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    Of course it was my first experience was my worst. In all my excitement to actually have control over my phone, I skimmed some of what I thought to be the "pre checks" part of the instructions...which were actually the parts that stated "DO NOT unplug you USB cable" etc. Instead I dove right into the installation of RSD Lite, downloading the Froyo Update Leaks etc.

    So I started the process of taking my phone into reboot recovery to install the Update.zip file from my SD card. While it was installing my phone died (low battery when I started...also a warning that I skimmed over) and I thought "oh, its just rebooting since its 'ZOMG FLASHING NEW L3AKZ!'"...

    30 minutes pass and my phone is still off (dead battery, not working 'root magic' like I thought) and I decide to turn it on....I long press the power button to get it to reset, battery pull, long press again...nothing. My body temperature slowly rising, turn a fan on to control the comfort...still nothing.

    I plug my phone in to see if I can get something to come on. Nothing... I leave it alone for a while to charge only to come back and see this scary Android with the ! triangle.

    Now step back to about 3 hours before this. I just argued with my wife that I was ABSOLUTELY NEEDING this phone because its going to have Netflix (lie), the latest software (another lie) and I just flat out wanted it. So she finally agreed to letting me buy this phone.

    Now, back to present time, I am remembering this conversation and how bad I am going to have to walk to her in shame and admit that I broke my new 'toy'. Before doing that, however, I decided I wanted to search around to find out wtf is going on. Thats where I stumbled on this nice forum with ALL the best walkthroughs of recovering from such a stupid mistake that I made.

    So 20 minutes later, I had the SBF I needed to reflash my phone to factory and all was well.

    To this day, she still doesnt know I was about to admit we just ate $300+ because I bricked my phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmorris View Post
    Of course it was my first experience was my worst. In all my excitement to actually have control over my phone, I skimmed some of what I thought to be the "pre checks" part of the instructions...which were actually the parts that stated "DO NOT unplug you USB cable" etc. Instead I dove right into the installation of RSD Lite, downloading the Froyo Update Leaks etc.

    So I started the process of taking my phone into reboot recovery to install the Update.zip file from my SD card. While it was installing my phone died (low battery when I started...also a warning that I skimmed over) and I thought "oh, its just rebooting since its 'ZOMG FLASHING NEW L3AKZ!'"...

    30 minutes pass and my phone is still off (dead battery, not working 'root magic' like I thought) and I decide to turn it on....I long press the power button to get it to reset, battery pull, long press again...nothing. My body temperature slowly rising, turn a fan on to control the comfort...still nothing.

    I plug my phone in to see if I can get something to come on. Nothing... I leave it alone for a while to charge only to come back and see this scary Android with the ! triangle.

    Now step back to about 3 hours before this. I just argued with my wife that I was ABSOLUTELY NEEDING this phone because its going to have Netflix (lie), the latest software (another lie) and I just flat out wanted it. So she finally agreed to letting me buy this phone.

    Now, back to present time, I am remembering this conversation and how bad I am going to have to walk to her in shame and admit that I broke my new 'toy'. Before doing that, however, I decided I wanted to search around to find out wtf is going on. Thats where I stumbled on this nice forum with ALL the best walkthroughs of recovering from such a stupid mistake that I made.

    So 20 minutes later, I had the SBF I needed to reflash my phone to factory and all was well.

    To this day, she still doesnt know I was about to admit we just ate $300+ because I bricked my phone.
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    I thought I bricked my phone one day... After changing my pants, I stumbled upon the Droid X Rescue Squad and found all the information I needed about how to SBF. I actually did it a few times so that I was a pro and never had to worry about it again. I found the best and easiest solution was the Linux way using either ubuntu or a cd to boot from. Thanks Doird X Forums!

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    I've had the Droid X since Christmas last year. While researching cool stuff for my phone, I saw the leak for Gingerbread and I was thrilled. I did the first two leaks without any problems whatsoever. However, on the third leak, my friend, who also has a Droid X, and I both bricked our phones. I knew I was gonna be up late. We deliberately tried SBF but to no avail and searched the web for help. Because this was a new release, most forums, such as these, had no help to give. My friend went home and I tried for hours to SBF, I counted at least 10, and researched for answers, asking experts. I even tried asking your rescue squad, which I might add had a very detailed response the next day that WOULD have helped. Around 2, my bootloader said low battery so I tried the "ghetto" charging method, which is a real pain in the butt! Finally at 3 A.M., while I was charging, I had the bright idea of flashing the old leak over the new leak, since the problem was booting into clockworkmod recovery. I got it running and was thrilled, but sadly I woke up late the next day and my friend already bought a new phone. I later successfully flashed the leak and now have rooted gingerbread and tried cyanogenmod.

    However I very foolishly flashed the two part gingerbread on cyanogenmod and BRICKED IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't have a PC, but I did have a Mac. I had to borrow my friend's MIFI card and download the CD version for Mac. I went over his limit and ended up paying him some money for it. Anyway, I burned the CD and it took forever to load up to the "boot...baby, boot" screen and took even longer to get to the program. The first time it failed and I got really nervous and frustrated...I just payed for a program that didn't work! I ended up trying again after factory resetting it and it thankfully worked. The bright side? It wasn't a late night and I realized that I gotta stop messing with my phone! I'm now trying MIUI and if anything comes up, you know where I'm looking next! All I know is without this forum, I wouldn't have a Droid X. THANK YOU DROID X FORUMS!
    Last edited by Droidxuser5; 08-14-2011 at 02:59 PM.

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    Gingerbread Man

    Just as Hansel & Gretel fell trap in the house of Gingerbread, so did i! It seemed so SWEET that there was no way it could hurt me, so i jumped right in without reading the warnings, and ended up in the hot seat. Without even being rooted i figured i could just boot into that "little android screen" i had stumbled upon and "install" it! that should have told me i didnt know what the heck i was doing, but instead i proceeded. I Rooted thought i was the MAN! I Downloaded, and without wiping ANYTHING i tried to flash......... BRICKKKK! I started to feel like a kid who knew he did wrong and didn't want anyone to find out. I panicked, got mad, and abused an Innocent DX. then tried to do this thing called SBF, with a usb cord that was known to disconect! Error.. BRICK, i actually cried a bit. Finally i learned my lesson, READ INSTRUCTIONS, and have never bricked another Android since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodfielder View Post
    Just as Hansel & Gretel fell trap in the house of Gingerbread, so did i! It seemed so SWEET that there was no way it could hurt me, so i jumped right in without reading the warnings, and ended up in the hot seat. Without even being rooted i figured i could just boot into that "little android screen" i had stumbled upon and "install" it! that should have told me i didnt know what the heck i was doing, but instead i proceeded. I Rooted thought i was the MAN! I Downloaded, and without wiping ANYTHING i tried to flash......... BRICKKKK! I started to feel like a kid who knew he did wrong and didn't want anyone to find out. I panicked, got mad, and abused an Innocent DX. then tried to do this thing called SBF, with a usb cord that was known to disconect! Error.. BRICK, i actually cried a bit. Finally i learned my lesson, READ INSTRUCTIONS, and have never bricked another Android since.
    Lmao I like the way you started this

    root, roms and themes oh my!

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    I have a story but its nothing as bad as any of these so im not even going to waste the time to type it but my lord these stories are so long!! i read through the first one and about died of laughter. Im so glad i dont have to read through all these i dont think i could choose one they are all so good! You Staff have got ALOT of hard work ahead of you goodluck!
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    Droid X Nightmare!

    My story is the change over from Froyo to rooted GB .596 and then getting Liberty on there. Bricked it about 20 times and had to learn to use RSD lite to put stock Froyo on which works like a charm. Then I finally got everything working right and got onto Rooted GB and tried to get Liberty on the phone. I was in the car and thought I had enough battery so I load up part 1 of the files onto recovery and everything goes perfect, then I go to load part 2 and my phone just goes black. Not realizing I had no battery left I had no idea what had happened, I thought my phone was completely broke! Then I finally got home and figured out it was my battery only to then realize you cannot charge the DX if you let the battery die while switching ROMs like that. So at 2:45 AM I had to call my friend who also has the DX and ask to come use his battery for a little bit while I charge my battery in his phone. Finally around 4:00 AM after we sat in his garage and watched a lightning storm my battery was ready again. I got home loaded stock Froyo on then got it to GB and gave Liberty 1 more try and it worked, no bootloop or anything haha! Took me about 4 days to complete the transfer from Froyo to GB Liberty v0.9. It was a learning experience to say the least!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemosfate View Post
    Lmao I like the way you started this

    root, roms and themes oh my!
    Haha thanks,

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    OK, I have a "thought I bricked my DX" story for you.

    I bought this about two months ago as a CPO from VZW, the price was right. Had it on the web for $99 and kept looking at it saying "I should get it, I should get it". One day I looked and it was an online special for $49. I said to myself, OOhhh!!! $49, tied with my new every two. YES, Free DX!!!!!

    So after a couple of weeks and much reading, I decided I was going to bite the bullet. I though of everything, or I thought I did. Downloaded Z4Root, D2 Bootstrap, Root Explorer, the TBH two part, DarkslideX, and put aside a Saturday afternoon to do it all. I even read up on RSD and everything and decided to get the Bootable CD, instead. So, that's how I spent the Friday evening before "the big day".

    So, Saturday rolls around and I started. First was Z4Root, first time it didn't take. Second time didn't work, either. Or the third, the fourth, finally it did on the fifth try. It rebooted and I was rooted. Bootstrap went in just fine and I moved on to 596 next. That's where the trouble started. 596 didn't take and I got stuck at CWR. Everytime I rebooted I was in Clockwork. So, I tried 596 again. Back to clockwork I went at every restart. After about 5 attempts, I decided to download it again, maybe the first one was bad.

    The next attempt after download took two tries and it took. I didn't think much about it, so I continued. I flashed DSX next. Got stuck in a bootloop. I wiped, I wiped, and I wiped again. It was bootloop central. Buy now I was starting to get a little nervous and frustrated, so I stopped and reread everything. I just couldn't figure it out, I was certain I didn't miss anything. So, I tried to flash DSX one more time. Nope, bootloop again.

    By now I was starting to get frustrated, and I decided to SBF. Well that was another fiasco. The lights blinked here as it was storming like crazy outside. Wouldn't you know it, right in the middle of my SBF. Ok, start over. Two more attempts there and I was back at Froyo. The phone was working at this point, but it was acting wierd. So, do I stop? Nope. I should have, but I was so frustrated I convinced myself that this little "electronic gizmo" wasn't going to wip me.

    So, I rooted. Took three tries this time. Then D2 Bootstrap, that took a couple times, too. Then the two part again. Shocked the crap out of me, it took on the first try. Ok, a little sigh of relief then on to DSX. Right back into the nonsense again. Bootloop, restart and wipe. Stuck at the M, restart and wipe. Boot into clockwork, restart and wipe again. Here we go again, gggrrrrrrr.

    Screw it, time to SBF again. That just didn't want to work again. I was so angry I wanted to smash the stupid droid! I've never had this much trouble modding a phone. This went on for another couple hours and I was about to give up on it and go to VZW and get another phone. I was so mad, the little "electronic gizmo" has kicked my butt. I couldn't figure it out. Everything I read said I should have been able to do this in about 30 minutes or so. I packed everything up and my little girl comes in and asked me what"s wrong (she's 13). I told her and she says "Didn't you get all that stuff while it was storming last night?" The little light came on upstairs and I felt so stupid at the same time. The not so geeky kid who was crying the night before because she couldn't play her webkinz while it was storming on Friday night told me what was wrong without knowing it. Every download, except for D2 bootstrap, had an issue with it. None of the MD5's were right. So, what do I do you ask? I waited. I started this around 12pm, it was now after three and storming like no tomorrow again. The droid is no more than a pretty paperweight right now and there was NO WAY I was going to download anything.

    Well, the story finally had a happy ending. The storms quit around 6:30 and I gave it another try. By that time I was more relaxed as the vodka I started sippin on was kickin in. After all that it went something like this; SBF was finished in about 5 minutes and the phone was working again. Z4 took first try, as did D2 bootstrap, 596 two part, and DSX. it was about 8:15 when I finished, I was half baked, and felt kinda dumb because I was wipped by a phone and showed up by a 13 year old. But I didn't care. The phone was working and I didn't have to hear the other half "tell me so" for the next two weeks (I've broken a couple phones in the past. Well ok, more like a half dozen in about 10 months but that's another headache.) Main thing was I went through "flashing a rom h3ll" and I learned the most basic of lessons from it. CHECK THE MD5 BEFORE YOU FLASH!!!!!!

    Since then I've done a couple tweaks and what not and I haven't had one issue. I ALWAYS check the md5 and make a backup before I start. I only needed a backup once, that didn't work well either, but I found out why and still recovered quickly. Where to next? I think I'm going to try a 2nd init rom, there's some cool lookin stuff out there and I know what to check before I start so I don't have a repeat of history again.

    Oh, BTW, you can ROF and LYFAO all you want because I deserve it.
    Last edited by fernbch; 08-15-2011 at 05:09 PM.
    Sent from the pc, but the Droid still lives...........

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