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RSD Lite Optional Solution for Vista/WIN 7 Users
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Are you having issues with RSD Lite's "start' button being greyed out even though you have the device highlighted, proper drivers installed, and SBF file opened? I was the other day when I attempted to SBF my Droid X so I could sell it after purchasing the T-Bolt.
After many trial's and errors I came across this post found here: Trouble flashing with RSD lite in Vista/Windows 7 - Mobile Modding.us. Or you can follow these instructions which I copied from the site mentioned above:
This is for all those people who are having trouble flashing with RSDlite in Vista & WIndows 7.
If I am right, RSD lite does not seem to recognize the sbf file after you select it and instead the "start" button remains grayed out.
If that's the case, here the solution:
I had a similar problem and sucessfully used the command line parameters for RSDlite to force a flash. I managed to get a signed/unsigned firmware installed.
You need to copy the firmware you want to flash into the RSDlite directory in your program files folder.
Make sure you are in bootloader mode first.
Then, open command prompt and "cd" to the RSDlite directory
> cd C:\
> cd Program Files (some may need to add (x86) on the end of "Program Files" depending on the location of your "motorola" folder)
> cd motorola
> cd RSDlite
now for the flashing type:
> SDL.exe -f xxxx.sbf -t 2
where xxxx.sbf is the firmware you are flashing to the phone.
flashing will begin shortly afterwards.
Note: I take no credit for this. Credit goes to "kleo22". I just thought this would be nice to share in case some are having issues
Last edited by DroidnOk; 03-23-2011 at 01:15 AM. Reason: Left out Vista in the title.
- 03-23-2011, 07:30 AM #2
Sometimes RSDLite does not want to work depending on where the SBF file is located. This has happened to me before where the start button is grayed out. To fix this i simply moved the file, from say downloads folder to the root of C: drive, or to my desktop. And that seems to get it to work afterwards.
- 03-23-2011, 10:38 PM #4