Please tell me that my phone isn't bricked.

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    Please tell me that my phone isn't bricked.

    Two days ago, I rooted my phone (EVO 4G), solely for the purpose of having wireless tethering capability, and it was a painless & successful rooting (or so I had thought). Everything seemed to be fine, and I went through two episodes of tethering my IPad to the phone, just to make certain that all was well. And it was.

    This morning, however, I went to turn my phone on - and received no response, save for a very brief vibration. That was it. In plugging the phone in I found that there still wasn't any response. Even the charging lamp will not illuminate.

    Have I (hopefully not) bricked my phone?

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    Its not bricked. Plug it in and let it sit for at least 30 minutes without trying to power it on. If you've done that then just pull the battery out for a minute ir so and try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Droid-Xer View Post
    Its not bricked. Plug it in and let it sit for at least 30 minutes without trying to power it on. If you've done that then just pull the battery out for a minute ir so and try again.
    Thanks for responding.

    It happens that I went straight to your second suggestion (removing/replacing the battery). I was able to notice that the charging indicator lamp DID illuminate, so I am kinda feeling that all should be well. But let me ask you something:
    Is this occurrence a common one?

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    I have a TB which is similar to the EVO and it's happened to me once or twice, no big deal, like Xer said, quick battery pull and your back in the game.

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    When its like that its just a kernel issue... a quick battery pull, and maybe hold the power button for a sec to drain the residual capacitor power and you should be gold.


    Need Assistance? Contact me at dorian@android.net

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    Exactly what everybody else has said. I want to let you know that by rooting your Evo, Sprint does not replace any rooted phones. The Evo also already had wifi hotspot. Kind of wondered why you did? Unless your out of warranty.

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    So did ya get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Droid-Xer View Post
    So did ya get it?
    Oh yes, I did. And I am sorry for not getting back to you so sooner. Been dealing with tree roots wreaking havoc with our basement/sewer line.

    But I am straight now, and I really do appreciate you (and others who responded, also) for your considerable helpfulness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLAG IT! View Post
    Exactly what everybody else has said. I want to let you know that by rooting your Evo, Sprint does not replace any rooted phones. The Evo also already had wifi hotspot. Kind of wondered why you did? Unless your out of warranty.
    No, I am not out of warrant with my phone. In fact, my EVO is just a couple of months young.

    The absolute ONLY reason that I wanted to root my phone was the affordability of FREE Wireless Tethering. I am aware that my EVO has WIFI hot-spotting, but have been given to understand that the use of this feature requires a separate data plan. I already have an unlimited data plan on my phone, and don't see why another plan should have to be paid for. In all honesty, I would not be accessing the internet on my IPad any more than I do on my EVO. My eyes aren't as young as they used to be, and the larger real estate of the IPad's screen, naturally, offers a larger/clearer screen to view.

    Was I misinformed about having to pay for my EVO's WIFI hot-spotting?

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    No sprint charges for it but you could have used your Evolution for up to 8 devices and only paid 29.99 for that feature. How much you spend for internet?

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