Droid razr maxximized!!!! Prepare to be vanquished!!!
As far as I know, yes you have to be rooted to flash ROM's ...
What Android version were you on when you tried to SBF back to Froyo? Gingerbread? I SBF'd my Droid 2 when GB first came out, because I didn't like it, and I only kept GB for a week when I got my Razr Maxx, and I went to ICS. I have NEVER seen a "UID" error, but it sounds to me like whatever you used to SBF back may have been the issue ... did it give you any other errors when you did the SBF? (Other than UID errors?)
So MattyP how do you get all the ladies??
'MattyP' I just offer classes on upgrading their OS...
Really?? That's it??
'MattyP' yeah, the chicks love it when you give em an upgrade...
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Btw, I just realized I've had the phone for just over a year when this started happening, so whee, no manufacturer's warranty. It's a free-for-all, and rooting is now an option if anyone has any ideas. (Though I'll wait two days before actually doing rooting stuff since I may run by Verizon in person on Friday to give them one chance to flash my phone themselves.)
To answer MattyP's questions, I was on Gingerbread, an OTA update, and accidentally tried to SBF back to FroYo, but the UID errors started way before I even knew what an SBF was (I started trying to Factory Reset it at that point, and when that didn't work tried the SBFs).
No other recognizable errors other than UIDs and Force Closes (just generic "Error" messages with apologies). I just tried the RSD Lite/SBF on a different computer, still no luck. But this seems kinda fun, if anyone has any suggestions I'd be up for being a guinea pig. Might help someone else if not me.
So, I tried leaving the battery out in hopes of letting internal battery drain (if that even makes any sense, I have no idea what I'm doing) and then started it up straight into bootloader and tried the SBF again. The SBF flashing failed again (I guess no surprise if it does require root), same checksum error. It also corrupted my bootloader in the process. But, I did a battery pull and tried again, and the system reloaded as before. Checked the bootloader and it's fine again. I feel like I'm in the movie Groundhog Day and I'm driving myself off a cliff to my doom with Punxsutawney Phil in shotgun. Are there any attractive female reporters out there I could make sweet love to in order to end this misery? (/spoiler)
I'd also accept feedback from anyone else with ideas. Probably preferable actually, considering the girlfriend and all. Remember, I'm willing to root and I'll try pretty much anything. Do yer worst.
Edit: Apparently technically the female in that movie was not a reporter, but I digress.
For what it's worth (after much Googling), these look potentially related to my issue:
Droid X. Can't sbf, can't format data/cache/system, can't install rom - Motorola - RootzWiki - Page 3
Configuration Settings not saving.
I'm not sure how to use this information though... Is there any way I can make it so the phone recognizes changes made to itself? Again, willing to root (if necessary or even possible).
Also, is this even in the right forum? I just realized there's a Droid X forum, just posted in the first "Droid" forum I saw. Don't want to double-post if possible but I can post there and link to here and if a moderator sees this please fix.
Edit: @ mods, alternately this thread could be closed and the new thread here: Droid X UID errors and Reset problems could take over. Your call, just trying to sort this out.
Last edited by wisequack; 07-12-2012 at 07:38 PM.
I'm having System UID Inconsistency Errors and can't seem to reset my phone (or SBF it). It's like Teflon, nothing sticks.
I already posted this in a different forum, but I think I put it in the wrong place. Please see here: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/tec...ble-reset.html
I don't really care if the old thread is moved to this forum or closed, just want to solve this thing! Sorry for the double post.
Basically, if I don't reset my phone, I get lots of Force Closes and reboots (often into a reboot loop). If I do try to reset my phone, it says it's wiped, but then on reboot the phone looks the same as it did before. When I try to flash the SBF, I get checksum errors which I think are saying that the copying was faulty, maybe because it wasn't copied at all? Anyway, the SBF flashing failed.
Plenty more information in the other thread, see above. I also just posted links to a couple other issues that seem similar to mine. Need help in terms of implementation. I'm not rooted, but am out of warranty and am willing to root if it fixes my problems.
I combined your threads.... hope you find the answers you're looking for.. wish I could help you more, but I don't flash or sbf.
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