How to Downgrade Motorola Droid 2 to Official 2.3.20 firmware

Droid 2 LogoHaving Motorola Droid 2 handset and if you have messed up with you smartphone by installing the alpha or not so stable firmwares or with some custom ROM firmware and would like to go back to your original firmware then we are here to help you for the same. This article will be of great help for all the users, so it is our kind request to bookmark this article so that just in case if you mess up with your device, this article will help you to revert back to your original stock firmware. Once you downgrade, the lost warranty too can be reclaimed and just in case if Motorola pushes any official firmware, the same can be availed too.

Note: Please note that this article should only be applied on the Motorola Droid 2 phones, if applied to any other phones the device will get bricked for which we won’t be able to assist you in any manner.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable for any damage happened to your device in the process of applying this update though it’s very unlikely if you follow all the instructions mentioned properly.

So, let’s head to the next step where we will see the procedure to downgrade the Motorola Droid 2 to Official 2.3.20 build firmware.

Procedure to Downgrade Firmware of Motorola Droid 2 to Official 2.3.20 build:

  • Before Proceeding, you need to ensure that you are on the firmware 2.3.20 build. If you are on any of the newer builds then you need to roll back to the older version as this rooting process only works on the firmwares on or before 2.3.20 version. If it’s not downgraded then you can follow the below mentioned steps.
  • Now, you need to Download tools like RSD Lite Tool, Motorola Drivers (32-bit | 64-bit) & 2.3.20 Firmware from here to your computer.
  • After downloading all the tools, install the RSD Lite suite in your computer and once installed, install the Motorola Device drivers next.
  • Now, turn off the Motorola DROID 2 handset so as to boot in the boot loader mode. Motorola Droid 2 can be entered into the Boot loader mode by holding down the Up Arrow on the keyboard & Power button.
  • Now, in the boot loader mode, connect the phone to the computer using the USB cable and then open the RSD Lite tool in your PC.
  • Click on the “…” button next to the file name box and select the 2.3.20 firmware .sbf file. Once you select the same, click on “Start” and wait for the device to flash the same.
  • Once clicked on “Start”, it will take up to 20 minutes for flashing the firmware. As soon as it’s done, the device will be rebooting itself and will go back to the boot loader mode.
  • Now, all you need to do is to pull the battery and power back while holding the X button and once you see the Android Triangle and exclamation mark, you need to press the Search button on the keyboard.
  • Device is now in the factory recovery image and with the help of arrow keys on the keyboard, move around and press the Camera button or OK on the keyboard to select.
  • After this select options like Wipe data/factory reset & select Reboot system now.

So that’s it you have now successfully downgraded the firmware version of your phone to the stable and the official 2.3.20. Just in case if you face any issues in the process of upgrading then do let us know in the comments section as we will try our level best to sort out the same.

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  1. jack

    April 28, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    do i leave the battery pack out when i try to power it back on because i am stuck in the bootloader after i run the downgrade trying to get to the triangle

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