Help!!! should I update or not? 2.3.15


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  1. redracer

    redracer New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey i am new to the whole rooting deal with the x... I jus received and firmware update for my phone... says its a 2.3.15.... can any one help me... My firmware now is 2.1.....I dont wanna download it if its gonna affect me rooting my phone.. Thanks for the help
     

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  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    Hello redracer, welcome to Android Forums.

    I've moved your rooted Droid X question to that device's All Things Root forum for you.
     
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    redracer New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks i jus need a response of some sort my phone updated by itself and then tried to download it automaticly.. I stoped it before it downloaded
     
  4. mezdup

    mezdup Well-Known Member

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    you can root that update. there's plenty of threads that will help you in doing that as well as other things. but yea you should update.
     
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    redracer New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I dont understand the whole rooting thing... Why do people do it.. for free apps or what plz explain.. Sorry for the noob questions
     
  6. mchung53

    mchung53 Well-Known Member

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    Rooting lets you access the "root" of your phone and lets user customize their android device with roms, themes, deleting bloat apps, etc.

    Check out this link for android terminology The Android Dictionary | Android Central

    I wouldn't get the OTA...just get the rooted and deodexed version that floating around so that if you mess up anything you won't be locked down with the moto bootloader
     
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    tom108 Well-Known Member

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    root allows you to flash custom roms and themes as well as applications that need root access.
     
  8. redracer

    redracer New Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok.. so now should i update my phone to the 2.3.15 before i decide to root it?
     
  9. mchung53

    mchung53 Well-Known Member

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    i would just install the leaked version of 2.3.15 instead of the OTA so you don't get stuck with the f*d up moto bootloader.
     
  10. Phone Gnome

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    Yeah,
    IMO the best option would be to go with the 2.3.15 leak, that is until a full 2.2 SBF is released.
    Even then though you'd have to weigh the advantage of an updated radio against the potential cost of someone cracking only the old bootloader.
     
  11. GregTard

    GregTard Well-Known Member

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    At the time of this post, there was a system sbf that would recover your phone from any problems you had. As of last night, there is a full sbf for 2.2 so you can use it now which makes a lot of people feel safer (even though the system only sbf would recover you since all mods are done in system). I would upgrade to the OTA to get the new radio and the update they are currently working on to fix some bugs. If you alrady did the deodexed/rooted 2.3.15 leak, you can use the 2.1 sbf to go back to stock and get the OTA.
     

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