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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ninefall, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. ninefall

    ninefall Member
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    was trying to go back to 2.1 from 2.2. RSD flash failed, had to unplug phone. Now the bootloader screen says CODE CORRUPT and Cannot Program. I can only get this message when plugged into the wall charger. If i plug into USB to PC i get just a green light where the power light is.....any help or suggestions would be appreciated
     

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  2. sund0wn

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    I work in an office. It has a window, but it isn't
    In a house, near some mountains.
    can you get into recovery? (power + home, then hit search when the droid guy pops up). if you can, try that and try to do another wipe, then try to boot into bootloader again (without the phone plugged in to anything)
     
  3. ninefall

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    NOPE, power+home takes me right to the corrupt bootloader screen. thats all the further i can get
     
  4. sund0wn

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    I work in an office. It has a window, but it isn't
    In a house, near some mountains.
    yeah, i figured. i've been googling it and i am beginning to understand the problem. when you plug it into usb, does RSD even recognize that there is a phone plugged in?
     
  5. wharpig

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    Sounds like you X has become a paper weight. You might be able to take it into a verizon store and see if they can replace it....just dont tell them what you did, they replaced my orig Droid when my phone wouldnt turn on...it was rooted and overclocked...
     
  6. ninefall

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    RSD wont recognize it whatsoever. Cant do a warranty on it because im an employee of vzw. thank god for insurance
     
  7. wharpig

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    So since you work at VZW you dont get a warranty? that sucks, when i worked for a local phone company I got free phones....and if one broke i got another free one, but I worked in IT.
     
  8. ninefall

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    i get a warranty but as an employee its not worth dealing with the hassle of explaining why my phone is stuck in a corrupt bootloader mode
     
  9. Exiled

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    Yikes! :( This is the reason I'm avoiding downgrading to 2.1... I've never had to use the .sbf (yet... I guess i'm lucky) but I'd rather avoid it while I can. I'm sure I'll have to use it eventually, given how much I like to tinker with my phone.

    Have you tried this? (from droidforums.net-- Unbricking Your Droid X - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum)
     
  10. VDubBugMan53

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    that.....sounds stupid hard
     
  11. Exiled

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    Yeah well there's more to the article. Thats only if your battery is dead while you get the code corrupt error. If its not, then maybe the rest of the article may be helpful. IDK if the OP had tried the first steps or not.
     
  12. ninefall

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    i came across it about an half hour ago.....by far the most ghetto thing i have ever done. i was a little nervous about doing it. but all be damned it worked. stripped a usb cable down, connected the pos and neg to the 2 terminals on the droid, threw the battery in and she fired right up. phone is back to flashing in rsd which is good. think everything is gonna be good. appreciate the help from everyone by the way.
     
  13. paul89

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    wow lmao I hope I never have to do that hahahahaha
     
  14. ashykat

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    Reading what you had to do frightened me a little bit. Glad everything seems to have worked out. That thread saved you some money for sure. Gotta love these forums.
     
  15. DrWurm

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    As an electrical engineering student, I love stories about almost destroying expensive electronic devices and then doing something incredibly ghetto to fix them.

    I once accidentally broke two pins off my desktop's AMD processor. After freaking out appropriately ("Oh, f&#* me! Oooooh f&#* ME!"), I went and yanked out the Pentium 4 from my old Gateway, cut off a couple of its pins, dropped them into the respective mobo pin holes, replaced the processor, took a deep breath, and turned the computer on. That was 4 years ago. Desktop still runs great.

    Jason
     
  16. saphilip

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    good story in this thread :)

    glad everything worked out
     
  17. Jayme

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    LOL FOUR years and STILL running! Cool story.


    @OP glad things worked out for you.
    :)
     
  18. Candroid

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    what an incredible story!!! The saving of an X! I am teary eyed!!! escaped into the wild, brought back to safety!!!
     
  19. SonicBoom

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    glad to hear it worked but couldnt you just leave the phone plugged in until it charged OR charge the battery on one of the battery chargers sold on ebay? just a thought
     
  20. ericnail

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    Dude.. did you read my guide..

    Go look for it on the main page. It has a video to walk you through step by step.



    All the best,
    Eric
     
  21. dguy

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    Please don't encourage fraud. If a user is messing around with leaked roms and stuff like this, they should know very well what the risks are and that they are not covered under warranty. Abuse of the return system is the reason these phones are so expensive in the first place.
     
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  22. Eloquence

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    Great story ninefall!

    Had a similar experience over the weekend -- pretty much bricked my Droid X too, but I was fortunate that I didn't have a corrupt bootloader on top of it! I think I would have @$%! my pants. :mad:

    RSDLite DID NOT work for me. It was all about Linux and the command line that saved my phone from the land of the brick! ;)

    My little story is that I tried to update Friday night, put SU command into xbin folder instead of copying it, tried the update that wouldn't work since I rooted and deleted City ID.apk and resulted in a Moto symbol staring me in the face for an hour. I was so pissed -- so I took it out on my fianc
     
  23. Grad

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    Dear God I hope I don't have to do anything like this when the official Froyo comes out. My phone is running great but I admit it will suck if I have to downgrade to 2.1 in order to do the official 2.2 update.
     
  24. ashykat

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    Apparently when it's corrupt like that the battery doesn't charge when plugged in. Op could have gotten a battery charger but he would've had to wait for it to come before evem knowing if his X could be saved.
     
  25. amber438

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    Being a network engineer, that gave me hot flashes all over..LOL..
    :p
     

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