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    Default My phone bricked itself! Can it be saved?

    My Fascinate was a good phone for 15 months. A month or so ago VZ forced the latest update. It was fine for a while but over time it started freezing and/or rebooting itself more and more often. Friday it froze, I pulled the battery out and that was it.

    When I turned it on instead of the boot sequence I get a black screen with red, yellow and blue writing saying the phone was in manual mode. The up/down volume button does nothing. The on/off button does nothing. Down volume + off does nothing. Only the "home" button takes you to a screen that shows a sad android robot standing next to a triangle with an exclamation point. Nothing happens there either. If you press the home button again it goes back to the black screen with the colorfull text. You can toggle back and forth but nothing else.

    Took it to a VZ store. A salesperson (no tech available) said it was toast, and it probably is. But I was wondering if there is an extreme measure that can be tried. If it's a software issue then new software ought to fix it, right? Can I get a new ROM using ODIN installed even with the phone in this state? Just an FYI: I have not recently installed any apps or hacks in this phone.
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    Default Re: My phone bricked itself! Can it be saved?

    Follow the instructions in section 5 of this guide...

    [GUIDE] Installing a Rom/CWM recovery/Root or going back to Stock - xda-developers
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    Default Re: My phone bricked itself! Can it be saved?

    Just restored GB and the phone works fine. Like nothing happened. Restore was smooth as silk. Thank you so much.
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    Default Re: My phone bricked itself! Can it be saved?

    Thanks from me too. I was just trying to update my software and bricked my phone. Wasn't following the directions correctly. DUr!
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    Glad everything worked out for everyone!

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