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[updated][how-to] sbf tutorial [how-to][updated]

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19th July 2011, 05:18 AM   |  #1  
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Ok, so after scanning through the SBF thread and a few others and finding instructions all over the place, I decided to bring them all together in one post. Sorry if I don’t mention everybody that contributed these instructions by name but there were a lot of instructions on how to flash the SBF to our phone. You know who you are and I personally thank you and believe everybody else does also.

To begin, download the necessary files and drivers:

Froyo 2.2.2 SBF File

Gingerbread 2.3.3 SBF File

Gingerbread 2.3.4 SBF File

RSD Lite 5.3.1 and Drivers

RSD Lite 5.4.4


1. Reboot your computer and your phone after downloading and installing everything and before you go to flash the SBF file. Use 7-zip to extract the SBF file...

2. Once you have rebooted your computer, go ahead and start RSD Lite and point it at the SBF file and plug your USB cable into your computer ONLY!


3. Turn your phone off.

4. Turn the phone on by pressing and holding the POWER AND VOLUME DOWN buttons until you see FASTBOOT. Press volume down until you reach RSD and press volume up once.


5. Plug your phone into your computer and wait until you see it in RSD Lite and click Start.

6. Your phone will reboot when the process is complete. DO NOT UNPLUG YOUR PHONE FROM UNTIL THE COMPUTER UNTIL THE PROCESS IS COMPLETE.


7. If the phone boot loops pull the battery and boot into the stock recovery by pressing and holding power and volume down until the phone says FASTBOOT, once the phone says FASTBOOT, press volume down until you see ANDROID RECOVERY, once you see ANDROID RECOVERY, press BOTH the volume up and the volume down buttons. You will see the familiar triangle with the exclamation point and the Android. At this point press volume up and down simultaneously again and select “wipe data/factory data reset” by pressing the power button.

8. Reboot your phone and you should be back to full factory default, like new out of the box.

If you have any other problem with RSD Lite, try running it as administrator in Win 7/Vista...
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19th July 2011, 03:59 PM   |  #2  
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Thank you, very helpful and thanks to everyone involved. Let's get this ball Rollin baby!

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You first link does not work properly. I found a working link in the SBF thread and wanted to confirm that it's 482mb?
19th July 2011, 08:07 PM   |  #4  
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Don't actually remember... But I believe so.. I will update the link sortly thanks tho...

EDIT: Yes it is 482MB Link has also been updated...

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Thanks for putting every thing together and thanks to everyone who contributed. This should make it easy for everyone to understand.

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20th July 2011, 01:36 AM   |  #6  
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Added to the roll up sticky, thanks.
20th July 2011, 02:18 AM   |  #7  
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Added to the roll up sticky, thanks.

Thank You! Mr. Clown!!! I have been trolling xda since my A&TT Tilt and have become very involved with this phone and am glad to actually help and contribute!!
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any guide as to how to unpack the .sbf and reveal its contents
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any guide as to how to unpack the .sbf and reveal its contents

That is actually a great question Slowz3r.... I would love to know how to open that SBF, but I really have no clue... I will try and see if maybe I can open it in Linux. If anybody around here has any ideas or has already tried this, please let me know...

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I have followed this guide to the letter, even to the point of redownloading both the SBF and the drivers a few times. Even after a reboot, when I plug my phone into the computer it says "Unable to retrieve initialization values from INI file"
I've tried it every day for the past 3 and to no avail, always same issue.

Edit: I did a clean uninstall and reinstall of everything, rebooted, and it worked. So I suppose it was an installation error of sorts.
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