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"Well and Truly Bricked"

Discussion in 'Droid X Tech Support' started by cdokk13, Dec 26, 2010.

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    Before I say anything, let me say that I am an idiot, who happens to own the droid X running android 2.2.1: I messed around with it, and messed up about 7 times. I rooted it using Z4Share, fairly straightforward, went perfectly. I wanted to install a custom rom, and chose Tranquility 3.6. This went fine, except that I didn't like it and for some reason (which I still don't understand) it kept shutting off the phone every 3 minutes or so, at random. I decided I wanted to go back to stock and start over again. I flashed it with the droid x 2.1 sbf (using RSD lite 4.8). As I now know, flashing a 2.2 with a 2.1 is a guaranteed brick. what's worse is that I left while my phone was doing this, for several hours. The phone was on my computer and I thought it was charging, I now know phones don't charge while in bootloader. I was left with the following error:
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    BOOTLOADER
    30.04
    ERR: A5, 70, 70, 00,1F

    BATTERY LOW
    CANNOT PROGRAM
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    I'm downloading the sbf 2.2, and I've plugged my phone into a wallcharger (It's still in bootloader though, so I don't know if it will charge).

    my plan:
    pray that it charges
    if it charges, flash it with the correct sbf till it works or catches fire

    So my questions are:

    1) Is my phone charging
    2) How long will it take before it will charge enough to allow me to "program"/"connect USB" ?
    3) Is there any way to unbrick my phone, or am I in for a trip to verizon?

    or any other comments, advice, beratings, etc...

    Thanks! :greendroid:
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    you can unbrick your phone. the file you need depends on your bootloader version

    if you're in 30.04, you need the .320 sbf
    if you're in 30.03, any 2.2 sbf (the 2.3.15) should work

    it won't charge though. you're gonna need to either find a battery, replace the battery at vzw, use an external charger, another dx, or modify your micro-usb cable
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    Mine did the same thing the other day, took it to verizon and they are overnighting me a new DX. Only problem was, mine did it while I was stock and I was only rooted. It was pretty lame. I'm using my girlfriends old blackberry pearl and it pretty much makes me want to punch babies.. lol
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    Brick!!!

    I did almost the same thing. I rooted, and wanted the update - found a sbf on google and used rsd lite to flash "the gift" - now mine is stuck at bootloader 30.03.

    with this issue, can i use any 2.2 sbf as suggested above?
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    works now thanks everyone! I have 30.04, so i downloaded .320
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    GREAT information! Mine is back up again too!
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