Need Help With Possibly Bricked Droid

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    Hello all,

    I'm sorry if I posted this in the wrong area or something, but I'm in a mild panic at the moment lol. I have a moto droid (A855). I "quick rooted" by means of "Soup_or_Root" v. 2.06. I was on the 2.2.1 FRG83D. Everything worked fine for a day or so and I decided to try and load a new ROM. I used ROM Manager and backed up my freshly rooted OS. Flashed Clockworkrecovery (I forget the version but I assume its the latest; if that matters) and then downloaded a "smoked glass-esque" from thekilpatrickproject.com. I then Rebooted into recovery from the ROM Manager option. I scrolled through the sd card in the (i guess i would say bootloader) bootloader until I found the file for my smoked glass-esque. I clicked on it and installed, then chose reboot system. Upon reboot, the phone will only get to the screen where the lines come together to say DROID, and then it freezes midway through it and loops. So the whole time the letters begin to come together to form DROID but stops and restarts (not the entire phone and boot, just the DROID animation). So I'm worried, although I feel there is hope still that I am NOT bricked for life! I'm unsure and confused as to where to go from here.... that is to say to get back to my backed up version of my stock rooted OS. I pulled the battery and booted up while holding up on the D pad and got the factory bootloader screen (The one that says battery OK/Ok to program/Connect usb with Bootloader 2c.7c in the top left. Being the noob that I am, I'm lost since I do not have the boot screen with the green letters and options. Hopefully somebody can help me. I tried researching but nothing seemed specific to my problem and I didn't want to do further damage. And sorry for the LOOONG post, I just want to make sure that all steps taken are recorded so that you guys don't have to say "What did you do prior to screwing the life of your phone into the ground?" Any help appreciated!
     
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    Ok...you're not in too bad shape. Pull the battery, hold "x" and power button to get into recovery. When there list your options.....been a while since I ran clockwork recovery.

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    Ok I'll try that... Thank you very much for the response and patience with my noob self haha
     
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    We were all there once.....you'll be ok.

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    ok now....

    Ok I pulled the battery and powered on while holding x.

    It brought me to the yellow exclamation mark inside the triangle above a phone screen.
     
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    Ok....that's the stock recovery...try holding up volume button and hit the camera button.

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    Firstly i must say tht it is near impossible to brick your Droid. Believe me I have tried.

    Now it seems tht u just have a simple bootloop which could have been caused from the theme which may not have been compatible with the ROM u are using.
    SInce you say that you have backed up the ROM before flashing the theme then you can easily fix this.

    1)Relax
    2)Boot your phone into recovery by holding down the "X" button while you power your droid on
    3)Navigate to the "Nandroid" option in Clockwork with volume rocker and select with the camera button
    4)Navigate to the "Restore" option and select it
    5)Select your most recent backup and allow it to restore.
    6)Press power button and return to first menu and reboot your Device
    7)Enjoy your phone once more
     
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    Nice...

    Ok so I held up and pressed Cam button...

    Now I have blue lettered menu at the top...

    menu consists of:reboot system now, apply sdcard:update.zip, wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition, wipe baseband data

    and also as I side note, the line with apply sdcard:update.zip, unless it was automatically created upon my "quick root", I may have created this during a shot I took at a more manual rooting approach using RSD Lite. Just thought You should know.
     
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    Just wipe data and cache...then reboot. If you still have bootloops then we have to try something else.
    Can't do much with the stock recovery, but can put on another recovery and get you going.

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    Ok so I did the wipe baseband data option as well as the wipe cache partition and I still get that same freeze on the Droid animation. So what should I try now. Its wierd because just before I attempted to load the ROM I purposely and deliberately went into ROM Manager and I think it was the very top option that said to flash clockword recovery. I did so and it said completed not long after. Anything you think I may have done wrong?
     
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    ROM manager is known for messing up recovery.

    Now you gotta flash sprecovery with rsdlite

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    ok so I guess its good that I have RSD Lite already. I will do some research on this because I am not completely familiar with how to do it and I will try it. Would it be alright with you if I ask some questions through PM in the future regaurding the sprecovery flash if I cant get it to work?
     
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    Sure......

    Read motocache1's tutorial on rsdlite...its down in the droid labs forum. Very good writeup. Once you get sprecovery on its only a couple more steps and you're up and running again.

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    awesome. I really appreciate your help!
     
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    No problem

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