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Old October 26th, 2010, 05:10 PM   #51 (permalink)
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where can i find the usb drivers so it can be found in windows 7?

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Old October 26th, 2010, 05:17 PM   #52 (permalink)
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nevermind found it
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Perhaps I missed some pre-edit issues to which the two cranky-posters are referring...
Yep, you did. Now that the first post has been updated (it wasn't THAT bad to begin with) I edited my post. I agree that it's a very helpful guide and I'm grateful to the OP for sharing.
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Where? I'm having brutal MTB USB Driver failures.
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First of all, thanks for compiling all of this information in one place. As a new Android user and Droid X owner, it would have taking me several hours (or much more) to search many forums to find all of this information.

However, as you are a new user and this thread is not stickied, I was compelled to research all of your steps completely to make sure they were accurate. It would be very helpful if you had cited sources for each section, or even at the end. You obviously had to search and find these in the first place, so it would be helpful for OCD neurotic people like myself to easily find the original threads for more details, and of course to give others credit.

That said, everything worked just as you have listed. The only corrections I would add is in Section B DeOdexing.

For step 4 you state:



This confused me , and I think you meant "un-unzipped" since in step 2 you stated in caps not to unzip this file.

Also, it would help if in step 2 when you mention downloading the theme you provide a link or at least the name of the zip to download "928DroidBlackGlassX-DroidX-OTA2315-DeOdexEERR-THEME.ZIP". Yes it is mentioned later in steps 10 and 11, but if someone isn't reading ahead first they would miss this.

Lastly, in step 8 I would just remove the note about you personally skipping the backup. It doesn't add to the guide in anyway and makes the step very wordy. Someone seeing this might subconsciously think "oh he skipped it, I'll skip it too!". In fact, you should probably state here in all caps they if they do not backup and they brick they are out of luck

Again, thanks for compiling the information, and I bet if you added sources and credit you might even get a sticky
thanks for the suggestions!
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Where? I'm having brutal MTB USB Driver failures.
USB and PC Charging Drivers - Motorola, Inc. USA

i think its this one
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ok so i rooted my X then dl'ed Droid X Recovery Bootstrap and i allowed permission. Then i backed it up and now when i try to restore it had MD5 mismatch. Helppp pleasee
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Thanks for the great post, REALLY helpful!!! I just have a couple questions:

1) When changing roms, do I go back into bootstrap and run bootstrap recovery EACH TIME or do I just do it the first time?

2) When I try to make a backup with Rom Manager, it just reboots to the M logo and hangs there until I do a battery pull, does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this? I can make a backup through bootstrap but I can't name it or anything.

I think that's all for now, thank you again for all your help!!!!!
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EDIT: After installing the 928 rom as suggested, when it went to reboot the screen stayed on the M logo but the phone was running as normal. I got an email notification and everything! How the heck does that work? lol I did a battery pull and it's rebooting fine now. The rom took even though I had to do a battery pull, CRAZY!!!
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+1 to OP for being helpful. Thank you! (Makes my job easier! )
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ok so i rooted my X then dl'ed Droid X Recovery Bootstrap and i allowed permission. Then i backed it up and now when i try to restore it had MD5 mismatch. Helppp pleasee
did you rename the backup? if so did you put any spaces in the name? if the answer to both is yes then take the spaces away.
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Thanks for the guide - I successfully rooted my phone. However, I am having an issue with the deodexing. Everything goes well until I install the 928 theme from the zip file. It reports that it was successful, and so I select 'reboot system now'. It reboots and freezes at the M. This has happened twice, but both times I have been able to recover by pulling the battery, then restoring my old (rooted, not deodexed) rom.

Can anyone help me with this?
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Thanks for the guide - I successfully rooted my phone. However, I am having an issue with the deodexing. Everything goes well until I install the 928 theme from the zip file. It reports that it was successful, and so I select 'reboot system now'. It reboots and freezes at the M. This has happened twice, but both times I have been able to recover by pulling the battery, then restoring my old (rooted, not deodexed) rom.

Can anyone help me with this?
Are you working with stock froyo 2.2? or a custom rom you installed earlier? It's possible that the 928 file you downloaded could be corrupted (I downloaded my file from the same site I provided in the guide) so you could try redownloading the file. Otherwise, if you don't want to mess around with it a fix would be to dl the stock froyo 2.2 from Home and reinstall the stock SBF file through RSD lite. The instructions are found in the section labeled "unbricking your droid x".
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Are you working with stock froyo 2.2? or a custom rom you installed earlier? It's possible that the 928 file you downloaded could be corrupted (I downloaded my file from the same site I provided in the guide) so you could try redownloading the file. Otherwise, if you don't want to mess around with it a fix would be to dl the stock froyo 2.2 from Home and reinstall the stock SBF file through RSD lite. The instructions are found in the section labeled "unbricking your droid x".
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I started with stock froyo. I will try redownloading the 928 file.

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Got a question. Everything is working great but I have the itch to try a different rom. Should I restore the backup I made first and use "928DroidBlackGlassX-DroidX-OTA2315-DeOdexEERR-THEME.ZIP" again and then follow the rom install instructions? I assume when you deodex the process is not permanent and can be undone with your backup.
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I've seen a lot of "how to" posts but this one gave me the confidence to actually go through with it.

Thanks a ton! I've successfully applied some custom roms thanks to you OP.
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Got a question. Everything is working great but I have the itch to try a different rom. Should I restore the backup I made first and use "928DroidBlackGlassX-DroidX-OTA2315-DeOdexEERR-THEME.ZIP" again and then follow the rom install instructions? I assume when you deodex the process is not permanent and can be undone with your backup.
in order to install a different ROM you most likely will have to be deodexed so I would leave the 928 theme with deodex installed and create a backup of that then just install your new deodexed ROM using bootstrap over the one you currently have installed. If anything goes wrong, you have either of your backups to fall back to.
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I've been rooted for several weeks now and am finally interested in installing some ROMs/themes. I saw this thread and the great feedback it got and thought I'd give it a go. Unfortunately the 928 BG install didn't go as scripted:

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4. Drag and drop the zipped 928 BlackGlass onto your sdcard. You can make a separate folder for this on your SD Card labeled “custom themes/roms” and place the file there. You will later access this file through Bootstrap Recovery in order to install the custom ROM/Theme (or any other ROM or theme hereinafter).
I transferred the zip file to my SD card via Bluetooth, but I don't see how this matters.
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I didn't get the SuperUser prompt, but no big deal.
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6. Press “Reboot Recovery” and your phone will reboot into recovery mode.
My phone just did a regular old reboot. Nothing special. No recovery mode.
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7. Allow the recovery mod to boot (it will take less than a minute after the Motorola logo pops up). You should see a series of options in green font.
See my reply to # 6 above.

So I figured the problem was some app I had on the phone. The most broad-reaching app I have is LauncherPro (or maybe Titanium Backup). I uninstalled LP and rebooted, then I attempted steps 5 & 6 again. Nothing. Regular old reboot. I attempted this a few more times with the same results.

Does anyone have a reasonable idea why it isn't working? I'm baffled. Any help is appreciated.
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Does anyone have a reasonable idea why it isn't working? I'm baffled. Any help is appreciated.
Clarification for you on 5 and 6.

make sure you are pressing "Bootstrap Recovery" 1st
wait for the pop up that says "Success!" and press "OK"
now you can press "Reboot Recovery"...it will reboot and you should be into clockwork
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I've been rooted for several weeks now and am finally interested in installing some ROMs/themes. I saw this thread and the great feedback it got and thought I'd give it a go. Unfortunately the 928 BG install didn't go as scripted:


I transferred the zip file to my SD card via Bluetooth, but I don't see how this matters.

I didn't get the SuperUser prompt, but no big deal.

My phone just did a regular old reboot. Nothing special. No recovery mode.

See my reply to # 6 above.

So I figured the problem was some app I had on the phone. The most broad-reaching app I have is LauncherPro (or maybe Titanium Backup). I uninstalled LP and rebooted, then I attempted steps 5 & 6 again. Nothing. Regular old reboot. I attempted this a few more times with the same results.

Does anyone have a reasonable idea why it isn't working? I'm baffled. Any help is appreciated.
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Try the transfer via USB sometimes a file can become corrupted through wireless transfer. Some people have been having issues with the 928 zip file itself but after redownloading the file and placing it on the root of the sdcard via usb they seemed to have no issues.

Also, there may have been a step that you missed with respect to your Bootstrap recovery issue . I think mxsjw covered that in the post above. Good luck!
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Clarification for you on 5 and 6.

make sure you are pressing "Bootstrap Recovery" 1st
wait for the pop up that says "Success!" and press "OK"
now you can press "Reboot Recovery"...it will reboot and you should be into clockwork
Damn that traps a lot of people, me included.

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Try the transfer via USB sometimes a file can become corrupted through wireless transfer. Some people have been having issues with the 928 zip file itself but after redownloading the file and placing it on the root of the sdcard via usb they seemed to have no issues.

Also, there may have been a step that you missed with respect to your Bootstrap recovery issue . I think mxsjw covered that in the post above. Good luck!
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The 928 BGX file is huge, I would not rely on a file obtained via Bluetooth.
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Damn that traps a lot of people, me included.



The 928 BGX file is huge, I would not rely on a file obtained via Bluetooth.
yeah the file is fairly big for BT xfer so yeah there's a big chance that was the problem
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Thanks so much for this post! I was just what I was looking for! I just rooted But ROM's were making me a bit unsure! This made it seem easy...thanks again!!
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this is the last thing on the command prompt, after i double clicked the doroot file... (Step 7)

adb connection will be reset. restart the adb server on desktop and re-login. could not kill pid 20091: no such process

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worked like a charm...I got it to work without any trouble. Thanks to OP for dumbing it down for ppl like me..

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Download and run BackToStock DeOdexed...2nd from the bottom.
928Droid Themes for the Droid X
I DeOdexed using the 928DroidBlackGlassX-DroidX-OTA2315-DeOdexEERR-THEME.zip file from 928droid. It works fine, but the theme is a bit dark for my taste. So I tried installing the aforementioned BackToStock DeOdexed file. With that theme, every time I try to launch the Gmail application, it force closes

I tried fixing the permissions with ROM Manager's "fix permissions" utility, but Gmail still force closes using the BackToStock theme.

Does anyone have any ideas why that might be happening?

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I DeOdexed using the 928DroidBlackGlassX-DroidX-OTA2315-DeOdexEERR-THEME.zip file from 928droid. It works fine, but the theme is a bit dark for my taste. So I tried installing the aforementioned BackToStock DeOdexed file. With that theme, every time I try to launch the Gmail application, it force closes

I tried fixing the permissions with ROM Manager's "fix permissions" utility, but Gmail still force closes using the BackToStock theme.

Does anyone have any ideas why that might be happening?

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Try un-installing it and re-downloading it from the market. Might be an old version with their theme???
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Try un-installing it and re-downloading it from the market. Might be an old version with their theme???
I downloaded it directly from their site today. I tried it twice, thinking that I might have gotten a corrupted ZIP file the first time.

I'm tempted to tweak the BackToStock ZIP file with the Gmail.apk file from the BlackGlass one to see if that might work. . .
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I downloaded it directly from their site today. I tried it twice, thinking that I might have gotten a corrupted ZIP file the first time.

I'm tempted to tweak the BackToStock ZIP file with the Gmail.apk file from the BlackGlass one to see if that might work. . .
Did you make a nandroid before you downloaded black glass the first time?
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Did you make a nandroid before you downloaded black glass the first time?
I did. Would it be best to restore that backup, and manually DeOdexed before trying other themes?
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uninstall gmail app and redownload from the Market. that seems to solve the problem for me when I ran into that issue.
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I did. Would it be best to restore that backup, and manually DeOdexed before trying other themes?
I would, besides...most other themes have the deodexing built in anyway, so you can be odexed going in. You only need to manually deodex if the theme you want requires it.

But before...
Have you uninstalled and redownloaded gmail from the market? I saw your "downloaded directly from their site" comment, but have you tried it the way I and mygam suggested? Uninstall it first, find it in the market, download and let it install...it's been updated in the last week or 2 I believe.
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I would, besides...most other themes have the deodexing built in anyway, so you can be odexed going in. You only need to manually deodex if the theme you want requires it.

But before...
Have you uninstalled and redownloaded gmail from the market? I saw your "downloaded directly from their site" comment, but have you tried it the way I and mygam suggested? Uninstall it first, find it in the market, download and let it install...it's been updated in the last week or 2 I believe.
I misunderstood and thought you meant the theme, not gmail

The market isn't giving me the option to uninstall the gmail app, nor to update it. I'll have to look more into that after dinner.

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I misunderstood and thought you meant the theme, not gmail

The market isn't giving me the option to uninstall the gmail app, nor to update it. I'll have to look more into that after dinner.

Thanks to all for the help so far.
hey. try updating the gmail app first through the market if you can't uninstall. If that doesn't work for you, download titanium backup (since you're rooted and everything ) and uninstall gmail then reinstall by downloading updated version on market.
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hey. try updating the gmail app first through the market if you can't uninstall. If that doesn't work for you, download titanium backup (since you're rooted and everything ) and uninstall gmail then reinstall by downloading updated version on market.
I was not able to update through the Market, so I ended up doing exactly that -- using Titanium Backup to uninstall it, and then reinstalling out from the Market.

I then loaded the BackToStock theme. The gmail app still force closed. However, at this point the Market showed me an update for gmail. I installed it, and gmail now runs fine.

It looks like the BackToStock theme installed an older gmail (or at least wanted to work with an older one) and I needed to force the Market to reinstall the right version.

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Clarification for you on 5 and 6.

make sure you are pressing "Bootstrap Recovery" 1st
wait for the pop up that says "Success!" and press "OK"
now you can press "Reboot Recovery"...it will reboot and you should be into clockwork
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Try the transfer via USB sometimes a file can become corrupted through wireless transfer. Some people have been having issues with the 928 zip file itself but after redownloading the file and placing it on the root of the sdcard via usb they seemed to have no issues.

Also, there may have been a step that you missed with respect to your Bootstrap recovery issue . I think mxsjw covered that in the post above. Good luck!
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You guys were definitely on to something, but I still can't get it to work.

I finally found my cable and transferred the BlackGlass zip into my SD/ROM/theme directory. I followed the instructions and after the red eye comes up, it got stuck in a boot-loop with the "Droid" text just coming up on the screen over and over again. I took out the battery, then restored to my 10/29 backup.

Next I downloaded the zip file again from 928's website and put it in the SD root directory. After following the instructions again, I got stuck in the same boot-loop. Frustrated, I restored the phone again with the 10/29 backup.

Any thoughts as to what might be going wrong here? Any help is appreciated.
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Hey guys new to the board but i've had my DX for a while and i'm just now getting into the whole customizing my phone beyond your basic apps. So I have a new MacBook Pro and I need to figure out how to do all these cool things with this comp haha. So I read earlier that a MAC guide was coming did that ever happen? I also saw another guy found a mac guide but I wouldn't know where to look really. Any help would be great thanks.
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this may be a dumb question but her it goes.

i recently rooted my droid x and installed ApeX custom rom which i have to say is BOSS. however my curioisty kills me and i must know what other roms are like.

1. how many times can i switch roms until i should be worried that my phone may flat out die or burst into a smoldering fireball. (if that is even possible)

2. also, if i have ApeX installed, can i just switch to a different rom by using bootstrap and loading the new rom right on, or do i have to restore my phone using the original nandroid images we created when following this guide then load the new rom on.

any suggestions would be much appreacted!!
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