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Droid X sbf File Released....Now you can unbrick

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by OMJ, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga
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  2. jroc

    jroc Android Expert

  3. majorcovert

    majorcovert Member

    Now I can be a little more enthusiastic about uninstalling the stock software
  4. VIO

    VIO Android Enthusiast

    hmmm thats the ticket. Let unhindered hacking begin.
  5. majorcovert

    majorcovert Member

    Now it's time to really start the hacking process without being afraid of bricking
  6. aldo

    aldo Well-Known Member

    So how exactly do you use this to restore your phone?
  7. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga
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    This is how us Droid 1 users flash sbf files. I would assume its the same but I dont have a Droid X so I really dont know. Try this at your own risk. I take no responsibility for bricked phones. I took out some links that were to files for the Droid 1.

    [Hide] *I just want everyone to know that I didn't write this guide, just the first paragraph. You can thank ikithme for the guide.

    Now that a .sbf file has been released for our Droid's we can always recover them using RSD Lite. it is pretty easy to use this. Of course if you physically break your phone it won't help, but if you screw anything up software wise you are covered.

    If you unplug your phone while doing this it will break it beyond repair, Verizon will not be able to fix it. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS UNLESS YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO USE IT!

    Here is a guide.
    A. A stock sbf file

    B. http://androidoverdrive.com/downloads/RSDLite4.6.7z (RSDLite 4.6)

    C. Motorola Drivers

    Make sure you download the correct drivers for your system either 32bit or 64bit

    1. Download all of the files above including the 32-bit OR 64-bit Motorola USB Drivers.
    2. Install RSDLite AND the 32-bit or 64-bit Motorola USB Drivers (Depends on your system most will need 32-bit some will need 64-bit)
    3. Connect your phone to USB and turn it off then turn it back on, while your phone is booting hold up on the DPAD. (Some users have said it is easier to hold the volume down button and camera button instead.)
    4. Run RSD Lite 4.6 as Administrator (For all you Vista and 7 folks out there. If you are using XP you may not need to run as Administrator)
    5. Click the ... next to the filename box and browse to where you saved the .sbf file and double click the .sbf file.
    6. Hit start and below it should give you completion progress and all of that.
    7. Once your phone is done being flashed (It may take a while so don't unplug it) it will reboot and you will be back at stock 2.0.1 no root.
    8. Done

    dordodim for the sbf file. ikithme for guide.
    Motorola for the awesome phone, usb drivers and RSDLite.[/Hide]
  8. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga
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    also you can flash sbf files in linux with this

    OPTICALDELUSION: sbf_flash

    from the post on rootzwiki this is what it appears to be tested with

    but again

    Try this at your own risk. I take no responsibility for bricked phones.
  9. majorcovert

    majorcovert Member

    I think you should be able to incorporate the information on this page.


    But Apply it to the X instead
  10. majorcovert

    majorcovert Member

    Looks like this works

    Download and Unzip the SBF file:

    Install this: RSDLite 4.6

    And the Motorola 32 bit and 64 bit drivers:

    restart the phone with it connected to the pc, load the the RSDlite software, your device should show up, and browse to the SBF file on your computer and click start.

    And now no more brick
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  11. majorcovert

    majorcovert Member

    I think this should probably stickied or moved to the Root instructions thread
  12. blink

    blink Well-Known Member

  13. blink

    blink Well-Known Member

    What all does this process do to it? Wipe data? Set back to TRUE factory settings? Just wondering what all it does during and after you do this.
  14. majorcovert

    majorcovert Member

    It will be as if you just turned it on for the first time on July 15th, 2010.

    Everything will be gone.
  15. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    Yes, this is what I've been waiting for!

    Now, I can port some themes :)
  16. ICanCin2U

    ICanCin2U Newbie

    Now, I have a question: During my visit to Boot Loop Land, I had downloaded RSDLite to see if I could help myself along. While in the bootloop RSDLite never recognized the phone. Even tried bootloader as well as recovery. No go. However, I did not load the drivers specified above. And of course we didn't have the .sbf file. That can be the only hangup that I can think of. But, will this process recover from a boot loop?
  17. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    As long as you can get into the bootloader, you can recover using the SBF file.
  18. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga
    Thread Starter

  19. HalfFrozen

    HalfFrozen Android Enthusiast

    ....my head just filled up with blood... no no, not that head!

    But seriously, what does this mean exactly? Put it in lame's terms.
  20. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga
    Thread Starter

    it means if you screw up your phone you can put it back to where it was right out of the box
  21. HalfFrozen

    HalfFrozen Android Enthusiast

    Now we just need the bootloader to get cracked from 2.2....right?
  22. Paycer

    Paycer Android Enthusiast

    Does this mean that attempts can be made at gaining access to the bootloader without risk of permanently bricking a phone? Or does this not cover that sort of situation?
  23. majorcovert

    majorcovert Member

    As long as you're not messing with the bootloader than yes. This will allow you to reflash your phone completely to stock if something happens to your system files.

    So you can clean out your phone all you want of useless crap with the ability of returning it to bone stock if something goes wrong.

    This is also good for those who might have deleted too much when they rooted. They can now return completely to stock. Or return there phone to stock for the Froyo update when ever we recieve it.
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  24. D13

    D13 Android Expert

    Yes can't wait.
    +1 for the Sticky treatment
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  25. madAdam

    madAdam Well-Known Member

    How do you start the Droid X in bootloader mode without a keyboard?

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The Motorola Droid X release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, TI OMAP3630 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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