That worked, thanks! I followed the instructions exactly as they were described with no issues. The phone is back up and running. Looks like most, if not all, of my data is still there. This is the 4th Motorola I've had and they have all been built like tanks. Everyone I've owned have taken some serious abuse but keep on keepin' on. I started with the original Razr, then a Q9M, next a Droid 2, and now the Razr Maxx HD. I think my two favorites were the Q9M and the Droid 2. I like the Q9 just because it was a nice form factor. Fit my hand well, good keyboard, and interfaced with Windoze fairly decently. The Droid 2 was nice as well because of the Android OS and I liked the slide out keyboard. This Razr Maxx HD has been a good phone, but I miss the physical keyboard. I use the backspace as much as anything because I am constantly fat fingering when I type on it. I use the voice recognition quite a bit for that reason.
It's definitely time to retire this phone, though. I think I have had it about 3 years. The battery gets pretty warm at times and swells up to the point that is has popped half of the back cover loose. Strangely the battery life is still fairly decent, however. I cracked the glass earlier this year and it has been getting steadily worse (of course). The random reboots have been happening for a while now. Hard to say if the reboots have been due to the OS getting corrupted or flaky hardware.
I'm bummed that my next phone won't be a Motorola. Sadly they didn't have a phone that had the exact features I wanted. I wanted a phone with a micro SD slot, which pretty much limits you to the Droid line. I also wanted a Micro SIM so that I can just transfer my current SIM. I suppose at some point only Nano SIM will be available and I'll be forced to get a replacement card. I see that you can trim micros down to nano size, but that seems risky to me. I also wanted Qi charging. I really don't understand why manufacturers haven't jumped on this bandwagon more. I know they have fast charging now, but the USB slot is so worn out on my Razr Maxx it's not even funny. I've had to wiggle the cord for about a year now to get a good connection. I know several people that have had the usb ports get bent out of shape and/or broken off the board. Wireless charging seems like a much smarter way to go in terms of this issue. I'm interested in how the newer type C USB connector works out. I am curious if people will have the same hardware life issues with the new design.
Hopefully, next week I'll have my Note 4. I'm excited to give it a whirl. I'm interested in trying out the USB host feature.
Thanks again for the knowledge!