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  1. budmonster

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    I need to root my DX that I just got yesterday, came with 2.2 already. I've been accustomed to my rooted D1 for so long and I know that the DX root process is different so I need some help.

    I would like to just do a "1 click root method" if possible, but I can use ADB/SDK if that is the best or most efficient way to root the DX. I have "some" familiarity with ADB/SDK. Also, I'm confused on this Koush bootstrap app that is needed, things along those lines.

    In a nutshell, I want to be able to root my DX, use Clockwork Recovery (for backups, flashing roms, etc.), use Rom Manger, be able to unistall system apps, etc. I just need to know how to do this, I don't want to brick my phone the second day I got it.

    Thanks guys :)
    - BUD
     

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    ok thanks, im going to use z4 to root. what the best way to overclock? do we flash kernels like the D1 or is there a different way? whats the best method to overclock?

    do you need koush bootstrap app to use clockwork recovery and to make backups?
     
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    use the overclock tool colchiro posted. Jrummy has put together a great app that gets updated regularly. no need to flash kernels (cant anyways with the locked bootloader).

     
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    I used Z4root to root my DX. I then installed Rom Manager and Droid X Recovery Bootstrap. I clicked "Bootstrap Reocvery" and then tapped "Reboot Recovery". It rebooted me into ClockworkMod Recovery 2.5.0.6. I made a backup and rebooted my phone. Now my Market wont work, I can't flash anything from Rom Mananger (the latest CW recovery is 2.5.0.7 not 2.5.0.6), my Email won't sync. Things are going haywire! Seems like my data isn't working or something? When I unrooted and unistalled everything, the Market worked again, but the Clockwork Recovery was still on my phone. How is that possible if Droid X Recovery Bootstrap is uninstalled?
     
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    No issues here. Did you try rebooting or clearing your cache to fix market? That's the stuff I try if something is flakey.
     
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    Yes, I rebooted, cleared everything, I even uninstalled z4root, Rom Mananger and Droid X Recovery Bootstrap and no luck.

    Even after I uninstalled all those app, clockwork recovery is still on my phone which it shouldn't be.

    This is so frustrating, I can't find any help for this. I had my D1 rooted in 5 minutes and never had a problem for almost a year. I got my DX yesterday and can't even get root to work!
     
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    Now that you got it working again, I'd try it again, but just one step at a time (just root), checking for problems before moving to the next.
     
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    I don't have anything working. I uninstalled everything.
     
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    after i root my phone the market doesnt work, emails don't, data seems not to work anymore. but i can access the internet. its eatiher the 1click root app i used or the droid x recovery from koush that is causing these problems. because i just uninstalled everything and my market, email, etc. works now.
     
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    Sounds like you accidentally turned off data or sync, thinking it was something you installed.

    Do you have widgets on one of your screens to turn on/off stuff like that?
     
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    how can data be off, but my internet still works?

    on one of my screens there are 4 widgets (wifi, bluetooth, gps, airplane)

    yep, facebook, email, gmail, nothing works. only my internet
     
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    Sorry, can only guess what might have happened since those apps should not have done this. Probably time to do a factory reset or sbf back to stock with RSD Lite.

    Factory reset will get you back to the equivalent of a new phone. I think RSD Lite will keep your data and might be preferable, but I'm not 100% sure.
     
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    i think the system reset worked?

    im rooted and just went into the setting and did a system reset to wipe everything and now everything works again. im still rooted b/c i can use drocap2 and rootexplorer. i have not put the Droid X Recovery by Koush back on yet or Rom Manager. I'm guessing one of those was causing my problems with not being able to access the Market, Gmail, etc. Unless a system reset just solved all my problems? What is my next step? Should I install Bootstrap now? What the best way to finish my rooting process. all i have done so far was use z4root to root my phone, i uninstalled the Bootstrap and deleted the files in the system folder. i also removed rom manager. so now im assuming ive started fresh again with just root.
     
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    I reinstall root, see if there's problems, then the rest, that way you're not out much if you have to reset again.
     
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    im rooted already. all i did was uninstall Bootstrap and Rom Mananger then I did a system reset like you said.
     
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    I know I installed rom manager after recovery and mine works....
     

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