[HACKS] Safestrap Guide for RAZR

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  1. guidot

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    Install Safestrap

    First you want to go to hashcode's site, and download SafeStrap 1.0 (version is 1.09 on install as of 02.28.12 for RAZR).

    1. Make sure "allow 3rd party apps" is checked so you can sideload SafeStrap
    2. Find the apk in your download folder.
    3. Install the SafeStrap app.
    4. Open the app from your app drawer.
    5. Allow root access.
    6. Select 'Install Recovery.' This should take a moment; when it completes, 'Recovery State' should show 'Installed.'

    Now, you are ready to reboot into recovery.

    1. Power the phone off and power it on.
    2. You will come to a splash screen that states, 'press menu for recovery access.' You have 10 seconds, otherwise the phone boots normally.
    3. Once you press the menu softkey, it will boot into ClockworkMod Recovery
    4. From the main CWR menu, select backup and restore from the menu using volume up and down and power button to select.
    5. Select backup.

    You now have created a backup in CWR of your stock+root!

    Switch to safe mode and Flash a ROM


    The rundown: Essentially, this 'strap separates your userdata (/data and /system) in non-safe mode (stock if you will), from the ROM you will flash in safe mode.

    Steps to make a backup in non-safe mode and safe mode are the same, but they CAN NOT be restored interchangeably.

    1. Reboot the phone (manually or via an app; ATM reboot to recovery is NOT supported.)
    2. At splash screen press menu key. You are now in CWR.
    3. Select backup and restore.
    4. Select backup.
    5. Should take about 1-3 minutes here. This backup is contained on your SDcard-ext (the physical card, unless you don't have one; I need verification that it works without an SD.
    6. Done.

    You'll notice in a file explorer, that the backups are separated in /sdcard-ext/safestrap/backup/non-safe-xxx-xxx and (once you make one) /sdcard-ext/safestrap/backup/safe-xxx-xxx as they cannot be flashed interchangeably.

    To flash a ROM:
    1. Make sure the ROM .zip file is on your SDcard
    2. Reboot and access recovery as above.
    3. Select Safe System
    4. Turn on Safe System (this should take a few minutes as it is copying the userdata to an unused partition)
    5. Power off and reboot into recovery (have not verified this is acutally necessary)
    6. wipe data (in main menu)
    7. wipe cache (in main menu)
    8. Select mounts and storage
    9. Format /system
    10. Back to main menu
    11. Select Advanced
    12. Wipe Dalvik Cache
    13. Main Menu
    14. Install zip (your ROM) from SDcard
    15. Reboot (should take a good while to boot, up to 5 minutes)

    To restore your stock system:
    1. Reboot into recovery.
    2. select Safe System
    3. Turn off Safe System
    4. Reboot

    At this time, the splash screen should show "Safe system: Disabled"

    REMINDER:
    The backups you create in Safestrap are not compatible with any other recovery.

    Hints and tips:
    If you are having trouble getting Safestrap to install, or trouble installing Recovery, open Superuser app and click update binary.
    If you are having trouble getting Recovery installed, you may need to update BusyBox. You can do that with this app from the market.

    Thanks to:
    fishacura - For getting this started with the original guide for Bootstrapper!
    hashcode
    koush
    ndoren
    13th angel
    clumsyninja21
     
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    Looks great Guidot!! Thanks!
     
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    I take it you need to be rooted in order to do this? I have been trying to do my "homework " on rooting etc. I just got my maxx and really want to root it but don't want to jump in blindfolded.

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    Yes, you need to be rooted. Have you check out the Razr Utility thread or 2.3.6 has root for the current root methods?

    Congrats on the Maxx!
     
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    I have but unsure of which method to use. I have seen you posting everywhere Lol.

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    The method in this thread ( http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-razr-hacks/198057-2-3-6-now-has-root-method.html ) is the same method in the Razr Utility ( http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-razr-hacks/198379-updated-droid-razr-utility-windows.html ) - however, the Razr Utility is a roll-up of a bunch helpful stuff that includes restore files, rootkeep for future OTAs, etc...this is an all-in-one source of info. The 2.3.6 root method thread, is just the link the root exploit - so both will get you to the same spot...I would recommend the utility - cause you never know when you are gonna need it :) but you can just download the root exploit to root your phone and download the other in a day or two or when ever ya need it.
     
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    Thank you. What you said really helped me fill in some blanks. I actually have both downloaded or bookmarked. I was leaning more towards the utility. I am probably being overly cautious.

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    Actually, being overly cautious is good when you are starting out - it helps you to understand what you are doing to your phone versus rushing in and not being sure how to resolve the issue if you get stuck...pretty soon, it will be old hat and you'll be like "wow"... :)

    Good luck and ask questions as you go along, someone will answer if they know the answer ;)..
     
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    If you are overly cautious use that utility. Its pretty awesome and VERY easy to use. If you can choose a number and hit the enter key you can use it :)

    Not to mention it works flawlessly
     
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    Is the safestrap app in the utility the same as the one above?

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    Yes, it is - just make sure you have the most updated version - I think it is 1.08...I know mattlgroff tries to keep the utility up to date with that stuff...
     
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    Ok thank you so much for your help!

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