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Droid 4 fastboot files?

24th March 2012, 03:45 AM |#1  
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Where do these fastboot files come from? Im new and trying to figure out how all this works. Thanks

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26th March 2012, 08:27 PM |#2  
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Where do these fastboot files come from? Im new and trying to figure out how all this works. Thanks

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They come from Motorola. However, they are not files that would normally be released to the public, so we have to wait and see if someone is nice enough to leak them for us.
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26th March 2012, 11:17 PM |#3  
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If? Oh my that just sux

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30th March 2012, 12:42 AM |#4  
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Question How long?
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They come from Motorola. However, they are not files that would normally be released to the public, so we have to wait and see if someone is nice enough to leak them for us.

I've heard the equivalent experience with the Droid Razr fastboot restore file used around here and other fora as support for the idea that the D4 restore should be leaking soon. What I've never heard was how long it took from release of the phone to a leaked usable restore. I'm deferring taking my bricked Droid 4 back to the store and playing dumb to try to get a warranty exchange in hopes I can just unbrick my phone sometime in the coming days or maybe weeks.
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I've heard the equivalent experience with the Droid Razr fastboot restore file used around here and other fora as support for the idea that the D4 restore should be leaking soon. What I've never heard was how long it took from release of the phone to a leaked usable restore. I'm deferring taking my bricked Droid 4 back to the store and playing dumb to try to get a warranty exchange in hopes I can just unbrick my phone sometime in the coming days or maybe weeks.

I'll in the same boat. I soft-bricked my D4 earlier this week and I feel like trying to swap it would be wrong. I messed it up, so I should fix it. I just have to play the waiting game.

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9th April 2012, 10:42 PM |#6  
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I did a little google-fu and calendar math and came up with an answer to my earlier question about how long it took for the Droid Razr to have a leaked fastboot file.

That phone was released on 11 November 2011. Its fastboot recovery appeared here on 29 December the same year. That's 48 days.

48 days after the release of the Droid 4 (February 10th) was March 29th. That was 11 days ago.

So, the example of the Droid Razr leaked fastboot is interesting, but not necessarily insightful. It's already taken longer than it did for the Razr.

Sigh.
10th April 2012, 01:29 AM |#7  
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Here's a scarier thought. The Droid Bionic was released in September, and fastboot files didn't leak until February. Hopefully it won't take much longer! I'm very close to just using my spare upgrade to get a RAZR MAXX, or maybe the Droid Fighter that is supposed to come out soon.

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10th April 2012, 09:10 PM |#8  
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Not true, we had Bionic fastboot files for the stock release within a couple weeks.

This is actually very unusual that we have not seen them yet for this phone.
11th April 2012, 01:46 AM |#9  
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Ah, my bad. I should have looked into that further. The article I read about it made it seem like the ones that leaked in February were the first.

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26th April 2012, 11:38 PM |#10  
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I could really use this right about now. Can't seem to figure out why my OTA update is failing and I'd love to be able to revert to stock and then apply it, if only I had the fastboot file =(
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