Flashed SPRecovery now MotoDroid 1 reboots every 15 seconds.

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    balancedclimate New Member

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    I have a MotoDroid1, was running Froyo1.whatever. The phone was rooted with EasyRoot and i used Barnacle Tether to provide Wifi for my iPad. last week received 2.2 update and lost that ability. last night I flashed SPRecovery and now the phone reboots every 15 seconds. I first flashed SPRecovery_ESE81.sbf which started the problem and the i tried flashing MC1_A855_1282081087_Recovery-Only_SPRecovery_0.99.3b.sbf which didn't seem to change anything. Not sure what to do next.

    It,s only reebooting when it is plugged in to a usb or charger, otherwise it just shuts down.
     
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    Yes, I followed the steps exactly the second time, as the first post i followed didn't have the Dpad up on reboot step in it. I can see that a different recovery console (if that's what you call it. I assume it's equivalent to the bios on a PC) is inatlled, I don't get the ! & yield sign any more when I - "X + boot". It just seems whatever used to monitor the battery level isn't working. It doesn't even recognize when it's plugged into the charger.
     
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    Is it still constantly rebooting ?
     
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    It's not every 15 seconds it's more like 45 seconds. And it only reboots when plugged in to a usb or charger, otherwise it just shuts down. The battery indicator is red ( no power) and the the display says plug into charger although it's already plugged in. The phone was working perfectly prior to flashing SPRecovery.
     
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    When your device is doing this it means your battery is completely dead, it is not the first time we have dealt with this and chances are it has nothing to do with SPR, you need to plug it your device and just let it charge, preferably on a wall charger for a few hours, and then see if it boots up
     
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    I had the phone plugged into the wall charger all night last night. Woke up this morning to my cousin telling me someone was trying to call me because he heard the phone vibrating every 45 seconds. It was the phone rebooting. Battery still red. Display still says plug into charger.
     
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    Just switched batteries with my wife's Droid. Both work fine in her phone neither works in my phone.
     
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    You might have to purchase an external charger, or an extra battery to get it going again
     
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    Wow, well that rules that out
     
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    Did this happen right after you flashed the SBF
     
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    Ok, by doing all the things you did you really messed up your phone...no worries though, you are far from bricked.

    To fix:

    Link 2 in my sig, Option 5, then link 3 in my sig to root correctly. Then you can flash any Rom you like with SPR.
     
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    My guess is it happened after he accepted the OTA without having a custom recovery, A VERY COMMON PROBLEM here!

    But flashing the ese81 sbf over the top did not help for sure.
     
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    I agree with Tallica there, going back to stock will most likely stop the boot cycle. Tparker is right that phones will reboot when dead but here is another test for that:

    If you get into sprecovery and the phone sits there for hours and doesn't reboot then the battery is probably fine and the issue is most likely a mismatch between rom version and kernel version.

    Flashing a known good nandroid backup would be another good battery test. You should be able to restore your last good backup and be running again too. It's up to you if you which path you'd like to take.
     
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    Having an extra battery makes it easy too, and as we all know, it is difficult to restore a back-up if you didn't make one :icon_eek:
     
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