Heya all here we have it. As a personal request of mine, my oldschool buddy ( mhous33 ) from way back has made some great strides in putting together a bare bones software build for our now Unlocked Razr HD (xt926) & Razr M (xt907). And because of recent events I feel it's best for me to get this put back for everyone's use. Now because this was originally a personal request of mine on work he had done he was not going to post, I asked for permission to post the work here at DR. Mind you I'm no Dev, so please realize I am just reposting so everyone can enjoy the build or so Developers can use it as a solid base we know works and runs very smooth. If there is a problem please post and I will work on getting it corrected as time permits. I also asked the Developer of this build to write something up on where & how this build came about besides my request . I will post his comments below for everyone to see.
Now with that all said we are also going to do something a little different this time around. As some members know because of the changes recently on us getting unlocked I've really felt people need to understand how things work. So to kick start this moving forward we'll start here on this build. The 1-click or as I say hand holding are just not my cup of tea. My theory is very simple, if you want to play then you need to learn some basics. Myself and many others are willing to assist in that task. However you need to show some willingness & effort as well on your part if you want to learn. At the end of the day it benefits everyone. So now on to the meat and potatoes abut first the writeup from the Dev...
Dan Rosenberg - root and bootloader unlock wizard
Hashcode - aosp/kernel boss
DHacker - aosp boss
P3Droid - 1% battery meter assistance
jp1044 - assistance with disabling the wifi tether entitlement check
mattlgroff - the dexopt script, link to reboot menu tutorial
Verizon Wireless for stock software
Motorola Mobility for original DST software for a template
Aixelsyd - the best guy you'll ever meet ( I bet my X-wife begs to differ on that....lol )
The idea for making a Verizon-based DST build for both the RAZR M and RAZR HD comes from being an old moto fan who lives in an area where the evil empire is unfortunately the only viable option.
You see, Verizon has always been a money-hungry control freak. Back in the days of the original RAZR V3c, Aixelsyd, myself, and other miscreants would flash our Verizon RAZRs (V3c / V3m) with firmware from other carriers to be rid of the Qualcomm BREW platform that offered little in the way of customization beyond seem edits. DST firmware was the most desirable, because not only did it have the hacker-friendly moto ui, it was also free from carrier branding and bloat.
For the more skilled, you were then able to flash a Java-based upgrade like Telus or Bell to enjoy free java games and apps, as opposed to buying into the ridiculous BREW subscription platform. All of the Verizon bloat you see today is an evolution of that mostly unsuccessful business model.
For me, one of the main reasons to root is to be able to get rid of all the Verizon branding and bloat. The problem is, everyone has a different idea of what is bloat and what isn't. That's where the idea to use an actual DST build as a template to debloat emerged. Ideally, it would be great to be able to just fastboot flash a system and boot from an official DST build, but that doesn't work; it breaks all connectivity. If anyone is able to get that process to work, i'd be interested in learning how to do it. In the meantime, there is this. It is an UnOfficial-DST build made primarily from the stock Verizon system.
My Use/Kanging Policy: These fastboot xml files have a fair amount of my thought, time, and effort put into them, and they are fully functional. I don't have a problem with anyone using them as a base, i only ask that you have everything working 100% before releasing to the general public on any site. For a stock-based build, there is no reason this shouldn't be possible. You'll need simg2img.py to dump system.img, or you can fastboot flash to your device and use adb to do a system pull. As for deodexing, i recommend dsixda's Android-Kitchen.
For future reference, i do not authorize any links to my work other than the ones i put up, regardless of site policy.
Odexed 4.1.2 (98.16.1) DST fxz:
MD5 = 49F0EB53ABE94DACB39B354173807CD0
Note: By default, the xml file used by rsdlite flashes only /boot & /system. You can enable flashing logo and radio by editing the xml file.