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

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    is this concerning sys. updates? i.e. returning to stock from an otherwise up-to-date phone is not recommended & I should use 98.72.182 or 98.72.188 instead of:

    or is that referring to something else entirely? Are there any precautions re: memory cards in place while doing this &/or is there a way to do this via (micro)SD card, even say, a separate memory card?
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    you should use the same system version or newer
    will not effect internal or external memory cards,
    you need a pc to flash .xml firmware
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    Does this step initiate some sort of communication w/ RSDLite for this next step?

    I ask b/c when I click on the "..." button it pulls up my Documents folder w/o any evident "fastboot image .zip file." Where am I supposed to find that? That's not a Motorola USB Driver from Step 3, right? Is it something RSDLite is supposed to be viewing from the Droid itself? Thanks for the help friends. I'm looking at you Ninjas & Masters.
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    nevermind, i'm an idiot
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    Anybody has a mirror? Seems like sbf.droid-developers.org is no longer working..

    Edit: after some googling around using the file name seen above, I managed to find a working version (proper MD5)
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    Firmware URL is broken.

    Working one is http://sbf.droid-developers.o/phone.php?device=11, but there are several roms to choose from. I guess the best option is Android 4.1.2 Blur_Version.98.72.188.XT894.Verizon.en.US, but I'm not sure...... Which one should I download?

    Thanks...
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    you can not downgrade android version
    so if phone is on jellybean (Android 4.1.2) you can only use jellybean firmware (.XML)
    if phone was on ICS (Android 4.0.4) you can use a jellybean file or ICS file
    normally best option is newest firmware which is Blur_Version.98.72.188.XT894.Verizon.en.US
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