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Root Bricked, fixed and re-rommed!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Satires, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Satires

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    Yup, I'm one of those who bricked my Bionic. Thanks to having a downloaded stock operating system (.902), people who made videos and instructions and rsd lite 5.6 I was able to return to stock!

    But that wasn't good enough...

    No...

    I had a wicked curiosity about running other roms.

    I re-rooted, restored a clockwork recovery (For the heck of it) then downloaded eclipse.

    I must say, I am impressed! So far so great! I loaded all of my apps, settings and data then made a clockwork back up. :)

    I was panicking (Admittedly) when I initially bricked it! :D
     

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    Been there, bricked that, restored that with the same method, re-rooted that, still want to try another rom! :)
     
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    Okay, I am really curious about something here.
    First off, I am not a rooter, and may never be a rooter, so I know little to nothing about rooting, but I do know about bricking phones.:rolleyes:
    The Evo 4G that I bricked was dead, Dead, DEAD!!!
    Not even the Sprint service center could detect any sign of life, so how is it possible to bring a brick to life?
     
  4. Satires

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    Maybe I used the wrong term...

    What I mean by bricked was, the phone would not go past the initial red M. Hence, the phone would not boot up what ever I did to try and fix it. I had to reload the entire operating system. :)

    Maybe your phone had a hardware issue?
     
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    our Bionics are pretty much BRICK proof!
     
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    That's a soft brick and can be fixed wth an fxz flash. If you tried to force a custom kernel or something similar on your bionic with a locked boot loader you will hard brick your phone and then you will have a paper weight. There is nothing you can do to fix a hard brick.
     

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