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Root Bricked X (for now)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dverplank, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. dverplank

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    So i deleted some things i should not have. I used the system dump and renamed it to app and pushed the whole thing to my phone. Now the phone will begin to bootup - get to the eye and bootloop. Is their an update.zip out there that will work? At this point I don't see anyway to access the root because I can't boot up to use adb (right?) PLEASE HELP
     

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    No fix until an .sbf is available to reflash. Same boat here...
     
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    try safe mode?

    Not sure sure if the X has the same thing as the Incredible where sometimes you get adb works in recovery but it may be worth checking out.

    Not sure what to tell you, maybe a factory reset from recovery would work, tho I don't think that touches the /system folder...
     
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    What guide did you guys follow?
     
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    Bummer, dude...I don't know what you can do...:(

    This is a good cautionary tale for folks that enable root access to be very careful since you can't (yet) install a custom recovery and/or make a Nandroid backup to protect yourself from something like this.
     
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    It wasn't the root process that bricked mine, it was dinking around a bit more than I should that did.
     
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    oh, and I don't believe adb in recovery works, but again, I didn't have time to test...
     
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    Duh!

    haha Sorry bout that, guess I should have read the post itself.. :p
     
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    mr birdman where are you?
     
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    you gotta plan - call verizon think they would catch on?

    I wonder if it would be worth waiting maybe the dev are cooking something up now?
     
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    thats why i can't bring myself to buy this phone even though i want to. i'm hoping someone is able to flash a custom recovery. when i rooted my dinc i didn't remove system apps until unrevoked came out with the recovery reflash tool a few weeks later and i could make a nandroid backup. you are really playing with fire removing things without a safety net and i think a lot of people don't realize this. good luck op and other guy with bricked x hope you guys figure something out soon.
     
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    Do you have insurance? Lose your phone?
     
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    EDIT: I forgot VIO already suggested Safe Mode.
     
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    wow, strong sympathy :thinking:

    hope it never happens to you.
     
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    After all the grief I've gone through installing bad ROMs and/or kernels with my Droid1, I can't imagine having root and no recovery. Scary Alien basically said it best. Nandroid (insurance?) FTW!
     
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    No problem I dont even know why mine became bricked. I had rooted just fine. I was using root explorer and the phone just froze up and became bricked
     
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