SafeStrap Recovery Issues

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  1. Arecaidian Fox
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    Okay, so, I have a Motorola Droid 4 (otherwise known as a Maserati or XT894). The device IS rooted and I have SafeStrap installed. However, during a bungled update, the stock ROM caches were wiped (factory reset), and the updated custom ROM installed to ROM Slot 1 is borked. The consequence being that SafeStrap is still hijacking the boot process, but it is trying to boot a non-functioning ROM, and I cannot actually enter the SafeStrap menu to swap which ROM to boot (it goes to a black screen). I still have access to the recovery menus, and ADB will link to the device, but the device ID shown by "adb devices" from the command prompt labels it as "recovery" instead of what should be displayed. Sadly, I cannot explore the device in Windows as removable media. Or, at least, I don't know how in this circumstance.
    I'm at the limit of my Google-fu. I really hope someone here can tell me how to disable SafeStrap's boot/recovery hijacking. If that much can happen, I can get back into the stock ROM and reinstall SafeStrap so it actually works. Any help is both desperately needed and much appreciated.
     
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    Have you tried checking out the XDA developer forums? They have a crap load of information, guides/tutorials for just about every Android device out there.
     
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    That's my next stop. I was just hoping someone from the community I already frequent would have some idea.
     
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    Which is fair enough, I know some people on here that helped me with Android stuff in the past, @Flame I believe might have some insight.
     
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    Thanks for the tag, hopefully they do :)
     
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    I know of a few people, including Flame who helped me install custom ROMs to my Nexus 7 and Shield K1, I hope someone replies soon, no prob ^_^
     
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    I also made a near-identical post on the XDA n00b forum, so hopefully that'll help.
     
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    Enter Download mode and reflash a STOCK (factory) firmware via ODIN. Then reflash SafeStrap after re-rooting.
     
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    Thanks for the advice! Sounds like I have more Googling and reading to do.

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    Looks like ODIN is Samsung only (my device is a Motorola), but it gave me a new way of trying to go about this, so thanks again :)
     
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    Not really, but I appreciate the attempt. I've had to give up on it, sadly, but I did manage to take both of my Droid 4s and make a working one out of them both.