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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by immjg, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. immjg

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    For all those that think they bricked their phone, it ain't bricked if you can power it on. If you can power on and get to hboot or recovery, you should be able to fix it. Read read read.

    My phone won't power on at all and doesn't indicate a charge when plugged in to usb port or charger.

    I think you would call that a "true brick"

    Because people think that letting others know what a bricked phone is, to give hope to those who didn't actually brick their phone that they might actually be able to fix their phone, isn't enough.

    HERE IS WHAT I DID:

    I applied the OTA update.zip twice. The first time didn't appear to work correctly, so I ran it again. Don't do that! it will brick your phone.
     

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    ok...thanks for telling us you have a brick. Now go get some mortar and ut the brick where is belongs....
     
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    What did you do to brick your phone? Install the OTA? Mess something up during the root process? Please explain
     
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    Yep. Same boat as you. A replacement is coming thankfully
     
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    Perhaps you should explain how you turned your phone into a brick. Maybe someone can think of something... but at the least people can avoid what you did so they don't brick theirs as well.
     
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    Sad story. I'll give you $50 for the phone if you want to get rid of it.
     
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    Yeah let is know how it happened. Otherwise this is beyond pointless.
     
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    Anyone want to wager the OP installed the OTA leak over itself?
     
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    From what I've seen so far I think it may be unwise to bet against you ;)
     
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    LOL, I'm wrong all the time :D
     
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    so what was the point of this thread again....
     
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    What did you try doing? Have you pulled the battery; tried another battery; tried another charger?

    Did you try headbutting the power button? If not, you haven't done enough troubleshooting..
     
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    Duct tape and steel wool dude. Fixes everything. If that doesn't work hit the side of it a few times. It'll be fine.

    OH did you put it in a bag of rice for 2 months yet? I hear that works.






    Seriously though dude, sorry. That blows.
     
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    You mention duct tape before cable ties? You aren't much of a geek are ya!
     
  15. immjg

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    Yes, of course you already knew that, now didn't you?

    Just wanted to let people know what a real brick is.... a phone that won't power on. If it powers on then at least you have hope to restore it.

    I've seen several threads people thinking they bricked their phone, thought I might give hope to someone that could still power on their phone.
     
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    In your dreams!
     
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    Really?

    It's pointless to let people know the difference between an bricked phone and one that can be restored?
     
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    To give you someone to flame, because you have nothing better to do.
     
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    Yes. On one hand, telling us what did it helps others avoid that mistake, and on the other hand, the difference is semantics.


    I can honestly say that semantics has never saved me a penny, much less a phone.
     
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    Yes

    A trillion ways to brick a phone, saying you have one helps no one. Explaining what happened to put it in that state could help many. I get that your pissed at the world right now, but not helping some others avoid your mistake is really petty.
     
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    Apparently you didn't read all the posts.. Maybe you should go back and read post 8 and 15.

    I am not pissed about my phone, I am pissed at people like you that don't understand how I was trying to help. You are right there are a trillion ways to brick a phone, the way I did it was just one. I was just trying to let people know the difference between a bricked phone and one that could be fixed, so people wouldn't give up on their phone if it wasn't actually a brick. If they just knew what I did and that isn't what they did they might give up when there is still hope they can fix their phones
     
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    Post 1 updated. But remember this is only one way to brick your phone.
     
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    So far ;)

    Where there is a will, there is a way :D
     
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    so... for those of you that are bricking your phone applying updates that are not official releases or not really sure what your doing when you try to get root priv's or flashing - are you being honest? telling verizon "hey, i was screwing around with my phone and I broke it".

    I would hope (but not expecting) that those that ruin their phones due to their own fault stand up as responsible individuals and bite the bullet to buying a replacement as compared to lying. Verizon shouldn't be held liable for others stupidity...
     
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    I think you already know the answer to that question.
     

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