(Solution) Invalid Flash Mode (S) (Boot Failure) / Bricked Bionic

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  1. spooner2007
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    I have had a problem with bricking my device a few times... So while searching for a fix I came across a person named timmy! This is not my fix but theirs!

    Original Post
    http://www.rootzwiki.com/topic/13485-unbrick-your-bionic-here/

    READ EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT THIS FIX

    ***We have experienced a few issues writing the system.PLEASE make sure you flash with the usb in the back usb port of your pc and remove any other usb's. It's MUCH more reliable.*****

    I would also like to give a special thanks to CELLZEALOT for helping me troubleshoot the errors that have arose. His knowledge has been indispensable!!! [​IMG]

    How to use
    Unzip "
    flashme.zip" (Download File below, to unzip use winzip or winrar)
    Open RSD (Download from here -
    http://www.mediafire.com/?b8obqitf6nj981j)
    **If you need Motorola Drivers download from here - Drivers
    HTML:
    http://www.motorola.com/consumers/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=bda09ec8009a0210VgnVCM1000008806b00aRCRD&pubid=987654

    Connect device after you are in "Fastboot" Mode (To get into Fastboot do the following - Press volume down, then power button)
    Select "..." and find where "
    default_flash_targa.xml" is located, click it
    Press start
    Thats it

    FYI
    RSD will flash everything you need automatically. It will automatically reboot into recovery to finish the radio flash, reboot the system when its done, RSD will say to manually power up device, ignore that message. Wait until it says "Pass" before you do anything with your phone. You will be prompted there is a update available. Forever root and sign into google before you accept and install. If your coming from the .901 update, after recovery flashes the 5.5.893 update, you will be throw into fastboot with a cdt.bin failure. You will have to flash the cdt.bin from the. 901 update zip. When you reboot, it will say failed. But everything will be in place. The boot and recovery image are courtesy of realbbb.

    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?2wj34xr3gloef3d

    Let me know what you think, it worked first time for me!
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012
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    this just saved my a** after hours of trying to get my phone working .....i was trying to RSD lite and flash FZX file but it wouldnt read TAR files......THANKS BRO! (result is still in process how long does it take to say complete its been 15 minutes phone booted up fine though)
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    Trying to unzip file with Extraction Wizard but unable to open . What program do you use to uncompress?
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    U used v7 or something like that you can also use winzip .....

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
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    $29 bucks for what exactly?....seems odd to me that WinRar costs money when 7Zip can basically do everything the same
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    Used Winzip to extract. Worked flawlessly. Phone up and working. Thanks
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    i have never paid for winrar ever! click the screen away and your off but glad this is working for everyone!
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    What do you mean by
    I don't see a file name or file type RSD.

    Thanks
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    RSD Lite is software used by Motorola & Verizon to flash data to your phone. I could only find version 5.4 here on Droid Forums but HERE is a link to 5.6 on XDA
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    i added the file to the post! sorry i thought everyone knew about it haha!
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    Well, been running 5.9.901 and decided to flash Deodexer from Mydriodworld (this was the Deodexer for 5.9.901 too). For some reason it did not work. It said it was erasing all system files, reinstalling and then aborted. Tried numerous times even with battery pull and I was stuck at the Moto symbol. Only thing I knew to do was use R3l3AS3DRoot tool. Well, it also failed and now I'm just stuck at the fastboot menu. Even when I turn off the phone it goes straight back to the fastboot. Any help would be appreciated. thanks

    Edit #1
    I've also tried to copy the update files to the sd card and reflash that way through recovery but that also fails. The message I'm getting here is:
    Verifying current system...
    assert failed:apply_patch_check("/system/app/AccountAndSyncSettings.apk:, "a bunch of numbers and letters"
    E:Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zips
    Installation aborted.

    Anyone have any suggestions? thanks

    Edit #2
    Tried a few more times and now I think my battery wont even charge (left it on the charger all night)My light wont even come on on the bionic when plugged in. When I get into fastboot mode it says at the top:
    AP Fastboot Flash Mode (S) (Flash Failure)
    0A.61

    Battery Low
    Cannot Program
    Transfer Mode:
    USB Connected

    Edit #3
    Well, to get the battery charged I spliced open an extra USB cable and charging that way, its working so far. Just taped red wire to positive and black to negative on the battery.

    Battery says its good now so I am downloading this:(Solution) Invalid Flash Mode (S) (Boot Failure) / Bricked Bionic
    to go thru this workup and see how it goes. Got about 18 minutes left for download. I also downloaded RSD Lite 5.6 (never used it before so who knows LOL). Will try and follow the instructions.......this is very frustrating. But thats what I get for trying to mess around with stuff as my wife says LOL I think once I get my phone back I'm done messing around for a while. Probably not but at least I can say it to help ease my pain right now LOL
    I have probably downloaded every single "fix" that I can find for the bionic. Probably wont remember which is which after today LOL Come on download.......................................... ............................HURRY UP!

    Edit #4
    OK, Used above link (this is the original link with my kind of instructions NOOB http://rootzwiki.com/topic/13485-unb...r-bionic-here/)
    Got it to power up and am at the welcome to Droid Bionic screen WOOWHO! OK, got the phone up and running again. I did the exact same thing just a while ago and tried the R3L3AS3DRoot option #1, that was the wrong path to take so I had to rerun RSD Lite. So now I'm just going to try Option #2. But when I RSD Lite got done I had 3g signal/bar. It told me to manually power up the phone so I did and now I have no 3g bar at all. Nevermind it just showed back up LOL
    So now on to Option #2, cross my fingers.

    Edit #5
    Ran and forever rooted again. Now am trying to run Bionic Path Saver 1-Click method and it failed saying ADB server out of date? Anyone? Thanks
    P.S> It never threw me back into a fastboot with a cdt.bin failure.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011
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    For ADB errors, I usually just reboot my PC and that does the trick.

    As for the flash method in the OP, this saved my Bionic the other day. It was the only method that was able to get me back into a working OS after I messed around with the newest fastboot leak and it failed at step 6.

    Took me about 9 hours, but i'm back on .893 stock and I know I am back on the update path because the method in the OP puts you back to .886; and it OTA updated to .893 with no issues.

    Very happy to have gone through all this now, at least I now know how to unbrick my Bionic.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011
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    Still stuck after fix

    I need help. Ive tried this fix time and time again but i keep getting fail message. Im stuck at AP Fastboot invalid CDT-- Invalidid CG Version. Can anyone help me or is my Bionic done?
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    You need to give more info for people to help.

    What system were you on .886, .893, .901 or a ROM?
    What were you trying to do? Were you trying to get on the upgrade path, Did you upgrade to .901 then downgrade for root?
    What system were you on when you were flashing with RSD lite?


    Don't give up! Over the past week, almost every conceivable error msg in fastboot hell has been answered in this forum and a few others.
    I was in fastboot hell yesterday because I wanted root. Gave up on root for now, but phone is working on 5.5.893!

    I used rsd lite and the fxz file for 5.5.893 on the xda forums.

    My advice to you is; unless you know how to charge your battery without an external charger, to turn off phone and pull battery so you don't drain it. Read up on the forums, there's a wealth of information here droidforum.net and others such as: rootwiki, mydroidworld, and xda developers. Only use battery and phone when your ready to try a fix. If it doesn't work, turn off and pull battery until your ready to try again.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012
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    Thanks for your resposne and so quick. i was trying to downgrade from 901 to gain root back since i had used p3droids upgrade path but lost root. the funny part is that it happend to 2 bionics that i have but i do have a slide on charger. my phones wont even allow me into boot menu by holding both volume buttons plus power its just fast boot error. im not going to give up because with all the brilliant people in this forum im sure my bionics will be saved. thanks again.
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    This solution worked for me:

    [Fastboot Files] 5.5.893 FXZ Leaked - RootzWiki


    What I did was download the new rsd lite 5.6, downloaded the .593 fastboot xml files and went to motorola site for the newest drivers possible.

    I made copies of the xml downloads and all the fixes I've downloaded yesterday.

    I let rsd lite unzip the zip/rar file and then I used it to flash, and it failed.

    So I did some more reading searched all the forums I could find, and then took the cdt.bin file from .901 and placed it in the zip/rar file and it auto updated the zip.

    Then I repeated using rsdlite to unzip the .893 fastboot rar and flashed the xml file and it worked!!!


    I'm sure there's an easier way; realbbb and timmy, cellzealot and p3 had all kinds of threads helping people, but this worked for me.

    And I managed to get root back and realbbb solution stuck with .901 rooted... this has been a learning experience for a lot of us!

    Thanks to the Dev, Modders, tech's whoever you are for the help you've provided this holiday season!dancedroid:hail:
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012
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    thank you again i tried and still a no go. I just have to be patient..
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    this will get you off the fastboot screen, make sure your battery isnt low first,
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...-help-fastboot-invalid-cdt-3.html#post1939850
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    DunDun I just have to personally thank you for your much needed assistance because even tho you did not have to you took out of your time to help me a complete stranger so for i thank you so much, because you dont see to many good people such as yourself. Both of my phones are up and running again within a matter of seconds thank you sooo much..
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