LOL, learned my lesson, the hard way

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Yup, bricked the phone...thats the last time I try to follow someones advice without extensive googling and research. I just recieved my new razr and am starting all over again. Downloaded the update and apps. Ive noticed that I cant seem to remember how to get to some of my apps that are stored on my sd card...
I wont repeat the same mistakes again like before.....1.) Not understanding how to backup my my phone, 2.) Not trusting some procedure without researching it thoroughly. Ill just root, freeze the bloat, and back up. Can someone point me to some links to pages that have the best advice on what to do?

Thanks everyone for participating on the forum!

Merry Christmas!
 
I'm guessing you just warranty exchaged or used insurance to get a new razr and didn't pay for your own mistake out of your pocket? One of the main reasons people who root and customize their phones get a bad rap is b/c of the people who don't know what they are doing mess around and brick their phones and then just return them expecting a brand new phone b/c they ****ed it up. My advice would be to just hide/delete the bloatware for now and just enjoy the phone stock until a SBF file for the RAZR is released. Then you can mess around all you want and be able to restore your phone if you soft brick it again. I don't understand why people who don't really know what they are doing are rooting and messing with their phones especially since their is no SBF file available for their RAZR yet. Not trying to be a dick, but with the ability to hide or delete most of the bloatware and the excellent performance of this phone out of the box, their is no real need in my opinion to root the phone and take the chance of soft bricking and not being able to get your phone back until we have a reliable way available to us to restore the phone if it soft bricks. If you must root and mess around with the phone, do your research, but don't complain if verizon/insurance doesn't want to replace your phone again b/c you ****ed it up. Just my two cents.
 
Its too bad titanium backup (mainly for the apps and data restore) cant be used without root other than that I would see no reason to root other than a couple bells and whistles that I rarely use. Mistakes and accidents happen and the Droid 1 you could get yourself out of most issues but the parties responsible for how the razr is done not only screwed the user but they opened themselves up for people to screw them with a warranty claim the way I view it. Why would you have a smart phone unless your a geek? What do geeks do? They like to see what they can do! dancedroid:)
 
I'm guessing you just warranty exchaged or used insurance to get a new razr and didn't pay for your own mistake out of your pocket? One of the main reasons people who root and customize their phones get a bad rap is b/c of the people who don't know what they are doing mess around and brick their phones and then just return them expecting a brand new phone b/c they ****ed it up.

While I a agree there ate some who abuse return policies and insurance by claiming they "lost" their phone or whatever, I do not think there is anything wrong with a person bricking their phone and getting a warranty replacement. This does not cost anyone in the long run. Motorola will simply send a rebuilt or refurbished phone to replace your bricked phone and require that you send your bricked phone back. Then all they do is flash the system and the phone is as good as new and ready to be resold or sent to another user who needs a replacement. Motorola does not lose anything, it is just switching one phone for another.



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While I a agree there ate some who abuse return policies and insurance by claiming they "lost" their phone or whatever, I do not think there is anything wrong with a person bricking their phone and getting a warranty replacement. This does not cost anyone in the long run. Motorola will simply send a rebuilt or refurbished phone to replace your bricked phone and require that you send your bricked phone back. Then all they do is flash the system and the phone is as good as new and ready to be resold or sent to another user who needs a replacement. Motorola does not lose anything, it is just switching one phone for another.



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Sorry you are wrong.It does cost them, it also may affect the supply of available phones to those who actually have a real defect or problem and are trying to use there warranty and or insurance for what it was intended for ...You think 2 day shipping is free? Especially 2 ways ...combined with the internal costs of checking out the phone and ensuring its up to standards, and reflashing it...I am willing to bet every returned phone has an average cost of at least 50.00 with labor and shipping.If you were able to walk into your local Verizon store and get it flashed then the cost would be minimum ...

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Yes, warranty exchange.....the representative i talked to didnt even know how to check anything on the phone or understand any of the procedures of how to get into recovery or what the led's colors were or how to get the screen on.

I almost jacked up my new one bc my dog dropped it into his water bowl.....but it dried out fine.

Honestly, I think there should be a one time replacement in the first year you own the phone if ANYTHING happens to it.
 
Yes, warranty exchange.....the representative i talked to didnt even know how to check anything on the phone or understand any of the procedures of how to get into recovery or what the led's colors were or how to get the screen on.

I almost jacked up my new one bc my dog dropped it into his water bowl.....but it dried out fine.

Honestly, I think there should be a one time replacement in the first year you own the phone if ANYTHING happens to it.

Man, some people think they're owed the world. With all due respect, being a decorated military vet, do you realize what you're saying? You brick the phone performing a procedure that is against your contractual obligations with Verizon and also voids your warranty, you then hide the fact you did, take advantage of a naive store clerk, return the phone and push the problem off onto Verizon AND Motorola, and then get a free "do-over", and you think this should be policy? Insert the "blink" emoticon here... A little note here, there's a thing called insurance fraud (I should know, I've studied and taken the tests, and passed with "above average" scores), and you're walking the line having openly admitted here what you did.

Could you imagine what the cost of such a policy would cost the company, and eventually the consumer? You're part of the reason these phones are $800 retail already. Amazing...

Hey, if I just totaled my car and I've only owned it less than a year, should I be able to get a new one for free? Using your logic, I should.

I may not be a decorated military vet, but my IQ is 141 ("very above average" as you tout yourself to be), and yet I've made mistakes. Still, the procedure which was outlined here worked for me.

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Man, some people think they're owed the world. With all due respect, being a decorated military vet, do you realize what you're saying? You brick the phone performing a procedure that is against your contractual obligations with Verizon and also voids your warranty, you then hide the fact you did, take advantage of a naive store clerk, return the phone and push the problem off onto Verizon AND Motorola, and then get a free "do-over", and you think this should be policy? Insert the "blink" emoticon here...

Could you imagine what the cost of such a policy would cost the company, and eventually the consumer? You're part of the reason these phones are $800 retail already. Amazing...

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I didnt hide anything....take a breath.

He never asked if I did anything to the software of the phone besides whats avail from the market. I called there to ask for help in trying to get it working, not to cheat them out of a phone. He offered me the phone.

It wasnt in the store, it was VZW customer service. It was level two support and he coundnt do the things that I described. I voiced my opinion about a policy that I think would be a good idea to me....you dont have to like it....until you mess up your phone and they offer you a new one....what are you going to do??? Turn them down...lol...I doubt it. Take your attitude and blinky emoticons somewhere else.
 
I didnt hide anything....take a breath.

He never asked if I did anything to the software of the phone besides whats avail from the market. I called there to ask for help in trying to get it working, not to cheat them out of a phone. He offered me the phone.

It wasnt in the store, it was VZW customer service. It was level two support and he coundnt do the things that I described. I voiced my opinion about a policy that I think would be a good idea to me....you dont have to like it....until you mess up your phone and they offer you a new one....what are you going to do??? Turn them down...lol...I doubt it. Take your attitude and blinky emoticons somewhere else.

Don't ask, don't tell. So if you commit a crime and don't admit to it, and nobody asks if you did it, does that make it OK?

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