Originally Posted by Ucejuice
Yes I did.
Where did you get the firmware package?
Reason I ask, is that with OTAs not all modules are always included in the firmware. Typically only the ones that were changed.
Out of curiosity, can you open the firmware zip with a computer application like 7ZIP and see if all 3 hboot modules are included (SBL1, 2 and 3)?
I've seen bricks for firmware update on my old One X (EVITA) and the reason was that of the 3 hboot modules (SBL1, 2, 3) the firmware (let's call it 2.0 just for the sake of discussion) that was posted only contained hboot modules SBL1 and 3. Module SBL2 was not changed from the previous firmware (call it 1.5). So folks coming from firmware 1.5 were able to flash the new firmware with no issue. But a few folks that came from firmware 1.0 did not
have the correct hboot module SBL2 (older version). The result was a broken hboot, and a bricked phone only recoverable with JTAG. This was quickly caught by the dev, that added SBL2 to the package (and pulled the old package) but not before several folks bricked their phones.
This would never happen with an "official" OTA since the updates need to be installed in sequence (version check would fail and the install would abort).
The other possibility is that the file was corrupt, or just some other random bug during flashing of the hboot or radio that caused the phone to brick.
Flashing firmware is riskier than flashing ROM, kernels, etc. for this reason (a damaged or corrupt hboot or radio will brick the phone).
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