Hey guys. I have been off the scene for awhile, after up(?)grading from a Droid X to an iPhone.
Anyway, I am trading my iPhone for a Bionic (after returning to my senses!), and I have a few questions about this process:
1)do you still have to do a separate root, or is that part of the safestrap process?
2)is the sbf method still used to return to full stock - or was it ever used for bionic?
3)has this process been known to 'brick' bionics, via either fubar'ed installs or other reasons?
Greatly appreciate answers to these. And if this kind of question makes me a n00b, then so be it :-D
Question 1) you need to root separately, google moto-fail. Safestrap is just a alternate recovery like bootstrap but with dual-boot capabilities.
2)Its called a fxz now. Pretty much the same as a sbf. You can use rsd lite to flash the fxz or use moto-fastboot to flash any image individually
3) As with any root procedures there is always a change you could soft-brick your device. That being said 99% of issues are user errors.
I have a Bionic that I tried to flash to the new ICS from Liberty. As I flashed all went it seemed fine until I restarted it, it pulled up the new OS but with no signal/connection. When I flashed it back using RDS Lite I got errors trying to flash the Liberty 2.0 901 build. Now when booting the phone it does not pass the splash screen and will not load to the stock recovery. It will however boot to the flash mode but fails out upon flashing. Any ideas?