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Default How to take Motorola Photon 4g out of the grave?

Recently I ordered Motorola 4g from US.... It was with stock Sprint Sunfire OS.

System Version : 45.4.13.MB855.Sprint.en.Us
Model MB855
Android 2.3.5
Baseband N_01.29.10R
Webtop 1.2.0-180
Kernel 2.6.32.9dnt648@fl36bld22 #2
Build 4.5.1A-1_SUN-254_13

So what I did, I was trying to install custom rom on that. Steps I had taken

Rooted phone via installing SuperUser and various rooting methods like ClickOnce, Photon -Torpedo but no one seems successful , while executing I got errors everytime. But after day or two I came to know about that my phone is rooted. As I was getting SuperUser popups on root operations. Then I installed CWM and tried to install the ROM from there but everytime I got stucked at Yellow Triangular icon (recovery mode).

Repeated step on rooting process and unlocking the bootloader by applying pudding.rar and fastboot commands and every time i got the error and Starting RSD Screens, but anyhow my phone recovers itself to its original boot state afetr pulling out battery and manually restrating.

Finally one day I use some other Recovery Tool , i am unable to recall the name. It installed and rebooted successfully in the recovery mode. I then wipe the dalvik cache, wipe factory reset and then tried to installl the custom rom that MIUI 2.68 i think . I was happy to see some designer screens on my phone and then it said rom installed successfully.

I then reboot my phone and found it in the Failed To Start2 , Starting RSD mode

I tried various way to restore...

Installing pudding.rar using RSD lite but everytime I got sec_exception : sec_exception : b655, eddc,eb
I then tried reinstalling SBF : 1FF-sunfire-user-2.3.4-4.5.1A-1_SUN-198_7-CM-release-keys-signed-Sprint-US.sbf and sunfire-2.3.5-4.5.1A-1_SUN-254_4 but while enumerating phone I got error sec_exception febe 4e 4e
I have also tried nopudding4u.sbf but the same result.

Please,, help me and my phone out .. as its going to be more than a week... i feel handicaaped...

Please guide me through the step by step , which file and when and please do provide the links of the files to download.

**Update OTA with 2.3.5 before murdering.....**
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Most of those sticky threads are outdated, without important informations. You need to search in whole dev section, there are the answers, how to recover your bricked Photon.
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Most of those sticky threads are outdated, without important informations. You need to search in whole dev section, there are the answers, how to recover your bricked Photon.
Thanks for your reply peetr_.. I would like to know on the basis of my exceptions , Is my phone recoverable or become as useless as a paperweight. I can see fastboot modes and RSD modes and can even swicth between them. In some other forum , I came to know that ,I can reover my phone back but for that I need a locked bootstrap for 2.3.5 and then reflash using the stock sbf.

So could you please tell me how to do that and where to find those files. I am digging XDA Forums and AndroidForum.com past two weeks for the solution...
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Recently I ordered Motorola 4g from US.... It was with stock Sprint Sunfire OS.

System Version : 45.4.13.MB855.Sprint.en.Us
Model MB855
Android 2.3.5
Baseband N_01.29.10R
Webtop 1.2.0-180
Kernel 2.6.32.9dnt648@fl36bld22 #2
Build 4.5.1A-1_SUN-254_13

So what I did, I was trying to install custom rom on that. Steps I had taken

Rooted phone via installing SuperUser and various rooting methods like ClickOnce, Photon -Torpedo but no one seems successful , while executing I got errors everytime. But after day or two I came to know about that my phone is rooted. As I was getting SuperUser popups on root operations. Then I installed CWM and tried to install the ROM from there but everytime I got stucked at Yellow Triangular icon (recovery mode).

Repeated step on rooting process and unlocking the bootloader by applying pudding.rar and fastboot commands and every time i got the error and Starting RSD Screens, but anyhow my phone recovers itself to its original boot state afetr pulling out battery and manually restrating.

Finally one day I use some other Recovery Tool , i am unable to recall the name. It installed and rebooted successfully in the recovery mode. I then wipe the dalvik cache, wipe factory reset and then tried to installl the custom rom that MIUI 2.68 i think . I was happy to see some designer screens on my phone and then it said rom installed successfully.

I then reboot my phone and found it in the Failed To Start2 , Starting RSD mode

I tried various way to restore...

Installing pudding.rar using RSD lite but everytime I got sec_exception : sec_exception : b655, eddc,eb
I then tried reinstalling SBF : 1FF-sunfire-user-2.3.4-4.5.1A-1_SUN-198_7-CM-release-keys-signed-Sprint-US.sbf and sunfire-2.3.5-4.5.1A-1_SUN-254_4 but while enumerating phone I got error sec_exception febe 4e 4e
I have also tried nopudding4u.sbf but the same result.

Please,, help me and my phone out .. as its going to be more than a week... i feel handicaaped...

Please guide me through the step by step , which file and when and please do provide the links of the files to download.

**Update OTA with 2.3.5 before murdering.....**
Should have read around a bit before you attempted all of this. Go to the general and QA section of the photon forums and search the first few pages of each. There will be 5 or 6 different threads with people who have experienced the same problems in which we have completely outlined the steps you would need to take.
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Should have read around a bit before you attempted all of this. Go to the general and QA section of the photon forums and search the first few pages of each. There will be 5 or 6 different threads with people who have experienced the same problems in which we have completely outlined the steps you would need to take.



Step by step 2.3.5 unbrick:



1)Flash this SBF (http://d-h.st/XGJ). Now you'll have stock 2.3.5 for Electrify. But you need Sprint services (I assume), so you don't stop here. -
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Flashing ,Using RSD Lite


2) Download bootstrap from DroidX2 forum, and get it working. Of course you need to root your photon first.

3) Flash this ROM (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=30332325) from bootstrap. Please follow the instructions for this ROM carefully, you don't wanna flash the SBF again.
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From bootstrap means - adb fast boot, am i right????/


4) Flash 254_13 modules (http://d-h.st/aAi) with bootstrap. you need them.

5) Flash 2.3.5_254_13 sv2 boot, recovery and cdrom image sbf (http://d-h.st/TeB) with RSD Lite.

6) Flash 254_12 libmoto_ril.so (http://d-h.st/BmX) with bootstrap. You don't need to flash the radio SBF.

4) and 6) is not needed, if you install rom 3)
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Step by step 2.3.5 unbrick:



1)Flash this SBF (http://d-h.st/XGJ). Now you'll have stock 2.3.5 for Electrify. But you need Sprint services (I assume), so you don't stop here. -

2) Download bootstrap from DroidX2 forum, and get it working. Of course you need to root your photon first.

3) Flash this ROM (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=30332325) from bootstrap. Please follow the instructions for this ROM carefully, you don't wanna flash the SBF again.

4) Flash 254_13 modules (http://d-h.st/aAi) with bootstrap. you need them.

5) Flash 2.3.5_254_13 sv2 boot, recovery and cdrom image sbf (http://d-h.st/TeB) with RSD Lite.

6) Flash 254_12 libmoto_ril.so (http://d-h.st/BmX) with bootstrap. You don't need to flash the radio SBF.

4) and 6) is not needed, if you install rom 3)
Im pretty sure thats right. However, I have never faced this problem first hand so i would wait for a second opinion before going forward. Peetr will know, hopefully he will chime in.
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Yes. Exactly those steps.
Bootstrap is bootstrap CWM recovery, you must download the apk and install, following the instructions.
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Yes. Exactly those steps.
Bootstrap is bootstrap CWM recovery, you must download the apk and install, following the instructions.
Thanks for the confirmation of the steps.

Few more things:

1. I have still my bootloader locked i think. So will these these steps work.
2. Flash this SBF (http://d-h.st/XGJ). Now you'll have stock 2.3.5 for Electrify. But you need Sprint services (I assume), so you don't stop here. - What If I dont want Sprint Services? I am here in India and there is no sprint network. We have VodaFone, Airtel and Other operators, still on 3G. No 4G here. Can I stop @ 1.
3. Can I install , other custom roms on it, in future If I want?
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No cause you will have a photon radio with electrify modules won't work.
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Yes. Exactly those steps.
Bootstrap is bootstrap CWM recovery, you must download the apk and install, following the instructions.
I have installed the SBF correctly and too roooted the phone. Also installed the DroidX Bootstrap by Koushik Dutta. but I am unable to boot into recovery. Can I try ClockWorkMod Recovery... that we generally used to flash roms or strictly bootstrap is necessary. I have tried System recovery by Tenfar but it wont boot into recovery...

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