Droid not booting. Odd behavior.
Hi everyone. I've been looking around the forums and haven't really been able to find a solution to this odd problem of mine.
I've been running nightly builds of Cyanogen and everything was going great until yesterday afternoon. My battery was running kind of low (30% or so) when Rom Manager notified me of a new nightly build available for download. I went ahead and plugged in my phone via usb, using a friends USB cable he got from radio shack and let the phone charge while the download finished.
Few minutes later I turned on the phone and everything locked up, so I pressed the button again to turn off the screen hoping to refresh everything. The screen went black, while the capacitive buttons stayed lit.
The phone remained in this state until it rebooted and hung on the MOTO splash screen. I removed the battery, rebooted again and made it into the Cyanogen Splash screen and everything was going fine until it froze and hung on that splash screen as well.
I removed the battery and attempted to reboot multiple times, often waiting 10-15 minutes with no success. Someone on forums elsewhere suggested wiping my sd card and tossing Cyanogen and Gapps to install via recovery.
I wasn't thrilled with this idea but I saved everything important on my SD card and proceeded to wipe it. Again, no success.
It had also been suggested to use SBF to install 2.0.1 of Android OS.
My problem is that my phone will not turn on at all if not plugged into an outlet. However, as soon as my phone is plugged in my screen boots into the MOTO splash and hangs there indefinitely. The white light on the side of the mini USB port that indicates its charging does not light up at all.
I'm under the impression that it isn't charging when plugged in. I've tried booting intro recovery with no success. I've managed to boot into the bootloader (holding the up on the dpad) consistently but it always tells me the battery is too low the program.
Prior to this I was not able to get any indicator that the phone was charging via USB either, however this morning the white light indicator went on so I will proceed to leave it plugged in for a few hours and hope for the best.
*edit. When the phone is plugged via usb it charges for a while until the Phone turns itself on and boots into the MOTO splash until it hangs. Once it hits the MOTO splash the charge indicator goes away. :/
That beingn said, I'm out of ideas. Any suggestions? I'm not too worried that I've bricked my phone as I'm generally told is pretty impossible to do so unless something goes wrong using RSD Lite. None the less I'm pretty confused as to what to do next. Really need to get my phone working again.
Appreciate any help and input from everyone. Thanks.
My Droid crashed yesterday too
I'm not a techie...I turned my droid off as battery was low, I plugged it into car charger and 2 min later turned it on...I heard it receiving messages and text then it went black said it was unable to boot (some tech term) whatever in upper right corner. I just cancelled insurance 2 weeks ago. I charged it for 30 min on car charger no luck, I pulled out the sim card..., I pulled battery out overnight...I charged it for 1 hour in wall charger...I charged it plugged into computer using usb...NO luck. Any advice would be great. I just found this site I'm hoping I can learn how to trick out my phone the only add on I have is Dragon Poker which was Red Star poker this app was not on btw when it crashed...
Same problem... instead of Droid 1/2/X its on MotoCharm MB502 instead
First of all Big Thanks to Humanio for putting in good efforts first to solve his problem his way and then letting us all too how to do it. Picture was good.
2ndly - I use a Blackberry form factor type MotoCharm MB502 SE Asian ROM. The problem faced on my Motocharm is exactly the same. Word by word same.
However this option is also running on an assumption that you utilize a spare usb cable which i dont have. I need to have the battery charged by anymeans or borrow one or get it charged from a mobile store somewhere.
So I need atleast one of the below:
1. A Spare USB Cable + Cutter + Patience OR
2. A spare charged battery OR
3. Another user who can lend me battery
Unfortunately Moto phones are not preferred by any one in the area I live and more so when Moto does not bother to boost sales using aggressive marketing like Samsung does, so 3rd option is closed. 1 and 2 are already not feasible.
So i gotta go out to some mobile store and ask them if they can charge this dirty elephant size battery and if they can I will be able to boot using boot program.
Another limitation with this phone is that It is on Eclair 2.1 Android OS so Had to be Rooted which was completed by me 2-3 days back. It can not be upgraded to Cyanogen rom as its bootloader is locked just like Droid X's. It can only be re-programmed using same ROM Image (.sbf file) using RSD Lite.
Using RSD lite is always that risky you would be aware of already. so best of luck to me and thanks to you guys for putting in efforts to help others :)