Understanding the state I'm in with my Droid X


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  1. Travisimo

    Travisimo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've made a lot of changes to my Droid X over the last few days and I just want to make sure I fully understand the current state I'm in with my Droid X. First, I'll explain what I've already done. Then, I'll ask my questions! ;-)

    WHAT I'VE ALREADY DONE -

    1) Started from a non-rooted Droid X.
    2) Rooted with Universalandroot. Success.
    3) Moved the SU from bin to xbin. Success.
    4) Upgraded to the 2.2 leak with update.zip. Success!
    5) Kept root! Awesome!
    6) Installed Bootstrapper and performed a backup from recovery. Check.
    7) Replaced the Build.prop file to fix the Market problem (no protected apps). Check.

    And that's where I'm at right now! Everything is working fine now except for the Force Close when checking the battery icon, but that doesn't seem to be a big deal (yet). Now I just want to make sure I am prepared going forward.

    NOW FOR MY QUESTIONS -

    1) I already did a backup using Bootstrapper in recovery. Should I be doing another backup on a regular basis? Where does it store the backups and can I delete older ones? I understand this backup is mainly beneficial if something happens to my phone and I want to get back to a state where it was working, right?

    2) Do I still need to use Titanium Backup? I assume if I do a backup using this then it could be helpful if I just want to do a system restore and bring back my apps and data, right? Otherwise, I might as well just do the Bootstrap recovery, right? Speaking of system restore, if I do that from my 2.2 build, will it stay at 2.2 and will it stay rooted?

    3) Is there a way to prevent my phone from installing the OTA update when it comes out soon? I assume it will ask me and I can decline, but is there a chance it will install automatically? I want to make sure I don't lose root, so I will want to decline the update until root is available.

    4) Once root becomes available for 2.2, how would we go about updating to the official version with root? Would we have to wipe our phones first, or is there a chance we could just install the official update without losing everything?

    Thanks a bunch!
     

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  2. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

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    1)No you should be fine you only need to backup before you do something that could make your phone bootloop. And there are stored in a folder called clockworkmod on your sdcard

    2)yes backup with TiBu and yes it should the nandroid is an exact image of your phone at that time

    3)Clockwork recovery automatically blocks it, plus I have a feeling we will start seeing custom roms soon, because of what AllDroid and birdman have been saying

    4) Again custom ROMs are the way to go but, you wouldn't have to wipe anything
     
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  3. aznandroidguy

    aznandroidguy New Member

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    wait so say we wanted to update with OTA and we are rooted and have clockwork recovery installed, we wouldn't be able to install it via OTA? (stupid question but just curious)
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    right it would block it
    But I am sure someone will pull the update.zip from the install so then you can do it manually
     
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  5. Travisimo

    Travisimo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ah, that's what I was hoping for as well.

    And as if you haven't gotten enough praise already, droider13, here is my thanks again for all the help! If it wasn't for the awesomeness of guys like you, I wouldn't be touching this stuff with a 10 ft pole! :D
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    glad to help:D
     
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    well Im still chicken, still 2.1 rooted and renamed some bloatware files other than that I have left it alone. I want the final version of 2.2
     
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    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

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    What exactly is clockwork recovery? Is it an app I need to install, or some type of system setting I need to alter to prevent an OTA?
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    it is a custom recovery that can be installed through an app then managed though another app

    get droid x bootstrap recovery from market
    open it up press bootstrap recovery
    get rom manager from the market
    open it up and press flash clockwork at the top
    and then rom manger can be used to flash roms and do backups. The rooted 2.2 can be installed from there to
     
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    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

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    Did all that, so now my phone will never install an OTA, I have to do all updates manually?
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    yeah, or custom roms:D
     
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    Just to make sure the original free bootstrap app does not work correct?
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    original one does not work with 2.2 but I think he updated the free one on his site to 1.0.0.3 because it is a different size
     
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    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, exactly what I wanted, hopefully we will get some of those custom ROMs soon, vanilla Froyo would be so delicious.
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking soon

     
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    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

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    This is exactly what I am hoping for, I saw his post the other day.
     
  17. Travisimo

    Travisimo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I also saw a tweet about fixing the Force Close, which I assume is the one we are all having with the battery icon?
     

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