[GUIDE] Return to stock or recover a brick using the new format: FXZ (OSX/Win/*nix) Motorola has moved away from their SBF format. The Droid 3 is likely going to be the last Motorola phone we see with an SBF. So from now on we will have what we are going to call "FXZ" archives, or Fastboot XML Zip archives. What these are are *basically* SBFs, but in a more simplified version. It's more similar to a nandroid backup than an SBF. An XML has instructions that tell RSDLite to fastboot flash the stock partitions included in the zips. It works exactly the same was an SBF for the end-user, with minimal effort. So this is basically how you're going to restore: Windows ONLY: 1. Install the following: RSDLite 5.5 Moto Drivers 5.2.1 - 32-bit or Moto Drivers 5.2.1 - 64-bit 2. Download the stock FXZ. 3. Plug in your phone to your computer (preferably a back USB port if you're on a desktop, don't use a front USB port if possible) and shut it down (leave it plugged in). 4. Hold down the vol-down button on the rocker and boot the phone up, it should boot into AP Fastboot Flash Mode and it should say "OK to Program". 5. Open RSDLite and make sure it shows your phone under entry 1. 6. Click on the ... button and search for the zip. 7. Click on "Uncompress only" and make sure the File Properties section (the right box) has the following information: Code: Filename: default_flash_targa.xml Creation Date: 09/15/2011 00:31:50 File size: 577 Sofware Version: For Phone Model: TARGA 8. Once you've verified that click on "Start" and it should start the flashing process. 9. It will reboot when finished and you should be back to complete stock! OS X/Linux ONLY: Here's a guide on how to restore to stock using the FXZ for OS X/Linux users. 1. Download one of the following fastboot binaries: fastboot-OSX or fastboot-linux and rename it to just "fastboot" 2. Download the FXZ and untar it anywhere. 3. Plug in your phone to your computer (preferably a back USB port if you're on a desktop, don't use a front USB port if possible) and shut it down (leave it plugged in). 4. Hold down the vol-down button on the rocker and boot the phone up, it should boot into AP Fastboot Flash Mode and it should say "OK to Program". 5. Run the following commands in terminal Code: ./path/to/fastboot flash system /path/to/system.img ./path/to/fastboot flash boot /path/to/boot.img ./path/to/fastboot flash recovery /path/to/recovery.img ./path/to/fastboot -w 6. Shut off the phone by pressing the power button. 7. Boot back up and you should be back to stock! Note: The FXZ posted is a minimal stock flash and only restores the following partitions: system, boot, recovery, and erases the cache and userdata partition. If you're just restoring your phone to stock, this is all you need. However, if you'd like a complete full restore including flashing the webtop partition, radio, and bootloader, among other things, you can download Full FXZ and use that in RSDLite following the same steps, instead. This is mostly for developers or someone who is paranoid... (side-note, the File Properties for this will be slightly different, creation date will be 09/14/2011 22:26:00 and File Size will be 1306) MD5s: Full FXZ - c3287f0d811c779c0261ebaa2f17693a Minimal FXZ - 08c76a533d74060a842ef5ddeea95a47 Credit goes to kennethpenn on XDA for getting the files for us. 9/17/2011: Here's a nice video provided by Wnclivin in-case you'd like some visual aid: !