How to restore your rooted Android to factory settings Video
How to restore your rooted Android to factory settings Video Transcript
-Let's say you've routed your android device, flashed a custom ROM, and reaped the benefits of better power management, extra features, and a radiant glow that comes from treating that phone like you own it because you do own it, but now it's time to get a new phone. How can you make your old hardware resalable? I am Seth Rosenblatt for CNET. And today, I'm going to show you how to restore the stock version of android thanks to the rescue guides at droidforums.net. Be careful with this one because just like when you routed your phone and installed the custom ROM. There is a pretty good chance you can break it by downgrading. Of course, you've gotten this far. You really weren't that worried about violating your warranty either, were you? Note that for this video I'm using android 1. This procedure is extremely device specific, although the general idea of what I'm doing here applies to all devices. First, there are three downloads you have to have for restoring a droid. First is the Motorola tool for updating phones called RSDLite. Next, you want appropriate drivers for your phone. In this case, I want the Motorola droid drivers for a 32-bit computer. The third download you have to have is the SBF file. In this case, I want to downgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo. So, I search for FRG22D.sbf. Next, install RSDLite and the drivers and connect your phone to your computer. Turn it off and then turn it on holding up on the D pad then run RSDLite and you're on to see your phone listed. If not, go to the menu bar, choose config then device ID and choose one of the two options and restart RSDLite and reconnect your phone to the computer. Last, browse to the SBF file. Hit start and grab a tasty beverage as Froyo installs. The phone should automatically reboot. If you connect it to a network either with 3G or WiFi, it ought to soon ask for an upgrade to Android 2.2.1 or whatever the most recent manufacturer-supported android version is. And that's one way you can restore your phone to its original stock version of android. There are several other methods out there and remember that this procedure is new and likely will change depending your device. For CNET, I'm Seth Rosenblatt. Happy droiding!
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