Discussion in 'Droid 3 Hacks' started by fishacura, May 19, 2013.
but he asked if he needed to remove bootstrap, before installing safestrap
Different phone. His old D3 had bootstrap installed, never made the jump to safestrap.
if bootstrap was never installed, then there is nothing to remove.
If you have cwr you need to undo the bootstrap with the app then install safe strap app and follow a similar process to install twrp recovery so you can have the multi ROM boots up to 5 with stock, but there's not much dev anymore on d3. But if you have put anything on this phone yet then just install the safe strap app.
Actually I did have one of the two phones rooted. Cannot determine how it was lost.So of course once I got root, knowing the phone was not a phone any-longer but a stand alone device (no VZ service any more) I started going nuts in Titanium backup deleting apps. Little risk because I'm not worried even if I trash the phone but I did make what seems to be a dumb mistake.I deleted something related to the Phone thinking "hey, no phone number any more so who cares". Now when I boot up I get an error message saying "The application com.motorola.hiddenmenu (process com.android.phone) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. I think I deleted this com.android.phone app or whatever it is. Whoops. Hope it doesn't screw me up. I'm hoping once I flash a rom on here it will go away.
best to freeze apps with titanium backup pro, but worst case,
you can still recover by Flashing xml recovery files with RSD Lite
or use Official .906 1_click sbf .exe [03-28-2013]
if you install a rom it will have it's own phone apps
Thanks! Quick question. The first link doesn't take me anywhere....just to a generic forum page. Can you double check me and send the link?You guys rock!
ok will fix
edit: should be fixed not sure how I did that
first link is a bookmark link in my Droid 3 page
Is this your droid 3 page:https://docs.google.com/document/d/...aLPlBAAw/edit#bookmark=id.77zigoazhz70Because it changed and now instead of a forum I get a general page not available message lol! Not a big deal as the .exe method looks easy.
i don't know if google docs is having issues, or i'm not pasting correct
Droid 3 page
yes, the one click is pretty easy
Just tried the link for the hell of it and it works for me, so its pasted correct.
OK all...just used the rsdlite method to flash back to stock 5.7.906. Also just rooted using motofail. Both seemed to work and now I'm off to try safestrap. I absolutely LOVE doing this risk free since it's a throw away device. I really appreciate it! Memorial day will be spent understanding safestrap and flashing roms.
How to Video's Root, safe strap, kexec, and much more
SafeStrap V3.04 for Razr, Razr Maxx, D4, Bionic, and D3!
How to install cm10.1 on the Droid 3 using safe strap 3.05
edit: any moto device with a locked bootloader like the Droid 3, is pretty hard to brick.
as long as you can get to Android Recovery and AP FastBoot
phone is not bricked.
THX! Doing it now!
I installed safestrap but when I reboot it takes me to a different screen. Was I supposed to install clockwork mod prior to this step? If so, I'll go back and do it I just wasn't sure.
you will need to manually install the .apk
Move apk to sd card, navigate to file with phone’s file manager app, tap on it, select install,
you may have to change system settings to allow unknown sources
Menu > Settings > Applications > Unknown sources
Separate names with a comma.