[Q] Completely Bricked
Ok so the strangest thing happened yesterday. I left work, phone fully functional and got in the car to drive away. Where I was parked I was still getting the wifi from the building I work in and I wanted to start streaming music. I turned off wifi and tried to use the data network. No signal. Now, sometimes, it takes a really long time to switch back over to cellular after leaving wifi and especially if I use wifi calling. So, instead of waiting, I pulled the battery like I've done dozens of times before. Only, this time the phone didn't restart. The splash screen comes up and then it shows what appears to be the default android animation. I've never seen this on this phone or any of the roms I've loaded. It never starts the phone; the animation just keeps running. I couldn't get into recovery, it just returned me back to the bootloader screen.
Now when I got home I tried a few things with the all in one tool. I thought if I could load a recovery, I could re-flash my ROM and possibly get the phone working again without data loss. That didn't work. ADB couldn't even identify the device. Then, I downloaded the latest ICS leak onto my sd card, renamed it and put it in my phone. It started to load the file and showed me the 15 or so things that will be updated. I started the update and each of the 15 items said "Fail PU" except nfc. Its as if the partitions are just gone.
As you can see from the image, I have S-off, with unlocked boot loader. So now it appears that the battery doesn't charge on the bootloader screen. I left it plugged in all night in an attempt to charge the battery. I couldn't plug the phone in without it turning on and going right to the bootloader. So, I left it plugged in with the screen on all night and the battery is still dead. Now I can't start the phone to attempt anything further.
I've alreay called T-mobile to do a warranty exchange so there is a new phone on the way. Once I have it I should be albe to get a battery charged and into the old phone and try to restore it. I would like to get it back to factory with S-On with bootloader locked in the event that they decide they don't want to honor my warrany.
Any advice is welcome.