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    i flashed a the 4g radio. then i got a screen with android next to a box with a arrow coming out. so took out the battery and put it back in i got the same screen again. so i took the battery out again but this time the evo wont turn on at all it was connected to the computer while i did this. the red light didn't show up on top the battery was at around 60% charged. i've tried putting in and taking out the battery countless times. i've also left the battery out all night and then put it in the evo and nothing as well as putting the battery in the freezer. nothing works please help. i dont have insurance on the phone and i dont wont to through away a $200 dollar phone. thank you
     

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    hello and welcome to the forums!!!!!!

    now, exactly what did you do again? and what did you flash?
     
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    i installed the wimax radio from this link
    [ROM] RUU SuperSonic EvO 3.70.651.1 OTA - Stock - Sense - Deodexed & Odexed Version - xda-developers

    after i installed it the showed the picture with the box with a arrow coming out next to the android with out any text so i took out the battery and when it turned on the same image was showing so i took the battery out again and it didnt turn on. i plugged it to my charger and and computer but it dosent charge or show the red light on top. thanks
     
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    i flashed a the 4g radio. then i got a screen with android next to a box with a arrow coming out. so took out the battery and put it back in i got the same screen again. so i took the battery out again but this time the evo wont turn on at all it was connected to the computer while i did this. the red light didn't show up on top the battery was at around 60% charged. i've tried putting in and taking out the battery countless times. i've also left the battery out all night and then put it in the evo and nothing as well as putting the battery in the freezer. nothing works please help. i dont have insurance on the phone and i dont wont to through away a $200 dollar phone. thank you

    i installed the wimax radio from this link
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=874251
     
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    Can you get into recovery? While the phone is powered off press and hold power + vol down. Does anything happen when you do that?
     
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    no the phone is completely dead nothing turns on not even the light when you connect it to the charger. i tried a different working battery but the phone still doesn't turn on so its not the battery.
     
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    that is weird. ok just to make sure, have you tried to press and hold power+vol down?
     
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    yes no buttons work nothing the phone is completely off
     
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    ok so you have me stumped on this one. i was thinking that maybe if you just left the charger in even though there is no light, it still may charge. however, you tried another battery and that still did not work. so i'm not sure where else we can do.

    i know you do not have insurance, but heard that some places charges $35 to fix a phone, if it is fixable. i know your rooted and there is a risk of them voiding warranty, but i believe that most sprint techs really do not care if you are rooted. who knows they may see that you cannot turn the phone on and just order you another one. might be worth a shot.

    unless somebody else can chime in with a better idea?
     
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    if i go to a sprint store what should i tell them.
     
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    just tell them the truth that your phone will not turn on. just leave out the part that you are rooted. I would also maybe copy and erase anything like your nandroid backups and any other files that you have that shows evidence that you have a rooted phone to your computer.
     
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    yeah...it's my understanding that pulling your battery in the middle of a radio flash is one of the few ways you actually CAN brick your phone...if you can't get into recovery or bootloader, I don't know that there's anything else to do but hit the sprint store and throw yourself on the mercy of the tech
     
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    Did you get your phone 2nd hand already rooted?
     
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    no i rooted it myself
     
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    For anyone with this issue, be patient. Let it sit at that logo for a minute. The screen will flash, and it will show that logo again with a progress bar. Then it will reboot, and you will be fine.
     
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    Sorry to hear it man, if you pulled the battery when you saw that screen (while it was updating the radio) then you definitely bricked it.
     
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    ya the android out of the box is a good thing it means its installing whatever extreme hardware update you might be applying... removing the battery in this instance is a very very bad idea.

    as for dealing with a tech good luck. most of them are pompus a holes with bad haircuts.

    but you might get lucky
     
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    You did a battery pull WHILE the image was being flashed. That box with an arrow means it's writing. If you had waited a bit, it would have finished.

    Chalk it up to poor UI design; the icon simply wasn't clear. Then again, HTC figured most people would never see that icon.

    In most flash updates, whether it's a BIOS update on a PC or a firmware update for a router, camera, etc, there's usually a big fat warning saying "DO NOT POWER OFF THE DEVICE!!!" for this very reason. If you have a half-flash, you may never be able to recover without replacing the hardware where the firmware resides.

    At this point, you have only one option. Take it back to Sprint and show them that it doesn't turn on, and see what they say.
     
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