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Root Bricked my Droid: rebooting on its own

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by johnny quest, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. johnny quest

    johnny quest Well-Known Member
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    Ok, my friend gave me his Droid and I'm trying to reboot it to its original OS. Its bricked and my computer isn't reading the phone when I hook it up. I'm going in circles trying to find out what can it be. I don't know what else to do. Should I give it back or can I fix this bricked phone?
     

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  2. mobrienjr

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    THe phone is probable not bricked. You just need to boot into recovery mode. Do a battery pull, then hold down the x button while you press hold down the power button. When the M logo shows let go of the power button. Do a factory restore from there
     
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  4. Scottmc

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    To be more precise, as long as your phone boots, it's not bricked. If your phone doesn't turn on, even with a fully charged battery (plug in to wall charger to be sure) then it's bricked. If you see the moto logo you can get into the bootloader (press Up on Dpad while rebooting) and then you can use rsdlite or sbf_flash to go back to stock.

    Don't throw it thru a window yet - check out that link that papadroid posted.
     
  5. johnny quest

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    I did the battery pull and pressed the X, and I also did the Dpad up and I only got to the part where the phone says "bootloader" on top and half way down the screen "battery Ok, Ok to program, Transfer mode: USB" its connected to the computer but when I do the RSD lite nothing is happening.
    its not recognizing my device, I press start and nothing happens. what am I doing wrong?

    Please help, I'm going to bodyslam this phone.
     
  6. GideonX

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    Sounds like you are not booting into recovery correctly.

    Pull battery, then replace
    Hold X
    Press and release power
    Wait for Moto logo
    Let go of X

    See anything?
     
  7. mobrienjr

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    How many times have you tried this. Did you close out RSDlite and then re-open it.
     
  8. johnny quest

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    Give me a few, trying all day drained the battery so I have to wait till its a little full. But I see the boot loader eye pop up and the droid symbol. But I have to wait till the battery is half way in order for me to try what you said.
     
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    Make sure you have installed all of the drivers for RSD lite.
     
  10. johnny quest

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    I've downloaded:
    VZW_A855_ESD56_QSC6085BP_C_01.3E.01P_SW_UPDATE_03

    VZW_A855_ESD20_QSC6085BP_C_01.3B.01P_SW_UPDATE

    and of course the RSD Lite. is there anything else I may need.
     
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    It sounds like a driver issue to me too, the link in the post directly above should sort you out.
     
  13. mobrienjr

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    You need the Motorola Drvier for Windows....the link above has the 32 bit or 64 bit and various different OS's...xp, vista, 7....
     
  14. SAFE_2006

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    Mine did the exact same thing. Make sure you have the Motorola drivers and that they are EXTRACTED or UNZIPPED onto your computer. RSD should recognize your phone after you do this. I believe that the post above has the correcct drivers.
     
  15. johnny quest

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    This phone is driving me crazy. I left it to charge and it was turning on and off again on its own. I disconnect it to do the battery pull and so on..battery is dead. I plug it back in and it works.
    these are the drivers? if I extract them I get some kind of text file
    USB_Driver_3.4.6_patch_ for HG
    USB_Drivers_64_bit_4.2.0
     
  16. publicanimal

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    Jeez louise man, get it together! You are using a Windows PC correct? I'll spell it out as plainly as I can.

    1) Go to this link: USB and PC Charging Drivers - Motorola, Inc. USA

    2) Click link that says: Motorola 4.7.1 Driver with MotoConnect* and download the file.

    3) Unzip and install above driver (I don't know where you got the ones quoted above. Those are not the right files).

    4) Open RSD Lite (if you are on Vista or Windows 7 you should run as administrator), now with the right drivers in place you should see that it is connected to your phone.

    5) Click the "..." button to the right of the "Filename:" box. Select the stock SBF file you wish to install.

    6) Press start. Wait for process to finish.

    7) Reboot. Phone is fixed.


    Let us know if this isn't working, and for the love of god STOP barking up the wrong tree.
     
  17. johnny quest

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    Dude, you don't understand, this phone is not charging at all. it turns on when I connect it to the outlet and the screen is saying "connect your charger" I connect it to my laptop and nothing "DEAD" I would do the steps you wrote but this phone is not charging. it keeps rebooting on its own.
    Sorry if it sounds like I'm going insane but, this phone won't charge, and not allowing me to do the steps. I've downloaded the file you said.
     
  18. publicanimal

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    Ouch, that sucks. You won't be able to complete the steps with a dead battery! All is not lost but you might not be able to restore the phone without borrowing a battery with a decent charge from another Droid owner. Once you install a battery with some juice the steps I listed above should work now that you have the right driver installed.
     
  19. Scottmc

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    Why don't you just turn your phone off? It will still charge even if off. Turn your phone off and plug it into the wall. There is a known issue that it won't take a charge from USB when your battery is completely dead.

    Do you have access to a linux machine? If so that is the easiest way to go. You can use sbf_flash which replaces RSDLite on linux machines. You won't have to worry about drivers or any of that other windoze junk.
     
  20. johnny quest

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    All right guys, this is like a comedy show here. this phone is playing a number on me. I turned it off and then it turn itself back on. I can't win. I'm gonna have to get someone else battery and do it that way. You saw my last posting on when I started to charge my battery and nothing yet. So, I'm going to sleep and tomorrow see if I can get another battery from somebody. Cause this is ridiculous. I have all the file to do what you guys said but just gonna have to wait till tomorrow. Sorry all this is happening.
    I'll let you know tomorro what happens. thanks for all your help and patience.
     
  21. publicanimal

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    I should be around my computer most of the day tomorrow to help point you in the right direction if you're still having issues. Your friend will really owe you one if you can fix his phone.
     
  22. johnny quest

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    Still.... Well, any way I did a system shut down while its plugged in the wall and I got the "android system recovery" page. what should I do from here. while its plugged in the outlet?
     
  23. publicanimal

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    You should have the option to do a factory reset. See if that does the trick.
     
  24. johnny quest

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    it says:
    reboot system now
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition
    mount options
    backup/restore
    install

    I did a wipe date/factory reset and the only option it gives me is "delete all user data" then reboot system now.

    I have to go out for an hour to pick up a patient be back in an hour. thanks again.
     
  25. publicanimal

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    Try deleting all user data, and wipe the cache partition too just to cover all the bases. Then reboot and report back. That might do the trick.

    Use the D-pad to navigate the menu, and the DEL button sends you back to the previous menu.
     

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