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"Low battery" issue after rooting phone, is it bricked?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by motoxrdude, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. motoxrdude

    motoxrdude Lurker
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    So I followed these instructions here: http://androidforums.com/droid-all-things-root/141116-guide-rooting-2-2-windows-linux.html

    I did the RSD lite to put on the SP Recovery. Rebooted the phone, and it said "Low Battery 0%", I pulled the battery out and booted into the System Recovery. Put on the update.zip file, installed the update, and rebooted. It is still saying "Low battery 0%" and the system keeps force closing. When I try and go back to recovery mode I can't even mount the SD card. I have no idea what to do at this point.
     



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  2. coled91

    coled91 Well-Known Member

    plug it into the wall and charge it for a while see if that helps. droids do not like to charge from a computer when the battery gets low. i dont know if you did that or not but try charging it from the wall and going from there
     
  3. motoxrdude

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    I tried but it won't charge. When I plug it in it will start, and after about a minute it will die. My battery is completely dead. When I plug it into my computer, it will charge but as soon as it powers on it will stop charging.
     
  4. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    Don't touch it. Leave it on the charger for an hour or two. This is just how it works because Motorola, as always, makes crap. The battery charging circuit is one of the many things in this phone that is just wonky.
     
  5. motoxrdude

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    I'll give it a shot and see what happens. I have a feeling it's not charging at all because the charging light isnt coming on, but we'll see.
     
  6. trav473

    trav473 Android Enthusiast

    Its not a charging issue, its a kernal issue. been there before. as soon as you turn it on, it says connect charger? if you don't it shuts down? I believe one of those root instructions says after you load the "root" file and flash, it says to flash a new "proper" kernal. read through your steps again and see if you might have missed that, or keep it plugged in, download Rom Manager, then download and flash a new rom.
     
  7. motoxrdude

    motoxrdude Lurker
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    Do you know how I can get the stock rom?
     
  8. trav473

    trav473 Android Enthusiast

    stock is available on rom manager. one of several on there. I think it actually under cyanogen though.

    Nope, its listed under "Stock Images" lol. sorry
     
  9. motoxrdude

    motoxrdude Lurker
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    Sweet, I won't need it after all. It turns out the "update.zip" file I had was bad. I did a checksum on it and found out it was no good. I re downloaded it and installed it and now everything is working :) Thanks man, I really appreciate the help.
     
  10. selvikin

    selvikin Member

    Mounting the SD Card is usually under the advanced options (in Clockwork's recovery) I had SP Recovery with my Eris and if I remember right there its under a similar name like mount options or something. Good Luck.

    Maybe you got a bad d/l of a ROM? did you double check the md5?.............just saw your post. I've had it happen before, but mine gave me a bootloop. Glad you got it working.
     

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