Moto X Water Damage

My friend dropped her Moto X into the deep end of a pool without noticing. It remained there for roughly 5 minutes before it was retrieved. Instantly it was put in rice for 16 hours but afterwards it wasnt working correctly and remained stuck in a bootloop. At that point it was taken apart and cleaned using alcohol and left to dry. It was no longer working. A few days later I tried to change the battery but it didnt help as the device just stayed off or in a bootloop depending which battery I connected. I left the Moto X open for another week to dry out completely with all of the original parts assembled. Today I plug it in and to my surprise it turns on and works as normal, but every time I unplug it, it would turn off. This happened around 3 times and then I decided to leave it on the charger to let it reach 100. In a few minutes the battery went from 56% to 100% and then it said fully charged. After some heating up and rebooting, it just started working normally. So if your Moto X is heavily water damaged (water has been forced inside by pressure), open it and just let it dry for a week and you should be good to go. The nanocoating seems to have worked out well in this case.

Internal Rust
Internal Rust
Internal Water Damage
Internal Water Damage
Between the screen and main board
Between the screen and main board
The Main board under the battery
The Main board under the battery
Finally Working
Finally Working

 

LG G2 (D80210b-AME) Small OTA Update Available

A small OTA update was pushed to all D80210b-AME devices last night. This update comes as a relatively small 13.23mb download. There has been no information posteImaged relating to this update but installing the update with a custom recovery is not recommended. If it is installed with TWRP already on the phone, it will remain stuck in a bootloop. Luckily, if this happens to you, as happened to me, you can follow the directions stated by thecubed on his xda post found here (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2451696). Please leave a comment if you know what the update addressed.

These commands are to be run while the phone is in ADB mode in the recovery to be able to boot past the recovery. After these commands reboot and cross your fingers.

adb shell
dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/fota of=/sdcard/fota-backup.img
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/fota