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    Updated with bootstrap guide. I need to sleep.
     
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    Sleep is SO overrated :)

    Nice guide so far man! You should include a section for "How to do a nandroid backup" ;) I know you have it in the bootstrap section, but it might be of use if you just make a "How to: Nandroid Backup" so it's easier for people to see. Just my .02 cents :)
     
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    I would like to see a guide on how to restore with nandroid for a bricked phone
     
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    I need to figure out this as well. I can't find how to boot into anything other than the Motorola or stock Android recovery.
     
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    Anyone else having problems getting rsdlite to install? I had problems with the driver install and had to got to moto because it kept asking for a disk. Do i have to do the same with rsdlite
     
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    I'm definitely not new to using RSDLite, but I've tried repeatedly using the posted fxz files and everytime after it uncompresses, I get an error that says "Please check input file. Either XML format is wrong or image files associated with it are missing."

    I've tried downloading the both the full size file and the minimal file and both produce the same error.

    I'm at wits end now because I did a little too much tinkering and removal of what I thought was bloatware, except now I get force closes when trying to add a calendar event (which I've heard has to do with removing the generic email app). I backed them up with Titanium and then removed them, except when I try to restore the apps, Titanium hangs on restore and I have to reboot phone. I figured my only option was to flash it back to stock, but now I can't even do that because of this XML error I'm getting.

    I know I don't post much in here, but mainly because any issues I have, I can usually find with the search function. However now, I seem to be the only one with this problem since flashing the Bionic is a new thing. I truly appreciate anyones help in this matter. Thanks!
     
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    Have you checked the MD5 hashes?
     
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    Thread updated with a Nandroid Backup/Restore guide.
     
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    Yes, I did check the MD5, and they matched up. I'm happy to say all is well now :D

    I got my hands on a mac and did the fastboot method and it worked like a charm.

    All is well in Bionicland now! Thanks!
     
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    Hey, which guide did you use, the minimal or full? I had to create all of those commands for the full, but I have no way of testing it.

    It's good to see that the Linux/OS X guide worked though. Thanks for testing!
     
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    I used the minimal one. I had an issue initially with using the fastboot binary on a Mac running leopard, it would keep saying "Permission Denied" when running the command. I went and ran it on a Mac with Lion and had no issues.
     
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    That's interesting. Maybe it needed to be chmodded to +x for it to run. But it's working now!
     
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    The minimal restore works... I wanted to try it and it worked like a charm
     
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    Everytime I push "Root my phone" i get an error ..... anyone get this too?

    This is the exception that pops up from Pete's Tools.

    System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified
    at System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithCreateProcess(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
    at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start()
    at Petes_Motorola_Root_Tools.Main.TaskKill(String sCommand)
    at Petes_Motorola_Root_Tools.Main.RestartADB()
    at Petes_Motorola_Root_Tools.Main.btnRoot_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
     
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    Did you manually go to the folder where you extracted the Pete's rooting tools?
     
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    yes, extracted to a new folder on the desktop.
     
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    And you have USB Debugging enabled, and the USB mode set to Charge only?
     
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    yepp and the drivers too
     
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    If you haven't tried it already, delete everything pete's file and the extracted file. Redownload extract and try it again. The file might have been corrupt when downloading.
     
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    Do that, and also check the MD5 hashes! I've included those for a reason!

    Here's a Windows/Mac tool that adds hash checking to the right-click Properties/Get Info menu.

    HashTab tool to quickly find file hash information
     
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    ive re downloaded and reinstaled and triple checked the drivers and a bunch of stuff. The files are fine according to hashTab too...
    im confounded.
     
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    Welp, the last idea is to use a different computer.
     
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    Yeah i will try that, hopefully it works otherwise i have no idea.
     
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