Former Writer · Apr 21, 2012 at 04:00 pm

Enable Charging in AP Fastboot Mode for RAZR Without Factory Cables

Some Android devices have aftermarket accessories that are a little different from your standard car chargers and screen protectors. For many Samsung devices, there’s a jig that will put users into Download Mode (read: ODIN) if they soft-brick their devices. The Kindle Fire has a factory cable that users can make that helps with similar problems. And now for the Motorola Droid RAZR, there’s actually a way to avoid buying those extra accessories or soldering motherboards—unless of course, that stuff tickles your fancy.

XDA Forum Member vel0city has posted a thread that will allow users to actually get a charge while in AP Fastboot without the use of special, $40 cables or tearing the phone apart to fix things. The method is aimed for users who have the worst of the soft bricks in the Droid RAZR world, in which you can only enter AP Fastboot.

Unfortunately, prior to this method, users would have to either purchase a $40 factory cable or perform a manual hardware modification in order to charge while in AP Fastboot. The reason behind that is because in order to flash anything in AP Fastboot, your battery must be at 50% or higher. In more simple terms, if you soft bricked with no battery charge, you were in some trouble. However, vel0city shows that you can, in fact, still get a charge without any untoward purchases or hardware mods, and this should save many people a big headache. What’s more, vel0city actually puts the step by step on how to get your RAZR back to the way it was pre-crash and offers to help get the Droid RAZR Utility to anyone having trouble finding it.

For more information, the full method and more, check out the original thread and get those batteries charged and those soft bricks fixed!


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Former Writer

Former Writer is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View Former Writer's posts and articles here.
Mario Tomás Serrafero · May 26, 2015 at 05:42 pm · 2 comments

Nexus & Cookies: A More Focused Direction?

It is that time of the year again, and we are approaching the day where Android fans all over the world gather to watch the livestream of Google’s I/O conference. Among the expected announcements lay wearables, Android Auto, hints at VR and  the Internet of Things and, of course, a new version of Android. An early glimpse of a supposed “Android M” was caught on the official website before being nuked out of existence, and thus the speculation began.  ...

XDA NEWS
Faiz Malkani · May 26, 2015 at 03:32 pm · 3 comments

LG G4 US Carrier Release Dates

The LG G4 was announced on April 29th with its Snapdragon 808 SoC, a welcomed change from its higher-end cousin, the overheating 810. Packing 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 3000mAh battery, and an impressive 16MP camera, the G4 is widely considered to be one of the best flagships of 2015. After almost a month of release speculation, the major US carriers have finally released some information regarding the device's availability, and here's what we know so far:  ...

XDA NEWS
Faiz Malkani · May 26, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 2 comments

Microsoft Reaches Pre-Install Agreement With New OEMs

As of late, Microsoft has been making a subtle but widespread play into the Android ecosystem, with small apps like Bing Torque being the foreshadowing of the larger ones to come, and as it stands, Skype and the three popular office apps - Powerpoint, Excel and Word - are thriving on the Play Store following their public release earlier this year, prior to which the Office suite remained in beta. Having its top apps on Android was just a stepping stone...

XDA NEWS
Share This