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Droid 1 cant start recovery mode

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by LastLaugh, Jan 8, 2011.

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    I am trying to start my first gen droid in recovery mode, but when I hold down X and power up my phone...it just loops on the motorola "M" and wont start in recovery mode.

    Any help?
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    Rooted? Can you boot normally?

    If you can are you using rom manager?

    Did you perform an update recently?

    Sent from my MetiCk/DavrosModded A855.
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    Are you powering it up THEN holding X?

    You're supposed to hold "x" and the power button at the same time.
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    @guidot - not rooted, and yes i can boot normally. everything is fine except i cant enter recovery mode.

    @dezymond - yes ive done this multiple times, still nothin
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    Using rom manager?

    Sent from my MetiCk/DavrosModded A855.
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    Try flashing recovery a few times in RM.

    Sent from my MetiCk/DavrosModded A855.
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    excuse my ignorance, but i flashed a recovery file in RSD and it didnt work..is that the same as SM? could you show me the file you would suggest me flashing?

    Thanks man
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    If your phone boots normally you should try rom manager first.

    Sent from my MetiCk/DavrosModded A855.
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    Cannot use rom manager unless rooted.

    Are you trying to root? Which recovery file in RSD did you use, and where and/or how exactly did it not work?
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    Oops. Didn't see the not rooted part. Could be that your x key isn't working.

    Someone else had this problem today.
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    LL, when you say it didn't work, what kind of error message did you get?
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    Teddy - I used "MC1_A855_1282081087_Recovery-Only_SPRecovery_0.99.3b.sbf" (if there is a better one please let me know) and it didnt work as in, i still cant get into recovery mode. I am trying to root, but cant get the process started because i cannot enter recovery mode.

    guidot - haha yes my x key works
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    Did you follow the guide in my signature?

    Sent from my MetiCk/DavrosModded A855.
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    yes, multiple times. i cant root because MY PHONE WONT GO INTO RECOVERY MODE.
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    yes, multiple times. i cant root because MY PHONE WONT GO INTO RECOVERY MODE.

    no error messege or anything, i just still cant get into recovery mode

    EDIT: sorry for the double post
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    Ok well you don't have to get upset. Don't root then. If you can't get into recovery there is nothing we can do for you.

    You can try saving everything and flashing a fullfile sbf and then retry rooting.

    Sent from my MetiCk/DavrosModded A855.
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    Judging from the file he's using, yes he pretty much must be using that guide.

    I take it your phone will boot normally, yes? If so, _maybe_ a factory data reset will fix it, but I doubt it. Maybe boot your phone normally a couple of times and then try the process again. Your are booting into bootloader to flash the file and then 'catching the boot' when RSD lite is finished, right? If you are truly following that guide to a 't' then it you will be the first of whom will have this problem.

    If it really doesn't work after double checking and trying again, then what guidot says is true, there's really nothing we can help you with short of flashing a full .sbf file onto your phone. But if you feel you need to go that route, post back here FIRST so one of us can guide you to the latest one.

    good luck
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    Guidot - sorry to come off angry, just frustrated. Thank you for all your help

    and yes as long as it is semi-safe, id like to flash a full .sbf file...would you be able to point me in the direction of the most updated guide on how to do that?
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    If you look for member teddyearp he has a link to his guide to help you.

    Sent from my MetiCk/DavrosModded A855.
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    thanks guidot, now im just waiting on teddy!
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