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USB busted, need to return Droid to stock

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by dancingcrab, Jun 29, 2010.

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    I was running Pete's rooted 2.1 ROM on my Droid. A couple of days ago, my kitten pulled the Droid off my bedside table causing it to fall on its side with the USB plugged in, destroying the socket. I definitely can no longer use a USB cable to attach it to my PC, and it generally won't take a charge. Nightmare.

    I called VZW and the lovely rep said she'd send me a warranty replacement despite it being the cat's fault and knowing that I don't have insurance. It should be arriving today.

    My problem is that I want to return the Droid to a stock image before sending it back, but when I try this using ROM Manager, via Clockwork Recovery (the unrooted 2.0.1 ROM), I get an error reporting something about Facebook.apk, and then 'Installation Aborted'. WTF?

    I then flashed SPRecovery, but same thing.

    Can anyone help? Not only do I want to return to a stock image, but ultimately if there was some means to put the original recovery software on (without hooking it up to the PC, obviously), then I'd do that too.

    Thanks!
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    There is an app called websharing which allows you to transfer files over wifi between your phone and computer which you could use instead of the usb. I have not tried this app, however, but it may help you with your dilemma.
    Let me know how it works and send me a message if you need more help
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    only idea is to istall rom manager and click unroot to stock option.
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    Thanks for the responses!

    ROM Manager wouldn't work when unrooting to 2.0.1, I'd get an error about Facebook.apk and then an 'Installation Aborted' message.

    I read in the stickies here about DMUpdater, so I gave that a spin last night, and what do you know - it worked!!

    Now my only problem is having SPRecovery on there instead of stock recovery. Any more suggestions? Remember, I can't use RSDLite as my USB is bust.
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    You can use flash_image with a terminal app if you can find a stock recovery image.
    Code: flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery_image_name
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    ok I know your batter did not last this long. If you are able to charge it you should be able to hook it up to your computer.
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    Heheh. Sorta right. My battery did die, but my warranty replacement came yesterday and I charged it via that. However, I could charge the battery via the bust Droid if I got the angle just right, but I couldn't use it for data as the contacts had all broken off.

    Where could I get a stock recovery image??
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    in droid mod you can click stock recovery image.
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    Thanks for responding, but I'm not sure you're reading my post's in there entirety...

    As I stated above, DMUpdater has successfully fixed my stock image problem - the bust Droid now has 2.0.1 on it. However, I am now wondering if there is a method of reverting to a stock recovery (i.e. not SPRecovery) without using RSDLite.