How to Downgrade Motorola Droid X to Official 2.3.340 Firmware

Sanjana January 6, 2012 0

Motorola Droid X users seem to get their New Year gift as they can now bounce back to the official factory firmware. In case you messed up your phone in the process of applying any custom ROMs or rooted your phone and lost the warranty then the one and only solution is to update you phone back with the default stock firmware. So here we are with the detail procedure regarding on how to bounce back or degrade to the Official firmware in case you are on a custom firmware or wish to reclaim back the lost warranty.

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We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is only applicable to Motorola Droid X smartphones that are network unlocked so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.

Pre-Requisites:

You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Do not back up the data via PC Suites as it may or may not detect the device after the update. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download RSD Lite ToolDownload Motorola Drivers 32-bitDownload Motorola Drivers 64-bitDownload 2.3.340 Firmware(Windows)Download SBF_FLASH toolDownload 2.3.340 Firmware(MAC/Linux)

Steps to Downgrade Motorola Droid X to Official 2.3.340 Firmware:

Basically there are two methods to downgrade the firmware one is meant for Windows users and other is meant for Mac / Linux users. We will go through each of the procedure in detail.

Downgrade Procedure for Windows Users:

Step-1: Download RSD Lite Tool, Motorola Drivers (32-bit / 64-bit) and Official 2.3.340 firmware mentioned in the Must Have section to your computer. After downloading is complete, first open Motorola Drivers to install it then install RSD Lite Suite in your computer.

Step-2: Power off your Droid X handset to boot your phone into boot loader mode. The boot loader can be entered by pressing the Volume Down key + Camera button + Power button simultaneously. In case the device boots normally then try to enter into boot loader mode using the correct key combinations multiple times till you are finally there.

Step-3: In boot loader mode, connect your phone to the computer using the USB Cable then open the RSD Lite tool in your computer. Tap on “ “ button that is present next to the file name box and choose the 2.3.340 firmware .sbf file. Now click on “Start” and wait for the device to flash. It will take about 15-20mins for the firmware to flash and after flashing is done, the device will reboot and again land in boot loader mode.

Step-4: Now pull out the battery and again power on the device while holding the home button and when you see the Android Triangle and exclamation mark, press the Search button on keyboard. Next choose the options of “Wipe data/ Factory reset” then select the option of “Reboot system now” to reboot the phone.

When the device reboots, it will downgrade to the desired default Stock firmware. Now lets proceed into the downgrade procedure required for MAC OS X/ Linux users.

Downgrade Procedure for Linux / MAC Users:

Step-1: Download SBF_FLASH tool and 2.3.340 Firmware file from Must Have section then unzip both the files to your computer. Power off your  handset to boot your phone into boot loader mode by pressing the Volume Down key + Camera button + Power button simultaneously. In case the device boots normally then try to enter into boot loader mode using the correct key combinations multiple times till you are finally there.

Step-2: In boot loader mode, connect your phone to the computer using the USB Cable then open the terminal or command window and type in the below mentioned commands.

chmod +x sbf_flash

/sbf_flash VRZ_MB810_2.3.34_1FF_01.sbf

Step-3: It will take about 15-20mins for the firmware to update and after updation is done, the device will reboot and again land in boot loader mode. Now pull out the battery and again power on the device while holding on to the home button. When you see the Android Triangle and exclamation mark, press the Search button on keyboard. Next choose the options of “Wipe data/ Factory reset” then select the option of “Reboot system now” to reboot the phone.

Thus you can easily downgrade your Motorola Droid X meant for both Windows and MAC/Linux users respectively by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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