Soft Bricked - Droid X Help

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  1. megaplow

    megaplow New Member

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    Hey All,
    I have been at it for hours and still no luck. Originally I rooted my phone to take off the bloatware. The 2.3 update from Motarola was failing so I decided to try and restore the phone to its factory settings. Now I am in a world of hurt. Currently I can get the phone into the stock bootloader and I have an SD card reader so I can edit the SD card. Past that I have no access to the phone. I have tried all sorts of recovery methods but none seem to work.

    Clear Cache / Factory reset - hangs on boot
    update.zip - they all fail due to signing problems or State 7
    RSD Lite - Doesnt see the device (drivers installed on win7)

    I have a backup for the bootloader from "My Brain Hurts" but I cant get that loader to run anymore.


    I would love to get this thing up and running again. It was running version 2.2 prior to the problems, but a factory reset at v1.0 would be fine with me.

    Should I backup and wipe my SD card?

    I have a mac and a PC and am pretty technical though there is no shell access so it really doesnt matter.

    If anyone can point me in the right direction it would be much apreciated.

    Joe
     
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  2. maderschramm

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    linux's sbf_flash works wonders
    it's what i use exclusively
    my tut has some instructions on getting that utility up and running
     
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    Okay,
    It was a pain, but I got it. Turns out there is a difference between recover mode and the bootloader mode. Once I got the phone into boot loader mode I was able to get it to connect to the computer. Even then it wasnt a sure thing.

    On a mac running ubuntu and windows 7 vmware images the thing wouldnt work. It kept hanging saying, "waiting for phone". I found a Win 7 32bit machine and it worked... I am going to get a back up and tread a lot lighter from now on.


    Thanks for everything!
    Joe
     
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    yeah, virtual machines have a problem reading the interface through external ports. i use the ubuntu live cd
     
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