The repairs never came, however, as the Jawa Sandcrawler was later attacked by Stormtroopers and all the Jawas aboard were killed. R5-D4 was ignored by the troops and remained inside the rotting wreck for many years. After many raids on the Crawler by Tuskens, Smugglers, Bandits and Bounty Hunters, R5-D4 was still left. However, he was later reactivated by an old hermit, nearly 60 years after his accidental destruction and was taken from the Crawler to a Village on Tatooine. There, he stowed aboard a ship bound for Coruscant and decided to take his revenge on the institution which had failed to protect his basic rights as a living thing. Good on him.