thanks for the info sgmd1
i think the sbf lives on the fone, i guess with tools like rsd (manufacturer version) any file on the device can be manipulated. what i gather is that the sbf for the d2g hasnt been unlocked yet by devs, so i feel its best to wait until that happens before i root the phone, or root it and use the troubleshooting link i posted to revert in case there is a hickup.
i really like vanilla so i plan to root and rom today provided i have all the files.
SBF isn't contained on the phone. It is a dump of the various partitions of the internal nand from the phone, (like boot loader, recovery partition, system partition, boot partition/kernel) specially packaged in a container file (SBF) , which is digitally signed by manufacturer (Motorola). The digital signature is so people cannot modify the contents of the file. Phone will not accept the SBF if it doesn't have the proper digital signature.
There is no way to construct and sign SBF from the phone as the right private signing key is required (this is very carefully guarded by the owner (Motorola) piece of data!).
In other words SBF can only be made available if Motorola decides so, or if it is made available to service centers and somebody leaks it from there. This is why we are playing the waiting game. Either Motorola to release the file (as they have done for many of their products), or file to leak somehow from a service centre.
rooted today using z4. what a painless procedure ... way easy.
now does z4root need to be an installed app so long as i am rooted ?
i chose permanent root. whats the difference between temporary and permanent root other than what the names imply ?
I need help in unlocking my Droid 2 Global from Brazil, to use a Brazilian SIM. I've bought it last week when I was in USA, payed the full retail price $599, but I called there and they told me I was suppose to have an account in order to unlock it.
Is anyone able to help me with this issue?
Last edited by ArFe; 12-13-2010 at 09:17 AM.