hey everybody! first thank you so much for this website. it's so unbelievably good. i've read it (excepting four hours of sleep last night) since i found it and the content and help is unparalleled. thank you all (staff and users) for the effort and time, a special shoutout to SamuriHL who i just wrote a longass pm to because i didn't realize now have the ability to post. so hopefully that paints a decent picture of my noobdumb. seriously, you can talk sh*t all you like, i used to be decent at basic computer use (*i even had linux!! say whaat!) fifteen years ago but haven't owned a pc or laptop of my own in twelve years (only my work one...). So, I vaguely understood what rooting was but more i was just frustrated with the crappy performance of my Android Razr Maxx HD (running 4.4.2 dl'd from Verizon update, model xt926) especially with texts. this led me to reading about rooting and then to this site, which i joined and have tried to write a post on for over thirty hours...then i realized i had joined but not validated (*huge tip on the type of stupidity that is to follow)... and here...we...go!
ok, so that rambling has a bit to do with lack of sleep and the fact that i am going into surgery thursday morning and i (despite honest best efforts, having read samuriHL, nobe1976 and Spainter's admonitions against noobs who didn't read read and reread first) seem to have soft bricked or bootlooped my phone. if i mess up some terms, apologies this is very new to me. Following Samuri's roadmap here () I used Towel Root and rooted, Motocopalypse.apk and unlocked bootloader and got SuperSU (downloaded from googleplay - 1st error!). but it seemed so far so good. now using SuperSu i made backups (Nandroid?) of phone and kernel; and prepared to flash a new rom, when (dumb dumb dumb) i realized that i had the wrong SuperSu for my phone, so using Flashify I flashed the CWM linked at the end of those Samuri's instructions referenced above.
so i'm an idiot...and i guess i deleted my wrong-version of CWM and/or it wasn't working anyway, but i'd rebooted my phone succesfully multiple times since rooting and unlocking but after i flashed the correct CWM.img, my phone restarted and is now bootlooped (won't go past the M screen?)...i am still able to access Fastboot and can connect to my computer...so i am hopeful there's a fix out there for my stupidity (or at least for the results caused by it). Hours upon hours of reading posts on this site and others and youtube has me no closer to understanding how to fix this. many solutions, but none that are for razr maxx hd 4.4.2 (vzw update) xt926 and i'm terrified that if i use another fix it'll actually brick this phone (which i need to get back asap!) so:
1. hey there! nice to meet you, great site!
2. i am a noob!
3. does anyone have a VERY easy to understand walkthrough to unbrick my phone
4. if this is doable, does anyone have suggestions for a functional/smooth ROM - i'm totally fine with a very simple one...
5. ugh, i hate being a n00b.
any of this make sense? i hope i used the terms correctly and i *promise* future posts won't be as novellaesque!