Stock Rooted 2.1 ESE81
P3 Kernel 550-1000Mhz, set to On demand by SetCPU
Black Glass Theme
from Amazon Wireless, 24.99 + plan.
In flight from Chicago to Philly, after having shut it off for take off, I attempt to turn it on and it stays at the "M logo" screen. Pressing the power button didn't turn it off. Taking the battery out turned the phone off. Putting the battery back in, then pressing power brought me to the "M logo" screen, where it stayed indefinitely.
I just used the phone an hour earlier from LAX to Chicago. I listened to music, while in Airplane Mode that flight. It was working normally, and had no prior problems prior to this.
When I land and get to my destination I try a few things.
1.) I reboot the phone using SPrecovery (power button + X) and can get into the SPR menu.
2.) I tried a reboot from there. Same situation-- Stuck M logo
3.) I restore to a previous backup. Same situation-- Stuck M logo
4.) I wipe/reset to factory default. Same situation-- Stuck M logo
5.) At some point the phone wouldn't turn on at all, unless I had it plugged in to the charger. So thinking that the battery might be the problem, I leave it on the charger that night (about 10 hours). All night its on the M logo screen. I wake up to take the battery out, and power it on and Same Situation occurs.
6.) I can still get into SPR menu no problem and still can, but after various nandroid restores and factory resets, I am stuck with the same situation.
After I get home with access to my desktop I try a few more things.
1.) I connect via USB and like I thought, the computer doesn't recognize a new usb device. Not sure why I was expecting anything but I was hoping I could use RSDlite to flash a factory rom. No luck.
2.) I reboot using power + D-pad UP. I get a screen saying BootLoader 2C.6C. Additionally below it says "Battery Low Cannot Program." I thought it was a battery problem then, but I don't have any way of affirming this as I do have it plugged in all night and can't charge it any other way. After about 20 seconds, this screen goes back to the M logo screen. And thus-- same situation.
3.) I don't have access to other batteries for the droid, though I could purchase one, but only if someone here deems it necessary. My other option is to return the phone for repair.
4.) Without a connection to the charger, the droid won't even turn on.
1.) Is there anything else I can do now from my end? Otherwise I will look into mailing this phone in to Motorola and hope to get it repaired.
2.) After a factory reset, taking the Micro SDcard out, is there anything else I need to do to make it stock, non-rooted? I can't verify that my factory reset actually worked. I'm worried about voiding my warranty obviously.
3.) Anyone familiar with returning purchased items through amazon that can give me advice?
4.) Can I suspend service fees through verizon till my phone gets repaired. I'm sure after the 5-10 day send, and 5-10 day return of items, the whole process could take a month I figure.
I don't think my phone is bricked to be honest. Theoretically it might be my battery. Short of buying a new one or sending it in to motorola, I can't be sure. I do not know anyone with a droid (but I'll look around) to borrow their battery. I do not know if I can walk into a Verizon Store and ask them for help as not having purchased the phone through them.
I read numerous threads about bricked phones and got valuable information. But it seemed that others were able to proceed further, (i.e. at least load into a 2.0.1 boot). I can't even get that far.
I'll wait to hear some suggestions before I proceed to turn my phone in or buy a new battery.
Thanks in advance for any help.