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Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by Dj Carpenter, Oct 27, 2010.

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    I'm having a problem restoring a ROM. The only other thread I found on this was a different problem than what I'm having. But I'm trying to restore a ROM and it's just sitting there saying "Unpacking data image..." and that's all it's been doing for a while now. Any ideas on what I can do? I hope this doesn't mean that my phone is unusable.
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    How long is for a while now. Sometimes it can take a while

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    Are you sure that the backup was not corrupt?

    Did you wipe the data and cace before the restore/

    Is you battery charged to at least 70%
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    I'd say at least around 15 minutes. I'm not sure if it was or not. I tried more than one. I tried the stock ROM and the custom ROM that I had before trying to install that one. I wiped the cache/data and I don't remember how charged my phone was but now it's dead. I can't even boot into recovery. I could last night but I guess since it died over night it won't let me. When I plug it into the wall it starts up but it just sits at the Motorola logo and I can't make it boot into recovery that way either. And when I plug it into the computer it wont even turn on for some reason.
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    If yourphone died over night then its not going to just turn on. You're going to have to let it sit and charge for a bit. It may be that like has been stated your backup is corrrupt in which case its pretty much unusable. When your phone charges for a bit see if you can flash a different zip file of some sort.
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    I had it on the charger all night. But it just turns the phone on and when I woke up the phone was still on the M logo and was pretty hot. I don't think it will even charge unless it boots up. Ah, wait. It just turned on so maybe it's charging some
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    Let it charge some more because as far as I know even if your phone is plugged in it won't charge when its in recovery mode

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    Alright, I'll let it charge. If need be I'll use my sister's battery and see if that works. Thanks for helping out
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    No problem that's what this place is for!

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    True, but a lot of people tend to reply once and then never reply again
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    If it died in the middle of flashing then you probably lost everything, b/c there won't be an O.S. on the phone to tell it what to do. Can you get to the bootloader?

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    Well I just quit and it died while it was stock on the M logo. And no, I can't get to the bootloader. It won't turn on unless it's plugged into the wall and it won't let me boot into anything I guess because it turns on by itself when you plug it in and I can't get it to do anything other than that. I think I'm just going to use a different battery and see if it lets me boot into recovery where I'll mount it to the computer from there and put the ROM I had that worked with my phone back on the SD card and install it and see if that works
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    That sounds like a good plan of attack. Let us know how it goes

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    I hope so. And I will. Thanks
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    You indicated that you left the phone charge all night and you are still at the M logo. Pull the battery and let it out for at least a minute so that the capacitors fully discharge. Replace the battery and try to boot into recovery and try to restore the backup
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    Okay, I'm doing that now. And how do you know if the backup you have saved is corrupted? Is there a way of checking it or do you just find out when you try to restore the ROM and it doesn't work?
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    Sadly you will not know until you try to restore. Perhaps a better approach would be to DL the rom that was in the backup and reinstall. That should tell you if the backup was bad.

    Mike
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    I'll give it a try. Thanks
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    Are you making any progress?
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    Not yet. I thinks it's just because of my battery being dead and it wont charge unless the phone is on and it just sits at the Motorola logo. I thought it charged at the Motorola logo too but it's been charging on that and it hasn't been working so once I try a different battery we'll see how it goes. I read that if I can boot into recovery then I'm far from bricked so hopefully I can at least do that