Help...before I BRICK!


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  1. cboahd

    cboahd Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello lady and gents,


    I am New to rooting...and yes, I read the warnings.


    I believe I am one step away from Bricking my phone. Need an expert on how to get my phone to work again. I rooted with unrevoked 3 a few days ago and things were alright, however, after downloading a few different Rom's, now all I have is a HTC incredible trademark screen with a white background when powering up and goes nowhere. I can get into ClockworkMod Recovery v2.5.0.5 and I wiped everything I could, but unable to re-flash my phone. If you can help, please respond asap.



    My only phone...
     

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  2. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

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    Did you do a Nandroid backup somewhere along the line? If so, since you are able to access clockwork, use the Nandroid restore option, then reboot from clockwork.
     
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  3. spence341

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    Ditto, if you did a backup, you can restore back to the 1st one you did.
     
  4. cboahd

    cboahd Member This Topic's Starter

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    I believe I did an Nandroid backup.
    I also tried selecting the 'backup and restore' option...but when I do, clockworkmod Recovery says : Couldn't open directory. No files found.

    I tried everything (selectable wise) on the clockworkmod recovery screen, fastboot, recovery, clear storage, simlock, and factory reset. I also tried reboot, reboot bootloader, and power down. wiped mounts and storage,wipe data/factory reset, wiped cache partition. Also, advanced screen: Reboot Recovery, Wipe Dalvik Cache, Wipe Battery Stats, Report Error,Key Test. Basically, if was there, I tried it.

    Sometimes when removing battery and holding power/down button on I get either 3 or sometimes 5 quick vibrations from the phone and will only boot up to the white screen with the HTC Incredible trade mark logo.

    When trying to re-load unrevoked3 from my computer to the phone, I get a message from the unrevoked3 screen stating: Device/sbin/sh:get prop: not found is not supported at this time

    This is what is says on my clockwork recovery screen:

    INCREDIBLE XC SHIP S-OFF
    HBOOT-0.9.0000
    MICROP-O417
    TOUCH PANEL-ATMEL224_16ab
    RADIO- 2.15.00.07.28
    JULY 23 2010,18:06:51



    Do I need to re-flash something from the computer and how?

    HELP Please it's my only phone.
     
  5. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Well-Known Member

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    download a fresh new rom, place it on the sd card and start over. as long as you can get into recovery you are fine. fine meaning not bricked.
     
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    cboahd Member This Topic's Starter

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    oops
     
  7. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

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    Good idea b/c I'm beginning to think the card is wiped which means bye bye nand backups.
     
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  8. cboahd

    cboahd Member This Topic's Starter

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    Any suggestions on which ROM? Solid steady one I hope...
     
  9. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Well-Known Member

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    virtuous has been on my phone since the day the first version was released. been running perfect since.
     
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    cboahd Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks a bunch...will give it a try.
     
  11. cboahd

    cboahd Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well...no luck.

    I formated/wiped SD card then re-installed PB31IMG.zip to the SD card using a USB slot on my computer. Reinstalled the SD card in my phone and tried to reboot...no luck.
    Then tried the unrevoked3 reflash_package.exe and would not load. Tried the virtuous-inc_froy_rom-V3.0.1.zip. would not load. Grrrrrrr....
     
  12. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

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    What steps did you take when trying to load virtuous?
     
  13. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Well-Known Member

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    why did you reflash a pb31img and unrevoked? if you are already rooted all you need to do is flash a new rom from clock work mod recovery. that should be a piece of cake.
     
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    cboahd Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thats what I thought too...Piece of cake....
    Maybe I'm not flashing correctly? I should be able to flash any Rom, right, or am I wrong?
     
  15. rjschroed

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    you don't need to name it PB31IMG just name the rom zip whatever is easy to remember and save it to your sdcard. At that point with clockworkmod you should be able to select any zip to flash. flash the new rom and you should be back in business. Have you flashed a custom kernal?
     
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    cboahd Member This Topic's Starter

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    No, did not flash a custom Kernal...yet.


    Hey rjschroed!!!!!!! I think its working!

    Wiped the SD card clean and just installed the virtuous ROM (unzipped) on the SD, inserted back into phone, Virtuous started right up once selected from the clockworkMod screen. woooot! Me likey.

    A big Thank you to all that helped.
     
  17. EricS96521

    EricS96521 Well-Known Member

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    Download any rom. Place the entire .zip file on your sd card. Do not extract it, do nothing. Just drop it in there.

    Now boot into hboot by holding the volume down and power buttons.

    I suggest you not have any files named PB31IMG.zip on your sd card or else hboot will take forever loading the file.

    Now use the volume down to highlight recovery and the power button to select it.

    Now clockwork mod recovery should be on the screen (black screen/green text). Go to install zip from sdcard and select it with the trackball. Now select 'choose zip from sdcard'.

    Select the rom you placed on the sd card and hit yes.

    It will take everything from there.

    Next time I advise you to do a little more research into this before you attempt flashing a rom again.
     
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    cboahd Member This Topic's Starter

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    ericS96521 Thanks for the info.... I did read many posts (maybe too many) and was downloading things I didn't need and after many hours in frustration, I finally figured it out by not trying to unzip the ROM's when storing on my SD card... I think that was the 'key'.

    It may take me a while but, once learned, my mind is like a steel trap...errrr.... well..maybe with a little surface rust.
     
  19. SynisterWolf

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    Ok now go into Rom manager and make a back up so if it happens again you don't need to start from scratch.
     
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    cboahd Member This Topic's Starter

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    Great Idea!
     
  21. jack1987

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    I am having that same problem except when i install any full rom zip file they all ask me to download an update of some sort, i dont know what it is but all i know is that my phone goes through a whole system of operations and then aborts the installation and asks to update is that b/c it is trying to update a 2.2 file that my sd card does not have or do i need to just download the full 2.1 image and try from there?

    Also, my whole list of operations my phone goes through to boot the file are on this page:
    http://androidforums.com/incredible...ost-bricked-i-need-some-help.html#post1697089
     
  22. cboahd

    cboahd Member This Topic's Starter

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    jack1987,

    Sorry, can't help ya.
     
  23. jack1987

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    i was hoping that the list of operations i went through might show what happened wrong i guess ill have to see what iowabowtech and synister wolf have to say
     

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