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Claimed a new Droid under insurance, and it won't boot into recovery mode!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheSilencer, May 19, 2011.

  1. TheSilencer

    TheSilencer Lurker
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    I've looked through the threads fo awhile now, and couldn't find a posting with this problem.
    So I had to claim my Droid under insurance, because the old one died.
    I'm trying to root this new phone... but whenever I try to boot into recovery mode, the screen only shows an "exclamation point with a droid phone next to it".
    Does anyone know what this means??
    I've never had this problem before, and this is the 3rd Droid I've owned.
    Also the camera button and volume button does nothing to this screen.
    It won't do anything until I pull the battery, and do a hard reboot.
     



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  2. NiceGuysFinishLast

    NiceGuysFinishLast Android Enthusiast

    That IS recovery. You have to press the search button on your keyboard. What were your OTHER two droids like? Pretty sure this is how it's always been.
     
  3. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

    ^^^ Ditto. Or press and HOLD the volume up button while pressing the camera button. If you were expecting a custom recovery, well you obviously have a long way to go if you don't know how to do that.

    Oh, but wait, you said you are trying to root it. Exactly which method are you using (link please)?

    good luck
     
  4. DaretoDroid2

    DaretoDroid2 Newbie

    I to am having the same problem. I tried the superoneclick method and had a problem with that application running. I would only get "waiting for device". So then I tried this method YouTube - ‪How to Root the Droid (2.2.2)‬‏. When I tried to re-boot while still connected with usb cord it would go back into the bootloader. If I disconnected the usb cord I would get the triangle with exclimation point.
     
  5. NiceGuysFinishLast

    NiceGuysFinishLast Android Enthusiast


    The phones are designed to go into bootloader if you restart them with a USB cable plugged in. It's a failsafe, so that even if the phone's software is toasted, you can put it into bootloader and reprogram it. I can't be any more help than that, though, sorry.
     

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