Root [ROM][DROIDX] ApeX 2.0.0 Release Candidate (RC4) (10/9/2011)


ApeX 2.0 for Droid X Gingerbread (.605 OTA) has finally reached the Release Candidate landmark! As always, the goals of the ROM are speed, stability, reliability, and simplicity of use. I feel that this version lives up to those goals admirably! Take it for a test yourself and see if you agree!

  • You must be on .602/.605 rooted or a .602/.605 based ROM
  • Kernel must be
    tkwp86@ca25rhe81 #2
  • Baseband must be BP_C_01.09.13P

If you're on a .340 based ROM, read instructions below on how to use AIO to jump straight to ApeX

As always, you must take responsibility for what you do to your own phone. 
I have created this ROM and tested it to the best of my ability. 
The instructions are written to make sure that users have success installing and using the ROM. 
However, if anything goes wrong and your phone is damaged or rendered useless, I do not take any responsibility.

  • Motorola - for building this great device and providing a decent Gingerbread base (.605)
  • Google - for Android, AOSP source code used to compile many apps in this ROM
  • CyanogenMod Team - for GB source code used to compile many apps in this ROM
  • SuperTeam - for Launcher2 source code
  • @team_black_hat and @p3droid - for all the work they do to acquire leaks and rooted GB builds
  • @kejar31 - for teaching me his secret sauce technique for compiling AOSP apps for the Blur Framework
  • @jrummy16 and @drod2169 - for providing answers to my many questions via Gtalk
  • @_Mycahya_ and @Mobile_Sensei - for helping me with some of the harder themeing in the ROM
  • Dr. Carpenter - for creating the Google boot logo
  • All my testers - for helping me make Apex great!

*Follow these guys on Twitter if you aren't already (links provided)!
*If I left anyone out, sorry! Please let me know so I can add you to the list!​

Changelog in RC4
  • Updated system base to .605
  • Fixed Market purchasing bug
  • Fixed bluetooth phone call volume bug and custom ringtones!
  • This required the return of Blur dialer and contacts. Fortunately, these apps bring good features as well.
  • Super Launcher2 brings amazing speed, customization, while retaining AOSP styling
  • True AOSP lockscreen sliders (less laggy than Blur sliders)
  • Updated Superuser 3.0 beta 3 app and binary (thanks @ChainsDD!)
  • Updated latest Market 3.1.3
  • Updated Terminal Emulator and OI File Manager
  • Fixed some signature errors -- Superuser, Market, Terminal Emulator, and File Manager can now be updated through Market
  • Other cool stuff

  • Android 2.3.3 based on the Gingerbread OTA (4.5.605)
  • All apps replaced with AOSP/CM7 counterparts except dialer/contacts (compiled from source for DX, by me)
  • Stock Gingerbread Theme
  • Bloat and Market apps removed
  • Facebook for Android App syncs w/ Contacts!
  • DSP Manager (visual equalizer) for headphones, phone speaker, and BT
  • MusicMod with gesture controls
  • Dev Tools, Spare Parts, Terminal Emulator for fun tweakin'
  • ApeX wallpaper gallery with user submitted wallpapers!
  • Quadrant "Turbo" Mode for mad scores
  • Witty Protips (ApeX Blurbs)




  1. poweroverwhelming : activate Quadrant "turbo" mode
  2. sys : mount system r/w and r/o

Things to know
  • Market apps are removed (Gmail, Maps, Voice Search, etc). Remember to re-enable Gmail sync in your account settings after downloading it.
  • Preset, Yahoo, Email, Motorola, and Corporate Sync in add accounts don't do anything.
  • Sync Facebook contacts using the official app
  • If you need to activate your phone, hold down the menu button at the activation screen to bring up the keyboard.

  • Cannot add dialer or contacts to hotseat in new Launcher 2. Keep dialer in the default position for now, sorry!

Installation Instructions
  1. Meet all the requirements listed at the top of the post
  2. Wipe data/cache, dalvik cache (only wipe cache and dalvik if coming from RC3)
  3. Flash Apex

For .340 (Froyo) users, download the Apex AIO file below. In recovery, format system, data, and cache. Then MOUNT SYSTEM, and install Apex AIO. You will be on .602 with new kernel, baseband, and of course, Apex. FAILURE TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS WILL RESULT IN BRICK REQUIRING SBF.


Apex V2.0.0 RC 4 - Droid X
Apex V2.0.0 RC 4 - Droid X - Mirror (Direct Link)

95f0539d9ca0fb54af2b19fd6e604ceb *

Apex V2.0.0 RC 3 AIO - Droid X Froyo (.340) only

ced0d2aee0c69ae549bf7817b3f82c66 *

If you enjoy my work, consider buying me a beer :)

Donations FabDroid


Thread starter
Market Fix (no longer necessary after RC4) - For 'an error has occured' when purchasing apps

Dark Market 3.1.3 -- by B-boy

Flash this in recovery.

Standalone Super Launcher 2 from Apex 2.0 RC3 -- install as you would any apk

Installable Blur Applications

Instructions - These apps are installable like any non-market application. This means you need to go into Settings, Applications, and make sure 'Unknown sources' is checked.

Download the desired file(s) to your sdcard, then use the file manager to click and install it. Some apps require additional steps, which will be detailed below.

Installable Blur Applications for Apex 2.0

Additional Steps for Keyboards (Multitouch, Swype)

-After installing either/both of these keyboards, go into Settings, Language & keyboard, and enable the downloaded keyboard(s). Then, tap and hold a text entry field, and select 'Input method' and select desired keyboard.

Additional Steps for Blur Home

-Blur Home will not work without removing Launcher2. Pay attention to these steps as failure to follow them can result in a missing launcher. After installing the Blur Home apk, fire up the Terminal Emulator and type the following:

sys -rw
mv /system/app/Launcher2.apk /system/app/Launcher2.bak

Hit home, wait a few seconds, and the Blur launcher will come up.​


Thread starter
If you make an Apex 2.0 RC3 theme, please tweet or PM me and I will add a link in this post!

BWC (Black, White, and Chrome) - ported to Apex 2.0 RC3 by @bouchigo

Official Thread

REVOlution - classic theme by @manup456 ported by Fabolous for Apex 2.0 RC3


Install like ROM but do not wipe. Choose correct version for your device!

REVOlution RC3 for Droid X

ad264ddc6b21f4d85188f49585c51ffc *

REVOlution RC3 for Droid 2

be1cb677fe427fd1a8c3c0000b0354e1 *

xx DROiD ERiS xx

Well-Known Member
the toolbox was easier to use for a beginner like myself..i have been flashing ROM's and sbfing and changing themes but I'm still a bit unfamiliar with the commands used to "tweak" in terminal Apex 1.4.1 you had a short guide in the post..would you be able to PM me with some noob assistance


Well-Known Member
man i've fallen so far behind on this stuff. how hard would it be to get from 2.3.340 with Apex 1.3.1 to this? lol


Android Enthusiast
Very smooth, thanks! It is not playing well with Pure Calendar Widget. The calendar will not update with my google sync, keep getting sync error?


Thread starter
Once I can get the blur camera on this, I'm all in.

I'll have installable Blur apk files (including Camera, Gallery, FM Radio, etc.) later this afternoon, but first I'm working on...

man i've fallen so far behind on this stuff. how hard would it be to get from 2.3.340 with Apex 1.3.1 to this? lol

an all in one .zip file that should take you to Gingerbread and Apex 2.0 RC3 from any .340 based ROM (meaning Apex 1.4.1 and below). Fun stuff!


Well-Known Member
Hells yeah, Fab. I've been on the CM7 train for a while now, but just went to .602 when I saw that you were updating apex. The dialer and camera are the only blur elements I really like over AOSP. Thanks!


Thread starter
The AIO file is up in the OP. Please read the directions carefully or you will have to SBF.

The AIO only works if you're on a .340 based ROM (i.e. Apex 1.4.1 and older, or some 2nd init ROMS that have not moved to the GB kernel yet, MIUI for example I think).


Just finished the flash. I wiped data-cache-dalvik and then flashed. When I rebooted the system all my apps and data were there, waiting for me, and running. That's not supposed to happen is it?

I know that there is the usual warning that someone is not responsible for what happens to your phone if you use their stuff. I think there needs to be a cut and paste apology for being a noob. That would save me tons of typing.:rolleyes:


Resident Ninja
i dont think any 2init roms have moved to the gb kernel yet fab, and good work, always the best comes from you, i wonder if you will develop an apex 2init rom...


Android Enthusiast
Nevermind. I got the keyboard figured out.

How did you get the keyboard figured out? I flashed back to rooted. 602 because I didn't care for the keyboard and my google calender wont sync...can't deal with that!

Nevermind, went back to OP :)


Android Expert
Bugs I have noticed in 2 sec....
1) When an app is being DL'd it does not appear in the notification window
2) I cant connect to wi-fi
3) none of my apps will download

EDIT- A reboot solved the above issues :)


I just upgraded from RC2 and so far it works great. One issue I am having is with swype. The advanced settings work fine for email, but not for text msg. I did not have this issue before the upgrade. Any ideas?

Texting with swype mysteriously started working fine this morning, no changes on my part.


Thread starter
REVOlution now available in 3rd post.

Blur replacements for Email, Calendar, not as easily done as the other installable apps. It will require deletion of AOSP app, and perhaps of some app data too. Need to look into it more.


Just installed this today and for some reason when the phone is just sitting idle on my desk it boots into the clockworkmod recovery... I've been trying to find a trigger but to no avail. If anyone can help with this it would be greatly appreciated!

I SBF'd to .340, rooted, updated to .602 via the 2-part zip, wiped data/cache, installed the ApeX RC3 and restored user apps + data using TiBu.