HOW TO: Reverting Back to 2.1Support


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  1. ericnail

    ericnail Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    WARNING: DO NOT DOWNGRADE TO 2.1 SBF FROM THE 2.2 OTA, YOU WILL BE BRICKED! UNTILL WE GET A 2.2 SBF LEAK

    Stephen Bird (_mrbirdman_) on Twitter

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    Okay, so for those of you who are just unhappy with 2.2, or just want to go back and wait for the OTA; this is for you.


    WARNING: This will delete all phone data (apps, settings, etc.), however, It will not affect or delete files on your SD Card.


    Instructions:

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    Step 1: Download the Downgrade.zip File from (We are not allowed to post the actual SBF file on these forums... However, I STRONGLY suggest Googling this: Nailservers.com)

    Step 2: Extract Downgrade.zip to your Desktop.

    Step 3: Extract "the_gift" and open/install the appropriate drivers (32/64 bit).

    Step 4: Extract and Install RSD Lite.

    Step 5: Move/Replace the pst_flash.ini file to "C:\Program Files\RSD".

    Step 6: Extract the remaining zipped folders.

    Step 7: Open RSD Lite.

    Step 8: Browse (...) to the .sbf File and select it.

    Step 9: Open "Bootloader" mode on your phone.
    - Hold the Camera, Vol. Down, and Power buttons.

    Step 10: Plug your phone into your computer.

    Step 11: Select your Phone from the list and select "Start".

    Step 12: Power off the Phone. Hold Power + Home Keys.

    Step 13: Scroll to select "Wipe Data/Factory Reset" (this will not affect SD cards).

    Step 14: Boot up your phone and you're done.

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    Note: I STRONGLY urge you to watch the video before trying this, it can be tedious. If you miss a step or forget something, it may fail; try to stay calm ;)


    Video Instructions:

    YouTube - Untitled



    If you encounter any issues, post them here, I will be offering support.



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    If you were looking for the tutorial on Installing Froyo, visit this link:
    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid-x/154240-how-installing-froyo-2-2-a.html
     

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  2. HauntedHallows

    HauntedHallows Well-Known Member

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    in 92 minutes you will be my hero!

    Enrique Iglesias hit it....
     
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    mxsjw Well-Known Member

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    Ibtl
     
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    bigworm410 Active Member

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    Just fair warning to all, I followed these steps and it didnt got 100% smoothly, took me several hours to actually get RSD to work right with the drivers and everything, so just be prepared in case it doesnt work right away.
     
  5. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Well-Known Member

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    Is there a way to do this on a mac without running a windows VM?
     
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    ericnail Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Not that i know of.

    Only lenox and windows
     
  7. HauntedHallows

    HauntedHallows Well-Known Member

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    What step did you get stuck at?
     
  8. Moonlk

    Moonlk Active Member

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    Awesome. I hope this solution works if we can't use the official Froyo update. I'm pretty sure some of us just jumped in heads first without thinking..and as much as I'd hate to admit it, I sure did. But the update was overdue, and I'm sure many users will agree on this.

    But I'm glad someone helped with a HOW TO!
     
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    ericnail Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I don't really get why this was moved.. the install how to is on the other page, that's where people will look for this.

    I wish they would move it back :/
     
  10. Moonlk

    Moonlk Active Member

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    Hm, I have no idea. If this doesn't require root, then I would assume why so.
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    umm I guess you haven't seen this

     
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    ericnail Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I hadn't, but that still doesn't explain why it was moved...

    I edited my OP to reflect those rules
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    oh...I don't know that
     
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    ericnail Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I knew about the C&D's for the update file, but I didn't know they were out for the SBF as well. Seems like they would WANT people to go back to 2.1 considering how hard they tried to have it stopped.
     
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    phobic Well-Known Member

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    Damn, I was actually looking forward to this.
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    yeah you are SOL
     
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    ericnail Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I PM'd a mod about this, but i haven't heard back yet.
     
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    OMG i've been looking for this for like an hr...


    This really needs to be moved to the main posting sections coz i was looking for it there..

    If I give my email, can i ask the poster to email it to me? I dont want to get anyone in trouble.. but i REALLY need that file!
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    the whole point is to NOT ask for it in an open forum
     
  20. johnhancock

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    ohh right...


    I mean if my email were to some how find its way to his inbox and he just SO HAPPENED to be sending all incoming messages replays with the file i needed in them, then would that be allowed?

    ty Droider ;)
     
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    ericnail Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Awesome! it's back!
     
  22. HauntedHallows

    HauntedHallows Well-Known Member

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    This worked perfect and i was able to revert back to 2.1 and get rid of that mess that was 2.2
     
  23. joshellis625

    joshellis625 Well-Known Member

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    This is why I installed Windows 7 on my MBP :p

    ....hope the drivers still work? don't see why they wouldn't....
     
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    ericnail Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    They will
     
  25. ECFfighter7232

    ECFfighter7232 Well-Known Member

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    This is what I was looking for! A step by step! do you know is this will get rid of kouchs bootstrapper and all those files too?
     

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