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For starters credit for these files goes to:
The2dCour - For providing the 5.6.890 Fastboot files
P3Droid and TBH - For leaking the 5.5.959 Fastboot files

The Ultimate "Unbricker" (LINK IN STEP 2)<-The only file needed is in step 2.
This will bring you to 5.6.890 even if you are on 5.5.959
Directions:
1. Charge phone to at least 50%.
2. Download THIS (psouza4's 890 update script)
3. Extract the zip.
4. Open "Flash Verizon DROID 3 OTA 5.6.890 to phone_psouza4" folder.
5. Turn off phone.
6. Slide out keyboard and hold down M and Power button.(this will get you into Boot Mode Selection Menu)
7. Use Volume DOWN button to scroll the list down to "Recovery".
8. Use Volume UP button to select "Recovery".(you should see the !▲ and Robot)
9. Hold down Volume Up AND Volume Down.(this brings up the Recovery Menu)
10. Use Volume DOWN to scroll the list to "Wipe data/factory reset".
11. Use Power Button to select and once again to scroll down/select "Yes".
12. After the wipe is done return to "Boot Mode Selection Menu"
-Slide out keyboard and hold down M and Power button.(this will get you into Boot Mode Selection Menu)
13. Use Volume DOWN button to scroll the list down to "AP Fastboot".
14. Use Volume UP button to select "AP Fastboot".
15. Connect Droid 3 to PC using stock usb cable, if possible.(Your phone should say "USB Connected - OK to Program")
16. Back on your computer Double Click "CLICK HERE - Flash Verizon DROID 3 OTA 5.6.890 to phone.bat".
17. Sit back and enjoy as your phone is restored to 5.6.890.
-The script will copy/move/write the files to your phone, while doing this the phone will look like nothing is happening.
-But as long as the command window gives an "OKAY" for each step you are good to go.
-Your phone will now go back into recovery after all the files are sent and written to the phone.
-It takes maybe 5 minutes to copy and write files to phone, then another 5-10 for the phone to flash the files.
-The subsequent boot will be longer than usual and you will be brought to the "Touch the Android/Programming Screen".

*This method was used by me after I got a "Flash Failure (s)" message in the AP Fastboot screen after a failed flash using RSDLite.
** You will lose all data and have to re-program to get back on Verizon
*** You will not lose any Internal SD Card data

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↓↓Other Fastboot Files and Methods↓↓

Stock Fastboot - Link to 5.5.959 files
md5: F8DA17B5488711C4A31284F77B821254
Filename: VRZ_XT862_5.5.1_84_D3G-20_TA-9_1FF_01.zip

OTA #1 Fastboot - Link to 5.6.890 files
md5: 09069555EFC6C49B537F49DB782A1C94
Filename: VRZ_XT862_5.5.1_84_D3G-55_1FF_01.zip

Drivers: LINK to x64 drivers(64-bit) LINK to x86 drivers(32-bit)

Latest RSD Lite - Link to RSDLite 5.5

Older RSD Lite - Link to RSDLite 5.4.4

Windows Fastboot - Link to Moto-fastboot for Windows Credit to romracer
Mirror - Link to Moto-fastboot-win32

Linux/Mac Fastboot - Link to Moto-fastboot For Linux/Mac Credit to eval-

Help with unbricking on mac:
http://rootzwiki.com...xing-your-Brick.

WARNING: For now it seems you cannot downgrade from 5.6.890 back to 5.5.959.
Trying to confirm, but in the meantime use caution!
 

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Instructions for use with RSDLite

1. Charge phone to at least 50%.
2. Install RSDLite.
3. Extract the fastboot zip file.
4. Open RSDLite.
5. Turn off phone.
6. Slide out keyboard and hold down M and Power button.(this will get you into Boot Mode Selection Menu)
7. Use Volume DOWN button to scroll the list down to "AP Fastboot".
8. Use Volume UP button to select "AP Fastboot".
9. Connect Droid 3 using stock usb cable, if possible.(you should see your phone in RSDLite now)
10. Click on the "..." button, navigate to the .XML file that was included in the ZIP and select it.
11. Click "Start", it should take 5-10 minutes

Help with unbricking on mac:
http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?5507-Using-Mac-and-Fixing-your-Brick.
 

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Instructions for use with Moto-Fastboot

p3droid said:
Using Fastboot:
Download the Fastboot File
Download the Fastboot Binary
Unzip Fastboot File into a directory
Unzip Fastboot binary into same directory as Files

You will need to use Command to navigate to the folder you created and placed all of the files in.

Place phone in fastboot mode
Hold both M and power at same time
Push down volume until you get to AP Fastboot Mode
Push the up volume button to select
Plug phone into computer

Now you need to flash your phone:

This is a sample command "fastboot flash system system.img"

Possible partitions to flash:

logo.bin
recovery
boot
system
preinstall

You should not need to flash any other partitions.
 

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Selbowdaeskimo said:
I think the links for the fastboots need to be swapped. Thanks for the step by step instructions.
Wow, I can't believe I did that. Stupid freaking file names.
 

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Ah shit. Someone said the links were backwards....wrong links. I'll change them back.

Sorry guys, But I hope you were checking the filenames and more importantly the MD5's.
 

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slorsx89 said:
It was unsuccessful im downloading it again. you think it was incomplete?

I used md5cheker
slorsx89 said:
no match on the md5
I just re-downloaded both of them and they are correctly linked and named. I also ran the MD5's and both checked out fine.
 

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the.mainvein said:
I downloaded the 5.5.950 flash sbf checked to make sure I had the right one due to the for-mentioned link swap problems and had the right file. Made it thru all the steps but when I hit start it said "FAIL" after a few seconds. Hit start again and it said "in process". It has now been saying that for over 30 minutes. My phone was not bricked, I had deleted some of the bloatware before knowing you could not recieve OTA updates. That is the reason behind me using this procedure if that matters at all. Is their any way I can get the RSD out of this state without completely bricking my phone?
What is your phone doing, since you hit start?

Did you ever see your phone listed in RSD?

Should look like this(except I didn't have the fastboot file loaded up to flash), you should see "Fastboot CDMA_SOLANA S - USB - Connected...

 

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Discussion Starter · #29 ·
Just wanted to make a general statement:

Flashing 890 over 959 will work and once you are on 890 you are stuck. There is no going back.

You can attempt(or mistakenly) flash 959 on 890....but it will fail before it starts. These things are pretty bulletproof.
 

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Superdroid said:
I used this method after bricking my phone while installing the 10% battery mod from TBH toolbox, I had taken the OTA so I had to use the 890 fie. After doing this when I go to about phone and try to update it says I do not have a Motorola account and need to set one up, however when I say yes it always fails. Can I re flash 890 again and see if it will fix it without loosing my configuration?

Thanks for your help
You're on 890...then there is no update to be had...
 

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Superdroid said:
Yes I realize there is no update to be had, but I would like to fix it for the next update. It would normally say that your phone is up to date, now I get the message that I need a Motorola account. Unless this is normal I don't know.
If you want you can apply the official 890 OTA over top of the 890 fastboot.

http://www.multiupload.com/PK30CZRTEG
 

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Superdroid said:
Sorry did not see the link, but it takes me to Blur_Version.5.5.959.XT862 and as far as I know you cannot go back to 959 from 890. I appreciate your time.
Yeah the name is confusing. The name is for what system they expect it to be applied to...the next OTA will be named Blur_Version.5.6.890.XT862. The OTA I posted can be applied to the 890 fastboot, no problem.
 

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Do you have a Verizon Droid 3?

The files don't "go bad".
 

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NightCat said:
Noobie here, really need help understanding how to SBF, the instructions arent very clear.

Im Windows Vista 64-Bit, need to SBF to .890 Droid 3.....can someone straight up tell me WHICH file(s) I need

I have RSD Lite 5.5 but It makes no sense at " Extract the fastboot zip file." and further, what file??? which download?

can someone please help me with this...I just want to go back to stock .890 as my phone came...it just seems like I have to download 68945890654gb worth of shit to do it...

so what EXACTLY do I need??

I have also looked into the One click method but the SWU.zip file NEVER stopped downloading nor did it tell me how big the download was so I aborted at 600+mb....

and why does the BP tools feature no longer work after going to deodexed debloated rom? I just wanted to get rid of the shit..no one ever mentioned losing the OE messenger and swype...otherwise id not be in this mess..

I have a feeling no one checks this forum anymore or this section and I'm SOL..
RSDLite is the program that you use to flash/run/install/apply the fastboot files to your phone.

From there the only complicated part is unzipping the fastboot .zip file in order to locate and point RSDLite at the .xml file. The XML file tells RSDLite what all to flash, in this case it is everything.

It's pretty obvious which zip file....the one that you wish to end up running. In your case you want the 890 fastboot file.

The size is ~450mb.

This thread does not support the Clockwork Recoveries, but the version of recovery needed to flash that ROM did not support the BP Tools feature. There is a newer version in Hashcode's thread that will allow ROM flashing and BP Tools(power off) recovery booting.
 
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DaSnOoTeRKiNG said:
Ok I was trying to flash the .890 and my battery died.... so I gave it to my buddy and he charged it and I tried reflashing the file and it keeps failing......am i derped? Anyone and/or any help I would appreciate

Also should note I tried both sbf files in the sticky and both fail
Try what I just posted.
 

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Forgive my noobness, but if I root my phone and have a problem, using "Flash Verizon DROID 3 OTA 5.6.890 to phone_psouza4", I should be able to get the phone to what it was originally? I want to root my phone (phone #8) especially since a Verizon Associate Director sent me a threatening letter for calling for help too often, and that I can't call for customer service anymore! If they sent me a working phone I wouldn't have to keep calling, but I digress. As long as I know I can get back to what I have, I'd be more comfortable about rooting.

Greg
Yes and no. This will get your phone back to stock for the most part. But a skilled tech would be able to figure out that your phone had been tampered with. However they would have to know what to look for. These newer methods aren't as good as the classic SBF was for previous phones. Having said that I would nave no problem returning a phone to Verizon after using this method.
 

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