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Official Droid Rarz M XT907 Android 4.4 soak test KitKat OTA update Rom.

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bigjailerman

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I havent been able to take the ota 4.4.2 kk since I rooted and removed some bloat. Ioriginally started messing around to be able to use other than Verizon. If anyone can layout what steps I can follow as simply as possible (real NOOB, NO JOKE) to take the update. Also after the update can I unroot again as before?
I am on 4.1.2, build # 9.8.1Q-94

Any assistance is appreciated
 
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    Hy All!

    This file is an official Droid Rarz M Android 4.4 soak test KitKat OTA update Rom.


    drive.google.c o m/file/d/0B2hyszs9wrFncVRhYktrSUszdlk/edit?usp=sharing
    write in adress c o m ==>> com

    This rom is not the final offical 4.4 but very stable,fast and nothing bug in the update.:D

    Install instruction:
    1.Downloading RSD LITE.
    2.Downloading last rom.
    3.Downloading 4.4 Rom from the link and copy to SD card.
    4.Re flash the last rom with RSD LITE.
    3.After flashing successful,you don't booting normal mod.!!!!VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!Please push Power on+Volume key up+Volume key down and rebooting stock recovery mod.If the screen is death don't worry,please tapping Power button+ Volume up key until the recovery menu appears.
    4.Go to:"apply update from sdcard"menu and select 4.4 rom.
    5.The flashing is start,don't afraid if the phone suddenly restart,4.1 recovery are not fully compatible with new 4.4 update.
    6.After restart if you booting normal mod the phone is hardbrick don't will work.
    Therefor you booting again stock recovery mod and if the screen is death please tapping Power button+ Volume up key until the recovery menu appears.This recovery mod is not 4.1 recovery this is 4.4 recovery mod!Go to:"apply update from sdcard"menu and select again 4.4 rom.
    7.The install is starting and the process successful executed.
    8.After successful,you go to and do "wipe data/factory reset".
    9.Restart

    and enjoy 4.4 the pleasures of what we expected so much.

    Good Luck to Everyone!:laugh:
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    can you post detailed step? please.:angel:
    I'm on locked bootloader too.

    Sure:
    downloaded the SBF you're RSDing to
    Saved it to a folder on desktop
    Extract it into that folder.
    (then the trick is to edit the XML file that extracts)
    open the xml in notepad and it should look like:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <flashing>
    <header>
    <phone_model model="SM_JB_VZW_CFC" />
    <software_version version="smq_vzw-user 4.1.2 9.8.1Q-94-1 77 release-keysSM_BP_101032.021.32.80P" />
    <interfaces>
    <interface name="AP" />
    </interfaces>
    </header>
    <steps interface="AP">
    <step operation="getvar" var="max-download-size" />
    <step operation="oem" var="fb_mode_set" />
    <step operation="flash" partition="partition" filename="gpt_main0.bin" MD5="FB3D9083F1B5890BBF2FA8617D31A70A" />
    <step operation="flash" partition="sbl1" filename="sbl1.mbn" MD5="FB458002D5B1B3430B0519E0F206C361" />
    <step operation="flash" partition="sbl2" filename="sbl2.mbn" MD5="5E1E096A29FB49A955C595B3E7759CA7" />
    <step operation="flash" partition="sbl3" filename="sbl3.mbn" MD5="16813AF63FFBF4044FBF72D75BD47DB1" />
    <step operation="flash" partition="rpm" filename="rpm.mbn" MD5="0C3F4FF07D3B5037E17B8EFE5F4C66EE" />
    <step operation="flash" partition="tz" filename="tz.mbn" MD5="474F31095C8146D1F86D0E5CE72B878F" />
    <step operation="flash" partition="aboot" filename="emmc_appsboot.mbn" MD5="A40F6AAFA4A581023A2EDA9F23202453" />
    <step operation="flash" partition="modem" filename="NON-HLOS.bin" MD5="3E7F1624D8DDA8C8E4995F99A68B321F" />
    <step operation="flash" partition="fsg" filename="fsg.mbn" MD5="0898A1859E77F05B62E2A6D04251E30E" />
    <step operation="erase" partition="modemst1" />
    <step operation="erase" partition="modemst2" />
    <step operation="flash" partition="logo" filename="logo.bin" MD5="506F42184C465D9CD8BB2BD27DB77F1A" />
    <step operation="flash" partition="devtree" filename="device_tree.bin" MD5="66AD59B88203992915EAF476C9E17E58" />
    <step operation="flash" partition="boot" filename="boot.img" MD5="624AD56D21BE40E2C62F2D8666C1A3DA" />
    <step operation="flash" partition="recovery" filename="recovery.img" MD5="A51ACEFFB3DE7BB9259F345AF8E5ABB6" />
    <step operation="flash" partition="cdrom" filename="cdrom" MD5="8C578BC3308036F86BF30BA802E488DF" />
    <step operation="flash" partition="system" filename="system.img" MD5="AFF82B543EF8E558892AA67D4909C067" />
    <step operation="erase" partition="tombstones" />
    <step operation="erase" partition="cache" />
    <step operation="erase" partition="userdata" />
    <step operation="oem" var="fb_mode_clear" />
    </steps>
    </flashing>

    the line I've made bold simply needs to be deleted
    then resave the XML (make sure it saves as .xml and not as .text)
    lastly go to RSDlite and point it to the .xml you just edited and use it as normal
    (this involves making sure you have the latest moto drivers, that you have ADB setup, and that you put your phone into fastboot and your computer recognizes it. If you haven't done this before it's kind of another whole process)

    not sure if this will help but i hope so!
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    everyone relax. Its slowly rolling out. Ive already got it.
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    Posting updates on how to use this thru the stock recovery.
    This is how it is supposed to be used:
    1 - Flash LATEST stock SBF of JB thru RSD. (Android 4.1.2
    Blur_Version.98.30.1.XT907.Verizon.en.US)
    2 - After flash reboot phone on stock recovery and proceed to install update from SD card, here select the file that is provided at the begginig of the thread.
    3 - After this first flash completes, phone is going to reboot in recovery again, for you to open the menu of this specific recovery, the combo of the buttons is power + vol up.
    4 - proceed to install from sd card again and select the same file that you selected on the second step.
    5 - Wait for it to finish
    6 - Wipe data/factory reset
    7 - Select restart system, Phone will restart in KK, enjoy guys.

    Keep in mind that you have to follow the explanation at the beggining of the thread or this one, if you dont follow this steps like this, you wont be able to install this update or you wont be able to finish installing the update.
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    Posting updates on how to use this thru the stock recovery.
    This is how it is supposed to be used:
    1 - Flash LATEST stock SBF of JB thru RSD. (Android 4.1.2
    Blur_Version.98.30.1.XT907.Verizon.en.US)
    2 - After flash reboot phone on stock recovery and proceed to install update from SD card, here select the file that is provided at the begginig of the thread.
    3 - After this first flash completes, phone is going to reboot in recovery again, for you to open the menu of this specific recovery, the combo of the buttons is power + vol up.
    4 - proceed to install from sd card again and select the same file that you selected on the second step.
    5 - Wait for it to finish
    6 - Wipe data/factory reset
    7 - Select restart system, Phone will restart in KK, enjoy guys.

    Keep in mind that you have to follow the explanation at the beggining of the post or this one, if you dont follow this steps like this, you wont be able to install this update or you wont be able to finish installing the update.

    Got tired of waiting for the OTA so I just followed this on a locked bootloader device and it worked like a charm. Had to delete one line of the xml in step one for RSD to work, but other than that, this summary includes everything. Been using phone for about an hour with no noticeable problems (wifi, bluetooth work, etc.) Thanks everyone!