Serious issue...can't figure out...bricked phone!

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    I am running ONIX's Rom and had been having a hard time with nothing installing from the Market. The install button would gray out and nothing would happen. I tried to restore an earlier ROM that worked with wipe of data and cache and it didn't work, it continued to boot up in ONIX. I tried this a couple times. Then it suddenly got stuck in a boot loop on ONIX that I can't get out of. I have done battery pulls and tried to get into recovery (holding the power and pressing the X) and that isn't working. If I plug it into my usb on my computer, the phone isn't recognized so I'm stuck. What can I do? I'm really stuck.
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    Can you get into boot loader? If so (likely so), you're not bricked... just re-flash an sbf..
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    No...I can't get into anything. Nothing I have tried worked. Holding the power and the X won't get me into Recovery. I''ve tried to get into safe mode by holding the Power button and the keyboard scroll pad button. Nothing will work. It just keeps booting to the bootanimation screen and is stuck doing the same thing over and over.

    How would I get into bootloader? I never had to get into so I don't know if I actually would be able to.

    When I take the battery cover off, I see to the top left there is an opening with a white dot with a red cross on it. I have tried pressing that with a pencil, thinking maybe that was some sort of factory reset. Any idea on what that does?
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    i know this is silly but have to make sure, but you are holding the "up" on the d-pad button right? and "up" being in the landscape position? (i.e. "right" in the portrait position)

    if you hold that down, then hold down the power button, after a second or two, you should see your screen flicker a little (if you're not in the sunlight!) that's when you release and the bootloader should load
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    I wasn't holding the d-pad in the right direction, I just did it and got the bootloader. Where can I get the .sbf file?

    thanks for the help!
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    http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/how-tos-guides-definitions-manuals/1160-droid-2-0-1-sbf-how-go-back-2-0-1-2-1-a.html

    Should have the 2.0.1 sbf... and directions on how to do so. From there, get dm updater and get your phone rooted and all that jazz.
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    Thanks to both of you guys! I really appreciate the help. I haven't done it yet since I'm still at work but I will take care of this when I get home on my computer. You have pointed me in the right direction and with the instructions and links you gave me, I should be good to go and will be back rooting and hacking my droid once again.
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    That's a moisture sensor - if the white thing touches water, the crosses disappear, and the manufacturer will know to deny your warranty because you dropped your phone in the toilet.
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    just remember... if you can boot at ALL... even boot loops, you are not bricked. you have to REALLY jack up something to brick it... as long as you have an SBF file, you will never br bricked. and as long as you can get into either recovery mode or bootloader you are safe...
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    I'm still having issues. Downloaded and loaded the drivers, RSBlite, the flash file but RSBlite won't recognize my phone. When I click on Show Device nothing happens and the screen in bootloader doesn't do anything when I press the start button.

    I've re-downloaded and re-installed several times but getting same results.

    I'm using Windows 7 home (32-bit)

    When I plug the phone into the USB cable is does recognize it's plugged in so I don't believe it's the cable so I'm at a loss again. Stuck.
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    Are you running RSDLite as admin?
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    Yes. First thing I wanted to make sure I did.
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    your phone isn't bricked.
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    Ahhh....I better not spill my coffee on it then...thanks
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    Wait let me get this straight, your computer is recognizing the phone when you plug it in right?
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    In bootloader it recognizes that the phone is plugged in to a usb cable but in RSDlite, it still doesn't show up
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    Well I had to run RSDLite and flash the sbf file yesterday for my phone because of the same exact reason as you. If I remember correctly when I plugged in my phone a popup came in my tray in the bottom right saying that the motorola droid was plugged in. I would reinstall the drivers and make sure your installing the 32 bit drivers. If that doesn't do the trick I have no idea.

    Edit: I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
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    No, actually they don't disappear. They bleed out, and the whole dot turns pink.
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    I'm back on track

    I am back on track. For whatever reason, after trying almost every USB plug on my laptop, finally one of them worked to recognize my phone in RSDlite. I also had re-downloaded the .sbf file, which may have been a part of the issue. Either way, it finally recognized my phone and I was able to flash it back to stock. At least I will know what to do if there is a next time but I must say....this was a royal pain in my A%$.


    Thanks to everyone who helped me and gave me pointers. You guys rock! dancedroid
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