Droid Bionic Bricked? Water Damage and Recovery Question

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  1. grizliez

    grizliez New Member

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    I accidentally took my Bionic swimming, entering a pool while forgetting it was in my pocket. It has been dried but I am having troubles booting up all the way. It kept getting into a boot loop and I am trying to recover it. I've tried installing a number of updates to see if anything would work. With the latest attempt, I have successfully (to a point I guess) installed the VRZ_XT875_5.9.902XT875.Verizon.en.US_CFC_01 update using RSDLite. I wiped the whole thing before installing this one as I wasn't as concerned about my old data as I was about whether I could even get it to work again, being that I don't have the insurance.

    After Flashing the code listed above, it boots until I get the Welcome to Android screen with the 'touch to continue'. If I touch it, I get the standard 'please wait, this may take a few minutes' message, but whether I touch it or not within a minute it starts to reboot again. It does this over and over until I pull the battery. The only other thing to note is that the signal bars have a red circle with a diagonal bar, to me indicating that there is no signal.

    I'm guessing it is permanently damaged from the water, or I have really screwed it up now, and I will not be able to get it be fully functional again, but I thought I'd see if anyone here had any ideas before I gave up. Even if I couldn't get the antenna to pick up a cell signal and I need to get a new phone, I figure if I can get it to boot all the way I may be able to repurpose it as a MP3 player or something.

    So, any ideas of things I should try before giving up?
     
  2. justin82

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    it sounds like its got some issues . how long has it been since it went for a swim?
     
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    If it went for a swim recently, try putting it in some instant cook rise. That can help get some of the moisture out. Hopefully that will help!
     
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    Chlorine is a great conductor of electricity, it could be that a residue from the chlorine has shorted something out... not good...

    You could try an isopropyl alcohol (90%) bath.... but this may do more damage(screen) or not help at all.

    Since your device has a removable battery, i'd let it dry out some more, battery removed... in rice possibly.. a day or two, then try it again..

    Good luck :(

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
     
  5. grizliez

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    dryed out

    I took it for a swim on July 4. Was in the pool for less than a minute but it was fully submerged so everything got wet. Used Rice for three days, two of those also with two large desiccant packs made for gun safes. The shop I took it to also put it in their drying machine for a day. Screen dried nicely, looks great with one little water spot.

    As stated, I'm guessing it is fried. Just interesting how I can get so far with installing code and booting, but without making it all the way to a full boot.
     
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    i am thinking it fried .. sorry .
     
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