Droid Bionic gets Fastboot Recovery files for broken software and bricked devices

Have you already turned your shiny new Bionic into a paperweight that rules all? First of all… bummer dude. Second… you might just be in luck!

Motorola’s FXZ Bionic recovery file was just released allowing the phone to return to factory condition. If done properly, the Fastboot XML zip package will return your phone back to stock i.e. bloatware, BLUR, Android 2.3.4 and stock boot image. If you are in a bootloop this should repair your system.

We have included the tentative instructions after the break. And just as a friendly caveat, Talk Android is not responsible for any damage to software and/or hardware and we list these instructions for reference purposes only. Proceed at your own risk!

How To: Flash Droid Bionic FXZ File (with RSD Lite)



  1. Install the Motorola Mobile Drivers [32-bit] [64-bit]
  2. Install RSD Lite 5.5. [Download]
  3. Make sure your Motorola Droid Bionic is powered on and backed up.
  4. Plug your Motorola Droid Bionic into a back USB port on your computer. The front USB ports have been known to fail.
  5. Run “RSD Lite” on your computer. Your device should show up, if not wait a minute or two.
  6. Press the “. . .” button next to the box labeled “Filename”.
  7. Browse and open the FXZ file.
  8. Wait for the program to read the file, then choose “Uncompress And Start Flashing”.
  9. Now, the device will slowly flash the FXZ file. DO NOT TOUCH THE PHONE UNTILL IT HAS FINISHED EVERYTHING!!!
  10. When flashing completes, the device will reboot into recovery and install the two radio images.
  11. Congratulations! You’ve restored your Motorola Droid Bionic to stock!

[via briefmobile]

About the Author: Stacy Bruce

Stacy Bruce was born and raised in Spokane Washington. He attended the University of Washington to study pre-med only to change his course study a year later to forensic science. Although currently not a doctor or a scientist, some believe he posseses the knowledge of both. He was a resident of San Diego California for ten years, lived beachside and sometimes wonders why the hell he moved back to Spokane. A multi-talented man, Stacy is a fabricator, an artist, a gear head, a tech junkie and at most, the disciple of Casanova. Growing up, he was always enthralled with electronics, gadgets and gizmos. Throughout his life he has had one, if not two, of every cool and new electronic device available. He began his smartphone experience with the original iPhone. After realizing it was more like theirPhone, he decided he wanted the ability to customize, so Stacy moved to the OG Droid and has been a loyal Android fanatic ever since. Moving through all of the top tier Verizon phones, he recently retired his Droid Charge in favor of the Galaxy Nexus, only to wonder what great device Samsung will come out with next. Stacy is a busy new homeowner in where he lives with his beautiful girlfriend and two dogs.

  • bach

    Flashing just keeps failing, I tried different usb ports…help please!

  • Misfited 14

    tis did not work for me. some one pleze help

  • BlueishMushroom

    You need to be in debugging mode. This is found in Settings > Application > and then I think it’s lower on the provided list. I can’t remember it at this moment.
    In addition to debugging mode, you need to have your USB function on your phone set to Charge Only.

  • Sky Luedtke

    Will this work with my Samsung Infuse?