The successor to the SBF file has arrived; it’s an archive of partition images that can be used directly with fastboot, and an XML file to map the file names to partition names. I am affectionately calling it an FML file.
The Bionic’s bootloader implements the fastboot protocol, which means you don’t need to use the Motorola RSD application to flash these files – just untar the archive and use the fastboot flash command (except for webtop – more on that in another post). The first of these files for the Motorola Bionic was just leaked out on Wednesday – we don’t have the infrastructure in place to host it right now (it’s nearly a gigabyte), so I’d recommend heading over to RootzWiki if you’d like to grab a copy of it.
So the file has been out for two whole days – why so long before I posted about it? The answer is obvious – I’ve been having too much fun tinkering. I had actually just got 2nd init working in an installable way the other day when cvpcs announced his Bionic bootstrap app, which uses the arguably superior hijack method. It wasn’t long after that happened that he was able to boot CM7.
Suffice it to say, this has been an exciting week.