[STOCK ROM] Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread 4.5.91 (Safest Update)

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kennethpenn

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Warning
Don't worry, they won't give you a brickable device like the over-the-air zip.​
Description
I've uploaded the stock images for those who want to check out 4.5.91 without trying a custom ROM or creating a brickable device.

You'll still need an unlocked bootloader to flash these images, but they should provide you with a clean version of 4.5.91 that works perfectly.​
Download
Click to Download
(under "Gingerbread stock images" label)
(ignore directions above the download)​
Instructions

  1. Download moto-fastboot for your operating system
  2. Turn your device off
  3. Boot into "Fastboot mode" by holding down the bottom volume button while pressing power.
  4. Use the following commands to flash the images:
    • moto-fastboot flash boot boot.img
    • moto-fastboot flash system system.img
  5. Use the following commands to wipe data and reboot:
    • moto-fastboot -w
    • moto-fastboot reboot
 
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thebeardedchild

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So I'm confused..how is this different than the other methods of getting 4.5.91? I know one of then can brick if you flash sbf, but isn't the cwm zip safe?

Sent from my Motorola Atrix using the XDA App
 

kennethpenn

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So I'm confused..how is this different than the other methods of getting 4.5.91? I know one of then can brick if you flash sbf, but isn't the cwm zip safe?

Sent from my Motorola Atrix using the XDA App

These are completely safe to flash. They don't mess with your bootloader like the OTA or SBF.
 
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mudd_cat23

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So before flashing this we need to unlock bootloader by flashing the pudding unlock sbf. After that can we gain root by using the root.zip found on the other threads by flashing with cwm

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JohnnyDanger

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So does this work just as well as the other one that was removed because of potentiak damages to peoples phone? I just want to make sure if I use this I have everything working, like the fingerprint reader.
 

quang_nguyen

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Don't worry, they won't give you a brickable device like the over-the-air zip.​
Description
I've uploaded the stock images for those who want to check out 4.5.91 without trying a custom ROM or creating a brickable device.

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Hi Ken,
Could you please help to clarify:
1- I have already been on 2.3.4, using flashable zip for locked bootloader. Anything different between your rom and the previous flashable zip file ? Is your file is final one ?
2- Noting that using 2.3.4 via flashable zip for locked bootloader, I can not flash back to stock 1.8.3 rom (or I have to use the modded stocked 1.8.3 with unlocked bootloader). Can I flash back the stock 1.8.3 (original one) after using your file ?

Hope your reply soon :)
Thank you very much,
Quang
 

kennethpenn

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Hi Ken,
Could you please help to clarify:
1- I have already been on 2.3.4, using flashable zip for locked bootloader. Anything different between your rom and the previous flashable zip file ? Is your file is final one ?
2- Noting that using 2.3.4 via flashable zip for locked bootloader, I can not flash back to stock 1.8.3 rom (or I have to use the modded stocked 1.8.3 with unlocked bootloader). Can I flash back the stock 1.8.3 (original one) after using your file ?

Hope your reply soon :)
Thank you very much,
Quang

If you're on the OTA zip... just stay... you've already got a STOCK ROM.
 
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ram8704

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After inputing the command everything seems to be fine. Upon rebooting the phone said unable to boot starting RSD mode. I am currently flashing to 1.8.3 with rsd lite. Any idea why that happened before I try again?
 

kennethpenn

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After inputing the command everything seems to be fine. Upon rebooting the phone said unable to boot starting RSD mode. I am currently flashing to 1.8.3 with rsd lite. Any idea why that happened before I try again?

Did you do all of the commands?
moto-fastboot flash boot boot.img
moto-fastboot flash system system.img
moto-fastboot flash webtop webtop.img
moto-fastboot -w
moto-fastboot reboot
 

quang_nguyen

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If you're on the OTA zip... just stay... you've already got a STOCK ROM.

Tks Ken,
How about the possibility of flash back to 1.8.3 ? Can I back after using your file ? If I can, can I upgrade to your file without hard brick my phone ?
Noting that your file is more completed than flashable ZIP file (more img files) :)

One more thing, after using your file, can I use OTA when AT&T officially announces the final one ?

Best regards,
Quang
 

jimmao

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Did you do all of the commands?
moto-fastboot flash boot boot.img
moto-fastboot flash system system.img
moto-fastboot flash webtop webtop.img
moto-fastboot -w
moto-fastboot reboot

Err, Just downloaded the zip file, found got
boot.img
data.img
radio.img
system.img
webtop.img
5 imgs, do I need to flash them all to get a complete system, or just need to flash boot.img, system.img and webtop.img?

Thanks
 

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    Warning
    Don't worry, they won't give you a brickable device like the over-the-air zip.​
    Description
    I've uploaded the stock images for those who want to check out 4.5.91 without trying a custom ROM or creating a brickable device.

    You'll still need an unlocked bootloader to flash these images, but they should provide you with a clean version of 4.5.91 that works perfectly.​
    Download
    Click to Download
    (under "Gingerbread stock images" label)
    (ignore directions above the download)​
    Instructions

    1. Download moto-fastboot for your operating system
    2. Turn your device off
    3. Boot into "Fastboot mode" by holding down the bottom volume button while pressing power.
    4. Use the following commands to flash the images:
      • moto-fastboot flash boot boot.img
      • moto-fastboot flash system system.img
    5. Use the following commands to wipe data and reboot:
      • moto-fastboot -w
      • moto-fastboot reboot
    2
    Everyone, make sure you also know about the moto-fastboot.exe (for windows) that will split the large .img files when sending to the phone. The one I downloaded from this thread is the moto-fastboot-win32.zip: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1138092

    Otherwise, you may get a version of fastboot that will not do this and will result in something like:

    E:\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>fastboot flash system system.img
    sending 'system' (327680 KB)...
    (bootloader) Image is too big, use 0x10000000 bytes chunks
    FAILED (remote: (00000006))
    finished. total time: 0.002s
    2
    Easy way to find out if you have an upgraded BL (bootloader) due from applied OTA update.zip

    1. Turn off Phone
    2. Hold Vol down button
    3. Turn on Phone
    4. Wait until "fastboot" tag show up then press Vol down until "Android Recovery" tag show up
    5. Now Press Vol up
    6. Your phone will show up the attached screem right (Android guy with yellow Triangle and exclamation mark)

    IF YOU HAVE AN UPDATED BL due GB OTA your touchscreen will DID NOT RESPOND for any input, TRY to PRESS RIGHT LOWER BOTTOM of the SCREEN if nothing happen and then the only way to pass this screen is PRESS BOTH VOL DOWN + VOL UP at the same time and show up the menu of the new Android Recovery (E3) on the top of the screen ----> YOU HAVE UPDATED BOOTLOADER AND YOU CAN NOT RSD ANY PREVIOUS SBF's (1.83/1.57/1.26)

    if in other hands when you reach Android Recovery and still pass the screen with Android guy and yellow triangle/exclamantion mark "PRESSING THE RIGHT LOWER BOTTOM of the screen" it seem you still have an OLD bootloader and maybe you can RSD to a previus SBF's

    It seem a lot of people dont know for sure what they applied if a simple fastboot/CDW GB room or indeed they applied the OTA GB

    SO PLEASE READ AND FIRST FIND OUT WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR PHONE BEFORE YOU DO A STUPID THING AND MAKE ATT/MOTOROLA more rich buying a new phone due to HARD BRICK
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    So I'm confused..how is this different than the other methods of getting 4.5.91? I know one of then can brick if you flash sbf, but isn't the cwm zip safe?

    Sent from my Motorola Atrix using the XDA App

    These are completely safe to flash. They don't mess with your bootloader like the OTA or SBF.
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