Thursday, 30 May 2013

How To Restore Your Motorola Droid RAZR from Bootloop Using Fastboot Files

If you own one of this famous apparatus, and ever you get in a position where your device stucks while booting, don’t fright. There is a way to recover your apparatus by blinking fastboot documents. You should address your apparatus as not booting if: it’s attached at Motorola logo, or if the boot animation is playing longer than anticipated, or if your device is vibrating certainly after some gaps. Fastboot documents are the supply firmwares leaked from Motorola which will make your apparatus restore back to the factory status.

Note that Motorola Droid RAZR has a permanent locked bootloader and due to this, it will not be downgraded to a smaller version of Android. Don’t try doing it or you might risk bricking your apparatus.

If you have upgraded your apparatus from Gingerbread to ICS, then you should blink ICS fastboot files or if you have lately upgraded your apparatus to Jellybean via OTA then you should flash Jellybean fastboot files. 

Prerequisites

  • You will be needing a Windows PC.
  • Motorola Drivers. Download them here: Motorola Drivers
  • You must have setup ADB properly on your PC. This is an important step.
  • See our detailed guide  to setup ADB properly: Link
  • A software called RSD Lite which is used to flash multiple Motorola devices with multiple flashing methods. Version 5.6 or above is recommended: Download RSD Lite 6.1.4 here
  • Download fastboot files for your Droid RAZR from following XDA posts. Carefully choose your version and your device(XT910/912): Source 1               Source 2              Source 3(Jellybean)
  • A fully charged Droid RAZR (or at least 80% of battery)

Boot your device into AP Fastboot mode

  • Power down your Motorola Droid RAZR
  • Press Volume- and Volume+ keys and press Power key, hold them until you see a list.
  • Press Volume- to scroll down to AP Fastboot and press Volume+ to select the option
    (You can use only Volume- to scroll, pressing Volume+ will select the current highlighted option)

Restore your Motorola Droid RAZR

  • While in AP Fastboot mode, your device should say: Battery OK, if it does, plug in the USB cable to your device and into your PC’s back slots (neglect if on a laptop).
  • After connecting, you should see driver’s being installed for your device. Make sure your PC detects it as an ADB interface device (if it doesn’t, you might need to recheck your ADB setup). Don’t proceed unless you have passed this step.
  • Extract the downloaded fastboot firmware into some folder on your Desktop.
  • You will get an  XML file, now run RSD Lite and browse to the extracted folder on Desktop and choose the XML file.
  • Check if your device is shown connected in RSD Lite.
  • Finally click on start. This is a very sensitive task.  Wait and stay tight until the process finishes. Don’t dare to touch your device until it finishes.

Troubleshooting

Your device will reboot several times during the process. If the process finishes and your device does not boot, you might need to clear the cache, to do that, head to recovery:
  • Power down your device. You can also force restart your device by pressing and holding down  both the Volume keys and the Power key for about 10 seconds.
  • Press Volume- and Volume+ and press Power key and keep pressed, from the list scroll down to Recovery with Volume- key and select with Volume+ key.
  • When the Android logo is shown, press both the volume keys and wipe the cache from the menu shown
  • Now try to reboot, if it still fails, you might have to consider flashing again.
 
NAIRATECH are not responsible for any damages this guide might cause your phone.

SOURCE: DROIDVIEW

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