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

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  1. donerico

    donerico Member

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    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?
     
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    xkape Premium Member Theme Developer Premium Member

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    Bricking this phone us damn near impossible. Keep trying, I would.
     
  3. DF Smod

    DF Smod Silver Member

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    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
     
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    Tell that to my first droid :)

    Sent from my Droid
     
  5. donerico

    donerico Member

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    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?
     
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    R.I.P. First Droid :icon_ cry:
     
  7. donerico

    donerico Member

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    May I ask how it happened? (if it does not bring back too many painful memories :()
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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    Nice to hear, thank you. It gave quite a scare :)
     
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    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!
     
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    i got the 1969 date but didnt think of it. all i did was rsdlite my droid and boom back to normal.