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I was attempting to flash the ICS4 ROM. I had formatted /system and was done with installing the from from zip. Before I could do anything else, the phone just stopped being responsive. I pulled and restored the battery but the phone will not boot up. What to do now, short of going to my VZW store?
 
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When you say it doesnt boot.. what exactly do you mean? Does anything come up on the screen?
 
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nothing comes when you press the power button, screen remains blank.
 
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nothing comes when you press the power button, screen remains blank.
Did you try booting up into recovery and then going to fastboot and reinstalling the stock fxz file to see if that fixed it?

Sure the battery didn't die also?
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The phone does not boot into recovery. Pressing the power button does nothing at all, as far as I can see.
 
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I found out that the phone is literally fried. Whether the ICS4 ROM contributed is unknown.
 
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You are most likely covered under manufacturer warranty - seems like a hardware failure. Never known of a ROM flash to fry a phone's board.
They also most likely won't know you even tried to flash a custom ROM.
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That part is very good to know.
I will have restart again with rooting, and proceed with flashing Eclipse 2.2.
 
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Is the place you live in very statically charged? When you touch metal do you get shocked alot?
If you touched the battery ports it could have discharged into the phones board and killed it.

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That part is very good to know.
I will have restart again with rooting, and proceed with flashing Eclipse 2.2.
Compared to everything else we do here at XDA, the process to get rooted and flash a ROM is very basic. Getting the phone back up and running is the more difficult part.

What I can say to try is attempt to use a different battery. I had a problem once where both of my batteries functioned properly because I was able to test them in other phones. But when I placed that specific battery into my phone, it wouldn't boot up. I ended up using a different battery and was then able to boot into AP Fastboot and fxz to fix it. Then my "dysfunctional" battery worked properly again.
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