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Root what happened to my DInc? brick?!?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sockrebel, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. sockrebel

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    ok... i'm freaking out...

    Rooted phone with Unrevoked 3.22
    Installed ROM manager
    Did backup with ROM manager
    Flashed Clockworkmod Recovery
    Installed CyanogenROM (did backup before switching)

    didn't like Cyanogen, went to ROM manager,
    clicked on restore/recover
    had two backups, picked latest one
    DInc was doing some stuff (backup, not sure)

    now screen is completely black/off.
    green/red charging light not on / doesn't change with plugging in.

    power button (or power + vol down) doesn't do anything.

    please help.
     

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  2. Vaseline Smith

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    Did you wipe?
     
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  3. sockrebel

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    I remember wiping when switching to Cyanogen.

    I didn't like Cyanogen, so I went to ROM manager.
    manage and restore backups
    picked the most recent one (wiping wasn't an option)
    restore (some confirmation i think)
    and then it went thru shutdown/backup/something

    now screen is blank
     
  4. sockrebel

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    yes, i saw that link earlier. not sure what to do with it.

    i definitely have an AMOLED screen, not LCD, so I don't think that's the issue.

    reflashing from my computer doesn't do anything... keeps saying "Waiting for device. Plug phone in now and enable USB debugging. You may require Linux root access." (I'm running as root.)

    I don't know how to reboot into recovery. My phone is non-responsive.
     
  5. iowabowtech

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    Have you tried pulling the battery? Typically not recommended when flashing but we're past that at this point.
     
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  6. bjanow

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    Pull your battery, take two deep breaths, put the battery back in, then hold down the power button and volume down. What do you see?
     
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  7. ACD168

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    did you have enough battery?
     
  8. bjanow

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    He's history from what I can tell.
     
  9. sdrawkcab25

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    ...still awaiting on the verdict... this might be the first brick of an incredible on this forum.
     
  10. heffe2001

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    I bricked mine within a week of getting it back in July, same exact symptoms, and it was definitely unrecoverable. Got it swapped out since it was less than a week old, and my exsiting DInc has been running fine..
     
  11. sdrawkcab25

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    I've heard of people bricking them on other forums, but haven't seen anyone post about one here yet(at least not a true brick, like this one appears to be)
     
  12. bjanow

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    He's history, not sure what happened. I doubt it's bricked and when folks don't respond after a cry for help I wonder about the validity in the first place.
     
  13. sockrebel

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    sorry for not responding. I decided to step away from my phone and computer for a bit to calm down.

    Pulling the battery did indeed work. It started back up in its restored (still rooted) mode.

    But now I'm hesitant to do anything else with it.

    glad not to be the first...
     
  14. iowabowtech

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    Don't be too nervous, you aren't the first person this has happened to hence the multiple mentions of the battery pull idea. It's just a fluke that seems to happen every once in awhile.

    The following is my advice only, other's thoughts may vary... I do not like to use Rom Manger to backup/restore. I think the most solid way to do this is directly through CWM. There just seems to be these occasional glitches that occur.

    Most of the temporarily unresponsive phones I've heard of in my travels were from people using RM directly prior. I own the app and am not bashing it in any way, shape or form. Just casually mentioning what I've noticed. To date, I haven't heard of any real bricks from it but it's certainly a spooky thing to have happen.

    YMMV.
     
  15. Taylored

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    I agree. I like RM. I have the pay/donate version, but I do not think new rooters should use it. It is best to go through clockworkmod recovery and do it the old fashioned way a few times to get used to the steps.
     
  16. bjanow

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    Good news, our record is still safe. Now that you have it back to normal and you know that you can always restore, give it another go. That's the reason you did it in the first place so jump back in, imo.

    One thing you need to do is make sure that after you get into the hboot screen, wait a few seconds until the text scrolls by, then volume down to recovery, then hit the power button. The screen will flash HTC Incre.. and in a second or two you're in recovery mode. Use your trackball to navigate and the power button to back out of menus.

    Good luck.
     

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