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  1. lilbballer27

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    Ok so i just got the Droid X today and I have one question I can think of right now. Is there anyway to get rid of the moto blur at all? I had the original droid and I want it like that.

    Would I have to root it to do that?

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    Yes, you have to root it if you want it similar to your original Droid. The Blur part of it is built into the system.

    You could probably get it pretty close by using a customizable launcher like Launcher Pro or ADW. That would make it look similar to your original Droid... but if you want to remove the Blur that's built in, you need to root.
     
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    Yes you have to root it. The best way to do it is using an application called z4root. First, take the firmare update, then root. After that, you will have to buy an app in the market called droid X bootstrap so that you can make a nandroid backup before you install any new custom roms(I use gummyjar), wich will get rid of all your blur bs, and make your phone much faster. The Z4 root tool can be found on the Xda dev site. Good luck.
     
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    You need to purchase apps to make nandroid backups? I thought when you root that nandroid comes with it?
     
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    No, rooting just lets you gain access to the inner workings of your phone. You need a custom recovery to do the nandroid backups.

    For the Droid X, you can either download Droid X Bootstrap from the market for $2, or get it free from here:

    My Brain Hurts: Droid X Recovery (and Droid 2 too!)
     
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    Ok thanks I have to look into this. I have one more question for you all. Does your DX overheat like all the time? Cuz mine is.
     
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    Mine really only gets hot when I start messing with the overclock script that comes with apex. If you do decide to root I would seriously consider trying that rom. Apex 1.3.1 from fab(coming from a d1 im sure you know who that is. He is always on his thread answering even the smallest of questions and even if he doesn't get to it there are a lot of peole that frequent that thread that are really helpful.
     
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    It's really not worth rooting your phone if you just want a different look. Just download one of the replacement launchers like Launcher Pro or ADW and customize it to your liking.
     
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    What? Removing blur isn't the same as replacing the launcher. If you truly want a stock experience unfortunately root is the only way to go.
     
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    True, but it is a lot easier to just install a replacement launcher and customize it to be like stock android than to root your phone.
     
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    Easier maybe as in less steps but to root and be ready to go you really only need to download three apps. Z4root, droid x bootstrap, and clockworkmod recovery. And in 5 minutes you're rooted and have a nandroid backup. Then you can truly customize your phone and remove anypart of blur (pretty much) you want!!!
     
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    I would def want to remove blur so rooting will prob be what I do, but back to the overheating. It gets to hot to hold sometimes. Like if i start doing something in high demand like playing angry birds (which shouldnt be to much demand from my X) it gets extremely hot. Should I return it for another one?
     
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    Absolutely
     
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    ok ive only had it for 1 day so im able to do so. Is this a known problem with the DX?
     
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    I wouldn't say its a problem with specifically the x. Just a common problem with any mass produced consumer electronic device.
     
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    Ok well ill look at having it replaced tomorrow.
     
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    did you ever get your phone replaced today?
     
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    Yeah, take it in rooted, see what they say.
     
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    Nine outta ten times thy wont say anything. But I highly doubt he's going to root his defective phone. He'll wait til he gets one that isn't about to explode lol.
     
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    Mine did the same thing the day I purchased it. I mean getting very warm to the touch. Called customer service and found all these apps and processes were running in the background. Shut some of them down, but of course not all are close-able.

    Call customer service and try to resolve/document your problems.

    I didn't have to replace my phone and the problem has not repeated itself.

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    Well I have advanced task killer so i should be killing most of the apps, but I guess i could try and give them a call.
     
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    get rid of the task killer and see what happens.

    i know my phone gets hot when using gps nav, playing music, and charging all at the same time, especially when in the car dock. but that is quite a bit going on at the same time.
     
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    Get rid of task killer? I thought this was a must with any droid phone.
     
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    Google why you shouldn't use a task killer
     

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