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Bootloader usb ini

I dropped my phone in soda, got it out, removed the battery, dipped it in distilled water... Left it for 24hrs to dry. Now when I turn it on I get a screen that says bootloader usb ini. What in the world do I do?

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Well get a new one

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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I' take it to a telstra shop and ask them or if they can't help take it to a repairer
cheers

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Dropped my cell in a cup of soda!!

You dealt smartly with liquid dropped cell phone. Water and salt badly effects cell phone's battery and display. You have samrtly saved your phone but i must say that your effected display is ruined and needs to replace. You can replace it by contacting skilled techncian near you. There is not another way and i m sorry to say that. Ask fixya for servicemen arround you.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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take the phone to a mobile service center and have them reflash the firmware on the phone....to bring it back.

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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SOURCE: C290 - Bootloader message

You need to flash it. Need a USB cable, RSD lite soft and the flash files.

Posted on May 12, 2008

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no one can help you with this issue ..if you call the motorola help line for cell phone repairs they tell you they have to flash the phone and you will get the phone back in two weeks time.this is thier phone number 800-331-6456

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

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I had the same problem so I called Motorola Tech support. They told me the BOOTLOADER USB INI message meant that the software for the phone wasnt updated and in order to update it to the right software you'd have to send it in to them to fix it for free ONLY if its still under their 1 year warranty or else you'll have to buy a new phone. So next time you guys get a new phone make SURE you UPDATE YOUR SOFTWARE REGULARLY! I learned my lesson. I am so pissed.

P.S. Is there anyway of getting your contacts off through the comp even if your phone wont power on?

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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cheers

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