Production Playdate stuck "Applying Update"

I played around with the bootloader according to some instructions I found in this old thread[1] and now my Playdate is stuck in the same loop that @patrickriordan found his device stuck in [2]!

What do I do? I'll stop trying random things, that only made things worse :upside_down_face:

[1] Won't boot after system update "invalid bootloader file"

[2] Won't boot after system update "invalid bootloader file" - #4 by patrickriordan specifically:

stuck in a Applying update, then weird glitch image, then applying update again.

Can you boot into Recovery mode by holding wake and menu together for several seconds?

This will install an older version of the system from which you can update.

Your games and data will be safe.

It's rebooting too frequently for the hold to register.

(Well, that's what I think is happening anyway. I've tried various things but nothing really seems to do anything. The little crank reset button resets it, but it goes right back into the update loop . . . it doesn't stay on long enough for me to look at its files via the USB cable anymore (oops) . . . and I have tried holding the wake and menu buttons together for at least a minute to no avail)

@matt Just checking to see if there's any hope! If there's nothing that can be done that's ok :sweat_smile: my fault for trying out random stuff

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