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How To Return Motorola Droid X To Stock Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread

droid_x_gingerbreadAn SBF flash file has been released for the Droid X, or more appropriately the Droid X MB810 Verizon, to return it to a complete factory like state on Android 2.3.3. So if you have your device rooted, running a custom ROM, kernel or more and wish to return the phone to an out of the box condition, you can now do so. Read on for more.

The procedure is quite a simple one and should be a quick one for those familiar with their way around the Android environment. However, follow the instructions to the word and you should have no issues at all. So let’s get on with some good old flashing!

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. To begin, download the SBF file and RSD Lite application from the links above and install RSD Lite.
  2. Extract the SBF file anywhere on your computer.
  3. Once you have RSD Lite installed and the SBF file extracted, make sure USB debugging is enabled. (Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging).
  4. Connect the phone to the computer via the USB cable and check that the device appears in the RSD Lite window.
  5. If the device appears connected, choose the SBF file in RSD Lite and hit the Start button.

That’s it! Hitting the start button will cause the device to reboot into bootloader mode and begin the flashing. Once done, the device will reboot by itself and you should have a fresh out of the box Gingerbread firmware on your Motorola Droid X.

For updates and queries, visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers.


  1. When I open up RSD Lite, it recognizes my phone but when I hit , it spends about a minute switching the phone into flash mode, and then gives me the following error:


    I believe i have the most up-to-date drivers available. Any ideas what’s going on??

    (FYI, I cannot get into bootloader mode, as my power button is not working…)

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