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    Moto Droid Boot Issue

    Hi all,

    I am a long time software engineer who decided to do 4 years in the Navy to help out while I was still young enough. Anyway, somehow my moto droid crapped out and now it won't boot -- it shows the initial M logo and then the screen blanks and then the M logo comes back, over and over.

    So here I figured, "hey, I'm a techie, I'll just reinstall the OS, no problem!". Boy was I wrong. I've been going nuts trying to get my phone to connect to the PC. First, let me say, the only two stable modes I can boot into are bootloader and recovery. Also, I'm using WinXP.

    First I went to the moto site and tried to get it to restore the OS. Drivers install fine but the web app won't see my phone -- in bootloader it says it's not getting a device ID and in recovery it says the phone isn't in USB mode.

    Ok, so then I tried using the SDK. Well, the drivers won't install. So I wiped the moto drivers. When I put the phone in bootloader mode and plug it in, it says it found an "SE Flash" device. When I direct it to the SDK drivers, it says it can't find any drivers for the device. When I try it in recovery mode, it finds a "Motorola A55 USB Device" and I can't update the drivers to the SDK ones either. Heck, even with the A55 drivers, I can't access the "Removable Disk" from Explorer.

    Anyway, I'm stuck and I really need this phone to work since being in the military means I have to be reachable at all times. I'd really appreciate any help you can give me. Ultimately I just need to get the OS back in regardless of how -- maybe I've been going about it wrong?

    Thanks for any help,
    Dave
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    Welcome to the site...

    What did you do to the phone before it quit?

    Did you Root?
    Custom Roms?
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

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    No I haven't done any modification of my phone. It was stock with the 2.0.1 update. It rebooted in my pocket and I couldn't get a signal so I rebooted it myself. After that it went to the bootloader screen so I went online and saw how to reformat. Tried that but it didn't work. After a while I tried again and it started doing the M logo thing I described. That's where I'm at now.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kapland View Post
    No I haven't done any modification of my phone. It was stock with the 2.0.1 update. It rebooted in my pocket and I couldn't get a signal so I rebooted it myself. After that it went to the bootloader screen so I went online and saw how to reformat. Tried that but it didn't work. After a while I tried again and it started doing the M logo thing I described. That's where I'm at now.

    Thanks,
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    Sounds like a warranty exchange issue if I ever saw one.
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    If you call VZW support they will have you do a hard reset, You might as well start with that.

    Open the keyboard and press the X key while pressing and holding Power. The device will power on. Keep holding the buttons down until a yellow triangle appers.

    Press the Camera and Volume Up buttons at the same time to get to the menu.

    Use the direction pad to the right of the keyboard to select the Format option.
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

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    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

    Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
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    2. See Rule #1

    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hookbill View Post

    Sounds like a warranty exchange issue if I ever saw one.
    Well there is that also...
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

    Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
    1. Never be unarmed.
    2. See Rule #1

    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    If you call VZW support they will have you do a hard reset, You might as well start with that.

    Open the keyboard and press the X key while pressing and holding Power. The device will power on. Keep holding the buttons down until a yellow triangle appers.

    Press the Camera and Volume Up buttons at the same time to get to the menu.

    Use the direction pad to the right of the keyboard to select the Format option.
    I'm not trying to hijack the thread but I tried this the other day. I got the triangle but pressing the camera button and volume up button didn't do anything for me. I was trying to make sure SPRecovery was no longer in my Droid.
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    I tried the format thing. Didn't work. It seems like the OS is corrupted somehow. I live on base and don't have a car so I'd like to see if I can handle the issue on my own. Seeing as Android is so open, I thought I might be able to do it. No advice on manually reinstalling the OS? No advice on getting the phone to connect to my PC? Does the phone have to be booted into the OS to make changes? I figured that the bootloader mode was a way to make OS changes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kapland View Post
    I tried the format thing. Didn't work. It seems like the OS is corrupted somehow. I live on base and don't have a car so I'd like to see if I can handle the issue on my own. Seeing as Android is so open, I thought I might be able to do it. No advice on manually reinstalling the OS? No advice on getting the phone to connect to my PC? Does the phone have to be booted into the OS to make changes? I figured that the bootloader mode was a way to make OS changes...
    I don't have any answers for you, other then that if you do decide you want to exchange it you can do it all by phone (another phone of course). Verizon Customer Service can ship you out a new phone overnight for a replacement.

    You probably know that already, just thought I'd mention it.
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    Not an expert here by any means but maybe this might help.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...e-2-0-1-a.html

    might need a card reader to get the update.zip file on the Droid tho, if You can't mount.

    I am sure more users will speak up...
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

    Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
    1. Never be unarmed.
    2. See Rule #1

    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.



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