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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lilbballer27, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. lilbballer27

    lilbballer27 Well-Known Member
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    I want to buy a droid on ebay but i do not want to spend alot of money So I am looking for ones that are "broken" and seeing if they are easy fixes. I found one that says it wont load up and here is the message it gets. Tell me if this is an easy fix or if the phone is not worth it.


    When the phone turns on all you get is a load screen.

    The screen states,
    Bootloader
    2c.6c
    Battery OK
    OK to Program
    Connect USB
    DATA CABLE
     

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  2. klwheat

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    sounds like you would just need to add a rom now. Easy fix??
     
  3. CalledFollower

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    Sounds like it needs an sbf file flashed. But could have other issues.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  4. jfe

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    I got that, I had to do an RSD recovery, and after that it worked well
     
  5. lilbballer27

    lilbballer27 Well-Known Member
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    Ok jfe what does that mean? lol So if I buy this I should have no problem then fixing it? Says its in perfect cosmetic condition and has clean esn. I realy want a droid! I am sick of my ERIS!
     
  6. Papadroid

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    Obviously no one can guarantee anything but based on the info given it sure sounds like using rsd lite to flash back ot 2.0 should work.
     
  7. lilbballer27

    lilbballer27 Well-Known Member
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    do i download rsd lite to my pc? or what? if someone can please explain more that would be great beacuse i want to buy this phone.
     
  8. ttaylor0024

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    just buy it then get back to us. It is a very easy fix.
     
  9. lilbballer27

    lilbballer27 Well-Known Member
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    Ok I will put a bid on it now.

    Hopefully I get this and you guys can help me out! My Eris has just been a hassle not a help.
     
  10. dbrookes

    dbrookes Active Member
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    WIth new ones going for $19.99, how cheap does a used one have to be to be worth it?
     
  11. lilbballer27

    lilbballer27 Well-Known Member
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    that is the price with a new 2 year contract. They are 519.99 new.
     
  12. klwheat

    klwheat Well-Known Member
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    As someone else mentioned...we obviously can't say that there isn't some other problem with the phone. However, it sounds like you should be able to flash new rom onto it and be good to go.
    Follow the instructions on this link
    http://androidforums.com/all-things...oot-related-currently-under-construction.html
    starting with RSD lite info in the 2nd post.
    Let us know how this works out for ya!
     
  13. jfe

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    I would just buy a new one, or get the X, but of you can get it cheap and want to experiment, go for it
     
  14. lilbballer27

    lilbballer27 Well-Known Member
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    cant afford a new one lol.
     
  15. defkorn

    defkorn Well-Known Member
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    Any reason you don't want to sign a 2-year contract? I'm not a huge fan of contracts, but in this case it seems like the cheapest, safest, route to go. No guarantee the "broken" phone on eBay can be fixed.
     
  16. takeshi

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    ...or that after fixing the known problem that there aren't other, potentially impossible to fix, problems.
     
  17. OMJ

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    as everyone else has said it may or may not be fixable. If you can get it cheap I say go for it. Its worth a shot. If you cant fix it with RSD Lite and a 2.0.1 sbf then you can always resell it.

    My biggest question for the seller if I were you would be if the water damage indicators are still intact and if so can a picture of both of them be provided. I have heard of droids with water damage being stuck on the bootloader
     
  18. pirahna

    pirahna Well-Known Member
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    He probably signed a two year contract last November or later after the Eris was released.
     
  19. lilbballer27

    lilbballer27 Well-Known Member
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    I just asked for water sticker pictures and the esn number to just make sure. I did just uprgade to the eris in march because of the $79.99 price I wish I would have waited for the incredible or just bought the droid in the first place but i was being cheap! :(
     

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