[HOW-TO] Use Safestrap (backup and flash) (WIP)

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    Did u check your Pm's?

    Sent from my Safestrapped, Rooted, ROM'd XT862
     
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    Was that meant for me? (If so, nothing showing in my Inbox.)
     
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    Just saying for people who dont know, you can use the Droid 3's physical keyboard to navigate in Safestraps recovery. The buttons are right and left on the D-Pad and the search button (on the keyboard) as the confirm button
     
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    Sorry was having trouble with tapatalk.

    I may be able to provide a non-safe backup of stock+root.

    Sent from my Safestrapped, Rooted, ROM'd XT862
     
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    I decided to go ahead and use "Flash Verizon DROID 3 OTA 5.6.890 to phone_psouza4", re-root, and now doing a clean stock non-safe backup. Dunno what else that back-door install of MonsterROM might have done, so this way I'm at a totally clean slate ... and now a successfully completed and verified non-safe backup. Starting to get the hang of Safestrap. And feel better with a stock safety net, too!
     
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    Great! I hope the guide is helping. Let me know if there's something I can improve.

    Sent from my Safestrapped, Rooted, ROM'd XT862
     
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    hi i have an issue going on with safestrap. ive been using it easy for a few days now but i tried switching back to safety mode enabled. the error message comes out saying error while swithching to safe mode while its backing up, i then try restarting my phone and it stays in the bootloop, i also tried uninstaling safestrap and it still does not completely come off. any ideas on how to make it work??
     
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    Pretty new to all this, but I think I followed your guides correctly. The first time I go to reboot after flashing a rom, it sends me into a bootloop; after waiting the ten seconds of the safestrap prompt I get a black screen and then after a few seconds it restarts and does it again. I've tried a couple roms (hashcode's cm7 and liberty), cleared the data and reflashed a few times, but without success. Any ideas?

    Also, it wouldn't matter than I'm still way back on 5.5.959 right?


    -AN
     
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    It might be because of the radio. All the new roms are off .890 so you would need to update to that first on the stock side...(non-safe). Which you'd have to uninstall safestrap, unroot, apply the signed VZW OTA to .890. Then re root, install safestrap and go.
     
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    OK, so am I getting this right?

    1. You backup your stock ROM, or a stable custom ROM that you want to go back to if something went wrong.

    2. You go into Safe Mode to flash ROMS, and if something bad happens, you can go into Non-Safe mode and restore?
     
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    OK I reread the thread and I get it now.
     
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    If my Backup is a gingerbread ROM, can I restore it from an ICS ROM?
     
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    Yes. And you can restore a safe backup as well as a non safe. You just have to be in the correct mode to do so.

    Sent from my rooted, ROM'd, and Safestrapped XT862
     
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    Well i got safestrap installed now and am on steel droid. But i noticed there is a steel droid safe strap version. Should i have that version now?

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    As long as its working, there shouldn't be an issue.

    Safestrap works with almost every rom now without the developer making a specific safestrap version.
     
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