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  1. bigkiddy

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    First thing I'd like to say is I just jumped in to rooting without doing my research and messes up my phone. I got my phone rooted and I was deleting some of the programs that I wasn't able to before. I was having problems with putting back Backup Assistance, I didn't make a backup, so I tried to do a hard reset. It seemed to work, but now when my phone turns on and after I unlock it all I see is a black screen with the time and signal bar on top. I've tried quite a few things but nothing has worked so far.
    I've tried to load a update.zip but it tells me it can't because something to do with Backup Assistance. I've tried a way I found using RSD Lite. It wouldn't recognize my phone.
    Any help or advice would help. Thanks in advance.
     

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    Make sure you have the correct motorola drivers for your pc. Download them here: USB and PC Charging Drivers - Motorola USA

    Now follow these instructions:


    UnBRICKING INSTRUCTIONS:
    HELP ME. Ima noob! I BRICKED MY PHONE!

    1. go to Droid X: 2.3.32 Full SBF and DL the leaked full OTA FROYO 2.2.1 .SBF file.
    2. Download and install RSDLite v4.8 (it should be on Home if not, go Google it.)
    3. If your phone is stuck on the load screen, pull the battery, wait a minute, push the battery back in and restart with the phone’s Boot Loader Mode (do this by pressing the red camera button + volume down + power button  hold all of them in the order that I stated until your phone flashes briefly). Your phone should flash white and a Boot Loader menu will come up. Make sure there is at least 20 to 25 percent battery life remaining in order for the reformat of you phone to complete. If your phone dies in the middle of this process GOD HELP YOU.
    4. Run the RSDLite File and connect your Droid X to your computer via USB.
    5. Browse for the .SBF file you downloaded in step 1 and click “Start”, at which point the program should run and your phone will proceed to unbrick
    6. EASY RIGHT?
    7. Once unbricking you will have to go through reactivation of your phone. This is normal so just go through the steps you did when you first started.
    8. GUESS WHAT? You made a backup of your previous customizations REMEMBER? If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of re-downloading your entire life onto your phone again follow the “ROOTING” instructions in Part A and redownload Bootstrap and reboot into recovery mode to RESTORE the backup you made by following steps 2-11 in Part B….except you won’t be going to “install from sdcard” you will going to “Backup and Restore” and “Restore from sdcard”.
     
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    I've tried all of that but my phone never does show up under RSD Lite.
     
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    Do you have Debugging checked on the phone and the phone in PC Mode?

    settings>applications>development>check debugging
     
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    I have no way of turning debugging on because I can't get to my settings.
     
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    Crap! OK even though your phone screen is black make sure the phone is off. Pull the battery if you need to.
     
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    ok, I pulled the battery.
     
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    OK first open RSDLite on your computer. Then hook your phone up to the computer via USB. Browse for your SBF file and then hit show device.
     
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    Still nothing.
     
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    Have you tried to restore your phone via recovery? If not try this, Disconnect your phone from the computer. With the phone off, hold down both power and home button (hold it up to 30 seconds or until it lights up)and see if it will boot into recovery.

    Also what operating system is your computer?
     
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    Yeah I've tried recovery. That's what got me into this mess to begin with. I have win7.
     
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    I don't have access to a xp comp. I'll look around.
     
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    IDK what I did but RSD recognized my phone and it's in the progress of flashing! :p Wish me luck.
     
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    Maybe you right-clicked on the RSD Lite icon and chose to run it as administrator?

    Users of Vista or Win7 might need to do that. You can make this change permanent by right-clicking on the RSD Lite icon, choosing "properties", select the "compatibility" tab, and checking the "run this program as an administrator" checkbox.
     

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