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  1. polom79

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    Downloaded Gingerbread update, try to install it to only get the exclamation triangle. Pulled the battery repeated a few times. Did a factory reset of my phone n did the same as above only to get the same results.

    Talked to Verizon and Motorola n the only suggestion they had was exchanging the phone.

    Any suggestions on how to finally get Gingerbread on my phone?
     

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    Have you ever rooted and froze, renamed or deleted bloatware? If so, that's your issue. This was my initial problem.
     
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    Yes I deleted somethings after I rooted my phone, but unrooted my phone and did the factory reset. How do I know what files might be missing?
     
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    The easiest way, I think, is to try to install the manual update via stock recovery and see what error it gives you. It will tell you which .apk is missing.
     
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    How do you do a manual update via stock recovery?
     
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    I'm on my phone and it would take forever to type. Just search the forums. There is more than likely a step by step tutorial. It's pretty easy to do once you have the instructions. Just search the site or Google for "droid x gingerbread manual install zip". Those should be the perfect keywords.
     
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    OR you could find some screens of the stock app drawer and the bloat in it and see what out has that you don't and go download those .apks. Perhaps an expert on it could tell you another way, but I'm on now and I'm sure you want GB sooner than later.
     
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    Anyone have a list of the apks needed on froyo to install the GB update
     
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    Am having a similar problem . Phone was rooted with z4 root . Im unrooted now but the,update still fail. I tried 3 times. Now I can not get the update pushed to the phone. how can I spf back to stock.please some one help me.
     
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    SBFing erases everything on your phone! I used Titanium Backup to backup ALL my apps before I began. It just makes it easier to restore your phone to "like you like it" status afterwards.

    I followed the instructions on this page to SBF back to stock 2.3.340 from ApeX 1.4.0:
    Complete Droid X .sbf Flashing Guide

    It has links to the files page here:
    Droid X SBF

    You will need Current SBF file (VRZ_MB810_2.3.34_1FF_01.zip)
    (DO NOT USE Older SBF files!)
    Windows Utility RSD Lite 4.9 (if you are using a Windows system to connect your phone)
    The current Motorola USB drivers

    Update your Motorola drivers 1st, then follow the first two instructions on the Flashing Guide:
    Put phone in bootloader
    Use RSD Lite 4.9 to SBF the phone

    READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY! Don't miss any steps (like the SBF file has to be unzipped before it it used, etc)
    It will take a few minutes (10 to 20) and it is finished when the phone reboots (READ THE INSTRUCTIONS)
    My phone got stuck in a reboot loop, but as per the FAQ on the Flashing Guide page a factory reset fixed the issue.


    Your phone is now just like it was out of the box (except it's got Froyo instead of Eclair). Setup the phone and enter your Google account. From here you should be able to check for updates and get the GB OTA update. If you do this, you will NOT have root until someone cracks it for GB. None of the current exploits work.

    I followed this page to get GB with root:
    Official DX Gingerbread 2.3.3 (4.5.596) Release Thread - Something for everyone

    I used the 2 Part method (Patched update.zip (not signed))to get GB with root. 1st you root the phone with z4root while it's still on Froyo then use Droid2 Bootstrap (not DroidX Bootstrap) to install the two parts one after the other. Went like clockwork, and I've had no major issues since the manual update. Once again, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!
     
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    SBF worked wonders :0) Got me back to stock and was able to update to GB thx
     

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