I'm trying to figure out whether or not I managed to brick my android phone, a Galaxy Nexus*.
Using ClockworkMod Recovery, I pretty much erased everything I could find (
/xloader). If I reboot now, will I still be able to boot into ClockworkMod? Specifically,
/recovery is not on said list.
I am trying to find information on how the boot process works, but it is very hard to discover around the web among all the end-user specific noise. As far as I understand it, there is a stage-one bootloader in an actual ROM (emphasis on read-only), but I do not know whether the fastboot-functionality is contained in it.
Hypothetically speaking, if I were (able) to zero every block of the internal SD-card sans the read-only ROM, would that brick the device?
To my knowledge, as long as I can still get into fastboot, the device is not bricked? If all this fails, can I use special hardware to restore it?
*: I should note it is currently powered on and has loaded the ClockworkMod Recovery. I believe I could get it back to working order, but I really want to find the minimum amount of software I can get away with.