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Linux solution to your Windows/RSD lite problems

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by 1KDS, May 16, 2011.

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    I created a live Linux CD to easily SBF the Droid X over on DXF. A member asked me if I was going to make a version for the OG Droid... here it is.

    This uses the FRG22D file to sbf.

    Don't let the word Linux scare you, this is just a cd you burn, nothing installs to your pc. Once you burn this CD you are ready to SBF flash anywhere you have a computer, no net connection needed to download any files.

    This is an .iso file. It is a complete Linux operating system that you will download, burn to CD (or USB) then boot your pc from CD or USB, this allows your pc to reboot into a different operating system. The operating system has been preloaded with the FRG22D SBF file for the Droid, sbf_flash (the Linux method of SBF flashing) and a script I wrote to execute it, this makes it very simple to SBF flash your phone. As soon as you boot into the Linux OS the script will automagically start and you will be ready to flash.

    Instructions (Mac):
    Download 1KDStaz0.x.iso
    Use Disk Utility (built in) to burn iso file to a CD (instructions)
    Shut computer down
    Hold c key when you turn it back on
    Hit enter at the "boot baby... boot" screen
    You will see yellow dots for 3-5 minutes
    Select display (There may be a delay after selecting the display size)

    Instructions (Windows):
    Download 1KDStaz0.x.iso
    Burn iso image to a disk (Windows 7 - Vista and XP) or (Load to a USB flash drive)
    Reboot PC
    Hit F12 (sometimes F8 or esc) during boot to go to boot menu (possibly google search how to boot your specific pc from CDROM)
    Select boot from CDROM (or USB if you used a flash drive)
    Hit enter at the "boot baby... boot" screen
    You will see yellow dots for 3-5 minutes
    Select display (There may be a delay after selecting the display size)

    You can also use a virtual machine rather than a CD or USB flash drive on Windows or Mac (instructions)

    You can also use it with MobaLiveCD (info here)

    You will now be in the script and ready to flash.
    Put phone in bootloader
    The pc screen will look like this:

    [​IMG]

    Download - 1KDStazOG.iso

    MD5 (1KDStazOG.iso) = a0d5727fb874c026785b6874d6d6d6e7
    SHA1(1KDStazOG.iso)= eb7a904363834a268f7cfad540af8b06e7eb061a

    Thanks to Bob Dammit for beta testing!
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
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    Awesome. I'll be downloading and following this.

    sbf_flash seems much more powerful than its windows brethren.
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    Oh, it is for sure. RSD lite can be so picky, linux and the awesome sbf_flash utility is bullet-proof
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    Just a heads up, pressing "UP" on the D-pad (towards the screen) on power up puts the OG Droid in Bootloader. This distro works great, I tested it.
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    Okay. I am getting a bit lost on the bootstrap mode. I have a rooted X. I have droid X bootstrap installed and when I select it, it tells me that the bootstrap is successful. I then select reboot recovery. It reboots. During the reboot, I hit the volume up and the camera button (it seems the power button and both volume buttons will get you to the same place) and it opens up the clockworkmod recovery 2.5.0.6. Is this bootstrap mode? If I am using the linux iso disc from 1kds, is this where I would leave it for the program to reflash a clean copy of froyo? If not, do I need to make a different selection in the CWM Recovery to get me to actual "bootstrap mode"?

    When I have the iso running in linux mode, it runs the first part of the script and I see that it states it has an unexpected chip error, then it starts running the next part of the script (14 lines or so) and then it just hangs. Nothing changes on the CWM recovery menu screen on the phone. I am assuming I have not selected the right menu.

    I guess I should also post why I am doing this. I want to upgrade to GB. When I rooted the X I deleted some bloatware. I have a .sh file that shows what needs to go back, but it won't load up as it does not recognize the file. It is only 1kb in size, so I don't think it is anything other than a text document. I am fine reflashing the phone and starting over. Sometimes it is easier and allows you to clear out the trash.
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    and you should also look in to how to SBF for the Droid X on this forum or the Droid X forums, you would need to be in " BootLoader " mode not bootstrap
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    Cool. Thanks for the responses. I will post in the X forums. I have done quite a bit of reading and I think the X forum linked me to the iso file. That is how I made it here. I did finally get my phone into bootstrap by pressing the camera, volume up and power at the same time. After doing that, it still comes up with the same error. I even tried the windows SBF file and it gives me a error chipset 43 is not supported.

    Anyway, off to the X forum.

    Update: It looks like the several versions of RSDLite that are out there that all say they are the newest version are not. I found someone who posted 4.9 (previously tried 4.5, 4.7 and 4.7 patched) and it seemed to do the trick. Thanks for all the help.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2011
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    D2?

    Can I use this with the Droid 2? I'm desperately fed up with RSDLite but unsure whether I can use this...
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    Oh yeah 4.5 definitely won't work with the X and 4.7 is a bastard child.

    Sent from my A855.
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    Dang I needed this but the download link is broken like always LOL.
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