my droid 3 by some miracle still works but I have completely f-ed up the operating system with some un-solicited help. This is a rooted droid 3 by the way.
I want to restore my factory o.s. so that I can then go threw and delete things that are safe to delete while still leaving phone able to make/receive updates, and stop the stupid force close crap.
I have downloaded to my computer the: Motorola rsd lite 5.5 , the updated Motorola software for 64/32 bit computers, and the VZW spf file for the factory os.
1st Following the directions I found on line I plugged in my phone to the computer, turned it off and on then set it to "charge mode only"
2nd I clicked the rsd lite on my computer, when the rsd lite window opened I clicked the ..... found the vzw.spf file clicked it
3rd clicked start and it said "placing fone in flash mode at which point phone went into flash mode, then did that for awhile and said flashing then said "failed to flash" I also tried to use the same method to do the steel os in the forum just to see if I had a bad spf file but same result... after unplugging my phone from computer and re-starting it it still starts anyway and makes calls.
WHAT ON EARTH AM I DOING WRONG?? fortunately after all efforts so far phone still functions and is not bricked.i went to market from external google source and downloaded the "go os/go launcher/go dialer/and go contacts, which has my phone at least working but obviously not desired result.
IS ANYONE A GENIUS/Droid3 Guru AND CAN HELP ME??