There seems to be a lot of people having issues while doing an .sbf flash in RSD Lite. I for one, have never had any issues what so ever, so I am going to post detailed instructions on the process I use for a successful .sbf flash.
Ready your machine! I am doing this from a Windows 7 x64 (64 bit) machine, in other versions of Windows, this process should be very similar.
More details and support can be found here as well: http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/dr...ing-guide.html and a big thanks to aderschramm as well for putting the guide together and influencing me put this one together!
(YOU MUST HAVE A FULLY CHARGED BATTERY!)
Please also note, that if you have two drives, physical or logical (a C: drive and a data D: drive) please make sure that all files related and that are being use by RSD are on the primary C:\ drive! So move the .sbf file from the data D: drive to the root of the C: drive as explained below.
(DO NOT CONNECT PHONE TO PC UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO)
(DO NOT OPEN RSD LITE 4.8 UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO)
Step 1.) Download the drivers from here and install them, you will only the Motorola USB Drivers (for Windows) download.
USB and PC Charging Drivers - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA
Step 2.) Download and install RSD Lite version 4.8, using TBH App or from here. New Full SBF for Droid X - 2.3.340
When RSD Lite 4.8 is installed, right click on the icon, choose properties, then choose the "Compatibility" tab, and make sure "Run this program as administrator" is checked.
Step 3.) Download the Full System 2.3.340 SBF file from the same link above. When the file is downloaded, place it in the root of your C: drive, so the file location is C:\VRZ_MB810_2.3.34_1FF_01.sbf.
File size should be 255 MB zipped (268,164,103 bytes) and 434 MB (456,081,917 bytes) unzipped.
Here is the md5 checksum: f72e60fac2f4478ae5fd81b18eb8d01e (This if for the actual files, not the .zip! Unzip first then check.)
Step 4.) Turn the phone OFF, connect to USB to PC, then boot phone into bootloader, by holding down the camera button + volume down button and pressing the power button, then release.
When your phone boots into bootloader, Win 7 should start to install a firmware driver for the phone, let it finish BEFORE you open RSD Lite.
Step 5.) After the driver installs, you may now OPEN RSD LITE 4.8. RSD Lite should recognize you device, but hit the "show device" button anyways. I like assurance.
Step 6.) Hit the browse button, and navigate to the C: drive and select the VRZ_MB810_2.3.34_1FF_01.sbf file.
Step 7.) Hit the start button!
Do not interrupt this process! You could potentially brick your phone! Once it is finished, RSD Lite will tell you that its finished, DO NOT TAKE THE PHONE OFF THE USB CABLE! Hit the power button on the phone to bring up the black screen, then take it off the USB cable and turn the phone back on.
If you get stuck in a boot loop after the SBF process, battery pull, boot into stock recovery (power button + home button) wipe data and cache, then reboot.
I hope this is clear for everyone who has issues!
If this does not work for you, please see below for more solutions!
If all else fails, try Linux Ubuntu (or any other Linux distro)
(You do not have to install Linux for this to work, you can download and burn to a CD or USB stick and run the Linux distro from a live CD/USB, instructions at your favorite Linux distro site )
Linux and sbf_flash
sbf_flash is a free utility for the Linux operating system. I've had the most success with this program and I highly recommend it to anyone attempting to sbf their phone. It is very simple to use and Linux doesn't have the same problem with drivers that Windows has. It. Just. Works.This is directly from maderschramm's thread here: http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/dr...ing-guide.html
- Ubuntu for its ease of use
Files you'll need:
1: Download the Ubuntu image. It's an .iso file - this means it can be burned onto a cd/dvd. Do so.
2: Once the burn is complete, reboot your computer, set your bios to boot from cd/dvd if you have to.
3: Ubuntu's Menu will appear, select "Try" to boot into the OS without altering your current setup.
4: Download the .sbf_flash utility and the proper .sbf file (bonus points if you have them on a flash drive ^^)
5: Flash the image onto your phone:
- Extract the .sbf file to a directory (e.g. Documents)
- Place the sbf_flash file into the same directory
- Open up a terminal window
- Change to the directory that the files are in. [cd] is the command you use, so if in Documents, type [cd Documents]
- Ubuntu is caps sensitive, so you need to type the capital "D", if you type "ls" it lists all the files in the current directory you're in, so type [ls], if you see the files, you're golden.
- Type [chmod +x sbf_flash] (ignore brackets) – this command makes sbf_flash an executable. If you've been rooting your phone with ADB Tools you've seen this command before.
- Type [sudo ./sbf_flash [name of sbf file, starts with 'VRZ_']] (once again ignore the brackets) – this command runs the sbf_flash file. 'sudo' is the linux-y way of 'running as administrator' in Windows.
- It will prompt you for your password - enter it.
Linux pro tip: type [./sbf_flash V] and then [tab]. This will autofill the rest of the name of the .sbf file for you :laugh:
Credit goes to him for originally posting this guide, great work madershcramm!
For even more info on the SBF process in a Linux environmnet from a live CD/USB stick, see here: http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/23638-linux-solution-your-windows-rsd-lite-problems.html#post267721 Credit goes to 1KDS for putting this together!