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Attn Droid X users: DO NOT USE THE 2.1 SBF after installing the 2.2 OTA Update

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  1. 928Droid
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    Doing so is unrecoverable at this time without getting the phone replaced or taking it to a VZ Store and having them flash it with the 2.2 SBF (which hasn't been leaked to us mortals yet)

    Nuff said.
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    to late

    i did that already lol. so should i wait or go to VZW? what do i tell them? will they charge?

    i suck lol
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    DONT WORRY I DID THE SAME THING LOL!!! i dont know weather to go to verizon or not. im prolly gonna wait a few days and see if a 2.2 sbf pops up.
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    if you go into verizon and they fix it, lemme know what you told them lol
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    yeah same thing happened here. was told on the phone today via a tech person at vzw that if they send me a warranty replacement and they find out that i rooted it, then they would automatically charge my account the full retail price of the phone. so i politely told them no thanks haha. but that might be different if you were to go in to an actual vzw store and tell them that you were on ota 2.2, didn't like it, and tried to sbf back to 2.1. from some things i've read, if it's stuck on the "bootloader....MAM_MAP Blank...etc, etc..." then they won't be able to flash it either, and they will never know it was rooted. may want to have that confirmed before you head up to a vzw to attempt to get a new DX. i am still waiting for confirmation on that also, and hoping that a full 2.2 sbf comes to us all quickly!
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    wait a minute.... i was on leaked 2.2 version. i went to 2.1 rooted it. updated it to 2.2 i was mad because i lost my root and couldnt root it with the one click method. so i tried flash back 2.1 and thats how i got that mem_blank screen right? so will they be able to tell since i was unrooted when flashed back to 2.1 and bricked?
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    the 2.2 update was the official one right? if you unrooted or lost root then from what i can gather you'll be fine, but that's just from all the info i've been reading everywhere. i've been driving myself insane trying to figure out what to do.
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    yeah. leaked2.2->stock2.1->ota2.2->lostroot->flashedstock2.1->C-C-COMBO BREAKER!! (aka brick, killer instinct memory)
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    yeah it sucks bad. don't know whether to try my luck at vzw or wait for full 2.2 sbf.
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    Curious, did you call a Verizon Store, the main Verizon 800 number, or the Warranty Center ???

    FYI, mentioning using a "leaked" SBF might not go over very well... and saying you were trying to reverse their offical update is not a very good argument either... That would be like buying a 2010 Ford, flashing the 2009 version engine computer software, and going in to the dealer saying it won't run anymore and BTW, I "hacked" in the older engine software...fix it for free....on the other hand, they would fix it for you and not charge you for a whole new truck...at most a new engine computer (which would also now have a new warranty) .

    I also do not believe that they (Verizon Corporate and/or Warranty Center) would go thru the effort of investigating whether your Droid had been previously Rooted or not... They have better things to do and pretty sure when a return phone comes back in it is gonna be reflashed pretty much the first thing..If I was going to be refurbishing a phone to go back into service ASAP, it is the only way that makes sense to efficiently(and inexpensively) test and verify any hardware issues in the refurbishment process.

    IF you take it to a Verizon store and a Tech there is trying to be a jerk or impress his boss..maybe..but I doubt they would have the expertise to prove it to a level that even a Store would try to backbill you for a new phone. I think the only way that would happen (being backbilled) is by not returning a phone after getting a replacement.

    Handle how ever you feel best, but I would call the Warranty Center (# is, or was in your contacts) and tell them you had a problem after the 2.2 update..and that it won't boot... I doubt they would quiz you farther. If they do then only you can decide to fess up or play dumb.

    Regardless, there should be some way that Verizon would (I know they can) fix a phone for a customer, especially when it is a software issue...even if the customer did something they shouldn't have...without trying or "threatening" to charge full price for fixing/replacing it. Imagine if automotive manufactures tried to do that, they would be out of business. I know it is a big difference, but in spirit it is the same thing.

    Funny thing I noticed when shipping back my defective Droid X today (2 actually, 1 M boot issue, and the replacement arrived with a not perfectly level hard buton) ...the return Fedex labels Verizon sent both clearly had a $100 insurance statement on them.
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    i did exactly what you where talking about in your 4th paragraph, they kept asking me if i rooted it. im using the new one now and sending the bricked one tomorrow