As far as software, you will need:
- Your Droid X, preferably fully charged. If your battery is low, you will not be able to SBF. I've never done this with less than 90%.
- A USB cable. Plug this into your computer, but hold off on plugging it into your phone just yet.
Now open a terminal window. You'll want to navigate to the directory where you've placed your sbf_flash utility and your SBF file. I made a folder called ~/sbf. Once you're in the correct directory, you can type the following command:
lsThis will list the files in the directory. You should see sbf_flash and VRZ_MB810_2.3.34_IFF_01.sbf. Now type the following:
chmod +x sbf_flashIf you've been following the blog, you've seen this before. This simply makes the sbf_flash utility executable to run as a program.
Now, connect your Droid X via USB cable to the computer. It should show on the screen that it is connected! Once it is connected, type the following command into the terminal window you still have open:
sudo ./sbf_flash VRZ_MB810_2.3.34_1FF-01.sbfYour terminal window should look something like this:
The phone will now begin the SBF process (after you enter your password). I would like to note here that after the SBF process is complete, the phone will reboot. Once the phone reaches the boot animation (i.e. the scary Droid eye) I always unplug my USB cable. I have never been able to SBF without immediately bootlooping after, so for others who have similar problems, this is the solution:
- During the boot animation, pull the battery.
- Return the battery to the Droid X.
- Hold down the home key, then hold down the power key. Wait until the Android logo with a triangle and an exclamation mark pops up.
- Now press the search key. This is what is known as stock recovery, just in case you haven't seen it before.
- Scroll down to "wipe data/factory reset" using the volume buttons, and select it using the camera button.
- When it is finished, press the camera button on the "reboot now" option. The phone should reboot successfully.
Congratulations, you have just managed to SBF using Linux Mint!