Did you recently do something horrible to your Droid Bionic? Tired of staring at that red Motorola logo? This freshly released recovery file will have your bionic running like new in no time.

Interestingly,  Motorola has changed the recovery file format from the tried and true SBF file to the XML based FXZ file. There's isn't a huge difference between the new and old file format, but according to Brief Mobile's head honcho, Kenneth Pennington, FXZ is "more transparent and customizable." So there's that.


For the end user the process is the same as it's always been. The gist is:

  • install the Moto drivers
  • connect your Bionic to the PC
  • open RSD Lite
  • load the recovery file
  • flash.

Much better instructions are available at the source link. And next time, be more careful!

Brief Mobile (thanks, Omar!)

Ron Amadeo
Ron loves everything related to technology, design, and Google. He always wants to talk about "the big picture" and what's next for Android, and he's not afraid to get knee-deep in an APK for some details. Expect a good eye for detail, lots of research, and some lamenting about how something isn't designed well enough.
  • Bilbobaggins

    Nice file! How do you get RSD to recognize it? I haven't been able to do this.

  • xsylus

    In order for RSD to recongnize the file the extension must be tar.gz - some browsers tend to want to rename it to tar.tar. This method doesn't seem to work. It goes through the motions but in the end the bionic still has all my downloaded apps and settings including the superuser app. According to RSD it finished and passed but really it doesn't seem to have done anything but wasted my time.