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A way back to stock from leaks

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Hacks' started by wseyller, Dec 23, 2011.

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    Well it seems plausible now bionics with the leaked 5.7.893 update can now get back to stock. Afterwards they then can install the 5.5.893 OTA and the new .901

    Information is in this thread: Getting back on the OTA update path - RootzWiki few people are claiming success. I haven't tried this. I have been following this thread for the last few hours waiting for others to claim that it is sucessful.

    Steps it seems to me is:

    1. Restore back to .886 then option 1 to forever root.

    2. Install the original stock modem in stock recovery http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21566851/Phone/radio.zip

    3. While rooted and usb debugging on, install this http://dl.dropbox.com/u/54323236/5T0ck886.rar

    After step 3 some people could no longer boot and then did step 1 again

    4. The 5.5.893 OTA would now install successfully
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    So if I do this and then repeat step 1, I should be able to boot into android then get the OTA or should I just download the OTA if it's posted here?

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    I followed it to the T.. it worked without an issue!
    Downloaded the ota, and installed without an issue..

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    wow, great news for Bionic owners
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    I might try this tonight:)

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    Awesome. Patience is a virtue.

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    should this work for 5.8.894 users as well?
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    I'm not sure, hopefully someone knows. I'm only on .894 system because of the th3ory rom, but everything else is .893.

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    not sure about 5.8.894

    Only people I've seen make it work were the ones on the 5.7.893 leak
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    hmm - so it's basically replacing the boot image with the 886 one evidently?

    anybody running 5.8.894 want to try it? (at your own risk!) :)
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    I did see people over at rootzwiki bork there phone doing this because all the bloatware wasn't there. I think a member that we have on here didn't have zumocast, webtop has to be there too.

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    I think it would work. You are flashing the kernel here.

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    You should be fine as long as you created a stock backup file. Before moving to any theory rom, I created a backup right out of the box. When the last 5.5.893 update came out about 2 weeks ago, I reverted back to stock to accept the OTA and then backed up that as a separate file. I returned to Theory with a full wipe. You can flip flop back and forth between theory and stock only if you made the stock backups and do full wipes in between.

    I am holding off on the .901 since it was pulled and another OTA will be out soon.
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    Yes, I think I do have a backup. I will definitely check before trying this.

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    To anyone that wants to try this. Definitively make sure you know everything you are doing. Make sure you are well prepared and have plenty of time available. Make sure you have everything you need. This is not for the weak minded. I though I totally screw my phone up. Luckily I was able it get it to a state to where I could boot back into the OS. I was at work doing other things at the same time and totally rushed it. There are lots that can go wrong with this.
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    I had installed the leak when it was released, I did the webtop hack/mod, webtop2sd.. I have flashed the leak multiple times to clean out my phone..
    I followed the steps in this forum.
    I did went to stock using root option 1 and flashed the radio using stock recovery.
    On first boot it asked me to do the ota for 5.5.893, i hit yes, it downloaded and rebooted to the update, then failed..
    I downloaded the update once more, using root explorer went to the /cache directory, copied the downloaded file including the crc to my /sd.. went back into stock recovery and tries flashing, failed on crc check with current system.. turned phone on and tried the 5t0ck.zip, phone asked for su permissions, I did it about 5 times then rebooted straight into stock recovery and flashed the downloaded file. 100% success ..

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    fyi - i followed the directions exactly as well and it bricked my phone. wont boot anymore. just a warning. curious if anyone knows what i might have done wrong. After i ran the 3rd step where it "flashed" the boot or whatever it did, i tried to reboot and thats where it just failed on the boot. reflashing the system didn' fix as the kernel was hosed. did anyone else experience this and have advice on how to fix? the error i get is Invalid CG Version (CG: boot) in the AP fastboot on load
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    I'm confused with step 1...is there a step BEFORE option 1 to restore back to stock .886 or is Option 1 the way TO RESTORE stock .886?

    Also, in reading the rootzwiki thread some are saying to use BOOTSTRAP and other's the STOCK recovery? Which one is best? Also, if we are currently using SafeStrap then we need to uninstall it to restore the stock recovery correct? Or is there a way to bypass uninstalling SafeStrap?

    Thanks for the help! I really want to get back on the OTA path without having to return my phone for a refurb. I don't think I could keep a straight face taking it in!
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    Did you try doing the root option 1? To restore your phone?

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    If you're talking to me I havern't even started this yet...I'm just trying to get all the information straight first. I'm on 5.7.893
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