I realize how annoying this is going to be for you guys who are knowledgable on rooting and flashing roms and whatnot. This is my first Android device and I just rooted it a few minutes ago. I really want to flash the latest ICS leak on it, because I hear that it's stable and works very well. Would somebody please take the time to walk me through it? If not, I understand. I know what it's like to deal with unknowledgable people.
That aside, this is my first time attempting this, so I want to be extra cautious. I do not know how the internals to the phone or operating system function. I expect there are similarities and differences to my linux computers.
Anyway. I need detailed, cautious, and safe instructions.
Thanks in advance,
PS: I currently do not have a microSD card. However, I will be ordering one within the next few days.
Last edited by SmallTock; July 22nd, 2012 at 07:11 AM.
Reason: Changing what is being requested.
I really want to flash the latest ICS leak on it, because I hear that it's stable and works very well.
Based upon your statement, you want one of the leaks from Motorola's servers, the stock ICS with MotoBlur, correct?
To obtain and install those, you do not need to root your phone.
The latest leak that you can go back to GB from is .232. This is very stable and the best party of the stability is that the connection issues from .905 and previous versions of GB are almost totally gone.
I'll post back with a link as well as detailed instructions.
In order to install this update, you need to be on stock .905, all apps present and accounted for - no freezing nor deleting. If you have frozen apps, unfreeze them. If you have removed apps, then post back and let us know - b/c you'll need to flash an FXZ to get you back to pure stock.
I also recommend charging your battery fully. Others will say you only need XX%, but this is your first time, and just in case something goes wrong and you need to start over, you have enough juice to do this three or even four times.
Download the file from the link above to your computer
Use an MD5 program to verify the MD5 hash of the file. It should be E002C1650F0F73C5BE8543ACF1329CBC.
Copy the downloaded file to your SDCard (this is why you need one). I recommend copying it to the main folder, called the root folder, aka / and not into any subfolder (NOTE: Do NOT extract / unzip the file - it needs to be intact).
Disconnect the USB cable, if connected, and power off your phone.
While it is powered off, press and hold BOTH vol up + vol down
While holding both of those, power on the phone. You should get into the bootloader menu.
Use vol down to move the selection bar, and pick recovery. Use Vol up to select it.
Once you see the triangle with the exclamation mark, press BOTH vol down + vol up SIMULTANEOUSLY
You're now in a blue recovery menu. Use vol button to scroll up and down. Select Install update from .ZIP and use the power button to select.
You'll get a list of the files and folders on your SDCard. Find the file you downloaded earlier (using vol down + vol up) and select it (using power button).
Select Yes (scroll using vol down and vol up, select using power button) and let it start verifying your system.
Let it finish. It will take at least 5 minutes. Then, reboot your phone.
The first time it boots it will optimize all of the apps you have downloaded and installed, so it may take a while. This is why I suggest having a full battery on before starting.
no that is where you should be. I would flash the modified 5.9.905 fxz file in this thread. it will keep your phone looking the same but make sure everything under the hood with the system is right so you can update to the ics leak.