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Bricked Android device problems
I've had some major problems with my phone the past day or so. It all started last night when I took the battery out while it was switched on. I do that often out of laziness as I carry spare batteries. But this time it broke the phone, I'm guessing due to not shutting down properly.
Today I made a backup with ClockworkMod Recovery v22.214.171.124 and then a factory reset. This allowed me to boot my phone up, but I wanted to get my contacts and text messages from my backup. I tried using advanced recovery from ClockworkMod Recovery v126.96.36.199 to restore just data or system but this didn't work. I have also tried downloading AppExtractor from the market and restoring my contacts with that. It said it worked but they didn't appear even after rebooting. I then try to select individual apps to restore and it gives me the error "Unable to generate APK listing". So I assume AppExtractor won't work with ClockworkMod Recovery v188.8.131.52 backups.
Out of frustration I then went and restored the whole backup that I made and this appears to have bricked my phone again. I thought no problem just factory reset it again. But this time doing that hasn't worked, nor has using the clear cache partition thing.
When I boot my phone up it just hangs on the green Android man. The first time I bricked it, the phone was at least getting past that and on to the animated word Android and looping there. I've noticed in ClockworkMod Recovery v184.108.40.206 the /system and /data directories are unmounted but mounting them did nothing and rebooting back into ClockworkMod Recovery v220.127.116.11 just sets them back to unmounted.
So where do I go from here? And is there any other ways I can get to my contact list? At this point I'm getting ready to just forget the contact list and just start again as I can ask people for numbers. But right now I can't even boot the device. I shouldn't have been messing around with it without posting a thread somewhere but I thought there was enough info on the net to get through this without having to.
I have an Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade but I figure this is a general Android problem rather than phone specific. It was running Android 2.2 when I first bricked it. The factory reset is 2.1.