Got the Update, but now it wont start!

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    Well today i got a pop up message saying there is a system update. I hit install now and it was doing its thing and i wasn't looking at it. Now it wont go past the start up screen where it says droid and has the pulsating red eye thing. I took the battery out and everything and it still wont advance.

    Anyone know whats the matter?
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    Mine is doing the exact same thing i called customer service and he said that I should take my phone to let a technician look at it because with it stuck on the boot screen i nor anyone over the phone can do anything... I will see what happens when I head over to the store in a little bit.
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    how long did you guys leave it?

    i heard that some users when they manually updated were stuck at that boot menu for a good 5-10 minutes. when i manually updated, i was on that boot screen for about 2 minutes tops. worked fine ever since.
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    It should be a longer boot time the first time you boot up after any major update. (Even for those who are rooted - the first boot takes longer)

    Something about reorganizing files and/or file structure.

    Hopefully you didn't corrupt the install by pulling the battery while it was booting. I'd try again and let it boot and sit for about 10 mins.
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    Updated both my wife's phone and mine. I noticed that mine took significantly longer. I suspect that's because I have many more apps, third party homescreens, etc. on my phone. Hers booted in less than 2 minutes. Mine took at least 5-7 minutes.

    So the lesson is don't get impatient.
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    well i let mine sit for a good 30-45min. Then i just decided to do a factory reset on my phone and start from scratch. Now its working just fine. Just need to redownload your apps and stuff
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    Good to hear it. The advice above wasn't necessarily directed toward you but to others who may panic if the update takes longer than they expect. (We all know that feeling.)

    BTW, you might download the appBrain app and register with appbrain.com in case you ever have to download apps again. The website tracks the apps you have on your phone and simplifies the task of downloading them if you have to do a factory reset.