Just rooted and having problems with recovery.


Last Updated: 2011-10-26 18:42:10
  1. Jonny.

    Jonny. Member

    I recently got a new droid incredible (my first phone besides the crapy razer) and my friends told me to root it. I used the guides on these fourms, rooted it, and apparently it worked (I have superuser and can download root only apps). The only problem is that everywere, it says recover once you root. Every time I've tried this, it just leads to a black screen with two white lights on each side. I've tried everything to fix it; I've looked at multiple threads and youtube vids, I even found an app that should sent it into Clockwork recovery mod, but even then it still had the problem. Does anyone know how to fix this, or should I just try un-rooting it (maby I did something wrong and it dosent say) and re-rooting it again? Thanks

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  2. Weazol

    Weazol Well-Known Member

    I have never heard of this problem. maybe recovery didnt install properly.. i would try and reroot like you said
  3. mach330

    mach330 Well-Known Member

    which root method did you use? unrevoked is by far the easiest.

    you could also try to download rom manager from the market. there you can install clockwork recovery. i would try this first.
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  4. Weazol

    Weazol Well-Known Member

    yea forgot you can do that..
  5. Jonny.

    Jonny. Member

    yep unrevoke, and i did just that with the rom manager, but the same thing happened
  6. Jonny.

    Jonny. Member

    I guess I'll just try re-rooting it again tomorow thanks for your help.
  7. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Reflash recovery in Rom Manager. Should update your recovery to a version that works. Problem is common with SLCD Incredibles.
  8. Jonny.

    Jonny. Member

    Wow I just unrooted it and now it wont turn on or charge, what the heck is wrong with this phone.
  9. REYES

    REYES Well-Known Member

    Dude, you shoudl have done a little more research before messing with anything. This is a common problem that comes up with SLCD screens and Clockwork Recovery. You have to download adrynalyne's "crackwork mod" and it'll work just fine.

    Look on XDA forums and you should find it fairly quickly.

    I hope you didn't brick your phone.
  10. sdrawkcab25

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  11. Jonny.

    Jonny. Member

  12. Jonny.

    Jonny. Member

    So whenever I try turning it on, it just vibrates and if I try pluging it into my pc, it shows an unknown device was inserted. So... I bricked it somehow?
  13. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Guides Guide

    So it's bricked? Still no charge light and won't turn on? Probably could get away with doing a warranty replace, since it's bricked there's no way to know what happenned to it.
  14. Jonny.

    Jonny. Member

    Im new to all this so thats when I just return it and say idk what happened?
  15. sdrawkcab25

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    Yup, just say you woke up and wouldn't turn on.
  16. Jonny.

    Jonny. Member

    Alright, thanks for all your help, if anyone has anymore suggestions then please post.
  17. Weazol

    Weazol Well-Known Member

    is it vibrating three times? if so you need to pull the battery reboot while holding volumne down to go into the bootloader. if you can get bootloader open then you need to flash the stock rom zip.
  18. Jonny.

    Jonny. Member

    nope only once
  19. doug piston

    doug piston Well-Known Member

    How did you unroot??? Sounds like you did the downgrade BS. If you Downgrad, 2.1 and a .29 kernel were never developed to run on a Slcd screen.

    Think about it what do all of your phones do on boot??? The answer vibrant once. Its probably booting but because you put crap on it the display is borked.

    Now I have heard of people running the correct RUU in PB31IMG form just by guessing on the timing and getting it back to life. You may be able to run the .exe RUU as well.

    If you get it back or you get another device to root, please read up on the matter a bit. A quick 5 min search probably would have cured this whole mess in a matter of minutes.
  20. Jonny.

    Jonny. Member

    I did search it around and unfortunatly I was cheching the wrong places and found nothing on it, I did http://androidforums.com/incredible...ideo-howto-unroot-incredible-downgrading.html method. So if it did downgrade back to 2.1, is there something I can like put on the sd card from my pc like I did to downgrade to upgrade it back?
  21. sdrawkcab25

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    If you have access to a windows xp computer, i'd try to use the ruu method. Or use a 2.2 pb31img.zip and put that on your sd card, and boot into hboot even though you wont see it. Wait about a minute and hit volume up, then wait about 5 minutes and hit volume up again, then wait about 10 minutes and hit volume up one last time. Make sure you check the md5 hash of the file before attempting. Follow this link for the file http://androidforums.com/incredible-all-things-root/181255-how-downgrade-official-2-2-a.html
  22. Jonny.

    Jonny. Member

    Im doing that right now and after I clicked volume up after 5 minutes the hboot screen appeared. I cannot describe how relieved I am.
  23. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Guides Guide

    Glad to hear
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  24. doug piston

    doug piston Well-Known Member

    Now when that is done please flash the CW version Adrynalyane made..

    If there is any sign of life it usually can be fixed.
  25. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Doug,
    Good to see you here on AF. I've come across several threads you've been involved with on other forums in my travels. You've done a lot for the community. My involvement lately has been spotty but I heard awhile back that Koush applied a fix for the SLCD's. You hear anything about that? Just wondering if a guy can reflash recovery in Rom Manager or if the Adrynalyne fix is the only route still.

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