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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:03 pm    Post subject: Evo 4G Bricked Reply with quote

I havent posted in a really long time. Actually started using Windows 7 and after a while realized that Windows 7 is still just as bad as the other Windows. The OS is so big that one folder is almost as large as the OS folder. Then I realized that the folder caches the entire OS. Windows is a space hog. Anyway I dont even know if this is the proper place to post this but here it goes.I need to know if there is any way to fix a bricked Evo 4G using Gentoo.
My brother tried to update the phone over the air. When he thought it was done, he realized that the phone had gone into an eternal reboot. The thing will continually flash the Evo screen. So he decided to give me the phone and get another phone. I can get to the bootloader screen on it and here is what I get:

SUPERSONIC EVT2-2 SHIP S-ON (Not rooted)
HBOOT-2.16.0001
MICROP-041f
TOUCH-PANEL-ATMEL224_16ab
RADIO-2.15.00.05.02

I have tried to RUU with several different ones and nothing works. Maybe someone here can help me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Install android-sdk-update-manager and use adb logcat whilst the phone is connected to see what's going on
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont know exactly what to type into adb. I used adb devices and it gave me this:

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localhost gentoo-mobi lokoalex # /opt/android-sdk-update-manager/platform-tools/adb devices
List of devices attached

localhost gentoo-mobi lokoalex #


So im assuming its not recognizing my device. When I plug it in it recognizes it as a high speed usb device. Maybe I dont have the proper drivers loaded. What drivers should I load for it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's a rule in udev I can't remember it's been so long since I get my Nexus One up
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im using android-sdk-update manager and I created an emulation. It recognizes that one, but wont recognize my evo. Uuuuggghhhhh!!!!! There has to be a better way.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Create /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules

Add the following line to it:
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SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="0bb4", MODE="0666"


On your phone, make sure you have USB Debugging enabled.

Go to Settings -> Applications -> Development, and make sure USB Debugging is checked.

Then plug in your phone.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On your phone, make sure you have USB Debugging enabled.

Go to Settings -> Applications -> Development, and make sure USB Debugging is checked.

Then plug in your phone.



My phone wont boot to the OS. All I can do is go to the bootloader screen. [/code]
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lokoalex wrote:
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On your phone, make sure you have USB Debugging enabled.

Go to Settings -> Applications -> Development, and make sure USB Debugging is checked.

Then plug in your phone.



My phone wont boot to the OS. All I can do is go to the bootloader screen. [/code]


Crap, that's right. Never mind then.

Let's try this instead:

1. Download http://bit.ly/FroyoRUU and put it on the root of the SD card. (Make sure it's named PC36IMG.zip)
2. Turn the phone off (pull the battery if you have to)
3. While turning the phone back on, hold VOL DOWN and POWER
4. It will pick up the PC36IMG.zip file automatically and ask if you'd like to apply the update. Hit VOL UP for Yes
5. Once complete, press VOL UP to reboot
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im going to try that. But I did a RUU update and it took the update. The only thing is that its still stuck in an inifinite reboot. At this point I think its a hardware related issue.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lokoalex wrote:
Im going to try that. But I did a RUU update and it took the update. The only thing is that its still stuck in an inifinite reboot. At this point I think its a hardware related issue.


It doesn't sound like a hardware error, though it is possible. The most common reason for boot loops is a botched update / rom install. HTC has had issues with the eMMC chips to the point where some roms flat out won't install properly on certain chips. Now it sounds like a matter of just finding a stock image that works on the phone.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So finally I was able to RUU since none of the early versions worked I tried RUU_Supersonic_GB_Sprint_WWE_4.24.652.1_Radio_2.15 .00.05.02_NV_2.15_release_199233_signed.exe and this was the only one that actually completed successfully. The only problem is that when it went to restart thats exactly what it did. But it kept restarting over and over and over again. I was actually going to throw it at a train since I work in New York i thought it would look great exploding as it hit a coming train, but I restrained myself and am now back at it.
I also extracted the update.zip file from the RUU.exe and tried to the do the update by simply renaming it to PC36IMG.zip and copying to the root of the sd card. That also installed the update properly. But when it goes to reboot thats exactly what it does. But over and over and over. Please help!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is over my head now. Best I can say is head over to http://forum.xda-developers.com/ and see what they have to say. They're my goto resource for anything android.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tried them and they were helpful. But the phone is still dead.
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