Originally Posted by androiddoglover6969
On step 1. It is republic wireless 4.4.2 that I should download right. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Also is there RSDlite for mac or similar software? I tried to google it and xda'd it but I don't think there is. Or any other way to flash it into it.
If you have already received your code, yes, you should flash republic 4.4.2
If you haven't...just wait until you have it for sure. Once you flash 4.4.2 theres no going back. As long as you get unlock code, this is no problem....you'll be able to root regardless.
But, if for any reason he doesn't have your code (unlikely), you'll never be able to root once on 4.4.2....
As of right now (If I understand you completely), since you followed the safestrap guide, you SHOULD be on the jellybean bootloader, so the steps would be different if you didn't have an unlock code (and wanted to retain root).
Don't worry about any of this until we know for sure if you can get unlocked. In the unlikely event you don't get a code, post back here and I will step you through it.
Otherwise (if you get code), yes, start by using RSD Lite to flash the Republic Wireless 4.4.2 SFB per my previous instructions.
Just read the part about being on a MAC. AFAIK, there is no RSD Lite for Mac. We will have to go another route, unless you want to install windows inside a virtual machine....The dev that created the Mac Tooklit sold his X, and its no longer supported.
We will just do manual flashing...make sure you downloaded the "mfastboot" and followed all instructions on the RSD Lite thread I linked, EXCEPT follow the "Manual Flashing" instructions instead.
Extract the Republic Wireless SBF zip file Put the contents in to the same folder where fastboot and mfastboot are located. Here are the commands you will type after booting your X Into bootloader (Fastboot mode):
***Notice that mfastboot is used to flash the system.img. DONT try to use regular fastboot. Just type these commands one at a time.
fastboot oem fb_mode_set
fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
fastboot flash motoboot motoboot.img
fastboot flash logo logo.bin
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
flash system system.img
fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
fastboot erase modemst1
fastboot erase modemst2
fastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
fastboot erase cache
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase customize
fastboot erase clogo
fastboot oem config carrier sprint ***be sure to type sprint. RW is a sprint MVNO, and I checked the xml file and this is the correct command for the Republic Wireless rom.
fastboot oem fb_mode_clear
Now reboot. Expect it to take a little longer than normal for the first boot-up. Congrats! You're now on 4.4.2 and your corruption issue will be a thing of the past.
Now Complete steps 2 & 3