[Q] Possible Softbrick from OTA Update
Alright. I have lurked XDA for a long time and this is the first time in seven years of WinPhone/Android flashing I have felt the need to create an account and actually ask a question myself. I really, really did try to find the answers on my own.
So here's the story: Bought an Atrix 4G when they first came out a couple of years ago. Used it for a couple of months, upgraded to Gingerbread no problem. Eventually gave the phone to my girlfriend on T-Mobile, so I had to unlock it. I was very clear with my instructions to NEVER update that phone when it prompts for it.
And she was good! For two years she used that phone with minimal problems. She switched to AT&T this summer and got a new phone, so I got the Atrix 4G back. I hadn't touched that thing in two years and when the prompt came up for an update, of course I updated it. I knew, the *instant* I hit the update button I knew, that I was not supposed to do that. I figured whatever, I want to throw Jelly Bean on it anyway, so let it go and I'll sort it all out on the other end.
Well here I am on the other end, and this thing is effed. It gets as far as the Moto logo and DUAL CORE TECHNOLOGY... and just sits. Still says UNLOCKED up in the upper left, so I guess that's a good sign.
So that's where I am now. Here are the problems I have:
-I want to upgrade this to CM 7.2.0, but first I need to be able to talk to it. Every link for the drivers I can find points directly to Motorola's (now defunct) MotoHub site. I found ONE link that didn't, and it was just an installer for Device Manager. So I can't talk to the thing.
-When I try to do a recovery, it fails and I get a splash screen that says www . goapk . com. No idea what that's all about.
-When I try flashing from a ROM on the SD card, it says it completes the install, but still will not boot past the Moto logo.
So guys, I come to you now at my most desperate hour. Help me, XDA. You're my only hope.