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Soft Bricked - Droid X Help

Discussion in 'Droid X Tech Support' started by megaplow, Dec 22, 2010.

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    Hey All,
    I have been at it for hours and still no luck. Originally I rooted my phone to take off the bloatware. The 2.3 update from Motarola was failing so I decided to try and restore the phone to its factory settings. Now I am in a world of hurt. Currently I can get the phone into the stock bootloader and I have an SD card reader so I can edit the SD card. Past that I have no access to the phone. I have tried all sorts of recovery methods but none seem to work.

    Clear Cache / Factory reset - hangs on boot
    update.zip - they all fail due to signing problems or State 7
    RSD Lite - Doesnt see the device (drivers installed on win7)

    I have a backup for the bootloader from "My Brain Hurts" but I cant get that loader to run anymore.


    I would love to get this thing up and running again. It was running version 2.2 prior to the problems, but a factory reset at v1.0 would be fine with me.

    Should I backup and wipe my SD card?

    I have a mac and a PC and am pretty technical though there is no shell access so it really doesnt matter.

    If anyone can point me in the right direction it would be much apreciated.

    Joe
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010
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    linux's sbf_flash works wonders
    it's what i use exclusively
    my tut has some instructions on getting that utility up and running
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    Okay,
    It was a pain, but I got it. Turns out there is a difference between recover mode and the bootloader mode. Once I got the phone into boot loader mode I was able to get it to connect to the computer. Even then it wasnt a sure thing.

    On a mac running ubuntu and windows 7 vmware images the thing wouldnt work. It kept hanging saying, "waiting for phone". I found a Win 7 32bit machine and it worked... I am going to get a back up and tread a lot lighter from now on.


    Thanks for everything!
    Joe
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    yeah, virtual machines have a problem reading the interface through external ports. i use the ubuntu live cd
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