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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by darkcyber, May 15, 2011.

  1. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert
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    Getting ready to do SBF back to stock to install GB tonight. Never done SBF before, any suggestions or baby step instructions I need to know before pulling the trigger? Any danger of bricking it? :eek:

    I guess I am as paranoid about doing this as I was about rooting for the first time...:D
     



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  2. SimsDelt

    SimsDelt Android Expert

    You really can't brick it... make sure you have a fully charged battery. Follow these instructions here SBF’ing the Droid X U D G . It will walk you through it step by step. Don't skip any steps (including the one where you download the drivers, even if you have before, it never hurts). Also, if you have a problem, just post it here, someone will be up and around to help... cough cough Stephen?
     
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  3. SimsDelt

    SimsDelt Android Expert

    Also, just use RSD Lite 4.9 and run it as administrator (right click on it after installing and scroll down to "Run As Administrator")
     
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  4. SimsDelt

    SimsDelt Android Expert

    This is the .sbf file you will want btw... its the last on in his guide... but I felt like posting it here... http://bit.ly/hfp9iY

    It is in .zip format... unzip it before opening inside of RSD Lite.
     
  5. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert
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    I have read about unzipping it because it was a double zip file. Just curious, when I unzip it is it suppose to be a .sbf extension or a .zip extension?
     
  6. jbhumph

    jbhumph Android Enthusiast

    It will be a .sbf extension

    Also if you are running Windows 7, be prepared that RSD Lite can be picky with this program at times. I could not SBF on my Windows 7 computer and had to try it on a computer that had Windows XP. Just something to be aware of.
     
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  7. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert
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    Thanks! I had already read numerous posts about Windows 7 and I had everything ready to go on my Windows 7 pc and then decided to move it all over to my Windows XP laptop and going to do it from there tomorrow. I had to watch the final show of Survivor tonight, so my GB installation got pushed back until tomorrow :)
     
  8. Bugly

    Bugly Android Expert

    Other than that, just make a backup of everything you want to keep and pull the pin on that grenade. There is always someone here that can help and is willing to do so for you.
    Make sure also that you clear data/cache, as that is the biggest bootlooper of all time.
     
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  9. Raryn

    Raryn Well-Known Member

    The only real way you could really mess anything up is if your battery died mid-SBF. Otherwise, if the SBF starts, it will finish, and you'll be fine. (Might need to do a factory reset afterwords, but that's not really a hardship)

    Make sure its charged!
     
  10. pEktaS

    pEktaS Member

    Ya i SBF'd last night 4.7 RSD gives errors make sure u use 4.9 and then after its done it says to manually reboot ur phone and it potentially can bootloop (happened to me) you just have to do a factory reset reactivate your phone and your golden just follow the steps on rooolers site. It only takes like 5-10 minutes once u have everything downloaded.
     
  11. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert
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    Ok, just got through doing the sbf thing and after it finished and before I remove it from USB it was showing the Liberty bootup splash screen. I removed the USB and tried to power up the phone but all I got was that Liberty splash screen. So, I pulled the battery and powered up the phone and still get the same thing. So, how long do I need to wait before I take the bootloop steps? How long should it take to boot up?
     
  12. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert
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    Ok, just got through doing the sbf thing and after it finished and before I remove it from USB it was showing the Liberty bootup splash screen. I removed the USB and tried to power up the phone but all I got was that Liberty splash screen. So, I pulled the battery and powered up the phone and still get the same thing. So, how long do I need to wait before I take the bootloop steps? How long should it take to boot up?

    EDIT: Went ahead and ran the steps to get into the factory recovery and did the data wipe and factory reset and booting up now. :D
     
  13. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert
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    Ok, got through the sbf and got my X backup and activated but having a time getting Z4Root to root it now. It has been so long since I rooted mine...how long does it take for Z4Root to root it? It seems like it is just sitting and spinning and spinning. I have restarted it about 3 times and still spinning.

    So, how long should it be taking?

    EDIT: I got it. I uninstalled Z4Root and rebooted. Reinstalled Z4root and rebooted and then ran it and worked like a charm. :) Now to get GB .595 on there.
     
  14. Bugly

    Bugly Android Expert

    Fun times....
     

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