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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by morlakai, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. morlakai

    morlakai Lurker
    Thread Starter

    So I recently rooted my phone, cool, that was easy, all fun and games I have a rooted dx2 now.

    I have found a lot of cool roms that I found (eclipse, some of the new Atrix ports) but I have no idea how to install them. I tried using the Clockwork Flash Recovery.....but the Droid X2 doesn't show up on the menu when I try to flash it. So I have no idea how to back up my OS before I install a new ROM, others told me to use a "droid x 2 bootstraper" but I can't find one on the market, and it seems like the only bootstrapper that is out is for the droid x


    help would be greatly appreciated

    thanks
     


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  2. Scur

    Scur Android Expert


    The search tool is mighty indeed.
     
  3. tony787

    tony787 Member

    Why do people like you feel the need to be rude/condescending? This is a forum, and he's asking a question. That's exactly what this is for. And no, the search tool on this site is anything but "mighty". It actually kinda sucks, like it does on most forums. People with your attitude piss me off to no end. How is anyone supposed to learn if nobody will help them?
     
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  4. Scur

    Scur Android Expert

    <shrug> Worked fine for me, that's how I found my answer. I wasn't being rude. I'm just saying that it isn't hard to throw in a couple terms into a Google search bar and find your answer. Or read the stickies on this forum. Namely, the Newbie Start Point sticky, or to be even more precise, where it says Need a Recovery now.

    Yes, forums are great for q and a, sharing ideas and software, socializing, etc., but having others do your legwork for you when all it takes is a quick look through the stickied threads to find your answers is just lazy. They are stickies for good reason.
     
  5. coolpoete

    coolpoete Android Enthusiast

    The answer is right here on XDA. Read carefully and follow the steps.
    Droid X2 System Recovery + Instruction - xda-developers

    Start reading after "Gingerbread APK download" since you have already rooted the phone.

    I flashed 2 custom ROMs last night. Turns out I didn't like them, so I SBF'ed back to stock.
     
  6. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    SBFed 2.3.4?
     
  7. coolpoete

    coolpoete Android Enthusiast

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  8. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    I've rooted my official 2.3.4 OTA, and everything is fine.

    Good to know that a 2.3.4 SBF is out there and was successful. .. "just in case." ;)
     
  9. prj

    prj Android Enthusiast

    I'm stock with OTA 2.3.4 right now.

    If I rooted and then did a nandroid backup...If I restore the nandroid backup is that the same as SBFing 2.3.4?

    When I rooted my Eris things seemed a little easier. :rolleyes: Never had this SBF and bootstrap stuff. :D What is a bootstrap?
     
  10. Scur

    Scur Android Expert


    SBF is the factory default ROM, like you took it out of the box. Your backup is just a backup of your ROM with all your settings and personalizations restored as well.

    Bootstrap is basically the same thing as ClockWork Mod. It's how you perform your backups and restorations, how you flash custom ROMs and odds and ends, as well as how you can fix permissions, reset battery info, and other stuff. You flash a SBF ROM with RSD, though, instead of Bootstrap.
     
  11. prj

    prj Android Enthusiast

    So if I root using one of the oneclickroot programs will it then install bootstrap automatically for flashing roms, wiping data/cache, nandroid backup etc. or or is there a second step that needs to be done to get bootstrap on?

    When I rooted my eris I used a oneclickroot program that was available in the market which also installed the clockwork mod on my phone.
     
  12. coolpoete

    coolpoete Android Enthusiast

    Rooting is the first step. The second step is to install the Bootstrap recovery tool so that you boot your phone into recovery and install ROMs which are ZIP files.
    [REF] Roms, Root, SBF, RSD, Bootstrap, Mods - xda-developers
     
  13. prj

    prj Android Enthusiast

    I know how to flash ROM's and zip files and understand that portion. I was just saying that when I rooted my Eris with the one click program in the market it rooted the phone and installed the clockwork mod all in one step. Apparently with the X2 I need to go through 2 steps to make this happen. 1.) Root phone 2.) Install bootstrap.

    Then if I want to restore the phone back to stock I have download and install SBF (System Boot File I assume?) using RSD on my PC.
     
  14. coolpoete

    coolpoete Android Enthusiast

    Correct

    If you are on a 2.3.4 ROM and want to go back to stock 2.3.4 then you just need to factory reset and wipe cache. The SBF file is really if you mess up along the way and get stuck and can't reset the phone. OR, if you want to go from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 or vice versa.
     
  15. Scur

    Scur Android Expert

    Right. Just remember that if you want to flash a ROM that is a different version of Android (Froyo or Gingerbread) that you use a SBF to get the correct stock version on your phone first. For the most part the X2 has issues with flashing a 2.3.4 custom ROM over a 2.3.3 ROM, and vice versa. You should use RSD and SBFs to switch versions (outside of official updates, that is.)
     

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