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Old September 14th, 2011, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Neither I, nor any other member of AF, take any responsibility for anything you do to your device.

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Table of Contents:
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Before you do anything in this thread you will need to install the drivers for your Bionic:





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All Things JB





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All Things ICS





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All Things GB




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Is Moto no longer using SBF's?
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Is Moto no longer using SBF's?
No more SBFs. Now we have a format that we use with fastboot.
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What's difference between this and a regular SBF? The process for recovery looks the same
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My brother was trying to root his Bionic, and after freezing certain apps with Titanium, the screen turned black. Now when he turns it on, it gets stuck on the Motoblur logo (red eye w/ white).

Can this method be used to "fix" the Bionic? If not, does anyone have any suggestions or do I have to buy a new one? =(
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They're pretty much the same. Just a different encoding, file structure, etc. It's all in XML (which is cool cause I can open up the file and read it!).

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My brother was trying to root his Bionic, and after freezing certain apps with Titanium, the screen turned black. Now when he turns it on, it gets stuck on the Motoblur logo (red eye w/ white).

Can this method be used to "fix" the Bionic? If not, does anyone have any suggestions or do I have to buy a new one? =(
It should. However, let it be noted: I have not done this personally. I can not be liable for anything that happens.

But... I'd say go for it. That's better than having a brick, which is what you have.
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Oh, and I'd update your signature with the new files from my post.
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... And by FXZ style, I mean like an SBF.

Before I go onto the guide, I want to clarify some things. Motorola, as of the Droid 3, IS NOT USING SBF FILES.

Motorola is now using "Fastboot XML Zip," or, for short, an FXZ. Catchy, no?

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I take no responsibility for anything you do to your device.

And now for the guide.

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Here is a list of files you are going to need:

You also need to:
  • Have a WINDOWS PC (Sorry!)
  • Charge your Bionic all the way
  • Back up your data (SD card or Titanium for rooted users)

Now that the prerequisites are over with...

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  1. Install the Motorola Drivers - Make sure you install the correct ones.
  2. Install RSD Lite 5.5
  3. Plug your Bionic into the back of the computer. Do not use the front ports.
  4. Open up RSD Lite
  5. Hit the ". . ." button, located next to the "Filename" box
  6. Browse for and select the FXZ file
  7. Wait for the program to finish reading the file
  8. Press the "Uncompress and Start Flashing" button
  9. Once flashing is complete, the Bionic will restart into recovery, and flash a few more radio images.
  10. All done! Your Bionic is now back to its original state.

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I have compiled these instructions from these sources:
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On a side note, I would like to ask the admins or mods to sticky this so that it can be at the top, not because I want publicity, but this information needs to be available. Feel free to delete this section once/if it's stickied.
Some words of advice:

1) I have the same links in my signature, and I will be posting the FXZ file shortly (DLing now). All of them are from my paid Mediafire account, so they will DL fast, and I can keep statistics on how much and when etc.

2) As for plugging into the back of the computer versus the front, well, I have a powered USB hub that works just great for all things synchronizing and such - always a good alternative to just relying on motherboard power. If anyone has a powered USB hub they can use that - of course, it will still need connecting to the computer, and the best place to do it is still the USB ports on the back of the computers, but not necessary, as the hub has it's own, independent power source.

3) For Windows Vista / 7 users, and particularly for those on x64 versions, I recommend that you run RSDLite with administrative privileges. it's not necessary, but some users have reported better results when going that route as opposed to running it normally.

4) BE ABSOLUTELY SURE THE PROCESS HAS COMPLETED BEFORE YOU DISCONNECT THE CABLE. This is one surefire way to screw the phone up - incompletely flashing the phone. Unless otherwise stated, we have to assume this is so - unless anyone wants to donate a $600 device to me for testing?
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Some words of advice:

1) I have the same links in my signature, and I will be posting the FXZ file shortly (DLing now). All of them are from my paid Mediafire account, so they will DL fast, and I can keep statistics on how much and when etc.

2) As for plugging into the back of the computer versus the front, well, I have a powered USB hub that works just great for all things synchronizing and such - always a good alternative to just relying on motherboard power. If anyone has a powered USB hub they can use that - of course, it will still need connecting to the computer, and the best place to do it is still the USB ports on the back of the computers, but not necessary, as the hub has it's own, independent power source.

3) For Windows Vista / 7 users, and particularly for those on x64 versions, I recommend that you run RSDLite with administrative privileges. it's not necessary, but some users have reported better results when going that route as opposed to running it normally.

4) BE ABSOLUTELY SURE THE PROCESS HAS COMPLETED BEFORE YOU DISCONNECT THE CABLE. This is one surefire way to screw the phone up - incompletely flashing the phone. Unless otherwise stated, we have to assume this is so - unless anyone wants to donate a $600 device to me for testing?
+1 for this.

I'll see if I can add some of this stuff to the main post, but make sure you have all of the links in your siggy so I can nab them!
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The links are all updated except for the FXZ file, which is still uploading. As soon as it is done, I'll add the link. And it sucks that I have a 1000 char limit on the siggy, since that includes BBCode I'm stuck only giving out the latest links, and not any previous ones...

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Has anyone tested this yet to see if it will rescue bricked phones that were the result of a bad root job or improper freezing/uninstalling of bloat?
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Has anyone tested this yet to see if it will rescue bricked phones that were the result of a bad root job or improper freezing/uninstalling of bloat?
Nobody I know has actually tested it, but that is one of the many uses.

If you have that problem, you can use the guide.
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I downloaded the full 685 MB one, but it came out to 684 MB for me. I'm normally not this paranoid, but I was wondering if anyone could confirm that their's also came out to that size or if they could post their md5sum? I just don't want a file or two to be missing that could be crucial.

Mine is: 96e10ae9b00b696e8efed0e076632a53
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I downloaded the full 685 MB one, but it came out to 684 MB for me. I'm normally not this paranoid, but I was wondering if anyone could confirm that their's also came out to that size or if they could post their md5sum? I just don't want a file or two to be missing that could be crucial.

Mine is: 96e10ae9b00b696e8efed0e076632a53
The 685MB was not correct. I just checked my copy, and it's 684, but Chrome must have rounded up.

Your MD5 is correct. I'll add hashes to the main post so all can check.
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Ah, okay, thanks a lot!

Now all I have to is wait for my Bionic to come in.
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Now all I have to is wait for my Bionic to come in.
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Nobody I know has actually tested it, but that is one of the many uses.

If you have that problem, you can use the guide.
xda-developers - View Single Post - [FXZ] Droid Bionic Stock 5.5.1_84_DBN-55 and xda-developers - View Single Post - [FXZ] Droid Bionic Stock 5.5.1_84_DBN-55

Tested and approved, XDA style.
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All this in a week! Can't wait for the bootstrap and custom recovery. Then ROMs.
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With a laptop does it mater which usb port you use.
Probably not, but if it has ports in the back of the laptop, or on the sides but towards the back, use those, as those are more likely to be direct motherboard connections, so just being safe.
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Just restored using minimal FXZ and re-rooted using Pete's!

I wanted to test it out for future ROM flashing and also I think there were some settings that got messed up when I was messing around with my LED too much...

Anyway... thanks for the write-up and to all the devs responsible if you're reading these forums!

Can't wait for new ROMs- especially ones without a sound on the boot animation
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Just restored using minimal FXZ and re-rooted using Pete's!

I wanted to test it out for future ROM flashing and also I think there were some settings that got messed up when I was messing around with my LED too much...

Anyway... thanks for the write-up and to all the devs responsible if you're reading these forums!

Can't wait for new ROMs!
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Nice guide so far man! You should include a section for "How to do a nandroid backup" I know you have it in the bootstrap section, but it might be of use if you just make a "How to: Nandroid Backup" so it's easier for people to see. Just my .02 cents
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Anyone else having problems getting rsdlite to install? I had problems with the driver install and had to got to moto because it kept asking for a disk. Do i have to do the same with rsdlite
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I'm definitely not new to using RSDLite, but I've tried repeatedly using the posted fxz files and everytime after it uncompresses, I get an error that says "Please check input file. Either XML format is wrong or image files associated with it are missing."

I've tried downloading the both the full size file and the minimal file and both produce the same error.

I'm at wits end now because I did a little too much tinkering and removal of what I thought was bloatware, except now I get force closes when trying to add a calendar event (which I've heard has to do with removing the generic email app). I backed them up with Titanium and then removed them, except when I try to restore the apps, Titanium hangs on restore and I have to reboot phone. I figured my only option was to flash it back to stock, but now I can't even do that because of this XML error I'm getting.

I know I don't post much in here, but mainly because any issues I have, I can usually find with the search function. However now, I seem to be the only one with this problem since flashing the Bionic is a new thing. I truly appreciate anyones help in this matter. Thanks!
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I'm definitely not new to using RSDLite, but I've tried repeatedly using the posted fxz files and everytime after it uncompresses, I get an error that says "Please check input file. Either XML format is wrong or image files associated with it are missing."

I've tried downloading the both the full size file and the minimal file and both produce the same error.

I'm at wits end now because I did a little too much tinkering and removal of what I thought was bloatware, except now I get force closes when trying to add a calendar event (which I've heard has to do with removing the generic email app). I backed them up with Titanium and then removed them, except when I try to restore the apps, Titanium hangs on restore and I have to reboot phone. I figured my only option was to flash it back to stock, but now I can't even do that because of this XML error I'm getting.

I know I don't post much in here, but mainly because any issues I have, I can usually find with the search function. However now, I seem to be the only one with this problem since flashing the Bionic is a new thing. I truly appreciate anyones help in this matter. Thanks!
Have you checked the MD5 hashes?
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Have you checked the MD5 hashes?
Yes, I did check the MD5, and they matched up. I'm happy to say all is well now

I got my hands on a mac and did the fastboot method and it worked like a charm.

All is well in Bionicland now! Thanks!
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Yes, I did check the MD5, and they matched up. I'm happy to say all is well now

I got my hands on a mac and did the fastboot method and it worked like a charm.

All is well in Bionicland now! Thanks!
Hey, which guide did you use, the minimal or full? I had to create all of those commands for the full, but I have no way of testing it.

It's good to see that the Linux/OS X guide worked though. Thanks for testing!
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Hey, which guide did you use, the minimal or full? I had to create all of those commands for the full, but I have no way of testing it.

It's good to see that the Linux/OS X guide worked though. Thanks for testing!
I used the minimal one. I had an issue initially with using the fastboot binary on a Mac running leopard, it would keep saying "Permission Denied" when running the command. I went and ran it on a Mac with Lion and had no issues.
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I used the minimal one. I had an issue initially with using the fastboot binary on a Mac running leopard, it would keep saying "Permission Denied" when running the command. I went and ran it on a Mac with Lion and had no issues.
That's interesting. Maybe it needed to be chmodded to +x for it to run. But it's working now!
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The minimal restore works... I wanted to try it and it worked like a charm
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Everytime I push "Root my phone" i get an error ..... anyone get this too?

This is the exception that pops up from Pete's Tools.

System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified
at System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithCreateProcess( ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
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at Petes_Motorola_Root_Tools.Main.TaskKill(String sCommand)
at Petes_Motorola_Root_Tools.Main.RestartADB()
at Petes_Motorola_Root_Tools.Main.btnRoot_Click(Objec t sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventAr gs mevent)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.O nMessage(Message& m)
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Did you manually go to the folder where you extracted the Pete's rooting tools?
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yepp and the drivers too
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If you haven't tried it already, delete everything pete's file and the extracted file. Redownload extract and try it again. The file might have been corrupt when downloading.
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If you haven't tried it already, delete everything pete's file and the extracted file. Redownload extract and try it again. The file might have been corrupt when downloading.
Do that, and also check the MD5 hashes! I've included those for a reason!

Here's a Windows/Mac tool that adds hash checking to the right-click Properties/Get Info menu.

HashTab tool to quickly find file hash information
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ive re downloaded and reinstaled and triple checked the drivers and a bunch of stuff. The files are fine according to hashTab too...
im confounded.
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ive re downloaded and reinstaled and triple checked the drivers and a bunch of stuff. The files are fine according to hashTab too...
im confounded.
Welp, the last idea is to use a different computer.
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Yeah i will try that, hopefully it works otherwise i have no idea.
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You might need to install the latest microsoft framework. here is the link. download, install and then try again.

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