[HOW TO] Restore your Motorola Droid 4 (XT894) to stock [Windows Only]

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    Thank you, SGMD1

    Hey there, SGMD1, = )

    I just wanted to say thanks for these super useful ups and for including the great instructions as well. Within just 3 hours of picking up my Droid 4, I used Dan Rosenberg's Motofail to root. At the time, I was so excited about it that I failed to consider how I would undo it in the event I needed warranty service which is now the case. Thanks again!

    peace, = )
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    There is no better feeling than that one you get when you see the little android popping out of the box show up on your screen after you did something stupid. Thank you very much. BTW, this works at 60% battery.
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    Is it possible to put up the ics fastboot into the OP?
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    Would this help fix my issue with OTA install failure? My droid 4 gets to 25% on install for ics and then it fails trying to figure out what i can do ive already tried factory restore via power button and volume hold and select recovery
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    How can I sbf to .219 on a mac? I installed Busybox on my phone, which edited some /system files so I have to fastboot. I don't have access to a Windows machine nor Linux. PLEASE HELP!! I'm rooted, uninstalled Safestrap, and the root is protected via the rootkeeper we all know about.
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    Thank you SGMD1!!! :hail:
    I was unable to update to ICS and this thread saved the day for me!
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    It did it for me!!
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    I have tired this and it is not working out as easy as i thought it would. Im good with everything up until the decompressing i keep getting this message and im not sure on how to get past it.

    Error!!!!!
    Failed to create allow-mbmloader-flashing-mbm.bin
    Please check if the file path is too long to create or if there is enough free disk space.

    Can someone guide me to get this to work.. Thank you


    Edit: Re downloaded and it work flawless
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    Just to let you guys know, I was able to lay my hands on a Windows computer and fix my phone! I had to make a Motorola factory cable to do the flashing b/c my phone ran out of power, but it's all good now and I love my phone all over again! Thanks to everyone who helped me out!

    Sent from my DROID4 using Tapatalk 2
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    Found this.. It says it has the fastboot files for the ICS build.

    Droid-Developers SBF

    hope it helps someone. I'm currently flashing it now.
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    I couldn't get RSD to recognize my phone. So I did some searching and came up with a new version of the drivers. I downloaded this --> MotorolaDeviceManager_2.2.28 right from Motorola (USB and PC Charging Drivers - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA). After installing my phone was finally recognized.

    Just thought I would add this in case others were having trouble getting their phones recognized.
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    Help

    Stupid me, yesterday I tried flashing the unofficial CM10 ROM from gingerbread, and bricked my phone hardcore. None of these are helping me restore my phone. I was flashing from gingerbread to JB. Used safe strap, and everything. But I think that I forgot to do a nandroid backup. So basically the Gingerbread fastboots will not work and the one for the ICS fastboot will not work either. I have all the latest drivers and RSD 5.3.1 whenever i try to unzip and flash one for the files I get a SDL error message saying, XML format is wrong or image files associated with it are missing. And my phone says in the fast boot menu that it is locked, code 0 :cus:

    I was thinking that I could try and flash an ICS rom and then fastboot the ICS package to restore it, will this work?
    Any ideas? (maybe I should make a new thread)
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    This 12th step is driving me nutz! I'm stuck at this step, because I can't find that famous "fastboot image .zip file"!

    I was, however, able to decompress something similar, this:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Downloads\VRZ_XT894_6.7.2-180_DR4-16_M2-37_1FF.xml (1).zip

    But that didn't do the trick. After rebooting I notice I still haven't been able to fully restore. (I'm trying to get rid of the SU app, but it just won't go!)

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Rocky
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    I ignore how you can tell whether your phone is recognized by RSD, but I'll download that, see if it helps me.

    Thanks!
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    It should show your phone is connected on RSD. Also, do not extract the sbf file, rsd will do the extracting for you.

    Just to recap your pm messages, you have the most up to date rsd and moto drivers, right?

    The problem you're now having is that rsd doesn't see your phone, right?

    Just to be sure, look at the first post on page 10. This guy had your same problem.
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    can u restore droid 4 back to ics
    have safestrap installed and a ics rom installed on rom1
    i wiped the stock side (cache,factory reset, dalvik cache,and internal storage)
    rom 1 is working thou

    do i need to use rsd to flash it with gingerbread as listed on page one here
    there is a option in safestrap to mount would that work
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    1 yes install ics. gb no longer works with this phone
    2 try installing this on stock unsafe and reinstall safesrap apk
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-4-roms/218822-deodexed-unedited-6-16-217-rom.html
    3 if you dont uninstall safe strap on the unsafe system by way of its apk file b4 sbfing you will brick your phone

    files to rsd with the ics sbf file
    rsd
    http://omniimpact.com/android/roms/myfishbear/tools/RSDLite5.6.rar
    sbf ics
    http://sbf.droid-developers.org/cdma_maserati/VRZ_XT894_6.7.2-180_DR4-16_M2-37_1FF.xml.zip
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    ok so im downloading the rom
    when i open safestrap application i selected the install choice this is what i did


    do u want me to uninstall the safestrap app or uninstall choice in the app


    how do i remove uninstall safe strap on the unsafe system, i can only access the safestrape on the rom 1 side if i remove it from the rom 1 side then i wont be able to access rom1 will i?

    i created a rom slot 2 with safestrap and try'd to install the signed_deomotoblur-6.16.217-XT894.zip file but it dident work
    E:signature verification failed
    error flashing zip '/sdcard-ext/signed_demotoblur-6.1

    havent tryed to on stock rom yet
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