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[FIX] Bricked to fastboot? Don't worry, here's an easy fix...

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thecubed

Inactive Recognized Developer
Aug 19, 2008
1,046
10,457
Austin, TX
Bricked to fastboot? Ah, well, good thing fastboot isn't really a brick- it's just an inconvenience!

Here's a quick and easy guide to getting back up and running again...

Instructions!
Follow these EXACTLY, or as close as possible. If a md5sum does not match, DO NOT CONTINUE.

  1. Ensure that you have the proper drivers for fastboot installed. You'll have to hunt those down yourself at the moment, as I'm not by a computer I can test drivers on...
  2. Go here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=878786 to get the fastboot.exe
  3. Download this: http://goo-inside.me/private/iomonster/files/recovery-cwm-pr1-fastboot-flash.img
    Code:
    47a99ea03b841d61695a876f28ff1546 recovery-cwm-pr1-fastboot-flash.img
    THIS IS NOT A COMPRESSED FILE, IT IS ALREADY EXTRACTED
  4. Issue
    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery <path/to/>/recovery-cwm-pr1-fastboot-flash.img
    (replace <path/to/> with the actual path to the file)
  5. If the device does not reboot on it's own, issue "fastboot reboot recovery".

You should now at least be in recovery. You should be able to click on "reboot" and be in a working system.

I do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, rest assured I am searching high and low for the cause, and will post back as soon as I know why this is happening...
 
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zr0ko0l

Senior Member
Dec 21, 2009
62
5
Riverside
hello everyone, im pretty sure i was the first one to run into this issue since it happened twice on two different phones. but for an extremely easy fix just look here, believe me it doesn't get any easier than this. this is another way it was explained, but both are pretty much the same. im only posting this in case someone doesn't understand the directions posted by thecubed, not saying the ones i post it are better, just explained differently, not trying to step on anyone's shoes here :) http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1088046
 
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thecubed

Inactive Recognized Developer
Aug 19, 2008
1,046
10,457
Austin, TX
hello everyone, im pretty sure i was the first one to run into this issue since it happened twice on two different phones. but for an extremely easy fix just look here, believe me it doesn't get any easier than this. this is another way it was explained, but both are pretty much the same. im only posting this in case someone doesn't understand the directions posted by thecubed, not saying the ones i post it are better, just explained differently, not trying to step on anyone's shoes here :) http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1088046
Dont' worry about my toes :)
If you've got a better explanation, go for it! I'm not the best at writing instructions.

(also, link is broken)
 

rodney323

Senior Member
Jan 20, 2008
61
11
issue

so thank you and i follow directions well but when i put in to flash the .img my cmd prompt comes up with access is denied and was wondering if anyone would know what it means

edit:eek:ops my bad i guess im not good at following directions *idiot*
 
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adrenaline_rush

Senior Member
Mar 31, 2011
147
22
Spokane Wa
Thanks so much for this, I got this problem after upgrading to Gingerbread, then trying to install CWM via RevoToolkit. Something went wrong during the flash of CWM. This took a while because of the length of time in the setup of the SDK, then finding all the files, but still it worked and im glad for the instructions!
 

joaobot

Member
Dec 3, 2012
19
2
Campinas
help

Bricked to fastboot? Ah, well, good thing fastboot isn't really a brick- it's just an inconvenience!

Here's a quick and easy guide to getting back up and running again...

I have a bricked phone, but with locked bootloader and USB Debugging disabled. I can only connect to fastboot mode, nothing else.
What can I do to enable USB Debugging via fastboot?
I tried 'fastboot format cache' and 'fastboot format userdata' but these commands failed.
 

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    Bricked to fastboot? Ah, well, good thing fastboot isn't really a brick- it's just an inconvenience!

    Here's a quick and easy guide to getting back up and running again...

    Instructions!
    Follow these EXACTLY, or as close as possible. If a md5sum does not match, DO NOT CONTINUE.

    1. Ensure that you have the proper drivers for fastboot installed. You'll have to hunt those down yourself at the moment, as I'm not by a computer I can test drivers on...
    2. Go here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=878786 to get the fastboot.exe
    3. Download this: http://goo-inside.me/private/iomonster/files/recovery-cwm-pr1-fastboot-flash.img
      Code:
      47a99ea03b841d61695a876f28ff1546 recovery-cwm-pr1-fastboot-flash.img
      THIS IS NOT A COMPRESSED FILE, IT IS ALREADY EXTRACTED
    4. Issue
      Code:
      fastboot flash recovery <path/to/>/recovery-cwm-pr1-fastboot-flash.img
      (replace <path/to/> with the actual path to the file)
    5. If the device does not reboot on it's own, issue "fastboot reboot recovery".

    You should now at least be in recovery. You should be able to click on "reboot" and be in a working system.

    I do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, rest assured I am searching high and low for the cause, and will post back as soon as I know why this is happening...
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    hello everyone, im pretty sure i was the first one to run into this issue since it happened twice on two different phones. but for an extremely easy fix just look here, believe me it doesn't get any easier than this. this is another way it was explained, but both are pretty much the same. im only posting this in case someone doesn't understand the directions posted by thecubed, not saying the ones i post it are better, just explained differently, not trying to step on anyone's shoes here :) http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1088046