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[Q] phone bricked? htc incredible

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waxworkz

Senior Member
Aug 2, 2011
229
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Whittier, Ca
ok so heres the story, its kinda long so i might include cliff notes at bottom.

i have an htc incredible, verizon branded. i was trying to flash it over to boost for my son to use, he has one of those crappy sanyo phones. i did all the reading of the "donor" phone and even installed the NV465,466,1192,1194 files onto the incredible. i was at the stage of changing the meid to the one from the donor phone. it wouldnt take the meid and i went to get up from my chair to take a break. when i stood up the phone fell and unpluged from the usb cable and hit the floor, battery came out. well when i went to plug in the phone in again i couldnt/cant get past the "htc incredible" white screen. it seems to be stuck in an endless cycle, but if i hold the power and optical center key i can get to the boot menu. nothing in the boot menu works. i have tried everything fastboot, bootloader, reboot, reboot bootloader, hboot, recovery, clear storage, simlock, factory reset and even plugging the usb cable in does nothing. i can see the phone in my devise drivers but can not get anything to load via usb. i have tried ruu, nothing special rom(dont know that it would work since its not rooted) on sd card and nothing seems to be working. is there anything i can do? or did i just make a brick?

cliff notes: flashing htc incredible to boost, phone stuck in endless "htc incredible" loop. need help
 

carm01

Senior Member
try this plz:

droidforums.net/forum/droid-incredible-hacks/95406-how-correctly-unroot-incredible.html

use the PB31IMG Method without turning s=on, ( i had stock radio and still have 7.28 )

1) download that PB31IMG.zip and drop it on the root of your sd card ( it has to be named ( PB31IMG.zip ) so make use you have file extensions showing on your PC.
2) boot to hboot and and let see the file and install it
3) used unrevoked ( remove sd card ) to aquire root again.
 

waxworkz

Senior Member
Aug 2, 2011
229
4
Whittier, Ca
try this plz:

droidforums.net/forum/droid-incredible-hacks/95406-how-correctly-unroot-incredible.html

use the PB31IMG Method without turning s=on, ( i had stock radio and still have 7.28 )

1) download that PB31IMG.zip and drop it on the root of your sd card ( it has to be named ( PB31IMG.zip ) so make use you have file extensions showing on your PC.
2) boot to hboot and and let see the file and install it
3) used unrevoked ( remove sd card ) to aquire root again.

ok i have PB31IMG.zip installed in SD card root
1) i boot to hboot
2)if i press volume up twice i get a short message but its so damn fast i cant see it
3)nothing happens
 

carm01

Senior Member
thank you for your help.
i noticed on the top of the phone it says "incredible XD ship S-on
is there something i must do?


yes that is a problem, you must obtain root. and get s=off.

go here and take out your SD card, follow directions and see what happens:

http://unrevoked.com/#inc

EDIT: it will reboot twice i believe while rooting
 
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waxworkz

Senior Member
Aug 2, 2011
229
4
Whittier, Ca
did you take the micro sd card out?

the process is automatic for the most part.

Is there a opt for recovery in hboot? we might try something different

yes i took sd card out. dl file ad drivers. all that works exactly as stated. but then i run the exe it just says waiting for device.

yes there is a recovery option but if i select that option the phone starts its booting cycle again
 

carm01

Senior Member
yes i took sd card out. dl file ad drivers. all that works exactly as stated. but then i run the exe it just says waiting for device.

yes there is a recovery option but if i select that option the phone starts its booting cycle again

ok, so lets go back to the original method we talked about.

The only way to brick your phone is during flashing a radio, and something goes wrong. which i am hoping you have not done?

Back to pulling the usb cable out, and putting the SD card in and booting to hboot

pushing the down button from the first screen shot, will take you to another screen, where it will pause and then should look something like the second screenshot where it is checking the files, which will then give an opt to install.

( you can toggle the power button to get to the correct screen in first screenshot
 

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waxworkz

Senior Member
Aug 2, 2011
229
4
Whittier, Ca
ok, so lets go back to the original method we talked about.

The only way to brick your phone is during flashing a radio, and something goes wrong. which i am hoping you have not done?

Back to pulling the usb cable out, and putting the SD card in and booting to hboot

pushing the down button from the first screen shot, will take you to another screen, where it will pause and then should look something like the second screenshot where it is checking the files, which will then give an opt to install.

( you can toggle the power button to get to the correct screen in first screenshot

yes it does that but then goes back to the first screen