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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kat Lineker, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Kat Lineker

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    OK, I know I'm new to rooting, but I wanted to try it before just buying another phone. I was using the following instructions: [GUIDE] How to install Clockwork Recovery Mod

    Everything was going well until step 13 - Boot into CMW by holding down the Power, Volume Up and Volume Down simultaneously until the phone vibrates.

    Well, it vibrated and it never stopped until I took the battery out. Since then I 've gone back and forth, trying to repeat the process over again, but getting the same results.

    HELP!! :stupido:
     

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  2. MikeRL

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    OK, your phone should not be bricked. I'm assuming that you just downloaded a bad recovery image. Downloads mess up all the time. Try booting into download mode by pressing Power and Volume Down. Now, connect your phone to your PC. Delete that recovery image you just downloaded, and try getting a newer one here. It may even crash less. Anyhow, replace that recovery image that was causing the mess (not the backup) with CWM 6 from that link I just gave you. Besides, that site looks like it hasn't been updated in a while; you can always find the latest CWM recoveries here at Androidforums. Transfer the new recovery.img over the old one. Also, I don't know why they said name it .bu, I would name the file extension .old or .bak, IDK if it matters. Anyway, your phone should be able to boot into download mode. Keep pulling the battery until you can get into download mode (if it just boots and vibrates). If download mode isn't working, we may have a bigger problem, and you may want to ask one of the other guys about that. You want to replace the recovery image on your MOBILE partition only. Then, just disconnect your phone from your PC (eject/safely remove hardware) and pull the battery to exit download mode. Wait a few seconds, and pop the battery back in. Now, try and boot into recovery. BTW make sure you download the ICS blue recovery unless you like eye strain LOL. Lime green highlighting is not easy to read with white text.
     
  3. Kat Lineker

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    Thanks for trying to help - unfortunately, now the phone is totally dead. I tried charging it, taking the battery out and putting it back in, changing to a different SD card. No response. I'm afraid I've bricked it.
     
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    Just talk to VM and tell them it won't boot or charge...wait for replacement
     
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    Unless you deleted the mobile driver image folder the phone shouldn't be bricked.If you deleted the folder then yeah it's toast.Try to see if it will charge while off and if it does report back cause that means the phone has life.
     

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