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Root Soft Bricked My Phone - Opinions?

bigbabys

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Nov 11, 2009
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Largo, FL
So I got a little daring with my phone today and long story short I'm bootlooping. I'm at work :)() so I can't restore until I get home. That being the case I would like to use my free time here in the last hours of my shift to decide what I want to do. Perhaps you guys can be of assistance!

I know I am going to have to go back to stock, and I know how to do that, and then re-install TheoryRom 2.0. However this seems like an opportunity to get the new OTA Radio + Kernel before flashing again. Do you guys think it's worth the extra work?

Also, I read the guide in here (how to take the OTA and retain root) but to be honest it went a little over my head. I am used to using RDSLite or 1 click root methods and I am very familiar with clockwork. However I don't really understand the instructions in the guide posted here. So maybe I answered my own question? :p
 
So I got a little daring with my phone today and long story short I'm bootlooping. I'm at work :)() so I can't restore until I get home. That being the case I would like to use my free time here in the last hours of my shift to decide what I want to do. Perhaps you guys can be of assistance!

I know I am going to have to go back to stock, and I know how to do that, and then re-install TheoryRom 2.0. However this seems like an opportunity to get the new OTA Radio + Kernel before flashing again. Do you guys think it's worth the extra work?

Also, I read the guide in here (how to take the OTA and retain root) but to be honest it went a little over my head. I am used to using RDSLite or 1 click root methods and I am very familiar with clockwork. However I don't really understand the instructions in the guide posted here. So maybe I answered my own question? :p

If you need to do a fastboot restore anyway, I think it is worth the extra work. It really is not that difficult if you follow the instructions dfib posted:
http://androidforums.com/bionic-all-things-root/434407-how-flash-893-update-maintain-root.html

Just take your time, .893 helped my 3G and bluetooth immensely!
 
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