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[Q] DI2 Bricked. Possibly no fix unless hardware changes made

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8th February 2014, 05:01 AM   |  #1  
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Hey what's up guys

I have here my DI2 of two years that I had S-Off, rooted, on MIUI ROM(was looking into changing it, but couldn't for reasons explained in a bit). About four months ago, it stopped reading any SD cards that it did recognize was insterted, but yeah, no reading. And yeah, of course, the USB port had to stop working too, of course. I bought an external batt charger for it and switched batts when needed. Perhaps I should've looked into fixing those problems before the phone bricked.

Anyway, I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary. Just checking up basketball scores and my phone just freezes at the home screen. So all I could do was take out the batt and put it in again. When I did that, it freezes on the HTC screen. Does it with both batts I have. And yeah it's a freeze as it's been stuck for running on 2 hours now. Occasionally, it will load up the Fastboot/Bootloader screen, but NONE of the options do anything, except Reboot and Power down. Can't get to any Recovery menu and it won't be able to read any SD if it did anyway. It has become a paperweight, a brick.
What can I do? Is my phone totally screwed? I'm pretty good at messing and fixing things through hardware. So if that's my only option, I can do it. Thanks in advance
23rd February 2014, 07:46 AM   |  #2  
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Well if u have s-off theres really no way to get completely bricked unless it messes up ur bootloader. But if u can still get into bootloader with the two finger method power+volume down u can just flash the stock Ruu's via flashboot and u should be set. I believe there's also a brick tool floating around on here. Hope this helps. Thanks is greatly appreciated.
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Originally Posted by bryanoid

Hey what's up guys

I have here my DI2 of two years that I had S-Off, rooted, on MIUI ROM(was looking into changing it, but couldn't for reasons explained in a bit). About four months ago, it stopped reading any SD cards that it did recognize was insterted, but yeah, no reading. And yeah, of course, the USB port had to stop working too, of course. I bought an external batt charger for it and switched batts when needed. Perhaps I should've looked into fixing those problems before the phone bricked.

Anyway, I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary. Just checking up basketball scores and my phone just freezes at the home screen. So all I could do was take out the batt and put it in again. When I did that, it freezes on the HTC screen. Does it with both batts I have. And yeah it's a freeze as it's been stuck for running on 2 hours now. Occasionally, it will load up the Fastboot/Bootloader screen, but NONE of the options do anything, except Reboot and Power down. Can't get to any Recovery menu and it won't be able to read any SD if it did anyway. It has become a paperweight, a brick.
What can I do? Is my phone totally screwed? I'm pretty good at messing and fixing things through hardware. So if that's my only option, I can do it. Thanks in advance

I've encountered this issue with many INC2, sounds like one of your IC chips are going bad. To be honest, if that is the case you're better of replacing the phone. That level of repair is very difficult. If it was just the charging port, I'd say go for it, but even replacing the SD Card slot is very difficult, the solder is underneath the the SD Card slot. I personally know how and have replaced the SD Card slot, but the IC chips are even very difficult for me. Try the charging port if you want, you can buy the part for about $5 and its a flex cable. As long as you can open it properly, you should be fine.
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