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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DroidJnkie, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
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    I am reposting this from the following thread, because I'm freaking out and I don't know what to do. I'm desperate!



    I think I broke my phone!!

    I tried the steps above, and it didn't work. I then compared it to the steps on the other link, and there it says to do mtdblock4, not mtdblock3

    So I typed mtdblock4 instead, and I rebooted from the adb shell in the computer.

    The boot animation went fine, and then when I got to my homescreen, I freaked out!

    It is all black. Instead of the unlock button, there is a green button with an airplane symbol on it. It says NO SERVICE.

    The bar IS transparent, but it has these weird symbols on it, not the normal ones.

    AND, to make it worse, EVERYTHING is force closing. I'm getting messages after messages of force closing. NOTHING works.

    I can't even pull down the notification bar to get mount my sdcard in order to delete the .apk file from there. All these stupid force close messages keep propping up.

    Also, it says that the date is Wednesday, December 31 (the 31 is a thursday, though), and it has a time of 6 hours from now.


    I am actually still in debugging mode, and I still have access to adb shell.


    (Why oh why did I have to root my beautiful Droid! I think I killed it!!)



  2. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
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    is there anything I can do from adb shell?

    Something that will perhaps undo what I last did, or a way to delete the .apk from my sd card?

    I know I haven't bricked it, because it's letting me get into the homescreen. It's just that the homescreen is royally JACKED.
  3. bcromwell

    bcromwell Newbie

    Just reflash 2.0.1 and you should be good to go.
    Link to image http://bit.ly/7aNkqD

    Rename it to update.zip and store it in the root directory of the microSD. Turn off your Motorola Droid. When turning it on again, hold down the X key on the keypad to enter the recovery mode. When you see the triangle with an exclamation point appear on the screen, press the volume up key and hold down the camera button half way down at the same time. After this, head on over to
  4. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
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  5. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
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    You know what? I've decided I'm not going to screw around anymore.

    The baby is turned off until I get home. I'm not going to risk screwing her up any more.

    Once I get home I'll access the SD card on my computer, paste my backup 2.0.1 to the SD card, put it in the phone, reboot into recovery mode, and go back to 2.0.1.

    Yes, the app drawer and the gallery on 2.1 are sweet, but I don't think I'm going to root again for a while. It's not worth it!

    One stupid space in the wrong place or one stupid number in a command, and your phone gets screwed!

    Let this be a lesson to all you fellow newbie rooters. I'm scared off for a while.

    I just hope it works when I get home, and I hope there is no lasting damage to the Droid. Freaking $500 piece of equipment and I go screwing around with it.

  6. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Please allow me to reiterate something I have said in the past. Rooting the phone is not what screwed it up. It's what YOU did after you had root access.

    Haste makes BRICKS. :eek:

    I don't like kicking a guy when he's down ... but you obviously did not read completely the instructions, or you did not understand thoroughly. If you are scared off, perhaps that's a valuable lesson to you and others.
  7. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!

    Sorry to hear you are having problems but it wasnt without warning. Here is a direct quote from the tutorial you followed.....

    Now you already know you can boot to recovery and restore your backup image so calm down and take it with stride. Good luck.
  8. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks gentlemen, for that wonderful advice. Yes, I understand that ROOTING is not what caused my problems, but my stupidly too-fast eyes reading the instructions is what harmed my precious baby.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go pick up my teeth that you kicked out. Do you know of any reputable dental surgeons?

  9. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!

    I apologize for kicking you while you we down but Joe was doing it and it looked like fun :p We love you, we honestly do. We hope you get your Droid fixed up and if we can do anything to help just let us know. ;)
  10. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
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    In case any of you fine upstanding gentlemen want to know, I've resurrected by sweet little pet.

    She is back on 2.1, latest update (no stupid peeing droid anymore!!).

    I don't think I'm going to mess too much with anything else...
  11. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!

    Good to hear! I am also happy to see your back on 2.1 as well. Did you see the new Greek version has a transparent grey notification bar already included? I am running it now and like it so far :)

    AllDroid.org - View topic - Transparent Status Bar - Tutorial & Nandroid Backup
  12. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
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    I'm not a big fan of the gray color. I want crystal clear transparency. Which got me into all that trouble yesterday.

    Although I may try again, heh heh.

  13. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    Definitely no lasting damage either, if you can get into recovery then your fine.
  14. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Atta boy! ;) (That DROID is a brick just waiting to happen.) :D
  15. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
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    That was below the belt!

    May your children's children come out brick-headed.


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