Stock, Rooted Droid 4 will not OTA Update to ICS. Please help!

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    Hello,
    I have a Droid 4 running Gingerbread 219. I have been trying for days to do the OTA update to ICS, however everytime it gets one quarter of the way through then fails. HEre is a quick summary of what has happened to my phone. I hope someone can help me out with this.

    2 Months ago, the LCD on my phone broke and I brought it to a local repair shop to have it fixed as I had no insurance on the phone. While the phone was in repair, the ICS OTA update was released. When I got the phone back, i brought it home, unfroze the bloatware apps with titanium backup, then used the Droid 4 GB utility to unroot soo i could perform the OTA Update. This is when things became odd. The update failed shortly after it began. The Phone had a full battery and all was as it should be. However, I noticed that, when i went into Titanium backup and other *Root Only* apps, they still seemed to function, even though superuser and root were removed AND the root checker tool said I was not rooted. So, I ran the unroot tool a few more times and tried the update a few more times. all failed. Finally i settled on a Factory reset. AFter doing a factory reset of the phone system through the moto recovery bootloader on the phone, i attempted the Update again and IT STILL FAILED!

    At this point, i am beyond frustrated.
    anyone have an Idea what could be causing the fail? Could it have something to do with the LCD repair?

    My trouble gets worse, not being new to flashing or rooting, i decided to just install a custom rm on the phone instead I found Fishbears untouch ICS Moto Blur rom and was looking at the instructions for flashing. The problem I have found now is, In order to flash a rom to this phone while still on GB, I need Safestrap 1.9 (as what I have read says safestrap 2.0 is for the ICS rom only). I cannot find Safestrap 1.9 anywhere, not even on Hashcodes site and the 2.0 wont even install on my device.

    So, I really don't care if i get the Official OTA update, or if I flash a Rom. I just want true ICS on my phone so I can move forward with my Android existence! I don't want to risk damaging the phone beyond repair as its the only one I have left. ANyone who can provide me with a detailed guide or some downloadable files so I can accomplish my goal.... Well, I would be beyond grateful.

    Is there anyway I can return the phone to stock gingerbread without safestrap? Like with a fastboot file and RDSLite? Whats the best course of action.

    Thanks again.
    Mike
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    I was able to Fastboot back to gingerbread 219 late last night actually. But then, when I did the update, It failed at about the 80% mark and wound up bricking my phone! I cant believe a stock OTA update managed to do that. When i looked up the error code, it seems maybe the update was corrupted during download??? All very strange. Flashing roms and updating my Droid 2 was never this difficult. Anyway. I have Fastbooted back to GB 219 again. Guess ill have to try the update one more time. All the rom flashing tools around seem to only work AFTER your on the ICS update or leak.
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    May want to do some research but I believe you can fxz to ICS I think you can go forward just not backwards at least that is how the bionic worked I know several people couldn't get update to work so once fxz files came out they just fxz'd from GB to ICS
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    @mattjenn, do you have any further info/links detailing this? I have a bionic, and I've got [one] fxz file; I just don't know how to go about fxz'ing. I'm *extremely* wary about doing this, as I cannot allow anything to go wrong, so I'm trying to get any/all information regarding the process so I can be as prepared/accurate as possible.
    Most sites I've found outlining the process are vague at best, and incomprehensible at worst. Do you know of any good resources I can use to further my research?

    Thanks in advance. :)
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