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Original Droid, can I sbf?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by jimmyco2008, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. jimmyco2008
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    So a coworker of mine has an old Original Droid (A855) he's selling me, but he says it's stuck at the M boot... He also claims he DID NOT root it.... So would an sbf probably fix it? And are there sbfs for the original Droid?

    Thanks in advance and keep on rootin'
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    There are sbf files for the Droid but without knowing what happened to the phone to stick it in a bootloop, I can't guarantee that it will fix it. It probably will though.

    tappin and a talkin
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    Ty, and what if the battery is 100% DEAD.... I know with the Droid X you can't sbf with a low or dead battery... same with OG Droid?
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    Yes for flashing or anything you should have at least 80%
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    And the Droid will NOT charge unless it can boot into Android? That's how it is with the X....
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    right 10 char
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    Okay is there any way around this? Any way I can get this thing to boot into Android, I don't even have the phone yet, but since it wasn't rooted, perhaps I can factory reset data/clear cache in Android Recovery?

    Btw, the way Moto set this up is BS lol
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    Yeah I would try a data wipe. Also if the battery dies I think you can bring it to vzw and have them charge it.

    tappin and a talkin
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    You can purchase an external charger with or without a spare battery for a reasonable price if you shop around. I keep both in my computer bag for those times when I find myself with a dead phone.
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    Or if you have another friend with an OG Droid, borrow their charged battery long enuf to flash the SBF.
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