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How-To: MAKE YOUR DROID X FRESHHH

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by irmac, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. irmac

    irmac Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I've spent a few months on this forum and would like to give back...thus I am creating a guide on how to completely wipe your Droid X in order to start 100% fresh.

    Disclaimer: I hold no responsibility if anything happens to your phone. Anything you do is your choice, not mine.

    This Guide is mainly meant for ROOTED Droid X's.

    • First step is to follow this guide: http://androidforums.com/droid-x-all-things-root/254605-update-2-3-340-easily.html
    • After rerooting, turn on the phone, plug it in, and copy your SD Card to your computer desktop. Unplug the phone from the computer and Bootstrap Recovery.
    • In the Bootstrap Recovery, scroll to Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Confirm.
    • Scroll Back and click mounts and storage, for anything that has a mount in front of it, click it and click confirm.
    • Navigate back to main menu and then to advanced. Scroll down to advanced and select Wipe Battery Stats and Wipe Dalvich Cache.
    • Reboot and plug in your phone to computer.
    • Copy anything important back to your SD Card (launcher backups, photos, music, clockwordmod, etc.)
    • Boot back into Bootstrap Recovery and wipe data/factory reset once again, and then mount cache and data again, and then wipe Dalvich Cache Again.
    • Next, flash a custom Rom by "install .zip from SD)
    • You should now have a fresh phone and fresh SD Card(SD cards are known to cause problems sometimes such and freezing/locking up so this is a good way to start over.)

    If I left anything out or made any mistakes please correct me.
     



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  2. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Android Expert

    So once I've done this will it comletely erase all the work I've done to fix the damn thing?




    Bahaha haha ha ha hahaha ha....... ha!


    I'm just playin man. I hit the 'thanks' button no so much because you helped me, but because I appreciate your efforts to help others.
     
  3. irmac

    irmac Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Haha outlaw to be honest, after all of the steps above and then restoring a backup of liberty 1.5, all my freeze issues and battery life issues went away :) I truly recomend to everyone the fact that they should format their SD card about once every 6 months as I think its the culprit to many people problems, try running your phone without the SD for a few hours and see if things get better.
     
  4. Steven58

    Moderator

    I want to thank you for giving back. I have to move this to the root section, where I believe it belongs, even though it is a "tip." It's a root tip though and "all things root" goes in all things root. ;)

    Keep asking. Keep posting. Keep helping!

    Steven
     
  5. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    i have a newb/idiot proof method of installing roms lol, i just post it whenever they ask haha ^_^
     
  6. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Android Expert

    lol i feel like a newb now, how do i copy sd card to computer?
     
  7. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    plug your phone through usb to your computer
    select mass storage
    open contents of sd card via computer
    right click somewhere
    select all
    copy
    then somewhere in your desktop, or a folder ^_^
     
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  8. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see anything in that procedure that wipes the SD card? The implication is that you should have a formatted SD card when you're done with the process but factory resets, wiping battery stats, and wiping cache don't format the SD card...

    Nice walkthrough, though!
     
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  9. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    i swear every time you post something, i have to read it, its either very enlightning, or very informative ^_^
     
  10. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Appreciate the kudos - always trying to help!
     

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The Motorola Droid X release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, TI OMAP3630 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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