Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Droid X > Droid X - All Things Root
Droid X - All Things Root Rooting, ROMS, Overclocking, etc.

New Forums: Nexus 6 | Nexus Player | Nexus 9
test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old January 8th, 2012, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 32
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Quick Question

Alright so I am not a complete noob, Ive just been out of the game for awhile.

I have been running Fission 2.6.1 on my phone since about when it came out, say around April '11. Since then I have not been vigilant in reformatting my SD card and reflashing everying, which I know you have to do to keep everything running smoothly.

I am at the point where my SD card is no longer recognized and I get random reboots about once every 2 hours, so I believe it is time to SBF and get a new rom.

I guess I could just put fission back on but whats the fun in that. I came onto the forums again and saw all the stuff about the new Gingerbread roms.

My question is what is the new, most functional, blurless rom available?
and is there anything else besides SBF'ing to Gingerbread and rooting that I need to do before installing the rom? (for example: does it still work the same way by using bootstrap?)

*edit: i have been reading around, and after reading simdelts sticky up top I am unclear if i have to SBF to my stock froyo before doing the the gingerbread SBF that his post outlines

Thanks in advance
-xeno

Advertisements
xenotype is offline  
Last edited by xenotype; January 8th, 2012 at 07:59 PM.
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 8th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
Resident Ninja
 
VoidedSaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 8,182
 
Device(s): LG G3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 1,291
Thanked 2,166 Times in 1,377 Posts
Default

you would need to check out all the new gingerbread roms
as they have come a long way, about 95% bugless in all the roms

you can look for them at the top of the page in the rom/theme list
VoidedSaint is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Bugly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,057
 
Device(s): RAZR JellyBean rooted Wife: LG intuition
Carrier: The Big Red Menace

Thanks: 122
Thanked 105 Times in 91 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to Bugly
Default

unfortunately, coming from fission, or any other ROM of the sort, it would likely be better to wipe your device and SBF to get to the GB ROM. That way you don't have a bunch of latent coding hanging around to mess stuff up. Just my $0.02, of course
__________________
Got ants?
Posts by this member may contain any of the following:
Sarcasm, Dumb jokes, Not-so-snappy comebacks, Off color comments, And rarely; Good information...You have been warned.
Bugly is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2012, 02:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 32
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I have been doing some reading and I think I am finally starting to get a handle on this new generation of DX roms.

Basically from what I gather, the first list of Roms in voidedsaint's sticky (http://androidforums.com/droid-x-all-things-root/402999-official-droid-x-theme-rom-list-updated-1-3-12-a.html) are the most current.

Of those it seems like the 2init roms (took me awhile to figure out what 2init was lol) are more buggy than Apex/ICX/Liberty. I see a lot of people are using MIUI however vs the others.

Is there a significant performance difference between the 2init Roms and the regular ones, lets say Liberty vs. MIUI?

I am not a poweruser on my phone so I would prefer not to sacrifice functionality and battery life in exchange for absurd speed within reason. (ie. ive read that the 2init Roms are having issues with ringtones/cameras etc and would want to keep that functionality)

I am familiar with the old liberty/apex 1.4/fission 2.6.1 and I remember there being comparisons written between them about fuctionality and battery life and I am having a hard time finding comparable info about the new versions.

Any help is appreciated
xenotype is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2012, 03:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
Resident Ninja
 
VoidedSaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 8,182
 
Device(s): LG G3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 1,291
Thanked 2,166 Times in 1,377 Posts
Default

honestly liberty is by far the best blur based rom there is, with apex as a strong and i do mean strong second.

you have more battery life with liberty and apex because something to do with the blur will help your battery


however i never noticed a battery hog while on cm7 or miui. which IMO are the best 2init roms for the DX.

its all about your personal preference, i would test them all out til you find the best one, and beware, your battery will be shot flashing and installing all those roms and apps.
VoidedSaint is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to VoidedSaint For This Useful Post:
xenotype (January 9th, 2012)
Old January 9th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
colchiro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,886
 
Device(s): HP TouchPad, HTC One Max, Dell Venue 11 Pro
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 840
Thanked 1,820 Times in 1,413 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xenotype View Post
Since then I have not been vigilant in reformatting my SD card and reflashing everying, which I know you have to do to keep everything running smoothly.
I've never reformatted my sdcard. A factory reset might be something you might need to do periodically tho.

Do you know for a fact your sdcard isn't starting to fail?
colchiro is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to colchiro For This Useful Post:
xenotype (January 9th, 2012)
Old January 9th, 2012, 11:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 32
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

the sd card reads perfectly normal in the computer just not in the phone so im pretty sure its just the phone being tempermental.

and by the battery being shot, i assume you mean just to watch out that I dont drain it completely while switching between roms because you cant charge in recovery and not that it will be toast altogether. in either case i have a spare charged battery

thanks a lot, I think i will give them all a shot tomorrow morning!
xenotype is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2012, 12:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 32
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

i am trying to do this now and it seems my camera button does not work :/ any ideas or suggestions?

cant get my phone to go to the bootloader and camera button wont work in clockwork recovery either.......
xenotype is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
Resident Ninja
 
VoidedSaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 8,182
 
Device(s): LG G3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 1,291
Thanked 2,166 Times in 1,377 Posts
Default

hrm, i think bouchigo knew of another method that bypassed the camera button to get into the bootloader, you may want to send him a PM, as i dont know if he checks here daily or not
VoidedSaint is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2012, 07:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 32
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

ok well I have managed to SBF to .602 just fine, I just bypassed the step of manually entering the bootloader (rsdlite will automatically enter the bootloader after pressing start)

So I am on .602 now and rooted with the 1click root program. I have installed Droid 2 bootstrapper and now I am again stuck, just like in the old Droid x bootstrap CWM recovery my camera button does not work...

I have read that cycling through the recovery menu with the volume button 3 times will disable/enable the back button in the menu which is supposed to allow you to use the powerbutton instead of the camera button for selecting. I have tried this and all the powerbutton does is turn the screen black like before.

I would really like to find a workaround to be able to use CWM recovery without having to bring my phone back for a warranty claim for a faulty camera button. With my insurance plan I believe that would cost another $80

I appreciate your help thusfar and hope someone has a fix for this
xenotype is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 10th, 2012, 10:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 32
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

aha! so patience pays off

I only had ver 2.5.xxxx whatever of CWM bootstrapper, and 3.xxxx of Rom Manager. After updating Rom manager through the market I was able to get a newer, I assume the current, version of CWM bootstrapper 5.xxxx.

Scrolling through the list of options in recovery 3 times now allows the use of the power button to select instead of the camera button and it WORKS!!

This would be something to note as it seems through my searching that quite a few people have been having this problem of nonfunctional camera buttons.
xenotype is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Droid X > Droid X - All Things Root
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:44 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.