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Caution Brick Thrower

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by tiger9853, Feb 22, 2011.

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    Someone is out there with an upgrade.zip file supposedly for froyo. Well it apears to brick your phone. I attempted to use it on my phone (not Knowing) Now I cant get past the motorola screen.
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    What was the upgrade.zip suppose to install?
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    Go into recovery. Wipe the data and clear the cache. You'll be fine. You get there the same way that you installed your update on your phone.
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    Who and where was the file?

    Pull your battery, press and hold the X key while powering up. The phone should boot into the recovery (Clockwork/SPR/RZR). Restore your latest backup or re-install the last rom you put on your phone, or any rom that is still on your Sdcard.
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    RE

    If you have a unlocked bootloader is it even possible to brick your phone? I have a droid x and there is no way to brick it only if you install a file leaked update that can unlock it to update it, if that goes wrong then you are beeped.
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    The phone is not bricked unless you can't power it on at all. This is not a bricked phone, people misuse this terminology frequently.
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    Barely 10char
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    hook's right. your phone isn't a 'brick'.


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    One time I did try to actually make a phone out of a brick but apparently people don't want a 12 pound phone in their pocket. Psssh bunch of babies.......
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    Reallly? Could you root it and overclock it? You could use it for doing curls from time to time.
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    Unfortunately the phone is as locked down as they come. I have long felt that if I create something it is pretty much perfect as is so there is no need to change anything....

    But to stay on topic, I would say this isn't a case of a malicious file. I have thought about it before, to my knowledge (which is beyond limited) no one has tried to send out a bad file with the purpose of wreaking havoc. Besides I don't know if an update.zip could destroy all the necessary hardware to actually brick a phone.
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    You phoned a brick :)
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    I did get it back up and running. The DL came from megaupload and it was suppose to be a froyo pack. I tried restoring through recovery but all by recovery files were deleted by this "update"

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