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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Global' started by Jonas, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Jonas

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    Just imagine the mayhem if we had the bootloader unlocked... also, my gracious thanks to you and everyone who have included my FAQ in their signature! Albeit a few sections, it seems most of this FAQ could apply to all android users, not just D2G users.
     
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    In this case, the phone was actually stock. The rooting process for these phones took too much work (have to downgrade from 2.3.4 etc). Nice to see that they can totally mess themselves up! But a reset then changing theme/skin 4 times fixed it (doing the same thing three times didn't, but the fourth did. Oh well)
     
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    Sometimes you just gotta chalk it up to the Droid magic. No one can explain it, it just happens.
     
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    Good idea, I dunno how I forgot that site! I have learned a lot of little work arounds from there. And I thought I put up the XDA forums link. I didn't mean to put up the link for the regular site.
     
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    Jonas, I am new to DF & my D2G and I just wanted to say how much I appreciate all the really great info in this thread you and the others have assembled. Two thumbs up :)

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DroidForums
     
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    Thanks man, the only thing I ask is when you see someone else whose a noobie, pass on the info. This is a working progress, so keep checking back, and if you need any help, feel free to pm me.
     
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    What is bootloader?
    I've never have pulled the battery, unless phone is bootlooping, is sbf more reliable that way?
    alt method: you can get to bootloader pressing both volume buttons while powering up

    What is bootstrapping? and CWR options
    there several options that can be used for non-romers
    fix permissions, backup, wipe caches, wipe battery stats, restore backups, etc

     
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    Those additions look good, but I am going to rewrite what I put up tomorrow, and I will certinaly add what you wrote there. I don't fully understnad what you wrote in the top half though. Are you asking me that question, or are you suggesting that as a section in the FAQ? The answer is that SBFing doesn't need to be done unless you have bricked your phone, or just want a fresh base to start on. I think that answers your question if I understand it correctly.
     
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    it was a question
    i sbfed when i was on 606 and couldn't get 607 or 608 to install
    but i guess most of the time bootloader will be used when bootlooping

    and I didn't mean for that last post to be in bold type
     
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    You should have SBF'ed back to Froyo, since there is not an SBF out for GB to my knowledge, and then you have two options, you will need the flashable version of the GB leak, or the OTA update. The GB leak will take some Google power, but your OTA will be under settings>about phone>system updates. Does that clear things up?
     
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    sorry no that's what i did
    my question was, does a battery pull make sbf more reliable/ less errors?

    and i edited last post
     
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