Getting back to froyo

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by rumblee1, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. rumblee1

    rumblee1 Member

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    I have a gingerbread droid x. HATE IT. Is there a way to get froyo back? ps,I hate gingerbread, not the x.

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    Feel free to SBF your phone if you feel comfortable doing it. Though I have to ask.. what are your issues with GB?
     
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    Nimerix is correct, the only way to get back to Froyo is via SBF. I recommend giving 1KDS' Linux .iso a try, very easy and quick.
     
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    feedback?

    rumblee, did you successfully sbf your phone? I'm in the same boat--HATE HATE HATE GB and want to go back to Froyo. Would love to hear how it went for you...
     
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    SBF if very simple to perform. The most difficult part is getting the Froyo image downloaded and the drivers installed.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...mpletely-bricked-droid-x-step-step-guide.html

    Follow the above link for great instructions, it was what I followed the first two times but now I just run the SBF since I have done it many times. Google for the Droid X .340 sbf image
     
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    Thanks Jonathon.

    This is the "Stock SBF Droid X File"--the link that's removed from the site you provided?

    Also, can you or anyone else explain why links to .sbf files are banned in these forums? Do I risk voiding my warranty?
     
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    Probably wants to go back because the phone loses connection and needs to reboot or just randomly reboots itself... my biggest problem with gb is the connection being lost and having to reboot my phone to send a text or make a call. I don't have all the apps installed I had before, I have cleared data cache and factory reset and it has not fixed it. I'm ready to go back to froyo too... gb has done nothing for me except give me more problems to deal with...

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    Since the GB "update" I have the same spontaneous reboot and lost connection issues, as well as some others:
    - battery life has dropped off dramatically
    - phone runs very hot (and I've had two warranty replacements, so it's not just one isolated device)
    - anything involving accessing my contacts--searching them, scrolling through them, editing or adding them--is excruciatingly slow
    - speech-to-text often chooses not to work
    - GPS occasionally decides that I'm somewhere in the Canadian Arctic
    - in text entry mode, a double-tap now pulls up the same context menu as a long-press, which is annoying and redundant
     
  9. ldopa

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    I think the moderators need to protect themselves. There may be a liability issue. Whatever it is, we have to respect it. Have you found the file yet?

    CM74D2
     
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    So if I perform the sbf, will the phone automatically default to Froyo? This isn't my original device--it's a warranty replacement, it came pre-loaded with GB. How do I know it will revert to Froyo?
     
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    It will. Once it reboots and you activate the phone, you can go to settings/about phone and see the android ver to be 2.2
    Plus the status bar will be white again instead of gb blue.

    CM74D2
     
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    Also, a good visual guide to sbf (if you need it) I'm sure you have all the necessary files (rsd lite 4.9, drivers, full sbf file)

    CM74D2
     
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    Thanks Ldopa. However what I meant was not how do I confirm that I'm running 2.2 once the sbf is performed, but how can I be sure, prior to sbf, that the phone will revert to Froyo, rather than the factory-installed OS, which (as far as I can tell) appears to be GB?
     
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    Oh, well the sbf file will be named with the system its flashing back to. Yours should say (2.3.340) at the end for the dx. That is stock froyo.

    CM74D2
     
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