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  1. SnowBose

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    my phone needs an upgrade. i haven't modified it since back in september of 2010 when the froyo leak came out, and i'd like to get up to speed with the best of you. currently, i'm running a rooted 2.2 DX on the 2.3.9 system version, and i'd like to be updated, yet still able to receive OTAs. outside of unrooting, what else do i have to do to get to the latest level? thanks in advance.
     

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    i think you can sbf straight to 2.3.320 then flash 2.3.340 ^_^ im at work and cant browse the forum for the link, someone else will post that for me im sure :)
     
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    here is the link to the 2.3.340 full sbf
    Full 2.3.340 Official sbf

    flash the sbf and do a factory reset and you should be good to go
     
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    i'll search through the forum to read up on how to sbf thru mac... i recall being able to do it before.

    thanks so much for the info guys, appreciate the quick responses.
     
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    that will only take your system up to there not your baseband, kernel, and MBM. Couldn't he just flash the maderstok file since that upgrades it all.
     
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    yes he can aggie ,,,that is the full sbf recently released and it will in fact update everything;)
     
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    thanks for the info ^_^
     
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    nice! how big is that file??
     
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    well it was like 440mb or so but i believe p3 zipped a file with the sbf inside it so the overall may be smaller,,,,i downloaded it as a straight file then p3 released his which again i believe he zipped and the original i got it from the links are dead so just consult the thread link;)
     
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    i've downloaded the maderstok file and placed it on the root of my sdcard, yet when i do a bootstrap recovery, it does not appear. any ideas as to why?
     
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    its not anywhere??,,,how did you download it,,,if from your x browser itself it will be in your download/ folder
    if you tranfered it from your mac be sure it was succesfully transfered
    to confirm if it was or not open your file manager (astro or whatever you use)and try to find it
     
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    Is it still a zip file? (You didn't unzip it?)

    You need to "install zip from sdcard", then "choose zip from sdcard", then find the file.
     
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    What does RSDlite do? I downloaded the .sbf file and opened RSDlite. Do I just plug in my phone now and press start?
     
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    rsd is a windows software that allows the sbf to flash the phone
    start rsd
    hook up phone and select i believe recognize device(bare with me i use a different method in linux and am going off memory)
    then once it recognizes your device (if it doesnt recognize you will have to download the proper drivers)you willl see a little box with 3 dots in it select it
    then select the sbf file and start
     
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    yeah, i tried that. For some reason 4.9 is not seeing my phone. I grabbed the drivers and the computer is recognizing and booting the drivers properly. will 4.8 or 4.7 work?
     
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    4.8 may work ,,a lot of people have the same problem and try 4.8 and it works
     
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    it's the weirdest thing, i've checked ES File Explorer several times and it's right there in the root of the sdcard, yet when i bootload, it doesn't appear at all. wtf??
     
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    try to redownload it,,,are you downloading and transfering from your computer or downloading from your x??try the opposite of whatever method your trying and see if that works,,,this is most odd
     
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    Every time i try to uninstall RSDlite 4.9 and install 4.8, 4.9 pops back up. its not recognizing my phone.

    so now i tried doing the maderstcok340.zip method but find out that i have to be rooted to run bootstrapper which is needed to run the maderstcok file.

    What the hell am I doing wrong here?
     
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    are you in bootloader mode trying to flash?,,,if not power x off hold down power ,volume down and camera together until you see a black screen with white letters with a bootloader mode
    also if your not rooted why are you attempting this?
     
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    because I too am stuck clear back on the leaked 2.3.9 version with no way to OTA update.

    and yes, when i run RSDlite I am putting the phone into bootloader mode.
     
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    i am honestly not sure as to why rsd wont work,,,,you have totally deleted 4.9 then try to run 4.8 and 4.9 pops back up???
     
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    yeah. I even went back to find a version of 4.7 and tried and it just reinstalled as 4.9. A friend suggested i use a fancy schmancy uninstall program that checks for leftover bits and after i ran that and reinstalled, it still came up as 4.9!

    I'm done for the night, pissed off, time for a drink!
     

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