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Unhappy HTC One X bricked or repairable?

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I was wondering whether anyone would be nice enough to help me with my HTC One X? I am not sure whether the device is repairable or not in its current state, so I will just explain what I did, and hopefully someone will be able to shed some light on the situation.

1. I unlocked the device using HTC Dev
2. I installed ClockworkMod Recovery (this method)
3. I created a backup using ClockworkMod Recovery
4. I flashed this custom ROM on the device (Cool OneX v2)
5. I extracted boot.img from the Cool-ROM.zip and flashed it using fastboot
6. The device would not get past the HTC boot screen, so I decided to restore from the backup
7. Rebooted device, ROM appeared to be back to stock, battery indicator looked like it was around 70%, jumped to red icon and device turned off
8. Restarted device again whilst charger was plugged in, ROM did not appear to recognise charger, device turned off
9. Tried Cool OneX V2 ROM again and re-flashing boot.img, did not work again
10. Tried wiping battery stats in recovery

I presume that the ClockworkMod Recovery restore includes boot.img?

The device currently has no charge (permanently or not, I am not yet sure), though I can turn it on whilst it is plugged in. The red indicator is currently flashing. The device will however not stay turned on once Android has loaded. It will stay turned on whilst in fastboot and recovery.

Is it possible for me to flash another ROM on the device using fastboot or recovery? The device obviously doesn't have removable storage, and only has Cool-ROM.zip and the restore on it.

Any help would be highly appreciated. Does this sound like a hardware or a software related issue?
 
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i think you have to reflash the original boot.img via fastboot.
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i think you have to reflash the original boot.img via fastboot.
Thanks for your reply, does it matter which stock ROM I get the boot.img file from? All I know is that I have the Singapore version of the HTC One X.
 
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i would suggest the one matching your stock rom but you can try any other boot.img. but be carefull your battery wont run out of power.
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i would suggest the one matching your stock rom but you can try any other boot.img. but be carefull your battery wont run out of power.
I just tried flashing a boot.img file, though it did not work.

c:\fastboot>fastboot flash boot boot.img
sending 'boot' (4284 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.577s]
writing 'boot'...
FAILED (remote: battery low)
finished. total time: 0.665s
 
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1609190

follow this guide
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Thanks for your help, though the more that I think about it, the device has a faulty battery. You can leave it plugged in for hours, though the red light will not stop flashing. The device has enough power to boot into fastboot and recovery whilst turned on and plugged in, though not Android itself.

Is it possible to damage the battery by flashing a ROM / boot.img, or is this more likely to be a fault that coincidentally popped up whilst I was flashing the device?
 
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Hang on a minute, can the device not charge when turned off / in recovery, as a result of installing ClockworkMod recovery?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...39&postcount=4

Still doesn't explain why the device won't charge whilst booted into Android..

I might try installing the custom ROM again, and leave it charging whilst it is stuck on the splash screen.
 
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The exact same thing happened to me a couple nights ago. I followed this guide:

IF YOU HAVE ANY UNSIGNED RECOVERY:
1.- GO TO RECOVERY
2.- FORMAT SYSTEM
3.- RESTART NORMALLY
4.- YOUR PHONE WILL STOPS IN "HTC QUIETLY BRILLIANT" SCREEN
5.- PUT YOUR PHONE TO CHARGE (no light notification appears)
6.- LET IT CHARGE FOR A COUPLE HOURS (i put mine to charge for a complete night)
7.- Now restore your RUU, Flash, etc...

I left it charging on the white HTC Quietly Brilliant screen for about 4 1/2 hours. There will be no light while it's charging, and no indication that charging is complete. After 4 1/2 hours I unplugged the phone, booted into CWM Recovery via Volume down + Power and restored the Nandroid I had made of my stock ROM. I was then able to let it charge fully while the device was on and proceeded to re-flash ARHD ROM.

Good luck! It's not bricked man, it's just being pissy.
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If you want to get some charge in your battery, boot into fastboot and flash the stock recovery then shut down the device and leave it to charge. The led indicator should be solid red indicating the device is charging and will then turn green to indicate the device is fully charged.

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