My Droid Razr Maxx got soaked...and not the "ok" kind of soaked in the pool or toilet...it got soaked in SEA WATER.
It was submerged for probably 3 seconds but then took me 2+ hours to get it partially disassembled (I'm on vacation in a small island and had to find and buy a T-5 to get the back cover off).
I rinsed it in the sink with freshwater to try to remove the salt before it caused corrosion (not sure if this was smart or not but it seemed like a good idea at the time)
It was late and I wasn't able to get a T-3 for the battery connection until the following day.
I removed the battery and blew everything out as best as I could with a can of compressed air and put it in a bag of rice for 3 days.
Now I reassembled it and it basically only does one thing: I plug it into the charger (stock moto charger+cable) and it shows the M "dual core" splash, then shows battery at 0%, jumps to 5% after a few seconds and then to 100% after another 10 seconds or so. (I have to wake it up with the lock/unlock button to see this).
Other than that, it does nothing. I've tried the 3-button fastboot and got nowhere. Power+VolDown for a few seconds and it just goes black. At this point if I press Lock btn, it does same thing as above - %0, 5%, 100%. 3-button fastboot also doesn't work at this point.
Also, it is completely dead without the charger plugged in.
It's been rooted and has Safestrap, but I can't seem to even get that far into the boot sequence. It actually never seems to "boot", just goes into the dead battery charging thing.
Should I give up? Anything else I should try? I don't have insurance so I don't have much to lose by trying other things if they might recover it... I also have access to another (working) Droid Razr Maxx and thought of trying to swap batteries...? Bad idea? Could the battery itself be fried from the saltwater?
Thanks in advance!