Motorola Droid Ultra

Motorola Droid Ultra

How to Enter stock android recovery

1. With the phone powered off, press the VOL DOWN KEY for 2-3 seconds then POWER key then release.

2. The device will display different BOOT OPTIONS

3. Use the VOL DOWN Key to SCROLL to Recovery and VOL UP Key to select

Tip: If the device reboots, you may have waited to long to make a selection, you will need to begin the process again.

4. The device will display the Motorola logo and then the Android in distress ( logo with Exclamation mark)

5. Press and hold the VOL UP key for 10-15 seconds. While still holding the VOL UP key tap and release the POWER key

Tip: You can try this step, holding the phone in landscape. If you are stuck on step 6, try a force reboot by pressing the Power key and Vol Down key, and start the process again.

6. The device will display additional menu options (Text will appear in BLUE)

7. Use the VOL DOWN Key to scroll to Wipe data / factory reset and the POWER Key to select this option

8. Use the VOL DOWN key again to select YES – delete all user data and press the POWER key to CONFIRM

9. Once the Formatting is complete, press the POWER key to confirm a REBOOT

10. The device will reboot and start the normal power up sequence

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  1. Hi rootjunky, my moto droid maxx xt1080 broken bootloader and try ur way by Python27 but still broken plz help me how to go to fastboot ???

  2. Hello Tom,
    I posted this earlier but I’ve seen no response (maybe I dont know where to look. It regards your July 2016 video on how to root a dorid mini, max, or ultra when RSD Lite wouldn’ work with Windows 10.

    This is the warnoing that I got when I looked at the text file contained in the zip.

    Release Notes – MBM-NG-V30.B2

    Warning for secure phone users:
    The security version for all the bootloader components have been incremented in bootloader V30.30. So, an older version of the bootloader cannot be flashed on the phone once its upgraded to 30.30 and above. Trying to flash an older version can brick the phone.

    What’s new:
    1. Reverted CPL23 (RPM and SBL’s are reverted to 30.B0).

    So I found this file and the only difference appearing to be obake rather than obakem. From the .xml file therein I built up the following fastboot file:
    echo off

    fastboot oem fb_mode_set
    fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
    fastboot flash motoboot motoboot.img
    fastboot flash logo.bin
    fastboot flash boot.img
    fastboot flash recovery.img
    fastboot flash system.img
    fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
    fastboot erase modemst1
    fastboot erasemodemst2
    fastboot flash fsg.mbn
    fastboot erase cache
    fastboot erase userdata
    fastboot erase customize
    fastboot eraseclogo
    fastboot oemconfig carrier vzw
    fastboot oemfb_mode_clear

    fastboot reboot

    Rather than run the batch file and get bricked I decided to run each step one at a time. After I ran the second line of code I got a write failure. Below is a copy of the my directory and what I did:

    Directory of C:\adb\Extracted Non OTA SU 2.15\CFC-fastboot-obake-maxx_verizon-user-4.4-SU2-3-15-release-keys.xml

    05/07/2017 02:02 PM .
    05/07/2017 02:02 PM ..
    10/18/2014 08:18 PM 1,009,664 adb.exe
    10/18/2014 08:18 PM 96,256 AdbWinApi.dll
    10/18/2014 08:18 PM 60,928 AdbWinUsbApi.dll
    05/02/2017 03:19 PM 10,485,760 boot.img
    05/02/2017 03:19 PM 1,691 CFC-fastboot-obake-maxx_verizon-user-4.4-SU2-3-15-release-keys.xml
    05/02/2017 03:47 PM Darwin
    05/02/2017 03:19 PM 1,263,616 fsg.mbn
    05/02/2017 03:19 PM 32,768 gpt.bin
    05/02/2017 03:47 PM Linux
    05/02/2017 03:19 PM 2,625,328 logo.bin
    05/02/2017 03:47 PM mbm
    05/02/2017 03:47 PM mbm-ci
    05/07/2017 02:19 PM 511 moto fastboot.bat
    05/02/2017 03:19 PM 1,643,008 motoboot.img
    05/02/2017 03:19 PM 55,029,760 NON-HLOS.bin
    05/02/2017 03:47 PM ota
    05/02/2017 03:19 PM 10,485,760 recovery.img
    05/02/2017 03:21 PM 1,215,716,548 system.img
    05/02/2017 03:47 PM Windows
    13 File(s) 1,298,451,598 bytes
    8 Dir(s) 100,687,753,216 bytes free

    C:\adb\Extracted Non OTA SU 2.15\CFC-fastboot-obake-maxx_verizon-user-4.4-SU2-3-15-release-keys.xml>fastboot devices
    TA6260S8C0 fastboot

    C:\adb\Extracted Non OTA SU 2.15\CFC-fastboot-obake-maxx_verizon-user-4.4-SU2-3-15-release-keys.xml>fastboot oem fb_mode_set

    OKAY [ 0.106s]
    finished. total time: 0.153s

    C:\adb\Extracted Non OTA SU 2.15\CFC-fastboot-obake-maxx_verizon-user-4.4-SU2-3-15-release-keys.xml>fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
    (bootloader) Variable not supported!
    target reported max download size of 805306368 bytes
    sending ‘partition’ (32 KB)…
    OKAY [ 0.341s]
    writing ‘partition’…
    FAILED (remote failure)
    finished. total time: 1.242s

    C:\adb\Extracted Non OTA SU 2.15\CFC-fastboot-obake-maxx_verizon-user-4.4-SU2-3-15-release-keys.xml>

    I don’t know how to take the image off my phone when it’s in fastboot mode so I’m going to type the fastboot info here:

    Fastboot Reason: Key pressed
    USB connected
    process oem command: fb_mode_set
    getvar partition-type:partition
    getvar max-download-size
    downloading 32768 bytes
    downloaded security version
    update get_main version failed
    preflash validation failed for GPT

    Is there any work around that you know of in order to downgrade my Droid Mini 4.4.4 SU 6.7.7? Or is yther no possible way now that Mortorola has seemingly made it impossibloe to downgrade and root?
    My email is
    Any comments or help would be greatly appreciated.

  3. I finally found a version of RSD Lite that would recognize my Moto Droid Mini XT1030, but when I run the 4.4.4 SU 2-3-1.5 it fails and I get the following error on my phone:
    downgraded security version
    update gpt_main version failed
    preflash validation failed for GPT

    Also when I try to follow these manual installation steps,
    fastboot oem fb_mode_set
    fastboot flash motoboot motoboot.img
    fastboot flash logo logo.bin
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
    I get “preflash validation failed”

    Any suggestions or comments would be very helpful.


  4. Hi Tom,
    I’ve been trying to find a link to Droid Mini/Maxx/Ultra SU 6-7 (non OTA). In alll your tutorials and directions, I have been unable to find any such link. All the stock Motorola after running restore the phone back to 4.4.4,
    System version 24.21.7,Build number SU6.7.7.
    Can you post a direct link to that elusive non OTA location?

  5. Hi rootjunky, my moto droid maxx xt1080 broken bootloader and try ur way by Python27 but still broken plz help me how to go to fastboot ???

  6. I have Droid Mini that was auto-updated to 4,4,4. Am trying to root and have run into a problem with your first step of resetting to original build. RSD Lite will not recognize the phone. The moto driver installed is 2.5.4. Your downloads were for 2.4.5. Should I uninstall the newer driver? I did try that with Device Manager and got the same result with RSD Lite not recognizing the phone. Windows Explorer does recognize the phone. My Laptop is Windows 10 (x64)


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