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  1. sckiller

    sckiller New Member

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    I am fairly new to the ROM's and everything...

    So recently i had rooted my droid and installed a FROYO 6.0.2.1 bugless beast i think it was... I wanted to install a new theme for it, so i put the update.zip file onto my sd, booted into recovery and installed the .zip... after that i tried to reboot the phone, now it wont get past the red eye, after that is only loads the droid name...?

    I tried to hard reset by factory wiping and deleting the cache, nothing has worked!

    Help please, thanks in advance
     
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    Did you make a nandroid before flashing? That will save you alot of time if you did.


    To figure out why this happened we'll need a little more info.

    Was the theme you flashed for the ROM you were running?
    Did you flash theme over theme?

    If you didn't make a nandroid, then you can try wiping data/cache and re-installing the ROM. If that doesn't work, you'll likely have to SBF.
     
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    sckiller New Member

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    I am really new to this... like I started yesterday... I have no idea what you are asking :\

    edit* I think i flashed a theme over another theme, and I tried to wipe data/cache, dont know how to reinstall rom when phone wont boot -.-

    No idea how to SBF
     
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    Ok. No worries. Press X + Power and it should boot you into your custom recovery. Then go to install zip from SD Card (I think that's what it's called) and find the location where you installed it and just re-download it (after wiping data/cache).

    For future reference, you can't go theme over theme. You have to re-install the ROM and then flash the new theme.

    Let me know if that fixes your problem, if not, I'll link you to an SBF file and I'll walk you through that.
     
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    To fix this is simple. If you have a rom on your sd card already, then boot into recovery and wipe data/cache, and then install the .zip file. Since you say you are a noob at this, here are some links that will help you evolve into a rom genius :D

    DANG I can't find the thread containing all the definitions of android, like ADB, recovery, sbf, etc... Sorry :(
     
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    The theme probably wasn't compatible with the rom. Do you know where the rom file us on your sdcard? If yes just boot into recovery by holding x and the power button, wipe everything from recovery then choose install and select the rom file. If you don't know where the file its download a new one on pc connect your phone choose to mount usb mass storage copy the file from pc to phone and then choose install and select the file

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    unforunately, i removed the ROM file from my sd and replaced it with the theme update.zip file :(

    And i think i found the SBF 2.0.1 droid file, i am downloading it, i found the RSD link and driver link :)***
     
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    Don't use 2.0.1. It will cost you more time. If you're ready to just SBF it, then you'll need to download RSD Lite v4.9. and go here:

    Peter Alfonso

    Use the FRG83G SBF. That way, you won't have to do any OTA updates.
     
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    odexed, or deodexed???
     
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    Scroll down just a little further. Use the SBF files, not the Stock Rom Files.
     
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    ok so i also read that this part is dangerous and can brick my droid... would you mind giving me a step by step using all of the programs please? thanks a lot!!! :D
     
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    Run RSD Lite as administrator (Right click, run as admin).

    Connect powered-down phone to usb port on computer.

    Turn the phone on while holding up on the D-pad.

    Browse to the file in RSD Lite and double click the file.

    Hit start, and let it do it's thing. DO NOT TOUCH IT. It will reboot on it's own and you will be back at stock. You'll have to re-root.