Droid x, can't update, can't rsd, can't find an answer :(

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    So I've been working on this a few hours now, and it's really driving me nuts. If someone could help me out, i'd really appreciate it.

    First off, i'm on a droid x running RubiX .3 untill earlier tonight, when I flashed RubiX 1.0 (I don't believe that's the problem, please read on) RubiX 1.0 installed right over .3 just fine with no problems and ran great for about 2 hours before I started messing with other things.

    I caused the problem by thinking I could modify the framework-res.apk file on the phone, instead of moving it to a desktop and then putting it back. I was reading instructions on how to change the "verizon wireless" banner on the lock screen, and used root explorer to make a copy of framework, change the extension to .zip, unzip it, navigate to the res dir, and modify the res.xml file on the device using a text editor. I made sure the banner still had 16 characters, but i realize either not using a hex editor, or re zipping the package on the device must have cause it to be corrupt, because when i put the file back together and swapped the modded framework for the existing one (which i renamed .bak) It all went down hill.

    Upon reboot, i get a moto symbol and then a blank screen, which just hangs and hangs. I'm able to hold home while booting to get into recovery, but this is where things get difficult. I've never used rsd lite before, and so i didn't have it set up on my computer. I have connected my phone to my computer before, as a mass storage and with moto connect, so i THOUGHT i had the right drivers installed, but after following several tutorials on how to flash an sbf using rsd lite, I cannot get RSD lite to recognize my phone.

    I have attempted to use rsd lite on both my desktop and laptop (both windows 7 64 bit). I have tried both 4.6 and 4.7 "with patch". I have tested the usb ports to make sure they work. I have made sure to run RSD lite as administrator, and have tried using windows xp sp3 compatability mode. I have tried several variations of starting rsd, then the phone, starting the phone then rsd and so forth. I just can't get my phone to show up for RSD.

    I've also tried simply putting a froyo update.zip on the sd card and applying that from the recovery menu, but after attemptiong two versions of the update.zip, I've gotten E: Error in /sdcard/update.zip (status 2) every time. I have searched extensively for the meaning of "status 2" and have found no clear indication.

    I havn't linked to the particular rsd, sbf, update, or driver files driver i've attempted so far because they are plentiful, and, frankly, all a jumble to me at the moment, but i'm at the end of my ability to troubleshoot this on my own and would REALLY appreciate any help you might be able to provide.

    Thank you.
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    Oddbob, in the droid x tech issues forum, has solved my problem. Apparently i'm not very observant, because through my whole experience, i did not once notice that recovery mode and boo loader mode are two different things. I was trying to get RSD to find my phone in recovery mode, which does not work. booting into boot loader (holding down volume and camera button when powering on) worked right away.


    I would still like to know, however, what does STATUS 2 mean?
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    I can't help you with status 2, but RSD Lite should be usually be used as a last resort. If you can boot into recovery, you should have been able to restore your backup. That is, you _did_ make a backup before messing with your framework-res.apk file, right? If not, ALWAYS do.

    Also, when you re-zip your framework-res.apk file, make sure you set it as 'storage' only and do not compress it. I have found 7.zip to be the best as you can open the .apk without having to extract it and just copy/paste stuff right into it. Also at least on the Droid 1, it is best to put your new framework-res.apk file on your phone while it is booted into recovery. I would spell out the steps, but they're for the A855.

    good luck
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    I could boot into the stock recovery, but i couldnt get to the bootstrapped recovery, so i couldn't load my rom manager backup(which of course I made), and it wouldn't let me load an update.zip ("status 2"). If there's a way to load the backups made by rom manager from the stock recovery menu, I don't know it, so rsd lite WAS my last resort, seeing as i'd tried everything else i could think of first.