Thanks so much. Glad to help.
Can I get some help? At some point I rooted my tablet and phone in order to take video-screenshots/screen-recording and to tether for wifi, only to find out tethering by rooted device violates contract and what not. I know I know, shoulda found that out first but anyway, I successfully unrooted my tab, and I want to Unroot my phone back to factory as well so there's no sign (even if you're looking for it) of root. Im not trading, or upgrading, I just want to go back to factory is all. I rooted using Razors Edge method. I tried downloading and then installing the Safestrap apk file thats linked in this thread, and that went fine... but no TWRP/Backup directory/folder on my Sdcard-ext was created, something I thought would happen with the installation of Safestrap as the directory doesn't already exist on my phone. So, I put the Factory rom folder (linked on this thread) in the "backups" folder in sdcard, shutdown, rebooted into Recovery, but got the dead droid with red exclamation mark T_T I know that putting files of the nature into folders/directories that are not the ones noted in the instruction won't get the job done just because I want them to or hope they will, but I wanted to at least try before troubling anyone. Sorry, but I really need some help. Will this thread still work even though I rooted with razors edge? if so, How? Also, Ive seen some option of "fxz"... but Im a little vague on how this works. Most of the links for fxz files are dead anyway :\
So, I manually created a folder in TWRP named "Backup". Did the volume buttons reboot to recovery mode, got the dead droid with red exclamation mark again. Then I rebooted allowing it to go to the safestrap screen, and chose the bottome left recovery option. When in the main menu, I chose "install and located the Rom zip file. It said "update successful" and what not, rebooted... but everything is the same, except now my wallpaper is changed lol. But rootchecker, super user and rom toolbox and safestrap are all still in the apps directory.
So, I still need help lol
Last edited by varxtis; 03-26-2013 at 06:03 PM.
I tried the fast boot tutorial you linked... the download links were out of date so it took me about two hrs to find (what Im hoping are) the up to date files, let alone links that were still good.
The files are as follows
The Motorola Mobile Drivers: Motorola_End_User_Driver_Installation_5.9.0_64bit
And the Droid Bionic ICS 6.7.246 Fast boot file (for the FXZ file? is that right?): VRZ_XT875_6.7.246.XT875.Verizon.en.US_CFC_01.xml
But when I connect my phone and open RSDLite, RSDLite doesn't show my phone listed, or doesn't recognize it. Windows recognizes the phone just fine. What am I doing wrong?
Also, did you encourage me to look more into safestrap as a necesity to the fast boot proccess, to suggest how to unroot through safestrap, or to encourage me to keep my phone rooted?
Last edited by varxtis; 03-26-2013 at 08:40 PM.
I encourage you to keep your phone rooted. You can so much more with it. But still want you to fastboot back. The more you do this the better and more confidence you will have in the future. .here is a link to fastboot files I used. Use the 4.0.4 files 6.7.246
http://sbf.droid-developers.org/cdma_targa/list.php. Now I used RDS 5.6
Located on this page http://www.theandroidsource.com/droi...tructions.html
Power off your phone.
Power your phone on while holding the volume up, down and power buttons at the same time.
Using the volume down button, hover over "AP Fastboot", use volume up to select.
Open RSD Lite, press the "..." button at the top, navigate to and select the fastboot files you downloaded.
Select "uncompress and start flashing". Rewatch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAd7...e_gdata_player
Here is screenshot of rsd.
Highlighted is your phone. Must click on line 1 for your phone. Then select uncompress. Make sure your phone has debugging selected on in developer options. Hope this helps. The more you do it. The easier it seems.
Safestap 3.11 WHAT IS SAFESTRAP?
(Bionic has a locked Boot loader as do most Android Devices.)
Safestrap is a Bootstrap / Recovery for locked bootloader phones. The goal is to avoid touching your primary system (I’ll call this “stock” system) and only flash or make large changes to another place on your phone that Safestrap treats as a “2nd system” (in this case, it’s a series of virtual ROM slots located on the internal emmc area: “/sdcard”). Once installed, you will see a “Splashscreen” giving you the option to hit “menu” to enter recovery. The recovery portion of Safestrap is now based on TWRP 184.108.40.206 (a touch based recovery) and you can perform .zip installs, backups and restores here. The additional features I’ve added to TWRP are mostly located under the “Boot Options” menu:
Here you can create virtual ROM-slots (up to 4) for flashing ROMs. These ROM-slots allow for 3 different sizes of /data partitions: 1GB, 2GB and 3GB. NOTE: The bigger you make the /data partition the less room you will have to make other ROM-slots.
You can activate a new ROM-slot by choosing the slot you wish to make active and then selecting the “Activate” button. Once active, you will see the “rom-slot#” up in the top of the screen shown in green. If you make the “stock” ROM active, then you can see it in the top shown in red.
Once a ROM-slot is active, all actions you would normally perform using TWRP are directed to that ROM-slot. For example, “Install” to flash a .zip, backup and restore.
Fast boot Note:
Once you fastboot you will lose root. If you want to reroot your phone you will need safe strap 3.11 again. Safestrap Recovery v3.1 [12/29/2012 V3.11 - Stock Flash+]
Safestrap Recovery v3.1 [12/29/2012 V3.11 - Stock Flash+] Remember. Do this process of rooting and fastboot a few times. Get use to it. Then you can't ever mess up your phone b/c now you know how to fix it. Always!!! Impress your friends with your new knowledge. I store all my files in Dropbox and/or Google Drive for easy downloads when I need them. Give it a shot and good luck. Let us know how you make out.
Last edited by Fadtydawg; 03-31-2013 at 10:54 AM.
Wow man, Thats incredible, thank yu. Im sure this'll benifet a lot of people to come.
I really appreciate the encouragement to stick with root. It's really tempting as I love to customize things... there a lot of customization I wish I could to with the "unlock" radial swipe, like adding shortcuts and feature to it, and modding the over all task bar GUI, which Im sure is all possible. I used to mod my psps all the time, even modded the hardware. but it takes me so long to finally get it down to where Im comfortable that, unlike the psp, droid will already have had three new major updates lol. I'm just gonna keep it simple and stick with OTA. I really really really thank you very much for your help and patience man ^_^ I will be holding on to this thread and the files and instructions juuust incase I change my mind in the next few weeks. btw, speaking of which... If I have an OTA up date down the line, and want to go back to root, does droid OTA firmware make it so that you can't root to an older version (saying if I wanted to execute the instruction and files you've linked on this thread down the line.)? And Im also assuming that, Droid firmware aside, this thread/tutorial wouldn't work for any other phone, if I were to get an upgrade. Do you do galaxy tabs? lol. Also, This is probably kinda personal, but Im always curious and never ask... what kind of work do you do? Do you know all this by trade or do you do this strictly as a hobby? Because I gotta say man, people like you blow my miiind. I couldn't believe how much information you provided and how well worded and clear it all was just in the coarse of a day.
Last edited by varxtis; 03-27-2013 at 07:02 PM.