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Help with Android phone repair
« on: March 13, 2015, 10:48:54 pm »
I have 4 android phones.
#1 - DInc - needs reflashed and new LCD
#2 - EVO - replaced the USB port with a hot air gun which worked excellently
#3 - TB - needs new mobo which I'll buy on ebay
#4 - Droid - seems to have a faulty digitizer

I'm okay with hw repair issues, but for some reason, I can't fix sw related things! So in this case I really need help with the DInc (HTC Droid Incredible), I deleted the OS without making a backup and now can't get it back. Here is a picture of it's boot screen with it's info:
I've tried connecting it to a computer  and doing RUU but the computer generally won't recognize it being there. I tried using an SD card but it told me some error message I don't remember.


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Re: Help with Android phone repair
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 10:58:47 pm »
Have you got a custom recovery installed?
and how do you connect to your PC, via ADB?
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Re: Help with Android phone repair
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2015, 11:02:56 pm »
Yes and yes.
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Re: Help with Android phone repair
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2015, 11:19:27 pm »
And adb devices doesn't return anything?
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Re: Help with Android phone repair
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 11:34:47 pm »
Right, it only says "List of devices attached". (I've pretty sure the software computerside is good cause it works with other phones).
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Re: Help with Android phone repair
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2015, 11:39:08 pm »
But you can boot into recovery? If so try another sd and flashing from recovery
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Re: Help with Android phone repair
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2015, 11:52:27 pm »
Using an SD card, I get:
Loading... [PB31IMG.zip]
<screen clears>
Checking... [PB31IMG.zip]
<screen clears>
Main Version is older!
Update FAIL!
Do you want to reboot your device...?
<VOL UP> Yes
<VOL DOWN> No
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Re: Help with Android phone repair
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2015, 09:57:58 pm »
You might be able to install CyanogenMod on it. The wiki has extensive documentation on how to do this. Fyi running an ruu needs the phone to be booted in a special mode. Select fastboot mode then run fastboot oem rebootRUU on the computer.
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Re: Help with Android phone repair
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2015, 01:16:47 am »
Okay, trying that - I'll post here if I get an error and we'll see if it succeeds.
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Re: Help with Android phone repair
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2015, 03:27:07 am »
I am hoping that you didn't brick your phone for good. >.<
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Re: Help with Android phone repair
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2015, 06:02:50 am »
Okay, well I guess that's that! In a good way. I downloaded the ROM, chucked it onto the SD card, ran recovery and installed zip, waited about two minutes and rebooted, and to my surprise it booted into cyanogenmod 7 and ran without any issues! It's better than stock for me anyway so thanks for the suggestion, street!
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Re: Help with Android phone repair
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2015, 06:28:36 am »
Awesome to hear it works! :D Any other issues so far, by the way? And how fast is it?
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Re: Help with Android phone repair
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2015, 07:39:54 am »
Great to hear and glad I could help ! :walrii:
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Re: Help with Android phone repair
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2015, 05:50:29 pm »
@DJ Omnimaga Well, no, suprisingly there hasn't been a single issue, all has been sunshine and roses after I installed Cyanogen, even exemplary battery life! And I haven't had any complaints about operational speed either, it seems as snappy as a 2010 Android device can be, if you're not trying to run KitKat and then run the latest version of minecraft with maxed settings or whatever.

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Re: Help with Android phone repair
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2015, 06:07:58 pm »
Awesome. Btw how much does a replacement LCD cost?
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