Matth3w, how about a sbf walkthrough?

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    With the way things have been advancing, and ERE and ESE Roms coming out, How about you give us another walkthrough dealing with the matching the sbf? I thought sbf was used to restore your Droid to stock. Im cool with the nandroid, sprecovery, etc, but the sbf stuff is confusing and the only thing keeping me from running a new 2.1 rom.
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    sbf is the last resort deal. Or at least it should be. If not done correctly it will actually bedrock your phone. That's why dealers have it and we shouldn't lol.

    does the sbf thread not have instructions anymore?

    Edit for typo
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    I have been following the ERE and ESE threads, and they are recommending matching the sbf to the rom (ERE or ESE), and thats where it all changes to Latin for me.
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    This is instructions and all there is to it....honestly

    And here is the ese53 .sbf file to use with the instructions instead of stock 2.0.1

    And this is ere25 .sbf
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    Thanks guys, I wasnt sure if it was more that that or not. Much rather ask now, instead of coming back and saying I screwed up my phone, what did I do wrong????
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    Yeah I definitely know what you mean...I avoided .sbf for the longest time cause it seemed so scary!! Lol seriously, but when ere25 was released, I broke down and did it...and honestly, I didn't think it was any worse than anything else we've doing IMO.

    Just use that first link as a guide. And use the the other 2 .sbf files I linked to follow the guide...cause they wrote that guide when only the 2.0.1 and 2.0 .sbf files were available
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    Yeah it's just a difference in file versions. :p

    Nate beat me to it while I was doing my job. Stupid job, lol
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    With the SBF method, you can't brick your phone.... it's quite the oppossite actually, if your phone is bricked it will restore it. :)

    I did this last night for the first time and the only issue I had was getting RSD working on win 7 64 bit.... it was a pain in the arse, but after tweaking some settings and compatibility mode, then running the commands via shell it worked just fine.

    If you have an xp machine I recommend using that rather then win 7.
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    I ran RSDLite on Win7 as smooth as butter...on a netbook at that lol
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    A corrupted install of an sbf file has borked a phone.

    I know the point of sbf, but just because it can save a phone in most situations doesn't make it any less possibly damaging than it really is.

    It can break a phone.
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    think of it like a machine. if you don't put all the parts back correctly after you take it apart (like by unplugging it), it will fail horribly when you start it back up.
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    and why are we asking for a specific person to do a write up? there are literally thousands of people here that could do the exact same thing.
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    /sob

    I'm just trying to be thorough.

    Just because breaking a droid is slim, it's not un-possible.
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    no lloras chico.. i was agreeing with you! ;)
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    I'm flattered that you would think of me but at this juncture I honestly know less about sbf than you. My mom has been in the hospital and while I have been posting sporadically from my phone, I haven't messed with anything rom related in weeks. When I get back home, though, I plan on doing a rom install via nandroid backup walkthrough with a lot of the same steps but help people get to 2.1.
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    The reason Math3w came to mind is he has written a few concise complete how-to's, and seems to always be willing to help.
    I fully understand, go spend time with your mom. Im on my way to see my step dad in the hospital in a few minutes myself.
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    link? I've never heard of a phone being legitimately bricked. Whether by sprecovery, clockwork or .sbf. Just a bunch of overreactions to small hangups that were easily fixed
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    We were just talking about this in another thread last night. I remember reading this and I can't for the life of me find it.

    So, I suppose since I can't find it, it didn't happen, lol.

    I'll continue to look for it and if I do come across it, I'll post it up here.
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    And until I can find it, I'll refrain from making these statements anymore. Not sounding snotty, but if I don't the information to back it up, I don't want to pass on that information, if that makes sense.
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    I've corrupted my phone before with RSDLite.

    Like...twice in fact. I did get it back up, but I do urge folks to BE CAREFUL. Not everyone is as resourceful as some of us phone nerds.