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foxdog said:
The ota update (4.5.601) was packaged in a update.zip that is flashable via stock recovery (stock froyo recovery) will be useful if/when they push out a update that patches current gingerbread root method.

In other words, one could sbf to froyo, flash it in stock recovery and be on stock 4.5.601 easily. If anyone wants the zip just post so and I'll mirror it
Could one put said update.zip on the root of one's phone... and in case of a borked (bootlooping) ROM install, could one then use said update.zip file in the stock recovery (following a wipe of data and cache) to restore one's phone back to a working (albeit stock/unrooted) OS? At least one could call one's wife on the way home from one's location of employment... rather than one having a borked phone the whole way home... one.

The reason I ask is because I am frequently tempted to flash new ROMs while at work... but our network and computers are locked down so tightly that I can't install RSD Lite, nor can I connect external storage devices... meaning I can't SBF back to stock in case of epic FUBAR. I've pondered the possibility of being able to drop an update.zip file on the root of my SD card for use in just such an occasion, but haven't actively pursued a solution.

Thanks for your time, and I apologize for the high douche quotient of my first paragraph... I don't normally stay up this late.
 

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xfloggingkylex said:
Sort of. If you are running a blur based rom that should work (data wipe then update.zip). But, if you bootloop cm7 I don't think you can flash the update.zip to fix it. It isn't a flashable sbf type zip like the monster froyo sbf.

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So... what I'm hearing is that if you botch a CM7 install (or any similar 'cooked' ROM), and you have bootlooping as a result... you can't simply run an update.zip file (regardless of the contents of the file) from the stock recovery (even after wiping the data and cache and anything else on the phone)... even if your intent is just to get ANY WORKING OS on your phone. I'm not trying to install CM7 from update.zip, here. I'm just trying to get back to being able to make calls. If my options are a soft-bricked phone or ANYTHING ELSE (stock FroYo motoblur, MIUI, even Cupcake)... I'm going to pick anything other than a soft-bricked phone.

I can't make myself clear enough that I want to be able to get my phone back to ANY running condition, regardless of what OS/ROM I put back on, WITHOUT needing a PC and an SBF file to do it. Is this possible?

Admittedly, I'm pretty much only referring to when something goes wrong on installing a 'cooked' OS... and this just may be one of those cases when you NEED to SBF the phone back to a stock OS... I'm just hoping there's another way.

Thanks!
 
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