So here's the story:
(First off, let me say that I apologize if this has been answered somewhere else, but I'm thinking that I might have a particularly unique situation going on.)
I have a DX, that I recently rooted. Today I decided I wanted to expand my knowledge of rooting and whatever-whatever and install a custom ROM. Specifically, a theme. Figured it'd be easy enough, right?
Well yeah. Maybe. If you didn't herpaderp like I did.
I installed ROM Manager and Bootstrapper, and after what seemed like forever, I got my DX to boot in Clockwork. I tried installing the .zip from my sdcard, and it worked. Ish. It threw me into a boot-loop where it would show the new themed DROID doodad, and then just repeat indefinitely.
(Second off, let me just say that I realize I'm a complete and total idiot for not backing up initially. Thing is, I backup'ed several times in ROM Manager and thought nothing of it.)
Because I didn't have a back up to pull from, I tried several things, including reinstalling the .zip, to no avail, and clearing the boot cache thing, also to no avail. I tried clearing several meaningless caches, also to no avail. Finally, after about two hours of un-success, I tried doing a factory reset. TO NO AVAIL.
See where this is going?
Anyway. After that failed, I tried formatting different sections of my phone. I decided I should start with System. I'm ashamed of myself for having to say that. Anyway, as you can imagine, when my phone rebooted, it just showed the Motorola symbol ad infinitum. I can get it into the Android System Recovery, but the only four options I have are all meaningless and won't do anything: Reboot system now, apply sdcard:update.zip, wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition. I've tried the first, third, and fourth options wildly in random order hoping to god I hadn't bricked my phone. No luck.
So I decided that update.zip was my best option. Here's the problem. Everything I try to run from update.zip doesn't not have verification. The error message is E:signature verification failed. Installation aborted. is there anyway I can bypass this? Or is there anyway I can get an update.zip that will allow me to install the system files and actually have an operational phone?
I appreciate your help on this one. I'm really dreading the conversation I might have to have with one of the Verizon reps otherwise.