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#1 andlaw

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:51 PM

You MUST be on a completely stock android 2.3.6 system version .181, rooted by Motofail! or this method will not work!!

this means no modified recovery (bootstrap/safestrap) can be installed and you must have Full Bloat in-tact or the update will not take during installation. .. This is Non-Fastbootable back to Gingerbread!!!!!!!!



Step 1:

USE DROID RAZR UTILITY 1.6 (option 1) -

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  • extract the files folder and the .bat file to your desktop of your PC
  • open the .bat file; utility 1.6 command prompt window will open, hit enter and select: OPTION 1 (this will take 8-12minutes)
    • when option 1 completes, your phone will unpackage and begin installing a fresh copy of .181, after Device Setup is complete... its time to root your phone!
  • re-open the .bat file; hit enter and select: OPTION 2 (this will root your phone with Motofail, takes 2 minutes to complete)


Step 2:

DOWNLOAD & INSTALL FROM GOOGLE PLAY

  • ROM MANAGER FREE
  • ES FILE EXPLORER
  • OTA ROOTKEEPER
  • Once you have these files on your Stock RAZR running android (6.12.181), rooted (motofail). ..
  • open rom manager free, hit OK, now press the home button.
  • open es file explorer, press YES, press menu, open settings, scroll down to and Enable the following options
    • Up to Root (path settings)
    • Root Explorer (root settings)
    • Mount File System (root settings)
  • open ota rootkeeper, allow SU, and Protect SU


Step 3:

DOWNLOAD THE 211 UPDATE ZIP AND PLACE INTO YOUR PHONES /CACHE DIRECTORY (not /system/cache, but in the root of the phone)


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[(MD5: 79A1EE4A992EACD1D08F98DEE5DEEBF7)]

once this file has been moved into your /cache directory, and you have checked the MD5 to ensure a non-corrupt download, you may proceed!



Quick check list:::::

1) Blur_Version.6.12.181.XT912.Verizon.en.US is your phones /cache directory with a matching MD5!!
2) Opened OTA rootkeeper and protected SU!


**INSTALL TIME*


open ES FILE EXPLORER, locate your /cache directory and then select the Blur_Version.6.12.181.XT912.Verizon.en.US.zip

(now choose Open With ROM MANAGER)


phone will restart, and begin installation of the 6.16.211 (takes 10-15minutes)
phone restarts, boot animation begins, Android is upgrading :: Profit success!! Celebrate!!!



**FINISH TIME*


open OTA ROOTKEEPER, and restore SU. If the option is not available, no worries as you can still root with this

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:55 PM

Nice and simple!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:56 PM

If I do this will it throw me off the update path or no? I dont wanna screw up any future updates that Moto might roll out then be screwed

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:59 PM

If I do this will it throw me off the update path or no? I dont wanna screw up any future updates that Moto might roll out then be screwed


It is the same file as the OTA. Only difference is your installing it instead of receiving the update over the air. and your getting it earlier. Bootloader is updated so going back to Gingerbread is out of the picture, but you will still be on the Path if and when they do push another OTA.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:00 PM

Nice and simple!


and works, i tried the other methods with Errors and Errors..... used this sideload method and it worked the first time!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:02 PM

It is the same file as the OTA. Only difference is your installing it instead of receiving the update over the air. and your getting it earlier. Bootloader is updated so going back to Gingerbread is out of the picture, but you will still be on the Path if and when they do push another OTA.


Appreciate it! Im a noob when it comes to Razr stuff I use to own The OG Droid and flashed roms all the time I hope I can do this without any major problems

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:05 PM

Appreciate it! Im a noob when it comes to Razr stuff I use to own The OG Droid and flashed roms all the time I hope I can do this without any major problems


No problem! If you follow this easy installation guide, you will get to the 211 OTA hassle free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:41 AM

Can someone post the about screen of the 211 OTA?  thanks

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:28 AM

My Build date: Thu Jun 14 14:57:16 CDT 2012

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:39 AM

So lets just say I took the OTA (which I did) and wanted to flash a ROM and if for some reason things go wrong and I brick. Well there are no Fastboot files yet but would I be able to use Matt's 1.7 utility to get unstuck and get things running normal again and still be on the path? Sorry I havent been on the leaks and havent messed with them too much

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:12 AM

Can someone post the about screen of the 211 OTA? thanks


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:20 AM

If I take this path to. 211 will data be wiped? If not ... should it be?

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:22 AM

If I take this path to. 211 will data be wiped? If not ... should it be?



Nope

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:03 PM

I get error in system bin dnsmasq or whatever.. And my phone is fully stock Just unfreezed everything. Such BS how I kept it stock and it does this.. -.-

Anyone know something to do so I don't have to fastboot? Thanks..

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:09 PM

I get error in system bin dnsmasq or whatever.. And my phone is fully stock Just unfreezed everything. Such BS how I kept it stock and it does this.. -.-

Anyone know something to do so I don't have to fastboot? Thanks..

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Fastbooting is easier. And you don't wipe data if you use the 1.7 utility.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:36 PM

I'm just about to do this but have a few questions:

So you just place the Blur_Version.6.12.181.XT912.Verizon.en.US file into the cache directory and install via ROM manager?

I'm pretty sure ROM manager works only with Clockwork Recovery? So is a recovery other than stock required to install the update?

Would you get the same thing is you put the file into the cache directory and do a "check for update" in the "about phone" section as long as you rename it update.zip?
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:42 PM

I'm just about to do this but have a few questions:

So you just place the Blur_Version.6.12.181.XT912.Verizon.en.US file into the cache directory and install via ROM manager?

I'm pretty sure ROM manager works only with Clockwork Recovery? So is a recovery other than stock required to install the update?

Would you get the same thing is you put the file into the cache directory and do a "check for update" in the "about phone" section as long as you rename it update.zip?


Just follow the directions, I have broken it down "Barney style"

Stock 181
rooted by motofail
download and open ota rootkeeper (protect SU)
download and open rom manager free (press the ok button and then back out)
download and open es file explorer (set the program up like i list in the OP)

once you do all that, then your system is ready to install the OTA, which means all you need to do is now place the OTA zip file on your phones /cache directory.....
now you have done all that, you can open and goto your cache directory using ES file Explorer, and when you press on the zip file it will open a prompt window asking what you want to do, you choose Open with ROM Manager, it reboot and installs.

simple, easy, done.,

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:28 PM

ok im barely trying this after hicks method did not work, we shall see:D thanks in advance anyway:D

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:41 PM

and it works, on 211. this thing should be stickied , simplest way!
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:52 PM

and it works, on 211. this thing should be stickied , simplest way!


glad it worked for ya! i was having a nightmare trying the other ways too.... and this way worked like a dream~

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:37 PM

I did everything like the OP stated and got nothing.

After selecting ROM Manager it just rebooted. Nothing was installed.

After it rebooted I looked in the /cache folder and the file was no longer there?

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:40 PM

I did everything like the OP stated and got nothing.

After selecting ROM Manager it just rebooted. Nothing was installed.

After it rebooted I looked in the /cache folder and the file was no longer there?


then u must have not been on a completely stock unmodified 181 system.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:43 PM

I had safe strap installed but un-installed it.

If I un-installed it does remove the recovery?

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:46 PM

I had safe strap installed but un-installed it.

If I un-installed it does remove the recovery?


I would recommend using RSD or a utility (1.6) to get yourself back to stock .181, root with motofail and then try again. it will work but the system has to be completely unmodified. and you need root for ROM manager to side load the OTA

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:49 PM

Yeah, but I only have a Linux machine so I can't install the RSD or utility 1.6

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:54 PM

Yeah, but I only have a Linux machine so I can't install the RSD or utility 1.6


there is a Linux version of the utility, u might have to OTA to 181, but you gotta get to completely stock before the OTA will take.... or you will get the same result as before... :ph34r:

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:44 PM

Cool, I just found the linux version so hopefully I'll be back to true stock soon.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:41 PM

For some reason I don't appear to have a /cache folder in my main directory, any idea what I could be doing wrong? Here's what I'm seeing when I open it, show hidden files and folders is enabled.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:46 PM

For some reason I don't appear to have a /cache folder in my main directory, any idea what I could be doing wrong? Here's what I'm seeing when I open it, show hidden files and folders is enabled.

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your not in the root of the phone, that is your sdcard.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:12 PM

your not in the root of the phone, that is your sdcard.

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Alright got it, only problem I'm having now is when I open with ES File Explorer and click open with ROM Manager, ROM manager asks me to boot into recovery then just restarts the phone. It's like it's only looking for Clockwork Mod or something.




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