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  1. Guesst

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    Hi guys, sorry if this is covered, theres just so much information that i read through im a bit overwhelmed and am probably missing something. So i just rooted the droid x, now i was reading the faq on another thread and it said the next step is to deodex before I can flash any roms? How do i do that, that one says its for 2.2.1 or 2.1, but my software version is 2.3.3. Is this a step i still need to take? And then whats the process after that? Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!
     

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    Most ROMs are already deodexed, deodexing would really only apply to you if you were going to stay with the stock MOTOBLUR that comes on the phone, and then wanting to theme it. APEX, Liberty, ZombieStomped, CM7, MIUI, pretty much all the big ROMs are deodexed already. You'd just have to follow the directions provided with which ever ROM you were wanting to flash. Generally the steps to take would be:

    Download and place ROM files onto root of SD card
    Use Titanium Backup to backup all your apps, not system data, just apps
    boot into ClockWorkMod
    wipe data and cache
    install zip from SDcard
    reboot
    for good measure, I usually will wipe data and cache again
    reactivate phone
    re-install Titanium Backup
    restore apps with Titanium Backup

    thats just a quick, general outline of the steps, dependant upon which ROM you decide to flash, there may be more steps involved
     
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    Thanks for the info. So it's pretty much the same procedure as my bolt... Just seemed the instructions on the FAQ were trying to say that I had to deodex before using a deodexed rom which kind of threw me off... I must've read itvwrong... Guess I'll try it out, thanks again! While I'm at it actually, any suggestions on a rom that would be similar to the sense roms for the bolt?
     
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    I'm not familiar with Sense, but I believe that there are Sense themes for MIUI. The newest MIUI release is pretty stable and I haven't noticed any bugs with it. Battery life isn't spectacular, but its decent, I'm averaging 15 hours or so, and I play Words With Friends all day(and night) long lol.
     

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