[HOW TO] Install the leaked Android 4.0.4 ICS build on the Droid 4 (XT894)

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  1. r314bd

    r314bd Member

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    Yes, you MUST restore root prior to flashing, and then restore root again after flashing. The normal process of just backing up root, flashing, then restoring root does not work.
    Unfortunately no
     
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    Got it.

    Thanks my man.
     
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    no. you have to install this on stock. Safe strap will have to be un-installed for the update to work.

    the procedure is protect root, unroot, re-root and flash.


    Sent from my DROID4 using Tapatalk
     
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    Added the new ICS build (6.16.206) to the first post
     
  5. JamesyCakes

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    problem

    when i tried doing this this is what i see when i try to update it

    qe 1/1

    -- install /sdcard ...
    finding update package...
    opening update package...
    verifying update package...
    installing update...
    verifying current system...
    assert failed: apply_patch_check("/system/app/,otoactv.apk, "9b177eba0b1cf9fdeaaff8afa9510bb1ea0e4784", "53a8f89c2f774d4522d86a521f658a1662477b60")
    E: Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip
    (status 7)
    Installation Aborted


    can anyone help figure this out? is it because i force uninstalled motoactiv app and nfl mobile?
     
  6. 1989trouble07

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    Yes. Flash the latest Gingerbread fastboot files for the droid 4 and then flash the ICS update in recovery afterward.
     
  7. orangechoochoo

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    Yup, flash GB as instructed then you won't have problems. From what I've seen there is no shortcut around this, do EXACTLY as the instructions say.
     
  8. JamesyCakes

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    thanks that worked is there any way to root ics 4.0.4? i had gingerbread rooted but apparently ota didnt save it so i need to redo it now
     
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    If you followed the instructions your ICS would be rooted right now. Currently the developers are working on a way to root ICS, so if you didn't follow the instructions and save root then you're out of luck for now.
     
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    Not yet but it looks like there will be pretty soon.
     
  11. orangechoochoo

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    I didn't mean to sound harsh to Jamescakes but I've noticed if you don't follow the instructions exactly then the install will fail or you may not be able to keep root. The OP did not add extra steps just for the heck of it, every step must be followed to get this to work.

    Someone mentioned you can avoid flashing 219 by deleting a file and renaming another and I tried it and the install failed. So I went back and did it step by step and it worked flawlessly, so I want to be sure others follow the instructions too.
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2012
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    is there any way to fix the phone once its been bricked? from flasboot because i did it because im stupid and now im going to loose my mind
     
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