Bricked Phone

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    I just tried to upgrade from rooted Froyo to GB. Now when I turn the phone on it shows the red logo and then a bootloader screen but nothing else.

    any ideas on if I can fix it or what to do?

    Thanks
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    If it goes starlight to bootloader, then you will have to SBF. Seems like you might've used the wrong files to update. Let me link you....
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    Here's our sister site SBF section. Droid X SBF

    Just use the latest SBF and it should get you on GB.
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    SBF is pretty risky though isnt it?

    Would it be better to just try and get a new phone from Verizon?
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    Thanks for the link
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    Nothing risky about it. Verizon store would do the same. If you were trying to hack it and bricked it yourself, then please don't return it or try to get a new one. We take responsibility when we choose to hack our devices.
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    did this happen because of what I posted in the other thread? If so then I apologize
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    Just finished SBFing the phone. It installed much faster than I thought, about 5 minutes. The phone turned on and prompted me to activate it. Seems ok. Thanks to Droid-Xer for the link to the SBF tutorial, it was much faster and smoother than I anticipated it would be.