How Close did UD 8 come to REALLY bricking my Droid?

Discussion in 'UltimateDroid' started by donerico, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. donerico
    Offline

    donerico New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I rooted my phone for the first time using motocache's method. Yesterday I decide to flash UD 8 and everything went well. I used Titanium backup to restore my apps and settings, did a few more customizations (kept the stock kernel and did not install any themes) once I was happy with it I did a nandroid backup.
    The only problem I was experiencing with this ROM was that for some of my contact shortcuts, the phone icon was disappearing after each reboot of the phone. I decided to install the stock phone app from inside UD menus, like several people have reported, it foreclosed trying to install, I tried to do it again and it foreclosed again but this time it kept giving me the FC message over and over again, I had to pull the battery for it to stop.
    When I rebooted the phone had the dreaded date of Dec 31st 1969 and no service. I flashed the nandroid I had made the day before but it still kept booting with no service and 1969. For what I have read in the forums, this usually means that the radio is fried.
    Without a lot of hope I decided to flash the original nandroid I made right after rooting the phone. To my incredible relief, the phone came back working.

    Now I am afraid to try UD or any other ROM's again. Can this be an indication of some vulnerability in my phone or was it probably just the FCs screwing up some baseband file? Is there something wrong with the phone app in UD8?
  2. xkape
    Offline

    xkape Premium Member Theme Developer Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    3,873
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    OH-IO
    Bricking this phone us damn near impossible. Keep trying, I would.
  3. DF Smod
    Offline

    DF Smod New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    11,470
    Likes Received:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    0
    UD flashed fine for me, although different ROM's have different reactions on different Droids, as long as you have a good back-up things should be fine, don't let one minor incidence detour you from Happy ROM Flashing
  4. Tanknspank
    Offline

    Tanknspank Beta Team Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,506
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Tell that to my first droid :)

    Sent from my Droid
  5. donerico
    Offline

    donerico New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I love UD8 but this really did make me gun shy because, at least from my research, this scenario (1969, no service) seems to be one of the very few from which they might not be recovery in some cases.
    BTW, has anybody found a solution to reverting to the stock phone app without FCs?
  6. DF Smod
    Offline

    DF Smod New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    11,470
    Likes Received:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    0
    R.I.P. First Droid :icon_ cry:
  7. donerico
    Offline

    donerico New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    May I ask how it happened? (if it does not bring back too many painful memories :()
  8. streetrod
    Offline

    streetrod New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    My Droid hates UD with a passion, don't worry about it. There are a lot that it will respond to. Some roms and kernels will not work well with yours. As far as the date thing, I've seen that since last Nov. from time to time even before rooting.
  9. elektronikbadger
    Offline

    elektronikbadger New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Just about every time I reflash a nandroid (or a new ROM after wiping) I get the 1969/no service. 30 seconds later my phone is 3G and happy. Maybe check your baseband and install the newest one ( i know they can be found on Pete's website)

    Good luck!
  10. donerico
    Offline

    donerico New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Nice to hear, thank you. It gave quite a scare :)
  11. Tallica
    Offline

    Tallica Premium Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    3,259
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Middleboro, MA
    You cannot brick a droid by simply flashing a Rom. The D1 is close to the the most unbrickable devices ever made....despite what Tank might tell you. LOL!
  12. R3Ds
    Offline

    R3Ds New Member Developer

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Brooklyn N.Y
    I flash my Droid 1 aroung 900 times no exaggeration, I ran in to all those problems and still live and well. This phone is almost unbreakable unless you go swimming with it. ;)

    Sent from R3DMANX.COM/R3Ds
  13. Tanknspank
    Offline

    Tanknspank Beta Team Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,506
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    HOW COULD YOU BRING THAT UP!!! :icon_ cry:

    It's a very long story. And I honestly don't know all the information :p
    HEY..

    I can't help that it just HAPPENED..
  14. bendystrawboy
    Offline

    bendystrawboy New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2010
    Messages:
    797
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    ive heard that sense the froyo update was "bricking" phones and the recovery files moto used were made public that the droid is unbrickable.

    how bout you do a fresh install and skip the ti backup before you go blaming a rom for a problem that another app probably caused.
  15. thexxoffspring
    Offline

    thexxoffspring New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2010
    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    rochester new york
    i got the 1969 date but didnt think of it. all i did was rsdlite my droid and boom back to normal.
  16. jville95
    Offline

    jville95 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    In my house in the middle of my street.
    The first time I flashed my D1, I thought I got hung up in RSD Lite and unplugged the dagum thing(when the instructions SPECIFICALLY said not to). Was scared ishless but luckily, no brick! :)

    SN: I dont even know if you can brick your phone using RSD. Is that even possible?
  17. warrior21
    Offline

    warrior21 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,287
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NY
    Happens to me most of the time also. As soon as the phone is completely booted up it goes away, no big deal.
  18. thundercats
    Offline

    thundercats New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    You can always unbrick the phone yourself.. :icon_rolleyes:
  19. dazedabyss
    Offline

    dazedabyss New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan
    try using just astro for your app backups, I use titanium and astro, if i want all my user data + apps i use titanium. if i just want to restore my apps fresh i use astro so no user settings from a different rom find their way on my d1dancedroid
  20. illmatic636
    Offline

    illmatic636 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NYC
    This is what the title to this thread should be.

    How close "I" came to bricking my Droid Playing with the advanced settings in UD 8.

    Your the one that almost bricked your phone, not the Rom.

    Glad you fixed it though.

    I did notice that changing the Phone app does disable your Radio. It could be that you rebooted to soon after applying the Cytown Dialer/Stock dialer.
    As you may see, when changing these, your radio signal gets disconnected temporarily.