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    My $500 Brick

    I used Fission for quite sometime, and rarely had any problems at all. I decided to make the switch to Liberty 1.5. I've been using 1.5 for about a week. The other day while using Google Voice, the phone locked up and powered off. It turned right back on, and I was on my way. Today, it did the exact same thing, except it won't do anything now. I've tried booting into Recovery, and it won't go. It will occasionally power on, but it'll go straight to a blank screen (you can see the backlight, but nothing else). I can't even get into bootloader.

    Either way, I'm not putting the blame completely on Liberty because it could've been anything, and the simple fact that it happened twice while in the same application, Google Voice.

    I'm just making people aware that ROM's, while they are very beneficial, can also damage your device. The chances are slim if you know what you're doing, but there is always the small possibility that you will brick your device, and that was my reality tonight.

    I'm not depressed. In fact, I don't care much, and when my new device comes in, I'll probably be back on Liberty, but the fact of the matter is that I'll think twice about putting any ROM on now.
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    It could be a faulty device - just a coincidencehave it happened when you started using this ROM. Have you been using overclock?
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    Very sorry to hear this.i have worried about this a lot.I tell myself that I have to find a way to control my device from boot with a computer....no luck so far....isn't there a reset button somewhere?

    Can you post any information as far as theme, over clocking, settings, mods, our anything else you can think of that was something unique in configuration.....any potential issue outside of Google voice that might have played a part on this please. Seeking the cause or at least an idea. After reading this I deleted that icon from my quick list. Bummer....I love that app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leobg View Post
    It could be a faulty device - just a coincidencehave it happened when you started using this ROM. Have you been using overclock?
    I was OC'd to 1.2 with Fission for about a day.

    Quote Originally Posted by nerdslogic View Post
    Very sorry to hear this.i have worried about this a lot.I tell myself that I have to find a way to control my device from boot with a computer....no luck so far....isn't there a reset button somewhere?

    Can you post any information as far as theme, over clocking, settings, mods, our anything else you can think of that was something unique in configuration.....any potential issue outside of Google voice that might have played a part on this please. Seeking the cause or at least an idea. After reading this I deleted that icon from my quick list. Bummer....I love that app.

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    Sure.

    Liberty 1.5
    Gingerbread Blue theme
    No O/C
    No advanced settings
    Installed Blur camera add-on

    That's all I can think of now.

    Like I said, it happened twice, and both times I was in the middle of Google Voice.
    Last edited by UrbanBounca; 02-11-2011 at 09:51 PM.
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    Well, I was able to get into bootloader, but the phone doesn't recognize when it's plugged in. I'm SOL at this point. I give up. My new device should be here on Tuesday.
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    Thank you very much....what about boot logo or animations?

    Have you tried leaving the battery out for 24 hours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nerdslogic View Post
    Thank you very much....what about boot logo or animations?

    Have you tried leaving the battery out for 24 hours?
    Sent from a Liberated Droid 2 using the DF app.
    No, I didn't change anything else. I let the handset sit overnight without the battery, tried it this morning, and still no go.

    I've given up on it.
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    This same thing happened to me with my OG Droid. I took it in and they overnighted me a replacement.

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    Well, today I was able to get my phone on, and flash the 2.3.20 SBF. I've determined that it's not the ROM or any app that caused the problem, but apparently the flex cable (hardware) has been shot. The screen will show up fine with the handset closed, but when it's opened, the screen will go blank. That's a sign of a bad flex cable.

    My new one should be here tomorrow.
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    Well I guess I am very happy to hear this....would have been better if your phone just worked but at least now you know it wasn't the ROM or anything like that.
    Go to work, send your kids to school, follow fashion, act normal, walk on the pavement, watch t.v., save for your old age, obey the law, don't ask questions, and repeat after me.....I am free.
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