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I killed my phone. Stuck in bootloop

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TBoomer, May 16, 2011.

  1. TBoomer

    TBoomer Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So I started in root with Z4, then did bootstrap backup and titanium backup.
    D/L tbh and the .596 deodexed GB.
    Went to bootstrap and installed GB from zip file. Stuck in bootloop now.
    Booted to recovery, wiped data/factory reset, and still in bootloop. Won't let me boot from update.zip either. (I didn't rename tbh file as update. I might have goofed there)
    I'm sure I screwed up somewhere, but I have no idea where to go from here.
    Problem is, I can't access anything on the sd card because I can't find my adapter. FML! Any tips or thoughts?

    Edit: When I boot to recovery, I get the following message:
    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command

    Not sure if that helps.
     



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  2. Bugly

    Bugly Android Expert

    so you went from FroYo to GB, which route did you take?
    Did you do with the three zip set?
    Did you wipe data/cache?
    If all else fails, do you have access to a pc running either linux or XP?
    If you do have access, do you have a copy of RSD lite on it and the Moto drivers so you can SBF your device?
    Lets get this handled for you.
     
  3. TBoomer

    TBoomer Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I went from stock froyo to tbh's GB update. I am using my old blackberry to rename the files on the SD card to hopefully revert to stock. Did a wipe/cache, but no luck. Right back to bootloop. I am on a windows 7 pc. Going to find RSD and see what I can do if the blackberry fails me.
     
  4. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    you shouldnt rename any files. they dont require it, since your in bootloop hold down home while powering on
    and continue to hold home until you get the android exclamation point, from there hit the search button then wipe data and cache in there then reboot. if that doesnt work an sbf is in order
     
  5. Bugly

    Bugly Android Expert

    True story, haven't had to rename anything yet.
    This may be the issue you're having
     
  6. Bugly

    Bugly Android Expert

    If I remember correctly, you will have to run RSD lite in administration mode if you need to SBF
     
  7. sonofaresiii

    sonofaresiii Android Enthusiast

    I'm still pretty new to this, so take my advice with a gigantic grain of salt, but:

    First, I *think* you have to go to .588 before you go to .595, so skipping that may have been your problem. (I assume you meant .595, unless something changed today .596 isn't out yet).

    Second, when you made a back-up, you made a nandroid in clockwork mode? if you can get back into that menu, have you tried just restoring that back-up? If you did a factory reset, I'm assuming you can still do a restore from your back-up, so try that first.

    Thirdly, if you're still stuck chances are you'll just have to sbf. There's plenty of great guides around here for it, but if you want individual help... well you're better off not asking me :p but you can look around for directions on how to do it on your own, not too difficult.
     
  8. cougar214

    cougar214 Android Expert

    You can go from stock to .595 but you wont get the updated baseband. At this point there is nothing for him to backup to. He flashed over his froyo and corrupted it. He has no choice but SBF using RSDlite back to Froyo and starting again.

    Go from stock Froyo to the 3 part .588 then flash the .595. If you want to do any theming or use any roms you will have to flash the deodexed/rooted version of .595.
     
  9. TBoomer

    TBoomer Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, guys. Got it SBF'd, rebooted, and activated. Let's see if I can at least get it back to where I was before I try some new stuff. Thanks again!
     
  10. Bugly

    Bugly Android Expert

    C'mon, keep messing with it! Bet ya can't get it so out of whack that we can't help ya... Water is not an option, BTW....
     
  11. TBoomer

    TBoomer Newbie
    Thread Starter

    :D:D:DIf money were no factor...

    I'm re-rooted already.
     
  12. TBoomer

    TBoomer Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I decided to flash to Liberty 2.0 and I am loving it! What a fantastic ROM! Took a few hours to dig through most of it and find what I wanted and get it looking "right", and I still have some tweaking to do. Still, it's like a whole new device! Sending my $5 support to them!
     

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