another reminder to myself why I shouldn't get into custom ROMs: can't reboot

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    I successfully flashed liberty version 8 and then I think version 9 from the liberty toolbox. This morning I decided to add the epic blue theme. Now it just gets to the black fist in the yellow circle on reboot. I tried the power volume down camera button and got to boot loader 30.04 but have no idea what to do after that.I attached it to the USB cable and tried to reboot and nothing.

    Am I just jinx?

    As things now stand, my droid X is nothing more than a prop.

    Thanks,

    Jim
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    With the phone off, hold the home and power button until an Android pops up. Then press both volume buttons in. The stock recovery menu will pop up. Then use the volume keys to highlight factory data reset and use the power button to select it. Do the same for cache. Then reboot. If that doesn't work, you will need to sbf. Use the links in my signature.

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    thank you, Brad,

    Your suggestion got me to the recovery but the android has the dreaded triangle with the yellow! in it. None of these functions work. I guess I will follow your SBF guide and see what happens.I will report back.

    Much appreciated,

    Jim
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    how long did you wait for the yellow fist to go away. It can take up to 15 mins for all elements of the theme to install and proceed with boot.
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    I have installed many themes and files and never have had to wait more than 5 minutes to boot.

    random rom'd X
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    The "dreaded triangle" is where you want to be to clear data & cache.. it is just a warning screen for the stock recovery that Brad was directing you to..

    ...hit search button when you see the triangle and you will then see the menu to "wipe data/ factory reset", and "wipe cache partition"
    ;)

    (I would try just wiping cache and rebooting, before trying data/reset; it may save you from having to reinstall all apps)
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    On Gingerbread, its not the search button. You have to press the 2 volume buttons. He said the volume buttons didn't work getting into recovery, so the only thing left to do would be sbf.

    random rom'd X
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    I waited 30 min. and it still would not get any farther than the hand in the yellow circle.

    Thanks so much anyway.

    Jim
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    Brad:

    I had to use the SPF method. I have the boot loader version 30.04. I downloaded these two files:

    C:\Users\j_triona\Desktop\VRZ_MB810_2.3.34_1FF_01.sbf

    C:\Users\j_triona\Desktop\VRZ_MB810_4.5.596_1FF_01.sbf

    Using RSD light 4.9 I could get neither one of them to get the start button to function.I watched your video on a another thread. When I get to the SPF file it doesn't populate the file properties portion of RSD light. Thought that might help.

    By the way, I have downloaded the latest USB drivers. With each file RSD does indicate I am connected.

    Any suggestions at this point? I guess I am in the twilight zone as I did try to reboot again into Liberty version .09 and after 30 min. nothing.

    Thanks so much,

    Jim
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    I haven't heard that one before... are you using a Windows based computer? What version, XP, Vista,7? Did you unzip the sbf files using WinRAR or 7zip?

    If all else fails, use the 2nd link in my signature for the Linux sbf CD. It works well and I use it all the time.

    random rom'd X
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    ..sorry for the confusion...

    I'm currently running the latest MIUI on my DX; it is based on Android Gingerbread (v2.3.5)... I still have to use the search key to access the recovery menu once the triangle appears.

    :icon_eek:

    Also... +1 to the linux method; it is much easier!
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    Brad,

    I am running Windows 7 professional 32-bit. I will try the second site.

    sorry, but the linux may not work for me. I don't have the capability of burning a CD nor do I have a thumb drive.

    Now I really am sunk it looks like.

    Thanks,

    Jim
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    ...you should be able to use unetbootin to run the linux disk image directly from your hard drive, just set it up as a "frugal install":

    UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads
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    You may have to run RSD Lite as Administrator. Or use the Linux method above instead of burning the iso to a disc.

    random rom'd X
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    okay gentlemen, how about this?

    I decided to go back to RDS light version 4.8. It offered a different SDF file. Everything worked great until it got to the point where it told me to manually power up the phone. Unfortunately, it is in the Liberty reboot mode. It has the fist in the yellow circle. it is frozen there.

    Now what?

    Thanks so much. Sorry to be such a problem.

    Jim
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    You need to go into stock recovery and wipe data. Use the method I posted before, but when you get to the Android with the triangle, press the search button if you used the Froyo sbf file. Wipe data and cache, then reboot.

    random rom'd X
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    Brad92,

    I tried the Linux method but it would not boot from the USB. Got a screen and it said it would automatically boot in so many seconds. Any chance tomorrow I could call you and you could walk me through the making the USB bootable? I am at wits end and am going to bed before I shave my other eyebrow off. As a sacrifice to the gods before I got the RSD to work I shaved my Andy Rooney like eyebrow in two. Then when I couldn't get it to power up manually I cut one off.

    Thanks,

    Jim
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    Im sorry, but the eyebrow thing made me laugh like crazy. :D

    I haven't done the Linux boot from the hard drive before, I have only done it from a CD. If you can burn the iso to a disc somehow, either from a family member's computer or somebody else's, or even use RSD Lite on a non Windows 7 computer, that would be your best option. I am sorry you are having this kind of trouble. I have used RSD Lite and the sbf CD on 2 different computers with success, but both of them were Windows Vista.

    I will PM you my number, but I have class from 7 am to 11, then from 1-3 tomorrow. If you could call after those times or text me your number, I can give you a call and try and help out any way I can. Or depending on if we can't get it to work for you at all, I can mail you a copy of the Linux sbf disc.

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    Brad,

    The gods must have reconsidered. While making coffee this morning, I tried the two fingers on the volume keys and power. I got to the triangle. I then followed your advice regarding the search button and as of now I am back to stock. At first it said the wipe data wouldn't work but then I tried cache. It worked so I went back to data.

    I can't thank you enough for your help. I am of course happy about the Droid X and am resisting the urge to root again for now. However, I do have another dilemma: getting stares. I assume for the one eyebrow thing. I am close to letting it go and doing a Ziggy Stardust look---probably well before your time.

    Again, much appreciated.

    Jim
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    Awesome! I'm really glad you got it figured out. If you're like me though, once you experience a rooted phone, you can never go back. ;)

    Ziggy Stardust must have been before my time but I can't help remember the kid in my middle school who shaved his eyebrows off. :D

    random rom'd X