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  1. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Android Enthusiast
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    Ok, here is a thread for the newbie's to get started on. This has alot of info on who, what, where and why. Just take time and read and check the link and you still need help then do what we do best and ask a question. There are alot of people out here on this forum who are earger to answer questions, if you have any doubt ask b4 you try.

    So, you might see alot talking about .340 and .595, .596. these are the prefixes also as in X.X.340

    .340 is froyo based, so when you see this is all about froyo baby NOT Gingerbread.

    .595, and .596 is Gringerbread or A.K.A GB.
    Now .596 is the offical Gingerbread where .595 is a "leak" verison.

    Something failed as in SBF or flashing a ROM what do I do?..... Try agian. Some where down the line something fail or user error happend

    You have to use Droid 2 Bootstrapper for anything Gingerbread!!! So that mean if your going to be going from froyo to GB then you have to use Droid 2 Bootstrapper!

    Droid X Bootstrapper is only for Froyo!

    Ok so lets get to the good stuff.

    CAN WE ROOT THE OTA GINGERBREAD?

    As of right now no! but things hopefully will, you have to SBF back to froyo and install rooted ota


    Here is the link to the ROOTED OTA GB.

    [Hide] Gingerbread .596 Downloads [/Hide][Hide]


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNq3yVMtdHg&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hvnamSpyfg&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_309497

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    How to install the rooted OTA GB.

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    used this process to SBF. Creating a bootable linux CD soley to SBF *headache free*
    That will bring you to stock .340

    Then after you are on .340 you need to get z4root and root it once again. Then grab droid 2 bootstrapper as droid x boostrapper no longer works for GB.

    Then you will download and install this 2 part file in this thread to get you to .596. Just make sure you download the 2 part file because that is the one you want, and yes it is already pre rooted. Just make sure you follow all directions, and install both files before leaving recovery.

    http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-x-discussion/7651-official-dx-gingerbread-2-3-3-4-5-596-release-thread-something-everyone.html
    Short instructions:
    1.be on rooted .340, no ROM or anything
    2.Get droid 2 bootstrapper
    3.Download 2 part .596, then put them onto your sd card.
    4.Open droid 2 boostrapper, click bootstrap recovery, then reboot recovery.
    5.Wipe data/factory reset. Wipe cache partition. Go to advanced-wipe davlik cache.
    6. Install the GB part 1 file
    7. Install the GB part 2 file.
    8.You are on GB, just reboot.

    Helpful hint- If you just move the two files onto your sd card and your looking at them in recovery you won't be able to see the entire name of the file, so basically it cuts off the end that says part 1 or part 2, this really freaked me out because I couldnt tell which was part 1 to install first. In the end I used common sense to realize file part1 will be the one listed first on the list because its in alphabetical order.
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    SAFE APK's/ FILES to remove from gingerbread

    [Hide] http://androidforums.com/droid-x-al...emove-gingerbread-gingerblur.html#post2576788[/Hide]

    How to create nandroid backup droid x
    [Hide] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE1uF5yRjSo [/Hide]

    What is SBF?

    [Hide] An sbf file is a file you use in your bootloader to flash your phone back to its out of the box state. [/Hide]

    SBF File. ( RDS lite 4.9)

    [Hide]http://www.mediafire.com/?ufxs9lft9q2xwnu [/Hide]


    [TUTORIAL]Simple SBF & Upgrade to Gingerbread

    [Hide]http://androidforums.com/droid-x-all-things-root/372029-tutorial-simple-sbf-upgrade-gingerbread.html [/Hide]


    Motorola USB Drivers.

    [Hide] http://www.motorola.com/Support/US-EN/Support-Homepage/Software_and_Drivers/USB-and-PC-Charging-Drivers [/Hide]

    OH NO I THINK I BRICKED MY PHONE!!!! How to FIX it!! (SBF) OR I need to get back to fresh froyo to start all over

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    http://drewgaren.com/DrewGaren/SBF.html

    http://roooler.com/26-2/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMFMNldyrZQ


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    Linux solution to your Windows/RSD lite problems ( SBF w/ Linux)

    [Hide]http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/d...-solution-your-windows-rsd-lite-problems.html[/Hide]

    How do i get into Bootloader screen?

    [Hide] Bootloader: power down your phone press both volume buttons at the same time and hold while pressing the power button until it boots. [/Hide][Hide]

    Stock Recovery: home + pwr. Then if on GB hit the 2 volume buttons. If on froyo then hit the search key

    Enter = camera button

    Return = back button

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r6q9Foom1o

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    Is there a ROOT GUIDE?

    [Hide] http://androidforums.com/droid-x-al...droid-x-root-guide-updated-may-30-2011-a.html[/Hide][Hide]

    http://roooler.com/ [/Hide]

    How do i root froyo, X.X.340

    [Hide] Instructions and Rooting App (z4root 1.3.0)[/Hide][Hide]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBcQEOMv9v8&feature=related

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    Where can i find ROM's.

    [Hide] http://androidforums.com/droid-x-al...droid-x-root-guide-updated-may-30-2011-a.html [/Hide]

    How to do I install ROM's?
    [Hide] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRNGU9HWjCY [/Hide]


    What is a good ROM?

    [Hide] http://androidforums.com/droid-x-all-things-root/324878-rom-reviews.html [/Hide]

    Alright Where are some cool Root APP's AT.

    [Hide] http://androidforums.com/droid-x-al...orite-root-applications-updated-6-9-11-a.html [/Hide]

    Android Lingo.

    [Hide] http://androidforums.com/droid-x-all-things-root/324874-android-lingo.html [/Hide]

    I have a question about rooting where do i post it?

    [Hide] Droid X - All Things Root - Android Forums [/Hide]

    I have a general question where do i ask that at?

    [Hide] Motorola Droid X - Android Forums [/Hide]


    there is more to come and to be updated. now if there is something missing guys help me out and i will get it posted or if something is out of date point me in the right direction. I just want to help.

    Mod edit: This thread is not for support or chat. Please ask questions in the dx root section. Posts will be deleted for readability.
     

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  2. cookie_monster

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    Updated 7/10/11

    [TUTORIAL]Simple SBF & Upgrade to Gingerbread by SimsDelt

    Updated 7/2/11

    added how to get rooted OTA GB on your phone


    6-26-11

    Added new links, Added SBF file, Moto Drivers

    6-25-11

    Started to add video for the visual learners!!!!


    updated a bit added safe apk's/files to remove and moved gingerbread top the top

    If you think there should be something added to this pm me and if you have a link send it with it
     
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    So i just got a new phone from verision and i have never rooted before, do i have to sbf back to froyo??

    Thanks just joined and i am still figuring this out as i go
     
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    If it's on .596 GB then yes you will have to sbf to 2.3.340 and then do the 2 part update.
     
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    Out of date info. Unstickied until someone wants to take thread over, :)
     
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    when i get home, i will begin to look at it more, or start a whole new thread, just depends, that way we can have readability such with the rom list, which is updated daily thanks to mobile sensei and his theme producing self!
     

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