Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by harmor, Jan 1, 2012.
What would happen if I took a ROM coded for the Incredible and installed it on an Eris?
The device drivers and kernel - in other words, the software that glues hardware to the other software - wouldn't match, and things would likely not work.
When these sorts of things are attempted, I have seen reports ranging from boot up issues to an unrecoverable brick.
Yeah, for the most part - the results I've seen have been "brick".
So if you do something like that, there's no way to get back into clockwork and flash a good rom or restore a good backup?
People like to call recoverable, stuck phones, "bricks."
Not me. When I say brick I mean the old school definition with all of the electronic response capabilities of a piece a heat-hardened clay from the earth - none, dead.
Not all rom mismatches go so badly, as I mentioned - but some do.
Yes it's the current buzzword for people "bricking" their phones, not once did they smash it with a brick , & if they had a little more reading patience they'd realise the error(s) they made could be fixed if they took a little more time to search / read. It's jumping to conclusions.
Russian roulette.. care to try your luck?
2 out comes only...
1. your phone dont fully boot.. flash a correct ROM.
2. brick... buy new phone.
**NOTE**.. there is no 3rd option that it will work!
so.. why play this game?