I agree with you in theory, but having put computers back together after Redbull-fueled teenagers with more time then sense have deleted "all that junk I don't need"...
Of course, if people want it that way and can't figure out how to reverse it I imagine they're beyond help. Suggestion withdrawn.
Tried the process at the start of the post and I get:
Failed Flashing Process; Did not re-enumerate after RAM-loader was sent...0x703E
I'm using RSDLite 4.6, with 4.6.5 USB drivers on XPsp3 (though my USB ports are only 1.1 )
The drivers you installed are actually the same version I'm running and the docs say XP SP3 is supported for those drivers, so no issue there.
Unfortunately that probably means it doesn't like your USB...
I'm sorry if this is answered in another thread, but couldn't find the answer to this one can someone please clear this up for me or confirm I'm correct?
When you use this method, it is a one-time use only. That is, once you use this method, you will no longer be able to install OTA updates since you need the stock recovery installed. Once you install sprecovery as detailed here, furture OTA will be blocked.
If this is the case, is it possible to backup our current stock recovery first, to be able to restore after rooting? For example, for my scenario, I'm running a rooted FRG01B with a stock recovery, what I would like to be able to do --
1) Install OTA update to FRG22D (as part of process, lose root access)
2) Backup stock recovery for FRG22D (it installs a new recovery image as part of the OTA)
3) Use MotoCache1 method to obtain root (by flashing a custom recovery)
4) Restore stock recovery for FRG22D
5) Be able to install future OTA updates
- Install your FRG22D OTA update.
- Flash my "recovery only" SBF.
- Install my update.zip.
- Reboot the phone.
- With your new root powers, rename /system/recovery-from-boot.p.not back to "recovery-from-boot.p".
- Reboot the phone.
Step #5 re-enables the Flash Recovery Service and when you do step #6 your recovery partition will get put back to stock.