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Bionic Issues...a little help please

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PalsAndroid, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. PalsAndroid

    PalsAndroid Newbie
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    Sorry if there is another similar thread for this issue...if there is, I did not see it. Alright, here is the deal. I rooted my Bionic a while back using the R3L3AS3DRoot method, option 1 that brings the phone back to the stock System Version and then roots the phone. I gave the files to my coworker and he tried it without success and now whenever he powers the phone up, it is in AP Fastboot Mode and has the message "Flash Failure".

    I thought maybe something went wrong when he saved the files on his PC, so I tried it on my laptop, same thing. The very first step failed (preflash or something like that), but the next few steps went through and cleared the phones internal storage, but with that annoying "Flash Failure" message still displaying on the AP Fastboot screen and the phone did not restart.

    He would still like to root the phone, but just wants to resolve this startup issue first. The only things that were different between his phone and mine are that he was already on System Version 5.9.902 when he attempted to root and his phone came from Walmart and was already activated when he received it. I don't know if either one of those things are causing issues. Any ideas I can pass along to him to resolve this?

    Thank you

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  2. New Rising

    New Rising Android Enthusiast

    If he is on 902 he has to use motofail to root his phone stickied in the all things guide above. If his phone isn't booting up he might have to use the fxz file to flash his phone back to stock 902.
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  3. PalsAndroid

    PalsAndroid Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, that is helpful. Do you have a link to a valid FXZ download. I came across a couple links for a file sharing website, but it will not let me download.
  4. New Rising

    New Rising Android Enthusiast

    Link to .902 FXZ file - Droid Bionic - RootzWiki

    I was able to download it from there the other day, it took like a half hour though. You're also gonna need rsd lite 5.6 to flash the 902 file. I've never had to this myself yet i was just being prepared in case i do ever have to. Good luck
  5. eyedea

    eyedea Member

    All he has to do is successfully flash an image and the flash failure will go away.
  6. PalsAndroid

    PalsAndroid Newbie
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  7. PalsAndroid

    PalsAndroid Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I would just like to thank everyone for their help once again. Since I felt mostly responsible for my coworker messing up his phone, I downloaded all the files I needed to my laptop and was able to flash .902 using RSDLite and then rooted the phone using Motofail. Everything went flawless and he is happy with his newly rooted Bionic.

    Thanks All :D
  8. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    Anytime. That's what the forum is for.

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The Motorola Droid Bionic release date was September 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4430 processor, and 1735mAh battery.

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