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[Recovery] RSD v5.5.0 and 5.5.184 (aka 5.6.890) fastboot partitions/flashable zip

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the2dcour

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Flashable Zip:
You will still be able to update if you flash this file.
Software version: cdma_solana-user 2.3.4 5.5.1_84_D3G-55 110812 release-keysMDM6600BP_N_03.18.29P (Software and Radio versions in bold) aka Release version 5.6.890
http://www.necrotania.com/Download/swu.zip
MD5SUM: 09069555efc6c49b537f49db782a1c94
Verizon/USA and production keys signed. It is not modified in any way. Hopefully it can help unbrick some people/prevent future bricking fears =)
Attached file is the xml from the zip

Moto-fastboot
You will need a different version of fastboot to flash larger files like the system.img. Moto-fastboot allows flashing files over 256 or so MB.
Windows: Moto-fastboot for windows thanks to romracer. Direct Download Link
Linux/Mac: Moto-fastboot for linux in several flavors thanks to eval-.

RSDLite 5.5.0:
http://mophoforum.com/the2dcour/RSDLite5.5.rar RSDLite 5.5.0 Download
It's a new version. I haven't seen a newer version posted though I think up to 5.5.x exists already.

DATE:May 12, 2011
RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS:
Support Support DIAG cmd process for Avon
Support auto-switch on Solana and Targa
Support flashing for new devices
Support flashing large file with size more than 256M
 

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Maverick0984

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Real? :eek:

Thanks if so!!!

I didn't brick mine, but I'm sure others will be happy to see this.

It was 5.5.959 that was released from VZW and 5.6.890 is the latest leak. What is this? 5.5.1? 5.5.184? Either is significantly earlier than 5.5.959, but the date stamp shows Aug 12, 2011, so I am intrigued. Hopefully the version number just isn't accurate.
 
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Androidsims

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Is this a surefire unbrick method? @techdigital, what version is does it says your phone is running? Also, does one click root still work? If so this is amazing news and perhaps our ticket to finally getting the courage to put some roms on this bad boy.
 

the2dcour

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Real? :eek:

Thanks if so!!!

I didn't brick mine, but I'm sure others will be happy to see this.

It was 5.5.959 that was released from VZW and 5.6.890 is the latest leak. What is this? 5.5.1? 5.5.184? Either is significantly earlier than 5.5.959, but the date stamp shows Aug 12, 2011, so I am intrigued. Hopefully the version number just isn't accurate.

Pretty sure the version # is accurate. Either way you should be able to OTA to the latest version if this returns you to stock (which it should).


Is this a surefire unbrick method? @techdigital, what version is does it says your phone is running? Also, does one click root still work? If so this is amazing news and perhaps our ticket to finally getting the courage to put some roms on this bad boy.

If it can be flashed through fastboot/RSD it's about as "surefire" as you'll get without access to nvflash. Just don't much around with your Bootloader and you should be fine ;)
 
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Androidsims

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Pretty sure the version # is accurate. Either way you should be able to OTA to the latest version if this returns you to stock (which it should).

You're the man.

Just waiting to hear from someone who flashed it. I'm curious about the version number as well. Just want to know if that's the number that actually shows on the phone and if the root exploit is still in effect.


Edit: Just saw that you replied to my post. Sounds great, I can start on some themes now. ;)
 

techdigital

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Is this a surefire unbrick method? @techdigital, what version is does it says your phone is running? Also, does one click root still work? If so this is amazing news and perhaps our ticket to finally getting the courage to put some roms on this bad boy.

Yep its surefire STOCK 2.3.4 everything is working....:)
I had the borked phone from hell, its like i had done mad scientist experiments on my phone trying to get it back up and this fixed it! just make sure youre in fastboot mode when u flash.
 
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jimmydafish

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OP: Thank you for posting this file, it is the firmware that was pulled from the server that is an unofficial build. So everyone should know that, you will fix your phone but as for now you will be off the upgrade path.
 

thingonaspring

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One question - if I put the file "swu.zip" into the root of /sdcard and name it "update.zip", will I then be able to restore to stock from fastboot without using a PC?

If this works, it'll allow me to mod the phone while on the move, but have a get-out-of-jail card to restore to stock at any point. I spend a lot of time commuting, so this would allow me to use my D3 to learn more about android when I'd normally just be using it to watch Family Guy :)
 

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    Flashable Zip:
    You will still be able to update if you flash this file.
    Software version: cdma_solana-user 2.3.4 5.5.1_84_D3G-55 110812 release-keysMDM6600BP_N_03.18.29P (Software and Radio versions in bold) aka Release version 5.6.890
    http://www.necrotania.com/Download/swu.zip
    MD5SUM: 09069555efc6c49b537f49db782a1c94
    Verizon/USA and production keys signed. It is not modified in any way. Hopefully it can help unbrick some people/prevent future bricking fears =)
    Attached file is the xml from the zip

    Moto-fastboot
    You will need a different version of fastboot to flash larger files like the system.img. Moto-fastboot allows flashing files over 256 or so MB.
    Windows: Moto-fastboot for windows thanks to romracer. Direct Download Link
    Linux/Mac: Moto-fastboot for linux in several flavors thanks to eval-.

    RSDLite 5.5.0:
    http://mophoforum.com/the2dcour/RSDLite5.5.rar RSDLite 5.5.0 Download
    It's a new version. I haven't seen a newer version posted though I think up to 5.5.x exists already.

    DATE:May 12, 2011
    RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS:
    Support Support DIAG cmd process for Avon
    Support auto-switch on Solana and Targa
    Support flashing for new devices
    Support flashing large file with size more than 256M
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    For those of you having problems flashing this and/or are suspicious of flashing ebr, mbr, and parts of the bootloader, you can selectively just flash the rest of it.

    See attachment.
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    For those who don't like the wait time/ticket system of file sharing websites, or those whos ISPs use transparent proxies, making it virtually impossible to use them, or even for those who want just a direct link, I have them on my dropbox, you'll probably get better bandwidth from it also.

    The update:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/677635/swu.zip

    RSDLite:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/677635/RSDLite5.4.4.msi

    If you want anything (related to droid) downloaded from a file sharing site and added to dropbox for some reason just PM me.
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    Today I decided that my GPS problems stemmed from the build I was using from Moto. I decided to start over but found out with build .905, I could not use these files. I found a thread on rootwikiz, here: Source. However most of the links were broken. Psouza4 has a great unbricking pack you should use. All that you need should be in the zip in step 2. All credit goes to rootzwiki, Psouza4 and Djbliss

    This will bring you to 5.6.890 even if you are on 5.5.959

    Directions:

    1. Charge phone to at least 50%.
    2. Download THIS (psouza4's 890 update script) | Mirror
    3. Extract the zip.
    4. Open "Flash Verizon DROID 3 OTA 5.6.890 to phone_psouza4" folder.
    5. Turn off phone.
    6. Slide out keyboard and hold down M and Power button.(this will get you into Boot Mode Selection Menu)
    7. Use Volume DOWN button to scroll the list down to "Recovery".
    8. Use Volume UP button to select "Recovery".(you should see the !▲ and Robot)
    9. Hold down Volume Up AND Volume Down.(this brings up the Recovery Menu)
    10. Use Volume DOWN to scroll the list to "Wipe data/factory reset".
    11. Use Power Button to select and once again to scroll down/select "Yes".
    12. After the wipe is done return to "Boot Mode Selection Menu"
    13. Slide out keyboard and hold down M and Power button.(this will get you into Boot Mode Selection Menu)
    14. Use Volume DOWN button to scroll the list down to "AP Fastboot".
    15. Use Volume UP button to select "AP Fastboot".
    16. Connect Droid 3 to PC using stock usb cable, if possible.(Your phone should say "USB Connected - OK to Program")
    17. Back on your computer Double Click "CLICK HERE - Flash Verizon DROID 3 OTA 5.6.890 to phone.bat".
    18. Sit back and enjoy as your phone is restored to 5.6.890.
    19. script will copy/move/write the files to your phone, while doing this the phone will look like nothing is happening.
    20. But as long as the command window gives an "OKAY" for each step you are good to go.
    21. Your phone will now go back into recovery after all the files are sent and written to the phone.
    22. It takes maybe 5 minutes to copy and write files to phone, then another 5-10 for the phone to flash the files.
    23. The subsequent boot will be longer than usual and you will be brought to the "Touch the Android/Programming Screen".

    *This method was used by me after I got a "Flash Failure (s)" message in the AP Fastboot screen after a failed flash using RSDLite.
    ** You will lose all data and have to re-program to get back on Verizon
    *** You will not lose any Internal SD Card data

    Source

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    RSD5.5
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    And the short answer is yes...we can.

    We are working on it as we speak. ;)