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My g1 phone wont start up

I had my g1 phone onthe tableand my accidentally spilled water on it,i quickly dried it off andit continue to workfine. about a hour later my battery began to die and it completely shut off so i just plugged it in to the charger as i normally do once i did that the screen came up in red green and blue with yellow writting and it says serial10 on a whiteline i even tried restarting the whole phone whhat shouldi do i dont wann lose all mycontacts or pictures neither.

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How do I push the rc29 recovery.img

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Your phone booted up into the g1 bootloader screen, if you want to be able to use the phone again you will have to probably push the rc29 recovery.img then manually upgrade back to whatever rom you are on

P.S you will lose your pictures but you wont lose your contacts because once you sign in to gmail on the phone it automatically retrieves the contacts that were on the phone

P.P.S you will lose root capability if you had it

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