I just purchased the Galaxy Nexus and will be handing down/up my Original unrooted Droid 1 to my father. Before doing so I want to get it in tip-top condition. I found this thread: "If you have FC, lag, sounds, etc and think your og droid HW is failing - READ THIS. Indeed, my Droid had been having these symptoms including the lag, crazy static sounds, etc. So from my reading it appears that I need to follow this method instead of simply doing a hard reset. I don't want to root the phone, only use an .sbf file to get the phone completely, and truly back to factory settings. So my plan is:
1. Follow the instructions in the above linked thread and at the article: How To: Unroot the Motorola Droid | TheUnlockr that was linked to in that thread.
2. Do not continue with the process to root the device. I will just leave it as is after following the instructions at theunlockr.com
a) Does this seem like a reasonable approach?
b) What is the most reliable source for getting the correct .sbf file and most recent RSD lite program? I want to make sure the sbf file I'm getting is unmodified and is truly the stock file with no additions or subtractions. Currently the phone is on Android version 2.2.3, Build FRK76. If I can't get the .sbf file for FRK76 it is my understanding that if I use an earlier version the OTA update back to FRK76 will be pushed to the phone by Verizon.
c) Please let me know if I have violated rules/protocol by asking for help finding .sbf and RSD lite. I am very paranoid about such things and I will edit my post ASAP if I have done anything that is not permissible.
d) If anyone has an easier, more straightforward way of accomplishing what I wish to do, please let me know. Thank you very much for your help!