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5.5.893 FXZ file leaked

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by johnlgalt, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian
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    Yup, I knew it was coming - now you can take your phone to 5.5.893 directly, using RSD Lite, even if you're currently on 5.5.886.

    WARNING: This file may erase your data.

    Source: [Fastboot Files] Gingerbread 2.3.4 for Droid Bionic XT875 Verizon USA - xda-developers

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  2. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian
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    I'm downloading the file now, and after uploading it I'll post the new link from my MF account in my sig
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  3. thetingster

    thetingster Android Enthusiast

    So will this also take people from 901 back to a stock 5.5.893 device?
  4. Lucidot

    Lucidot Android Enthusiast

    The bigger question to me is:

    Will it take me from .886 that has the 5.7.893 kernel and radio back to stock 5.893 and put me back on the update path?
  5. Lucidot

    Lucidot Android Enthusiast

    Hey John, I have the file but admittedly I have never used RSD Lite and have no idea what to do at this point.

    I have also downloaded RSD Lite 5.6 and it's just staring at me wondering what I'm going to do next. I think it's taunting me actually.
  6. Somniferum

    Somniferum Android Enthusiast

    What exactly does this file do? :) And maybe more importantly, what does it not do? ;)
  7. rogue_slc_vzw_rep

    rogue_slc_vzw_rep Android Enthusiast

    You need to do this to get back on the ota path. It's very simple..

  8. goldz28

    goldz28 Android Enthusiast

    Why would this fxz put you back on the OTA path but the first fxz would fail for everyone?
  9. Lucidot

    Lucidot Android Enthusiast

    That's great if you want to root your device as well. I'm not interested in rooting at the moment.

    So will the first method that John posted do the same without rooting? I don't care to do a little work, and maybe learn a little, to get it done. So 1-click options aren't a requirement.
  10. The instructions in your reference say when it completes you will "again be rooted".

    (1) Do you need to be root-ed to run this procedure in the first place?

    (2) Should you apply this third-party modification if you don't want to end up root-ed?

    As noted in following messages, the neewly referenced procedure iin your message is not the subject of this thread and some people might be mislead by it.

    ... Thom
  11. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian
    Thread Starter

    My link for the file: http://www.mediafire.com/file/9y7kepv2jv25hht/VRZ_XT875_5.5.893.XT875.Verizon.en.US_CFC_01.xml.zip

    I'll add it to my signature in a bit.

    You may have to manually flash the 901 cdt.bin file, this is still being worked out. So, hold tight if you're on 5.9.901.

    Yes, with that it should have no issues, as the 5.7.893 kernel was the same as the 5.5.893, so this should take you back to a fully stock 5.5.893.

    Just in case, though, make a full backup first.

    In RSD Lite, you'll need your phone in fastboot mode (power off, then hold down Vol up + Vol down and while holding down press the power button - then use vol down to select AP fastboot and vol up to enter fastboot mode.

    From there, run RSD Lite, make sure it sees your device (by conecting it to your computer) and then select the file I just linked to and then hit start.

    It takes BIONICs to full stock 5.5.893 - some extra steps may be required if you're on a newer leaked update, particularly 5.9.901, but we're not 100% sure - yet. It should work for all phones on 5.5.886, 5.5.893 and 5.7.893.

    I'm also investigating if it will work on phones on 5.8.894 and 5.9.901

    This will be a full stock, unrooted phone.

    Not necessarily - this FXZ will almost eliminate all of that.

    The first FXZ used an older kernel, radio, and bootloader - the update flashed a new bootloader that will not play nicely with that older kernel, and if you try to force the older kernel onto the new bootloader, it throws a boot error and refuses to boot.

    This one has the correct bootloader / kernel combination so the phone will boot after applying.

    Theoretically it should - I'd make a backup just in case, and be prepared to do some (read: maybe a lot, a ton of even) extra work to get it working correctly.

    however, all reports thus far say this file with RSDLite will revert 5.7.893 without a hassle.

    Those instructions are not these instructions. Those are separate. Forget about those for now.
  12. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian
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    OK, from Thom's informative post, Here: http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid-bionic/438060-bionic-reference-terms-links.html

    Here is the data:

    5.5.893 ... production OTA - release 2011.12.12
    5.5.893T875.Verizon.US - System version
    2.3.4 - Android version
    CDMA_N_03.1C.57Rltedc_u_05.15.01 - Baseband version
    WT-1.3.0-108_DBN-21 - Webtop version - vwm736@il93lnxdroid43 #1 - Kernel version
    5.5.1_84_DBN-62 - Build number

    5.7.893.XT875.Verizon.US - System version
    2.3.4 - Android version
    CDMA_N_03.1C.57R LTEDC_U_05.15.02 - Baseband version
    WT-1.3.0-108_DBN-21 - Webtop version - vwm736@il93lnxdroid43 #1 - Kernel version
    5.5.1_84_DBN-62_MR-11 - Build number

    5.8.894.XT875.Verizon.US - System version
    2.3.4 - Android version
    CDMA_N_03.1C.57RLTEDC_U_05.15.03 - Baseband version
    WT-1.3.0-108_DBN-21 - Webtop version - hpn683@il93lnxdroid29 #1 - Kernel version
    5.5.1_84_DBN-62_MR-2 - Build number

    5.9.901 ... leaked OTA (a first) ... 2011.12.19
    5.9.901.XT875.Verizon.US - System version
    2.3.4 - Android version
    CDMA_N_04.06.00R LTEDC_U_07.1E.00 - Baseband version
    WT-1.3.0-108_DBN-24 - Webtop version - vwm736@il93lnxdroid43 #1 - Kernel version
    5.5.1_84_DBN-70 - Build number

    As you can see 5.7.893 differ only in system version and baseband, so the FXZ should work perfectly fine.

    5.8.894 has a different kernel email address but the same version, so theoretically it should work too.

    5.9.901 is the only real drawback here that may require some significant (or perhaps not that much once the steps are worked out) to revert.
  13. mswhite60

    mswhite60 Well-Known Member

    Silly question, perhaps..but those of use on 5.7.893 - is there a reason we should do this, other than getting back on the update bandwagon?

    Is it likely that future updates will get to 5.7.893 anyways?
  14. rogue_slc_vzw_rep

    rogue_slc_vzw_rep Android Enthusiast

    the link i posted does not wipe data or reset any settings on your phone. im not sure what this does differently but im glad to have a few options to get back on the ota path
  15. Lucidot

    Lucidot Android Enthusiast

    Seems each person's experience with 5.7.893 is different. When I went to it my data drop issues were at least twice as bad as with the original 5.5.886 the phone shipped with. So I went back to .886 and still had frequent data drops.

    This post by John was a God send in my situation. I flashed 5.5.893 and now my data drops are almost gone. I still have one once in a while though.

    Now as far as your second question. Logic would tell us that they will never get to 5.7.893 since they released 5.9.901 to some people. I know that logic is not always followed, but I doubt they will release a build number that is lower.
  16. As I understand it this is the way back to 5.5.893 from ANY leak except 5.9.901 and that one is still being checked.

    You do not need to be root-ed to perform it.

    It is the last resort restoration of your Bionic when all other approaches have failed as it may wipe all user data returning you to an "out of the box" Bionic that has been upgraded to 5.5.893.

    Did I understand it correctly?

    ... Thom
  17. marine one

    marine one Well-Known Member

    So am I correct in understanding that this is the latest method to bring a phone at 5.7.893 back on the OTA path?
    Do I try this first or the Bionic Path Saver 1-click method?
  18. Lucidot

    Lucidot Android Enthusiast

    In my experience the "May wipe all user data" should be ammended to say, "Will wipe all user data".

    I did John's method and it did wipe all data. Not a big deal really. Just a little time to get it back to where I had it before.
  19. efdisaster

    efdisaster Well-Known Member

    This is my situation, as well. It's not my phone, it's my girlfriend's Dad's phone... and while I don't think he'd mind so much as to forbid me from seeing his daughter anymore. I believe he'd rather keep his apps and settings intact. And he has no need for root, and, frankly, I don't trust him not to screw up his phone pretty bad, if he were rooted.

    I brought him to 5.7.893, because that's what was out there, when he was having some random hangs and force closes on things like Gallery. It did pretty well for him, but now it's locking up, again, to the point where he has to do a battery pull, sometimes twice in a day. I figured 5.5.893 or maybe 5.9.901 would be good to try.

    so, does it?

    I'm not opposed to trying one of the other paths, except that root seems to be part of the process... I downloaded a couple packages of files, and was going to dig into the batch files/directions and see if I could pick out the rooting parts.
  20. I guess I just have to ask ... what is your objective? If you want to dink around with your girlfriend's dad's phone then continuing to play with the leaks seems like a good endeavor. Maybe he should just get back on the supported path and stay there?

    I think a lot of people who would never touch a leak in the past are so disgusted with the data drops that they turned to the leaks as a possible solution. They aren't.

    The data drops are a combination of software problems in all 3G/4G phones and the tower side. Some of the device bugs have been corrected. Some of the tower-side bugs have been corrected. It is going to take some more time.

    As far as "battery pull" this is actually pulling the battery followed by a power on. The same thing can be accomplished by holding down the volume Up/volume Down/Power buttons until a menu appears and then disappears.

    ... Thom
  21. marine one

    marine one Well-Known Member

    Here's my situation:
    I was having a lot of data drops (living in a 3G only area), some freeze ups and BSODs with the Bionic. The data loss was a real PITA, as it was not experienced with my OG Droid, living in the same house with the same coverage. I waited until the leaked 5.7.893 had been out for awhile and appeared to likely be the official OTA update before installing it. For me, it took care of all of the problems I was having with the Bionic and turned it from a borderline buyers remorse experience to a great device, so much so that I have invested in a Lapdock 100 for this device. I can still count on one hand the total number of data drops I've experienced since going to 5.7.893, and it is still running strong on my phone. Battery life is better, the camera is fixed and I haven't experienced one BSOD since I installed it.
    That brings us to the here and now. I know my only problem with 5.7.893 is that I know that I'm now off the OTA update path. I want to correct that with the easiest and most drama free method available. If I can get away with not having to lose apps and data that would be ideal. I had rooted my OG Droid using a one-click program called DroidMod. While the thought of having a rooted Bionic is somewhat appealing as I do miss certain apps like Titanium Backup, Ad Free & SetCPU, I'm more interested in getting back on the OTA path with the least effort and heartburn. I'm not a hard core techie and certainly don't one to become one of those on this or any of the other sites who has to start a "I f-ed up my phone trying to get back on the OTA path, and don't know what to do, please help me." And trust me, if the process doesn't go off hitch free, that is exactly my fate. If I get a bootloop or whatever else so many are experiencing when attempting to restore to the OTA path, I'll be "one of those guys" (and I really don't want to be one of them).
    In hindsight, which, as my old man used to say is always 20/20, I just wish I'd been a little more patient and waited for the official update OTA, but I jumped the gun and now need to undo the damage as easily and risk free as possible.
    So which method answers my mail? Is it the one identified here, or do I opt for the Bionic Path Saver 1-click method?
    I now defer to the experts. Thanks in advance!
  22. rogue_slc_vzw_rep

    rogue_slc_vzw_rep Android Enthusiast

    The bionic path saver is what I endorse. The directions were straight forward and I didn't lose any data.
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  23. marine one

    marine one Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the response. I have the file downloaded and am contemplating taking the plunge within the next week or so.
    Three questions:
    1. At what point in the process do you disconnect the phone from the computer? I don't see it in P3s steps.
    2. Will this process root an unrooted device?
    3. I've seen lots in posts about this regarding installing updated drivers. I've updated via Motorola Device Installer.exe, and it says my drivers are up to date. Guessing this is so that the computer will recognize and transfer data to the device. Is that all I need to do?
  24. rogue_slc_vzw_rep

    rogue_slc_vzw_rep Android Enthusiast

    The script running on your computer will tell you when it's done.

    I can't remember if you're given the choice to root as I was in a hurry and wanted root anyway. Sorry

    Sound like you have what you need to follow this method.
  25. efdisaster

    efdisaster Well-Known Member

    I used P3's one-click stuff.... that webtop file is huge and my computer is slow. It failed to root, the first time I ran it, and then I failed and flashed 5.7.893, again. D'oh ... that'll teach me not to leave old files hanging around on the sd card.

    The second time, it successfully rooted, I successfully used the right update file, then went all the way to 901, cause, why not? and my girlfriend's brother is running 901 on his bionic and said his phone is much snappier (came right from 886) ... and then it rooted. I guess I'm not too worried about his phone being rooted, we'll see if I'm wrong, in time, I guess :rolleyes:

    and, back on topic, if he does royally screw things up, this FXZ means that I won't have to go all the way back to 886. Hooray!

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