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  1. beemer87

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    I'm perfectly happy running stock with launcher pro, but i want to root my phone and see what makes it so much better. Are their any downsides to rooting? What rom should I install if any?
     

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    Ok, should I backup my phone in its current state? How do I back it up?
     
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    will my car dock and my desk dock still function properly?
     
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    All rooting does is allow the user access to certain areas of the device that are locked out by the manufacturer, nothing is removed or left without function.

    Deeper changes are sometimes made when installing some custom ROMs; you'll need to read the developer's notes about their individual ROMs, and in here, obviously, users who have experience with custom ROMs.
     
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    Yes .... what are you waiting to root your phone??? =)

    take the pill and be free!! Make sure you take the blue one to be here!
     
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    i guess what im worried about most is if i install apex or liberty, will my docks work correctly?
     
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    everything is going to work correctly and probably better
     
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    before you even install any rom..backup your phone..so if you are not happy you can go back to your normal phone looking
     
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    yeah will do.
     
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    it it necessary to buy titanium backup pro? or will free work? it keeps declining my card for some reason so just wondering.
     
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    just get bootstrap to make backup of you phone....you will worry about titanium later.
     
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    yeah i have a bootstrap backup and im using titanium to backup my apps and data right now
     
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    success! apex is up and running, redownloading apps now
     
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    I didnt want to start a new thread because I want to do the same thing but everything in here is confusing.....=\

    I am somewhat computer savvy but link after link after link, I have 20 pages of links open. Its all so confusing. Is there an easy step by step action needed to root the droid.

    Sorry imma moron....:thinking:
     
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    Read the thread I posted please and if you have any questions after that then come back and I will be happy to help you.. :D
     
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    I am having trouble finding "Kousch’s DroidX Bootstrap" is this something I need to pay for is so where?

    =\
     
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    I searched for it and its not there. IDK?

    comes up "not found"
     
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    Droid X recovery that's how you will find it
     
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    this blows, I just reported my CC lost today, I have to wait to update my CC info.....:(

    sucks to be me sometimes...

    oh, well I will return to this when I get my new info. Thanks!

    Can I use the Titanium program to backup?
     
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    you can but you need the titanium pro =) to backup program...but its better if you Droid X recovery much better to do backup copies!! =)
     
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    OK, typing in Kousch’s DroidX Bootstrap didn't bring up anything. Typing in DroidX recovery brought up 13 apps, neither say anyhting about Kousch though. The top item is Droid X Recovery Bootstrap for $2 by ClockworkMod.

    Anybody know how I can get the Kousch version?
     

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