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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by someotherguy, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. someotherguy

    someotherguy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So my wife dropped her phone in root beer. We have TEC warranty so filed a liquid damage claim, paid the $99 for replacement. The power button and the speakerphone are broken on the liquid one. Trying to SBF back to stock before sending it in, but I can't get to the bootloader. Any ideas?

    Phone doesn't boot any longer because I thought it would be a grand idea to format the partitions and perhaps it would fall back into bootloader.

    Worse off she was running Apex 2.0 rc3 which has a friggin "Google" boot image so, while the phone doesn't boot, it is immediately apparent that the phone was not stock.

    Any ideas?

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  2. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Have you considered soaking in RB some more, like with it turned on? :D
  3. someotherguy

    someotherguy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I have... was hoping not to.
  4. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

  5. someotherguy

    someotherguy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I can get into recovery, but you need power button to select "I think" trying to get bootloader thought, RDS isn't seeing it in recovery.

    I've tried plugged into computer / into wall, not plugged in, Both volumes, vol down / camera. Home. Basically I can get into recovery, can't select anything, and can't get into bootloader at all.
  6. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Well, battery pull will get you "off". Have you tried power on via usb and holding down the "home" button (ie, ignoring the power button)?

    What's the problem with the "home" button, just sticky due to root beer?
  7. someotherguy

    someotherguy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Home is working, Power is completely screwed, I can get into recovery with Home. But I need to get into Bootloader, not recovery. And I'm thinking you need power button for that.

    I've tried the Bootloader key combo -power, and plugging it in. It turns on but doesn't go.
  8. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    I guess I'm trying to find out if you can free up the power button with a few drops of water or a spray electronics cleaner to get it to work. So is it sticking or broken?
  9. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    if the power button doesnt work, i would turn the phone on and just dump it into water, why not, cant hurt it now, remove the sd card, and do it, leave it sitting for a while turned on :p

    since you have already claimed water damage on it, give it more water damage, test to see how much it can withstand til it is completely screwed
  10. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja


    i have found your fix, first off you will need a charger!

    make sure your battery has a good charge to it!

    remove the battery from the phone
    and then put it back in

    have your charger connected to the USB but not plugged into the phone yet,
    with your fingers hold down the vol down and camera button, then plug the usb cord into the phone, wait for the flash and release, and NOW YOUR IN THE BOOTLOADER!!! (sorry i was kinda surprised this worked :p)

    now proceed to use the either linux sbf or rsd lite sbf back to froyo or.602

    to get to stock recovery, is the same way, remove the battery and put it back in, now hold down your home button and with your usb cable, plug the phone up, and continue holding home until you see the exclamation droid mark.
    on froyo hit the search button
    on GB hit both vol up and down rockers

    from there use vol rockers and camera button to select :)

    and you are all set my man!

    hrmm i think i should include this into a sticky as it is good to know haha :)
  11. labeledbass

    labeledbass Android Enthusiast

    Take it water skiing, or to the pool, or I a nice candle lit soak in the tub. Show it some love before you send it in to be recycled - or you could try the above...

    On a serious note, not sure if you did this but if ANY electrical object (obviously not meant to be in water) gets wet or submersed IMMEDIATELY remove the battery, yes there are internal batteries and capacitors but I've saved many of gidgets and gadgets by cutting the power and drying it out, carefully, like with a ziplock filled with rice, warm dry air ect. First learned this the hard way by steering my RC car into a pool when I was a kid...it wasn't the kind that floated.
  12. Wally World

    Wally World Android Expert

    If you can't get it to the bootloader, either can the insurance company. Don't worry about it.

    If you are, dunk it again, then send it in.
  13. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    haha my brother in law actually had the HTC Aria (another version of the Eris really) and it was submerged, (i wasnt around for this so im going by his word) but apparently it vibrated underwater, and thats how he knew it was in the pool with him, he claims he took it out, removed the battery and waited a day, and if fired right up, but the vol buttons didnt seem to function normally after that, but everything else was fine... strange if you ask me

    this is true, but hopefully he can get it working like i suggested then do it again, as a just in case method really

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