DroidX Root Questions


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  1. gooseDROID

    gooseDROID Member This Topic's Starter

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    First off, I have a DroidX via Verzion and my phone is already rooted. I used some kind of app that only required me to click one button and change my bluetooth setting at some point during the process. Can't remember who it was that wrote it or I would give kudos.

    Anyways...

    This first question may be really silly but here it goes...

    Do I already have Froyo (v2.2)?

    When I go into About phone from settings it says Firmware version 2.1-update1

    Is update 1 Froyo?

    2nd question. I've been tyring to use an android irc with a lot of difficulty. The app developer said that verizon often blocks irc communication but that it would be possible through Wi-Fi. I have the wireless tethering for rooted users app. Can I use this app to serve internet to myself via wi-fi while 3G is enabled?
     

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  2. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    Hi! Welcome! Thanks for asking. I have your answers.

    1) 2.1.1 is still Eclair, fyi.

    2) VZW blocking irc is news to me. They've never done it to me. It's probably your irc configs.

    Take care!
     
  3. gooseDROID

    gooseDROID Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is it safe to update to Froyo while I am rooted? How do I receive the update?

    The dev said that not all Verizon networks block IRC but some do.

    I have check my IRC settings over and over again only to receive a failure to connect error over and over.
     
  4. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    It's indeed safe to update if you haven't deleted any bloatware apps, such as blockbuster, citiID, etc. If you did, you will need to restore them first. :)
     
  5. gooseDROID

    gooseDROID Member This Topic's Starter

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    I haven't done that yet... which also raises another question!

    How do I get rid of all the bloat once I update to Froyo?
    Is there a special app I can DL?

    I'll search the web for updating to Froyo how-tos
     
  6. Btros

    Btros Well-Known Member

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    Check the Root guide sticky thread at the top - there is a list of all the bloatware apps that are safe to remove. You can use Titanium Backup or Root Explorer to freeze or delete them.
     
  7. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    If you have all your bloat, go ahead and try to update by going into setting>about phone> system updates. Good luck!

    To answer your question, there are two recommended ways to neutralize bloat. If you use root explorer (app), you can rename your apps thus: blockbuster.apk to blockbuster.bak . This way, if you ever need to upgrade further, saaaay to gingerbread, or if you need to return your phone to VZW, you can immediately restore the names and functionality of said apps, without vzw ever knowing you were ever rooted, which nullifies your warranty.

    Secondly you can do it as I do. I use Titanium Backup Pro to "freeze" apps. It's moderately easier and the Titanium has other great uses for rom/theme users as well.

    Good luck! If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to ask us! :)
     
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    Btros Well-Known Member

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    ^^^What he said :D
     
  9. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    u have my sense of humor! You must be highly intelligent! :p;)
     

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