Did I Brick??


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  1. NoShftShck16

    NoShftShck16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Not freaking out yet. But I can't get my phone out of the boot cylce.

    I rooted last night after getting my phone back from HTC, did unrevoked forever too. Everything went smoothly. Installed Cyanogen 6.0.2 and things were going alright but a lot of stuff was just not working well.

    So I tried formatting everything including the SD and realized that I couldn't download MIUI to my SD card from my phone after that. Phone wouldnt recognize the SD card after that.

    Used my boss'sto put the zip on, and it was stuck in a boot cycle. Used it again to flash Cyanogen, still stuck in a boot cycle.

    Any suggestions?? Really need some help here. I've been without a phone for 4 weeks and was so happy to have it back. Don't get me wrong, the boot animation is cool, but only for like the first 2 or 3 times. Now its just painful...
     

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  2. DGRYAN1977

    DGRYAN1977 Well-Known Member

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    I am curious. Why did HTC have your phone?
     
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  3. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

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    Any luck running a nand restore?
     
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    NoShftShck16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    My buddy dropped it, got the screen replaced.
     
  5. NoShftShck16

    NoShftShck16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    wiped my SD, no backups. Anybody have a backup they could link to me??
     
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    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

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    Nands from other phones don't swap well. Causes market/app confusion. What all have you reformatted besides the SD and how did you format the SD exactly?
     
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    My understanding is if you can get to restore then the phone isn't bricked. Did you use clockwork to format your sd card or windows? Whichever you could try the other and see if it recognizes it then. Just make sure you're also erasing the dalvic cache, data, system, and cache partitions as well.
     
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    Casbah Well-Known Member

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    lol...overlap. :)
     
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    You are not bricked. Do a battery pull. Take your SD card out and plug it into your computer. Download ANY ROM you like and place it on your SD card. Plug your SD card back into your phone. Hold down the volume button and your power button. After it does it's thing, select recovery by pressing the volume down button once then pressing the power button. Now you are in the recovery menu (green and black). Press the volume button down to install zip from SD card. Find your ROM and select apply. Now your phone will load the ROM and reboot. BINGO, you have your phone back. ;)
     
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    NoShftShck16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    factory reset the phone from the within the phone, the bootloader & clockworkmod recovery. formatted the SD card from within the phone and clockworkmod recovery.
     
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    NoShftShck16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    BINGO was not his name-o, this process just leads to the boot cycle. If it were just the swirling thingy around the cyanogen logo I'd let it run for awhile. But it is stalling then resetting the animation.
     
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    Try a different ROM. Cyanogen doesn't work half of the time I try to install it either. Try a basic ROM that you know works. From my understanding, all of the ROMS that you flash will come with everything it needs to work correctly. Everything SHOULD be zipped up. The best place to go may be to XDA forums for the ROM you are trying to apply and tell them what happened in a PM and ask them if you need anything else to get it going on your phone. Good luck.
     
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    NoShftShck16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    NoShftShck16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'll give it a shot, but I flashed 6.0.2 early this morning without a problem.

    EDIT: Downloading SkyRaider. Will post w/ results
     
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    NoShftShck16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No luck with SkyRaider either, now I'm just watching the Red Eye go back and forth several times.

    God damnit what the hell is going on :(

    EDIT: HOLY CRAP! AFTER ABOUT 20MIN MY PHONE JUST WENT TO THE LOCK SCREEN


    WOOOO!!! THANKS ALL AROUND!
     
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    NoShftShck16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Last question I swear, my phone (or my computer) aren't recognizing my SD card anymore. Suggestions??
     
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    :D I'm glad you found one that works.
     
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    First reboot your phone and see if that helps (you may want to do a battery pull with it). If that doesn't work-

    Have you tried to mount your SD Card with your phone on?

    Settings>SD & Phone Storage> Mount SD Card

    If that doesn't work when you are in SD & Phone Storage, press format phone storage. If it's not recognized, you will need to take the MicroSD out and put it in your computer and format it there.

    From there go into your "My Computer" screen and format the card. When you do you will lose your current ROM backup so be careful.

    Hope that helps!
     
  20. NoShftShck16

    NoShftShck16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Mount SD Card get bringing up the "SD Card is now safe to remove" message for whatever reason.

    Also, after switching over to Windows I realized I had the lock on my adapted on so thats why Ubuntu wasnt recognizing it. Formatted in windows and everything works!

    Now, back to the MIUI rom...;)
     
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    I had the same problem after the Froyo update. Nothing I did worked even trying to mount through adb. I had a wild hair thought and stuck in an old sd card that I got with the phone, and it turned out that it recognized that. Then I made the mistake of turning off the phone and trading, no go again. Then I tried turning off the phone putting in the old card again. Then when it showed up again I unmounted and then stuck in my 8 gig. Here's the weird part I could swear my phone made a click (not like the camera sound when you turn it on) and my 8 gig card popped up! Not sure what happened perhaps that will work for you? Oh, also make sure that your card is formated to fat32 since the phone defaults to fat16 I believe.
     
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    NoShftShck16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah thats what I did, I formatted in Windows. Did a full format then a quick format to be safe in fat32

    Right now I'm doing a full backup, then tucking that away on my computer somwheres for safe keeping
     
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    You may not have bricked but you probably coastered. I'd rather have a coaster than a brick though.
     
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    Awesome! Glad everything worked out. :cool:
     

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