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!


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