart it a few times this morning...and connected it to the pc using usb...
  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    There still might be a chance, try it in the rice, see what happens.

    You could well be out of luck though, sorry.
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  5. u2020bullet

    u2020bullet Member

    Since i had no rice at home, i just left it out to dry, unfortunately, it still wont reboot, but it just recognized the sdcard so i'm re-flashing cyanogenmod as we speak (finding update package...) and will let you know if it works.

    BTW, does re-flashing the same rom still delete your stuff or does it stay in? and i dont mean apps, i mean more like SMS messages.
  6. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    If there is still moisture in there, by having it on, you're just making any potential damage worse.

    I know it's tempting to play about with it (I've been there myself :p), but 24 hours is nowhere near long enough, especially if your pocket was as wet as you say it was.
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  7. u2020bullet

    u2020bullet Member

    Since it's stuck on "finding update package...", is it safe to pull out the battery?
    Man this sucks, it's my only phone and i can't believe i'm that unlucky to run into that one idiot behind the wheel...
  8. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Yeah, you can pull the battery. If you don't have rice, you can use cat litter (clean obviously) if you have any.

    Just after rooting etc as well. Do you have insurance?
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  9. u2020bullet

    u2020bullet Member

    No cat litter either, i keep dogs.
    And no insurance, i actually bought the phone on an auction site, the phone is originally from Germany (qwertz keyboard).
    So basically, if it doesn't work tomorrow, i'm screwed. Right?
  10. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    I'm sorry to say, but that certainly looks to be the case.
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  11. u2020bullet

    u2020bullet Member

    Morning...
    I managed to re-flash the phone, flash the google apps, it boots up normally and everything works but it won't recognize my sim card.
    By the looks of it, it seems to be a common problem...
    EDIT: and now all of a sudden it worked...
  12. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    So it's working? Good stuff! :D
  13. u2020bullet

    u2020bullet Member

    Yeaup, just re-optimized it using the tutorial posted earlier and am restoring phone numbers :)
    Thanks a lot of bearing with me through this :)
  14. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Not a problem at all! I honestly thought you were out of luck, but I'm happy to be proved wrong.
  15. u2020bullet

    u2020bullet Member

    BTW, it stopped working an hour after my last post :( it wont read the sim card...
    EDIT: ok what the heck...ok so i took my sim card and put it in my girlfriend's phone and it worked. Then i took my girlfriend's sim card (same carrier) and put it in my phone and it worked. Then i put my sim card back in my phone and it doesn't work...what the...?
  16. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    I fear the worst then unfortunately.

    You can try drying it, but the damage might have already been done. :(
  17. u2020bullet

    u2020bullet Member

    hmmm...my sim card is officially the only one that doesn't work in my phone...so i just tried to put a piece of paper over the sim card when i put it in the phone and it works...but we'll see just how long...i'll keep you posted.
  18. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Please do.

    Can you get a new SIM Card from your provider? That might be water damaged (although I've never heard of a SIM being water damaged before, not impossible I suppose).
  19. u2020bullet

    u2020bullet Member

    Still works :)
    I don't know about getting a new card with the same number since my number is kiosk bought. I guess i'd have to find a way to register my number in my name with my provider.
  20. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    How have things been for the past few days? Any reboots etc?
  21. u2020bullet

    u2020bullet Member

    It's working perfectly actually :)
    It had it's first reboot like 2 minutes ago but i think that wasn't sim card related. I'm definitely happy to have it working again :)
    Thanks again for the help :)
  22. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Good stuff! :D
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