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Help!! I may have bricked my Droid

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by nammysu, Mar 6, 2010.

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    Hey all,

    So I rooted and installed 2.1. Worked great for a few days. Then I tried to use some apps that require root, but it wouldn't work. I tried opening a terminal to su root, but it would force close because Superuser Permissions wasn't responding. It seems like I lost root. So this is where I think I broke it. I re-ran the update.zip that I used to root it in the beginning. The phone still turns on, but I get a LOT of forcecloses when booting up. Everything forcecloses like Google voice search. It still kind of works, but it's really slow and crashes a lot.

    Any way to get passed this without restoring from backup?
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    That's what backups are for, just do a restore and your all good.
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    That's where I'm dead in the water.... I have no good backups.
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    It's not a brick, the phone still functions.

    There IS a way you can get it back to stock and start over.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-help/24707-unroot-unbrick-your-phone-using-sbf.html

    This is risky since this is the file that Verizon uses to fix what you've messed up, but since you took the plunge to do something that voids your warranty anyways(even if you can remove it, which you are trying to do) this can fix it.

    I'm just passing along the information, I take no credit nor responsibility for this.
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    Had a problem last night with someone who didn't make a backup and we had to reflash his phone...

    If that is what you wana risk doing then I can point you into the way of the thread too...

    ^Ha, he already put it up.
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    :) When these files became available, I did the while process just to make sure I could, even though I didn't need to.

    The first time I went through it, I did it wrong and got no result, the second time I read the directions all the way through and it worked flawlessly.

    In the event I really mess my crap up, I can save my phone. :p

    Edit: I think I actually got the 2.1 .sbf when I saw it floating around....
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    unless you fried the hardware, your phone is not bricked

    with that said, flash an .sbf file using rsd lite, re-root and start over. Not the ideal situation, but thats why we make backups. There really aren't a lot of options on this one
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    I'll give you $100 for your bricked phone.

    -Mike
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    Yea, I just hate it when people have a problem, fear the worse, then it could be simply fixed by a backup that only every thread suggest you do before trying something...

    We've already stated it's not bricked and how he could fix it... And it's not bricked if you can even turn it on...
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    Don't be mean. The phone isn't bricked. You know better, don't take advantage of his ignorance.
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    Touche, but if no one got in a card accident we wouldn't have car insurance. ha ha

    People are funny creatures.
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    Yea, but car accidents don't void warranties. Well, in most scenarios anyway :p
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    lol, true.

    Anyways, I agree. SPRecovery was created for a reason, and a very good one at that.

    I do a backup every time I make a major change like that. I need a functioning phone ALWAYS, so I make sure I can get it back to what I had, stock and many different versions along the way.
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    Alright, sorry. :D

    -Mike
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    :p :icon_ banana::icon_ banana::icon_ banana::icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
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    Bricking your Droid is damn near impossible now. Get ahold of RSDlite 4.6 and fix it. :p
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2010
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    You have sbrecovery right? If you do, don't use RSDlite. Download this file. virginoem-backup.zip . Boot into nandroid. Go to mount options and choose sdcard. Copy above file to your nandroid folder. Unmount sdcard. On the main menu screen, do both of the wipes. Go to backup/restore. Choose advanced restore. Choose the backup you just installed (your only one). Make sure all the options are checked below. Press restore. Reboot when done.

    RSDlite works guys, but don't be suggesting that to everyone. You can kill your phone even worse doing that. If he has sbrcovery it is faster and easier to just use that.
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    Good call, I had forgotten in light of all the files out there, this was one, and it's actually sitting on my phone.

    If you can get the virgin OEM like working, like alienware said, it's gonna be easiest.
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    I only suggested that because he was having so many problems when booted up that I didn't know if he could mount it or not to copy the file over.
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    Tell me why people do these things *without* making backups? That's probably the dumbest and most irresponsible thing you could do when doing these kinds of things :icon_eek: I just don't understand why they are even messing around?

    Do people think that *nothing* will go wrong? Cause let me tell you, *something* will go wrong, a LOT. I had to restore a backup 4 times, in the last 15 minutes! Cause what I was doing kept fudging up...lol...
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