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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Has anybody who has rooted the phone restore it with RSDLite using a FXZ?

The subject line asks my question.

If the answer is no, then I would seriously think more than twice before I rooted this phone right now. If you root, and there is no way yo go back to stock, you should know that quite definitively before going through the process.

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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old September 26th, 2013, 09:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Why would I want to unroot?
In case you need to take the phone back to V for a warranty issue.
doogald is pointing out that even though the FXZ is out there, there may be unforseen issues when using it. Has anyone played with flashing their MAXX back to stock with the FXZ and RSDLite?
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Other reasons casual rooters may want to uproot include the ability to run apps that are blocked by root. There was a time when netflix wouldn't run if the phone was rooted. There is also the isis wallet thing (something I'm not interested in - current payment methods work great for me - but I can see why the wallet makers and carriers may insist on an unrooted phone.)

There may be people who too aggressively remove bloatware who become unable to install otas. Root may still give them the ability to get updated camera software and drivers, but maybe not updated radios or kernels. At least until fxz files are made that work.
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I successfully flashed my Maxx back to stock with the FXZ and RSDLite last night. Had to edit the xml to remove one line, save it, flashed it with no problems. Found links over at XDA.

I decided to go back to bone stock (after having been rooted for a few weeks) so I can get the new update as soon as possible. I decided I wasn't using the benefits of root enough to warrant keeping it and avoiding the update.
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I successfully flashed my Maxx back to stock with the FXZ and RSDLite last night. Had to edit the xml to remove one line, save it, flashed it with no problems. Found links over at XDA.

I decided to go back to bone stock (after having been rooted for a few weeks) so I can get the new update as soon as possible. I decided I wasn't using the benefits of root enough to warrant keeping it and avoiding the update.
can you explain the firmware to me for a second. is the one provided on xda thread just for the moto x, or did you use/find one for the droids?
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can you explain the firmware to me for a second. is the one provided on xda thread just for the moto x, or did you use/find one for the droids?
It is here: Droid-Developers SBF

I am 99.999% sure that it is the second file in that list (obake-maxx_verizon-user-4.2.2-12.9.0Q2.X-160-OBK_TA-14-7-7-release-keys-CFC.xml.zip) - just by the name of the file. I think that the "obake" one is the file for the Ultra, and the first one is the original firmware that shipped with the phone (which was replaced by an OTA on launch day.)
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I successfully flashed my Maxx back to stock with the FXZ and RSDLite last night. Had to edit the xml to remove one line, save it, flashed it with no problems. Found links over at XDA.

I decided to go back to bone stock (after having been rooted for a few weeks) so I can get the new update as soon as possible. I decided I wasn't using the benefits of root enough to warrant keeping it and avoiding the update.
Would you be so kind and explain what line and how to remove it? I have rsd and have used it before on my old Droid razr but now have this phone and rsd keeps kicking back an error about path too long or something. My phone is in a boot loop and I'd really like to fix it.

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Would you be so kind and explain what line and how to remove it? I have rsd and have used it before on my old Droid razr but now have this phone and rsd keeps kicking back an error about path too long or something. My phone is in a boot loop and I'd really like to fix it.

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I think that this post should explain it: Unbrick, unroot and restore DROID Ultra to stock with factory firmware and RSD Lite | AndroMods

(It's for the Ultra, but just do the same with the XML file for the Maxx.)
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I think that this post should explain it: Unbrick, unroot and restore DROID Ultra to stock with factory firmware and RSD Lite | AndroMods

(It's for the Ultra, but just do the same with the XML file for the Maxx.)
Followed that link and now when it starts to flash it error's out on step 2, I'm going to lose what little bit of my mind I have left over this.

Is it possible because I'm using a x64 operating system? Win7 pro x64 to be exact.
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Followed that link and now when it starts to flash it error's out on step 2, I'm going to lose what little bit of my mind I have left over this.

Is it possible because I'm using a x64 operating system? Win7 pro x64 to be exact.
I'm not sure. I doubt that it's that.

You may want to try the House of Moto procedure. See [GUIDE] House of Moto - xda-developers

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Old November 9th, 2013, 11:16 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Well you may or may not believe this but I was able to fix it using the obake-maxx version, I tried over and over using RSD lite and house of moto altering the xml file and nothing worked so as a last effort I decided to go ahead and try that file, after all the only difference between the Ultra and maxx is the battery and damned if it didn't work, WOOHOOOOO!!!!!!

The procedure is the same, just d/l the maxx file, open it and alter that line in the xml file save it and run rsd, don't know if makes a difference but while it's looping you gotta turn debug mode off and ya gotta be quick about it before it boot loops.

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I cant get my phone to RSD. Please help!!!
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I cant get my phone to RSD. Please help!!!
You could try House of Moto, I guess, though I'd check to make sure you have the right drivers installed. But you reported the failure in the other thread - maybe you can't RSDLITE because of hardware failure?

House of Moto [2.0] - SamuriHL's House Of Moto - DroidRzr.com
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