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    DoubleEagle Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i need your advise. i got a DX about 2 weeks ago and started reading the forums. I really don't know what I'm doing but would like to root my phone. Seems really interesting and all the cool things you can do, but my question is can i use use the z4root on the market and then what would you guys suggest my next move. keep in mind I'm a complete newb.
     

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    Yes. That's the easiest way.

    Then install QuikBoot. It lets you reboot without shutting down and using the power button.

    I'd install CW Recovery as well so you can boot into recovery and make a backup in case you hose your phone.
     
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    DoubleEagle Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i was thinking about the droid x recovery bootstrap by clockwork and titanium backup. Those any good, and should i backup before I root or after?
     
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    Good question. First time rooting is scary. It was to me, at least. After awhile, you come to understand that there's basically nothing you can do to your phone that you can't restore from.

    Here's my advice to you. Before you get into heavy modifications of your phone. Read up on how to backup and restore data. When you are modifying your phone if you don't do all the steps right, you can get your phone stuck and it won't load beyond the "M" or the boot animation. That's called "brick" because the phone basically becomes as useless as a brick.

    I would like to show you a thread that I pasted into the http://androidforums.com/droid-x-al...ide-updated-4-pm-eastern-time-11-10-10-a.html

    The link is here for the thread. http://androidforums.com/droid-x-al...ing-custom-rom-theme-how-unbrick-droid-x.html

    Everything you need to know is contained here. There's information about rooting, theming, unbricking (how to get your phone back from being stuck)...

    Please read this carefully, so you can have sufficient understanding of what you want to do and what you can do if you get into trouble before you go ahead with things.


    Please PM me if I may be of any further assistance.
     
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    DoubleEagle Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can all this be done through the phone or does some of this have to be hooked up to the USB?
     
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    Most operations can be done through the phone if you use Rom Manager. However, most Roms and Themes are NOT available through that app, so it would be easier to d/l stuff to your PC first then transfer it over to your phone. However, technically, I guess you can even d/l stuff to your phone using 3g, which would just take longer.

    The only real thing, that I can think of, that you must have your computer for is to restore your phone using SBF if you brick it.
     
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    DoubleEagle Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    First off you guys are awesome! Second I guess I'm just scared that I will brick my droid. If you guys can bare with me I would like to take this slow. First thing I have DX with 2.2 Froyo already installed on the phone. So basically i can use z4root that is on the market to root. now can I unroot if I have to take the DX back for any reason like if I drop it or something? and when I do root will it be just like it is right now before I start downloading anything? Let's just say I root and worst case scenario it bricks where do i get a SBF? And thank you Steven58 for the links I am going to take time and read them tonight!
     
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    z4root will root/unroot your phone. It's safe. You won't brick your phone from rooting.

    CW Recovery gives you as many backups as will store on your sd card (lots) that you can restore if you can get into recovery.

    Steven posted info for recovery: The link is here for the thread. All-One-Guide to Rooting, Deodexing, and Installing a Custom ROM/Theme (And How to Unbrick Droid X)

    Not saying you need to deodex, just that there's info there for recovery.Move slow, make a backup, read lots and you'll be ok.
     

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