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  1. dirtmouth

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    Thank freekin goodness, what a horrible 11 months. Finally able to early upgrade. Please tell me I'll be pleased with the Droid X. I know the new 4g whatever is coming any day now ( rep said 24th) anywho i couldnt wait .... Freekin Eris gonna give me a stroke..
     

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    Haha, congrats on the upgrade! I love my X, and I bet you will too. The Motoblur's not great but if you root it and flash a custom ROM you'll be golden! Welcome to the Droid X forums!
     
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    I'm sorry for you...I used to have that phone. I think it's now in the bottom of a landfill, because I didn't want to hurt someone else by giving it to them.
     
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    Am I the only one that actually sorta likes Motoblur?
     
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    Possibly sir. I had to flash my phone the second I owned the Phone. I love Vanilla Android.
     
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    Well I hate to have to tell you this then, but that was an expensive toss in the dumpster. Verizon is paying like $134 bucks for old Eris devices.
     
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    please explain what motoblur is .
     
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    Its basically the skin that is put over top of stock android. Its sorta like its own OS. Some people like it, others hate it. Now for me I don't see anything wrong with it. There are tons of things that I like that you can do, like resizing widgets and what not. Granted I do love the way Sense UI looks, just for that I am probably going to end up getting the Thunderbolt
     
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    You will LOVE the X (I know I do...).

    I think Motoblur is fine (although I thought Sense was fine too, lol).

    Since you can put custom launchers and such overtop of the vendor's UI, then I don't see what the big deal is (other than having the custom UI slow down the process of being able to release a new version of Android).

    Cheers!
     
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    Another Eris to X here. I LOVE the X, it is so fast that I don't even know how I dealt with the constant stuttering of my rooted Eris. I have no lags, at all. I want to type? I type and see it at the same time. I want to make a call? It's instant. My X is rooted but has no custom rom, and right now I don't see a need to load one, Motoblur is just fine and I'm just tickled pink.
     
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    Yeah, my wife had an Eris. That was OLD technology when it was released late in the game by Verizon. It was a joke that they gave it the Droid moniker as well.
     
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    lol...three words: marketing, marketing, marketing (i.e., $$$'s).

    :D ;) :)
     
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    just made the switch this week and finally set up some initial home screens. Not a big fan of Moto's widgets at all but found the ones i liked. Number one thing i love is my phone rings and no dial lag time.

    After I rooted and flashed a new rom my eris actually ran really quick in all other areas. Love the size of the X too though!

    Imagine rooting will come soon, saw the one touch but will have to choose a good rom. Right now I am cool with it though.
     
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    ERIS=HELL..had it for a year and went through about 7. The best was by the end i figured out how to make it freeze up and just stop running. I would go into verizon and show them they would do a hard reset and id be back within a week.

    Welcome to heaven because the DX is that much better :)
     
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    Thanks for all you responses. I am glad to see Scary Alien here as I may need some rooting help. Havent really looked at the process ...
     
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    lol...I am "simply" rooted with Z4root (a different method before 2.2 came out) and would happily bow and refer you to other, much more knowledgable Droid X root folks if you pursue the custom ROM or theme route.

    I try to keep up with all of the chatter--planning to one day take the "full" plunge--but I defer to those (way too many to list) with direct and extensive experience ;) (I have made sure that I have grabbed all of the .sbf files as they have become available).

    Cheers!

    Funny aside: I saw the threads about "Droid X (old version)" re. how they are listed on the VZW web site; went to my VZW page to scout-around and saw/realized that my Droid X had not actually been covered by insurance like I told/asked them to at launch day! :eek: I can only surmise that since I used my wife's line to get the early upgrade that they placed the insurance on her phone instead of mine. So, I haven't been covered lo these many months like I thought I was (even though I've been very careful anyways). Canceled her coverage and didn't added to mine.
     
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    yeah just youtube z4root and its right there.
     
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    so the z4root.apk will work after i get it from 4shared.com?
     
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    You can also get if from XDA if you are registered there:

    thread: [APP] z4root - xda-developers

    apk download link: xda-developers

    I had to reboot before I could get it to work, but it rooted right away after a fresh reboot.

    Cheers!
     
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    Nothing could possibly be any easier than Z4Root. The 1st time I rooted pre-2.2 (read: before 1 touch rooting was available on the DX) I was scared shitless. It was far from a perfect process. Now that Z4 is at our disposal I can't find a single good reason not to root. It's taken all the guess work out of the decision.
     
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    My Eris still runs just fine. :p I'm here because my business partner got an X. Nice phone but it doesn't do anything more than my Eris.
     
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    I want whatever you are smoking/drinking, because it's got to be good stuff for you to believe that. :D

    Even overclocked to over 700 Mhz, the Eris was painfully slow, and let's not even get into the dropped calls and subpar battery life. :rolleyes:
     
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    lol... By the way, erisuser1 figured-out a solution for the dropped-call issue:

    [SOLVED] Eris "Undead Call" Problem (AOSP/Froyo/GB) Fixed! - xda-developers

    I never did have much of a problem with battery life (and I eventually purchased the 1750mA battery which helped a lot). The X does blow the Eris away in terms of performance and responsiveness though.

    Cheers!
     
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    I am another recent eris to DX guy here. Love the phone but miss my cyanogen mod
     
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    I'm getting a DX today and am coming from a rooted Eris. I can't wait. I'm planning on rooting as soon as I get it. I have a couple of questions.

    If I use the z4 root method, do I need to flash a ROM before I will be able to over/under clock, wireless tether, and delete bloat apps? These are the features I really care about.

    If I do need to flash a ROM to unlock the features I want, I want a ROM that is as close to stock as possible. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
     

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