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#1 arcanexvi

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 03:20 PM

EDIT: DOWNLOAD REMOVED.... Not going to be official update!!!

>> As this update is 99% not going to be part of the upgrade path. Here's how to get yourself back on track should you want/need to.

>> 1) RSD back to factory (Wipe "should" not be necessary)

>> 2) Re-root (Doomlord only) and apply OTA Rootkeeper/Protect SU

>> 3) Go through your normal updates to the current OTA (Currently 6.12.173.XT912)

>> 4) Restore root using OTA Rootkeeper

>> 5) Profit

Original Post as follows for reference only.

Happy Thursday all. I have a small present for you today.

Same rules apply as the previous patch guide I gave everyone last time. If you're having issues, go read that thread. You must be on a fairly vanilla 6.12.173.XT912 (all bloat intact etc etc) to use this update. To be perfectly clear, THIS UPDATE IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE RUNNING STOCK 6.12.173.XT912 WITH UNEDITED/UNTHEMED/NON-ROM SYSTEMS.

This is what seems like a small emergency patch to address the FC when you hit the search hard key in the app drawer on 173 (which should become a live update shortly). Their fix seems to have been to just disable any search functionalitywhile the app drawer is open (no this doesn't affect the hard key anywhere else in android) . Simple enough right?

What this update does:

As far as I can tell all it does is fix the force close in the app drawer when you hit the search key. CDMA radio also is updated but no idea what changed. I figure VZW will verbage it something along the lines of "Improved Stability." There are other files in the update but none of them seem to do anything particularly interesting.

NOTE: THIS UPDATE BREAKS MY OLD 173 DOWNGRADE PACKAGE. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED. IF YOU WISH TO RETURN TO STOCK FROM THIS POINT YOU'LL HAVE TO RSD/FASTBOOT BACK.

Anyway. Installation is very easy.

1) Be running 6.12.173.XT912 - Don't ask me if it'll work coming from other builds. This is mandatory. I will probably flame you or delete your post (depending on my mood) for asking if you can do this update straight from 6.11.748.XT912 or some other build. You can't.

2) DOWNLOAD REMOVED.... Not going to be official update!!!

3) Drop it on your EXTERNAL SD card

4) Boot into factory recovery (not safestrap, not bootstrap. FACTORY) - All the buttons at once on the side - select recovery - both vol keys to get past the exclamation

5) Select the file you just dumped on your card.

6) Wait til install finishes

7) Reboot

8) Profit


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Edited by arcanexvi, 09 February 2012 - 07:31 AM.
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 03:39 PM

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:30 PM

Can RootKeeper be used here? Want to keep root obviously.

(Hope this isn't a dumb question) ;)

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:42 PM

Damn now I gotta rebloat my Razr! Lol

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:45 PM

Should we unfreeze bloat first?

No wiping at all?

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:54 PM

Should we unfreeze bloat first?

No wiping at all?

Unfreeze bloat for sure. You'll need all your bloat intact and non-deleted.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:55 PM

Unfreeze bloat for sure. You'll need all your bloat intact and non-deleted.

no wipe?

#8 arcanexvi

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:09 PM

Damn now I gotta rebloat my Razr! Lol

Rooted Razr 2.3.6 .173

no wipe?

Should we unfreeze bloat first?

No wiping at all?

Can RootKeeper be used here? Want to keep root obviously.

(Hope this isn't a dumb question) ;)


Yesses/correct all around.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:21 PM

Yesses/correct all around.

My post wasn't a question! Lol

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:43 PM

Sounds easy enough

#11 arcanexvi

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:02 PM

My post wasn't a question! Lol

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Still a correct statement ;)

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:09 PM

Root is maintained via Voodoo. Same way you went from .748 to .173. Been running it for a few hours now. No truly noticeable difference in anything to be honest. Stable, fixed an FC, and touched CDMA in some way just as the write up says. No problems here.



And busy box installs and works fine as well. Same for .173.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:46 PM

i didnt unfreeze any bloat or wipe. i did use rootkeeper and everything is just working fine. thanks boss!
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:16 AM

Thanks arcanexvi for the write up.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:18 AM

I unfroze and uninstalled bootstrap to be on the safe side...no problems installing.... Thanks for the update man!!!!!!

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:36 AM

I'm exactly on the edge of LTE. With this update the hand off issue is completely gone!! THIS IS AWESOME! If I drive one mile east bam! Full LTE.. I think vzw and moto finally got their heads out their A$$.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:49 AM

Pinned until the next leak and awesome install thread by Arcane comes =)
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:09 PM

You rock brotha, thx!

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:25 AM

No major noticeable changes from .173

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:24 AM

I didn't unfreeze anything. Just slapped it on and restored root.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:25 AM

Here we go..I loved the update .173, but it started giving me a crap signal after a week so I downgraded, but seeing now that its "official"..going back. I really hope this patch fixes the radio issue I had cause .173 was awesome on my phone in every other way...

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 12:50 PM

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assert(apply_patch("/system/app/BatteryReport.apk", "-",
8c9d4a337b436be3e118166bc2a7545f13004a29, 11010,
fd138d19003390bca68a8188f1f578aeb1341d87, package_extract_file("patch/system/app/BatteryReport.apk.p")));


I guess this didn't apply the 1% battery mod, huh?

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:23 PM

I guess this didn't apply the 1% battery mod, huh?


Nope

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:58 PM

Don't ask me if it'll work coming from other builds. This is mandatory. I will probably flame you or delete your post (depending on my mood) for asking if you can do this update straight from 6.11.748.XT912 or some other build. You can't.


... i literally LOLed @ this ^^^
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:53 AM

... i literally LOLed @ this ^^^

Its all too true though. Members still asked me that -.-"

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:49 AM

... i literally LOLed @ this ^^^


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:37 AM

One thing it did do that I'm not thrilled with:
I went to setup smart actions and the "Screen Timeout" setting no longer offers "30 minutes" or "Never timeout" options even though they are in the display settings.
I was able to get around this by keeping display settings at "Never timeout" and creating a smart action to turn off screen after one minute if not charging.
I want the screen to stay on all the time when charging for use in the car as GPS Navigation and such.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:43 AM

Apps like the Navigation will keep the screen on themselves. No need to setup an action for that.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:47 AM

Apps like the Navigation will keep the screen on themselves. No need to setup an action for that.


Yeah I understand but if I'm not currently using GPS or XM radio and still want access to my screen at stop lights and such its just easier to have it never turn off than have to mess with reaching for the power button.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:13 AM

Yeah I understand but if I'm not currently using GPS or XM radio and still want access to my screen at stop lights and such its just easier to have it never turn off than have to mess with reaching for the power button.


Settings/apps/development/tick stay awake. Profit.
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