Hey guys. First off let me say that this is actually my friends Vibrant. So any questions you have for me may have to wait until I get my hands on his phone again. I'll break this into two separate posts. First I will describe the scenario of what happend to his phone and how I fixed it. Then I will write down the specific procedure that I used to fix it so you can try it yourselves. Any feedback is greatly apreciated and will hopefully help others with their problems. I had previously helped my friend root his phone and intalled the Vibrant9 ROM. This past weekend he got a notification on his phone about an update. Wanting the latest and greatest, he chose install. After downloading and attempting to intall the update, his phone failed and would not reboot past the Vibrant screen. He called customer suport and they talked him through doing a factory reset. This of course did nothing to solve the problem, so he took it back to the Tmobile store and they ordered him a new phone. I convinced him to bring the phone to me and let me have a crack at getting it to work. I failed to get the phone into recovery using the 3 button method. But I was able to get it into recovery by pluging it into the computer via USB cable, then attempting the 3 button method. After getting into recovery mode, I attempted to restore the phone via a previous backup. It seemed to be successful, but still would not reboot past the Vibrant screen. So I got back into recovery mode and wiped all phone data and cache. I then decided to try reflashing the Vibrant9 ROM it had previously been running. This method was successful, the phone is back in working order and he is using it as I type this. Some things to consider about bricked phones. As long as the phone boots, no matter where it stops, you are not totally screwed. If you get the charging screen when you plug it in, it is not totally bricked.