Have to buy a new Droid...


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  1. Droid_Ninja

    Droid_Ninja Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Oh man, I just killed my phone by flashing with ROM Manager with the Cyanogen.... Had alot of force closing and some how google not communicating with my phone... I tried to do a nandroid restore, did not work... Did factory reset, did not work... Tried unrooting with a update.zip file... Did not work... Now it's stuck on the Motorola screen... Can't mount USB or anything... I guess it's time to get a new Droid! LOL! O`well! Wife will be pissed about this one! I could always just do the total reprogramming of my phone this with the

    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-droid/47349-now-you-can-live-without-fear-bricking.html

    Instructions, but I need a Windows Computer to do it, only have a MAC... DANGIT! Seriously need to find someone with a Windows Computer....:rolleyes:
     

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  2. finnaginagain

    finnaginagain Well-Known Member

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    why dont you just dual boot on your mac? solves the problem
     
  3. nader2013

    nader2013 Well-Known Member

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    It may be less expensive to buy a cheap PC rather than a new droid ;)
     
  4. DroidSuks

    DroidSuks Well-Known Member

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    Ok... I'm gonna ask some pretty obvious questions. All with the attempt to try and help.

    I'm working under the assumption that you properly rooted you phone since you had ROM Manager installed... and you state that you tried to "unroot".

    When you flashed using Rom Manager I'm also assuming that you created a Backup of your present Rom.

    Now when you got to the point that your where ready to install the new ROM.... Cyanogen 5.0.5.3, you would have had to flash clockwork first. It wont let you into any other part of ROM Manager unless you do this first... correct.

    So... that being said. If you turn the phone completely off (pull the battery if it does not go off)... hold down the X button on your keyboard... keep it depressed...while turning the phone on. After a moment it should load into Clockwork Recovery.


    If you can get to this point.... or have already gotten to this point and are frustrated because you cant go past it..... post back and we can help. Your phone isn't bricked... just shy of dropping it in the terlet you really can't brick it.

    Also... first and foremost.... make certain you plug your phone in and let if FULLY charge. Nothing can be fixed on any phone with an almost dead battery.
     
  5. ttaylor0024

    ttaylor0024 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. Netbook. Buy it from walmart, use it to restore your droid, then return it :)
     
  6. finnaginagain

    finnaginagain Well-Known Member

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    or like i said dual boot so if something ever happens again which it may you have it and dont have to have an extra 200 bucks to go pick up a cheap pc to fix it then return. why do something the hard way when your mac is capable of dual boot
     
  7. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

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    You don't need to buy a new one. Use an sbf file to save it. Check the live without fear of bricking thread that is stickied

    edit just read your whole post. You gotta know someone with a pc that can help you out
     
  8. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

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    Maybe not...only 90% of the population uses PC's. I think the OP lives at a university...where the only computers are Mac's :p
     
  9. DGalt

    DGalt Well-Known Member

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    the truth of this statement makes me so sad...surrounded by silly uniformed college students :rolleyes:

    but kidding aside, OP you must be able to find a pc somewhere. local library maybe? Go knock on your neighbor's door lol
     
  10. DroidSuks

    DroidSuks Well-Known Member

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    I have first dibs if he wants to sell it boys!!...


    :D


    I'm just sayen.. ;)
     
  11. magdelaine

    magdelaine Well-Known Member

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    Heheheh. :D

    Yeah, I agree. Don't think this phone is hopeless by a long shot.
     
  12. shrink57

    shrink57 Well-Known Member

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    Of course it's hopeless. It's bricked! I'll pay $10 for it (just out of sympathy) and I'll pay for shipping :cool::cool::cool:
     
  13. DroidSuks

    DroidSuks Well-Known Member

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    Very bricked... no recovery!!


    $11:50



    And Neil pays for shipping... :D



    :p
     
  14. shrink57

    shrink57 Well-Known Member

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    Not only bricked but highly contagious - keep your pets away from it :eek:
    DroidSucks, what is your paypal login info so I can go $12.00???
     
  15. Droid_Ninja

    Droid_Ninja Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ha ha ha funny guys. But ya, I think I just have to find someone with a PC. I don't live in the dorm and I think the Dual boot will be a good idea, just have to get windows now.
     
  16. DroidSuks

    DroidSuks Well-Known Member

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    Sorry me brotha... just a little light fun.. :D


    Now since your a college student it's save to assume your probably broke..... but then again.... since you own a MAC it may mean that your rich... sooooo

    Promo Video

    You'll still have to buy an off the shelf copy of Windows7... but since your a student I would ask your computer / tech center at the school if they could hook you up. None the less... if you wanted to do it yourself this IS the way to go... forget about that dual boot nonsense.... thats for old guys like us. ;)


    EDIT: ... there is a trial download as well...



    Also... my suggestion from 5pm this afternoon doesn't require a computer at all... did you have any luck on that front?.
     
  17. Droid_Ninja

    Droid_Ninja Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey so guess what guys! I used my next door peeps computer! EASY! The whole process was very smooth and I did not have any problems going through the Process! Thanks Android Forums! Because of you guys, my phone is back to normal!
     
  18. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

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    More importantly...your wife won't be pissed! :D:D:D
     

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