How to Unbrick/Unroot Your Droid Bionic!

For those of you who want to unbrick/unroot your Droid Bionic completely back to stock, you can use the unroot method here if you have a “stock” rooted ROM.

If you don’t and you forgot to make a CWM backup of your stock rooted ROM, here’s how to completely restore your Droid Bionic using RSDLite.  This method is only for Windows.

Step 1. Turn off your Droid Bionic, then boot into fastboot mode by holding down Volume Down and Power button together for about 3 seconds and let go of both buttons.

Step 2. You should have enough battery life to do this, if you see “Battery OK” on the screen you are good to go.


Step 3. Download unrooting files and unzip.


Run RSDLite5.5.msi to install RSDLite(1), you should get an RSDLite icon(2) once its installed.

Step 4. Run the RSDLite program and you should get some kind of USB connection shown like below.  If you don’t, you need to install the Droid Bionic drivers.  (Download Droid Bionic drivers here.)

Step 5. Click on the icon by filename and find bionic_minimal_fxz.tar.gz where you unzipped the files.

Step 6. Choose “Uncompress Only”.

Step 7. Hit “Start” to begin unrooting process.

Step 8. After about 5-10 minutes, your Droid Bionic will reboot and be unrooted back to Android 2.3.4 stock ROM.

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33 Responses to How to Unbrick/Unroot Your Droid Bionic!

  1. Joe says:

    During Step 8, RSD Lite v5.5 said Failed Flashing Process. Not sure what to do..

  2. david says:

    SAME THING!!! trying to unroot my bionic, and when it gets to step 4/5 (flashing the boot) it fails… I’ve tried several times and have no success… :-( anyone have any suggestions/ideas? right now, i can get it to power on using the recovery (boot with vol+/vol- pressed) then push normal power up. but everytime it restarts, i get stuck at the fast boot screen :-( :-( please someone see this and help

    p.s. ive stomped all over my droid 1 and never had a problem like this… i’m honestly lost…

  3. Brian L. says:

    Same story as above.Followed the instructions just like you showed and when I run the program it says “FAILED” everytime. Now it’s a brick and it was WORKING before. I have no phone now. Want to see if you can fix the problem? Thanks.

  4. Kenten says:

    Same thing man

  5. susan says:

    Has anyone had any success resolving this “failed” issue? Bricked for now?

  6. Sam says:

    Same as david what do i do :(

  7. Pablo says:

    I am having the same problem, keeps failing at the flash part 4/5 …. what do I do? Thank for the help

  8. Jeremy says:

    I got it to work, try using a more up to date version of RSDLite

  9. Jay says:

    how do I charge my phone while bricked??

  10. dee says:

    doesn’t work keeps failing at the flash part 4/5 same as all the others

  11. Thomas says:

    I jacked 1 bionic with liberty. I tried to reset back to stock, but can not find a good working copy of fxz zip. Root and tether works great. I need a copy as back up. I lost signal on phone, de-rooted phone and sent back to Verizon for replacement. hope I do not get charged. Do you have a good working file, or know where I can get one. most file share websites taken down fast.\


  12. kevin says:

    help— 4/5 fail– same thing

  13. kevin says:

    is anything on on here safe???????? to use? how do we get our phone back?

  14. kevin says:

    is anythng on here safe?

  15. kevin says:

    i noticed the file downloaded is the same as the text below but the file in the video is different? where do we get that file?

  16. Madroxcide says:

    Mine will not switch to fastboot mode. If fails on step 1. Any idea?

  17. Madroxcide says:

    I want to thank you for your help and assistance. I got my phone up and running again. thank You.

  18. Troy NOELDNER says:

    How long should one expect the unroot/ flash to stock process to take. Has been on status 15/22 for well over 1/2 hour. Is this normal.

  19. Jeff Rank says:

    took about 15 min tops

  20. Robert says:

    Help please, I get 4/5 flash error…. phone failed… Any Ideas???

  21. Robert says:

    Got it going! :)

    I went in to recovery, did a factory reset, and delete cache.

    I used the RSD lite 5.7, and Installed newvrz_xt875_59902xt875 file, and now it’s working!! :)

    • Jeremy says:

      Hello…. Where did you get the SBF file from? I’m trying to find it, but there are no longer any working links!

      Any help is greatly appreciated!

      Thanks! J

      • Corn says:

        I found a SBF file at fileresidence. It took me 24 hrs but i finally figured everything out and my phone is up a running after it was stuck in a boot loop.

  22. TerrorByteFX says:

    Here goes a link to anyone getting the failed problem on step 4.

    They provide some stock image files there that work.

  23. Tosha says:

    I need help unrooting my phone. I am getting the same as everybody. I cant even find the file so that i can start the process

  24. Bill says:

    Phew! Got the 4/5 issue and it looked like I had bricked my phone in the process of trying to restore it to stock. The alternate images work fine.

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  26. Phillip says:

    Do not use the file listed. Will brick your phone. Disappointed.

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