Droid 3 - Steeldroid locked in infinite loading screen

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    I tried rooting my droid 3 for the first time today, with disastrous results. I've rooted both the droid1 and the x2, and I was confident that I could perform this without any problems, and yet here I am asking for help. I downloaded the newest version of steeldroid v3.0 and the Ice Cream Sandwich theme from this page:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/steel-droid-d3/176183-steel-droid-compatible-themes.html

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    irst I installed the droid 3 official bootstrap from the marketplace, and ran the first option (it said bootstrap recovery). Then I installed rom manager and clicked on flash clockworkmod recovery. Then I pasted both the theme and steeldroid into my internal sd card and rebooted into recovery mode. I first used nandroid to create a backup of everything on my computer. I wiped the cache and also the Bolvik (spelling?) cache under the advanced menu. Then I clicked on "install zip from sd card" and it took me right to internal storage and I selected the zip file holding the steeldroid update. It ran successfully, and feeling confident I immediately returned to "install zip from sd card" again and selected Ice cream sandwich. It loaded fine, so I wiped the cache one more time and rebooted. It loaded into the cool swirling crystals screen on loadup, and I waited...and waited...and waited...

    After 30 minutes I did a battery pull and tried again. after another 20 minutes I pressed the power key and x and loaded the recovery, but instead of loading clockworkmod's recovery screen I got the stock one, and it for some reason is accessing my external sd card and refuses to access my internal which is where my rom and backup information is. I did a factory reset, but that didn't help anything either. I don't know how to use an adb shell to access the terminal, or any really advanced options. I just want to get this fixed so I can get my phone working again, any help would be truly appreciated.

    -Trent
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    You needed to install hashcodes recovery. I think your only solution at this point is to SBF.

    Hashcodes recovery is available from power off state, where as ROM manager cwm is not.

    Its called Droid 3 bootstrapper, and is searchable on google. I'm not near a computer otherwise I'd link you.

    Sent from my XT862, while on the move.
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    Yes that is the thread with the info you need IIRC.

    Let us know how you fare.

    Sent from my XT862, while on the move.
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    Not sure, but its possible the cache wipe could have caused it, also the ics theme flash right after steeldroid could have made a gap in some configuration protocol. I would avoid similar circumstances

    FYI restoring a backup of a previous firmware version causes an infinate bootscreen
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