Originally Posted by redsox985
I'm currently on 5.6.890 running various safestrapped ICS builds, but would like the updated radio from the newer leaks. I'm afraid to try anything higher than 5.7.894 because I know I can't go back...until now maybe with these files. My fear was I would flash 5.7.906 with stock recovery, get bricked, and be stuck there because it failed while flashing like 5.7.894 does to the phone.
The 906 update only asserts ro.product.device, while the 894 update asserts ro.build.fingerprint; in other words, 906 just checks to make sure the device is a cdma solana, 894 checks to make sure it's a cdma solana running 890. So 906 is designed to be able to flash over anything essentially, kind of like a fxz in update format.
If for whatever reason it does brick your phone, you *should* be able to restore to a mostly 890 state (boot.img, cdt.bin, mbm.bin, mbmloader_hs.bin, and recovery.img are stuck on the latest versions once 906 is flashed.)
But it is strange that 894 is failing on bp; that's the radio image. as mentioned, 894 asserts 890, so if you're on stock 890 there's no reason it should be failing. I actually tried flashing from 890 to 894 after being on 906 in an attempt to get back to full stock 890; the flash succeeded, but on reboot i was stuck in fastboot mode until i flashed the newer boot, cdt, and recovery. i have no idea why bp is failing for you