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Exclamation [Q] XT925 hard bricked - battery failure during factory reset. Halp

Hi guys.
First post, apologies if it is in the wrong place.

I was given a Motorola XT925 3 days ago, running what I can only assume is the most recent version of android (i tried updating it, and it claimed it was up to date). No SIM card in, no SD card.
All was well, until I noticed an app, "media" sucking 50% of the battery. It was killing me, so I did some extremely brief Googl-ing and arrived at the conclusion that a factory reset would be a sensible thing to do to nip the problem in the bud.
Unfortunately, my battery ran out half way through the reset (derrrrrrpppp), leaving my new phone semi-hard-bricked.
The loading icon will come on sometimes if it's put on to charge after some time off charge, and sometimes the stupid little robot even pops up, with a loading bar underneath him, and a tangled blue web protruding from his abdomen. He freezes a short time later.
The power and volume buttons are unresponsive, and the whole semi-booting pattern is erratic, but things seem to happen if I leave it off/on the charger all day.

I have a suspicion that my phone in it's current state has half the operating system un-installed, and will therefore not boot correctly.

Anyway I was hoping to get some recommendations for the most appropriate next step. I will be taking it to a nearby shop tomorrow, and see-ing if the people who sold it to the person that gave it to me can help...

I have read about "flashing" devices etc, and if the shop-people can't work it out, I'm probably going to give it a try. I am running a mac as well, so many flashing programs will probably be incompatible.

Thanks for the help

tl;dr: Motorola XT925 hard-bricked following complete battery depletion during factory reset. Wat do?
 
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Hi guys.
First post, apologies if it is in the wrong place.

I was given a Motorola XT925 3 days ago, running what I can only assume is the most recent version of android (i tried updating it, and it claimed it was up to date). No SIM card in, no SD card.
All was well, until I noticed an app, "media" sucking 50% of the battery. It was killing me, so I did some extremely brief Googl-ing and arrived at the conclusion that a factory reset would be a sensible thing to do to nip the problem in the bud.
Unfortunately, my battery ran out half way through the reset (derrrrrrpppp), leaving my new phone semi-hard-bricked.
The loading icon will come on sometimes if it's put on to charge after some time off charge, and sometimes the stupid little robot even pops up, with a loading bar underneath him, and a tangled blue web protruding from his abdomen. He freezes a short time later.
The power and volume buttons are unresponsive, and the whole semi-booting pattern is erratic, but things seem to happen if I leave it off/on the charger all day.

I have a suspicion that my phone in it's current state has half the operating system un-installed, and will therefore not boot correctly.

Anyway I was hoping to get some recommendations for the most appropriate next step. I will be taking it to a nearby shop tomorrow, and see-ing if the people who sold it to the person that gave it to me can help...

I have read about "flashing" devices etc, and if the shop-people can't work it out, I'm probably going to give it a try. I am running a mac as well, so many flashing programs will probably be incompatible.

Thanks for the help

tl;dr: Motorola XT925 hard-bricked following complete battery depletion during factory reset. Wat do?
SOLUTION:
Turns out my phone was stuck in a "boot loop"
Followed Champdood's instructions:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2144101

Thanks everyone.
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