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  1. trophynuts

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    ok...i'm extremely close to pulling the trigger and rooting my Dx. I've done some light phone hacking in the past. I just want to make sure i have my thinking right.

    1. root phone using one of the various methods
    2. do a nandroid backup
    3. deodex
    4. apply custom Rom if i want.
    5 then apply theme if i want?

    question 1. how painful is it to return to stock if needed?

    thanks in advance. yes i've read the 30 gigs of how to's and guide's to rooting but i like to double check.
     

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    3 is unnecessary if your gonna flash a Rom, if your gonna skip the Rom and just do a theme then its needed unless its a deodexed theme.
     
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    Before you root you should get rsd lite 4.8 and the 2.2 sbf, incase you brick your phone or need to get back to stock. Doing that will unroot your phone if needed, I've also heard the one click root apps enable unroot but I haven't tried it myself.
     
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    I know if you use z4root to root, you can also use it to unroot.
     
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    which would you say is the common favorite amongst rooters Flash a custom RoM or Just theme it?

    Thanks about the heads up on Rsd and the SBF.
     
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    I would say the most common is to do both :D
     
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    lol i like your style.
     
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    ^^^^ agreed. As my signature file says, it's good to learn how to restore your phone in case anything happens. Truth be told, if it does, you can always learn sbf if you need it.

    My list.

    1) Find, d/l and use z4Root. It is by far the fastest and easiest root method. I've tested it thoroughly.
    2) D/l Titanium backup pro, Rom Manager, Droid x Bootstrapper. You need these to do any modifications.
    3) In Rom Mgr, select "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery" a splash screen will come up. in it, select "droid x" It'll ask you for super user permissions. Grant it.
    4) In Droid X bootstrapper select "Bootstrap Recovery"
    5) Go back to rom manager and scroll down to "backup current Rom". Do it. This is your backup in case something happens. I have backups of several roms. :)

    That's what I'd do first if I were you. It's not painful to go back to stock as long as you are on a rom built on 2.2 (2.3.15 ota). Since there is no full sbf file for the new lead 2.2.1, you can't go back to stock easily. I'd play around in the 2.2 (2.3.15) roms for now.

    6) Have fun!
    7) Ask plenty of questions. :)


    Edit: There is a full sbf restore for 2.2.1, so I'd feel free to pay around with the new roms. It just came out tonight.:)
     
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    Bootstrap is required, Rom manager is not some people just like it because of its interface. Titanium backup is worth buying, the free version will get the job done but not painless. Root explorer is another paid app you should look into.
     
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    Okay I'm almost set to give it a go. I have all the apps installed but one

    What does titanium pro give me that titanium free doesn't? I'm not trying to be a tight wad but I see a lot of people saying get titanium pro that its worth it. So what makes it worth it over the free one?
     
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    You can only have one backup of everything with the free and 25 with the paid version. On the free version you will have to hit ok or something to restore EACH app, with the paid it's just one click and everything that you choose is restored (especially useful if you have a lot of apps)
     
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    That right there is the reason I got it.
     
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    note the edit to my post. there is now a full sbf for the new leak so feel free to play!
     
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    yeah actually the other night when i was putting all this together and getting the sbf for 2.2 i was seeing the traffic for the new one about to come out. I'll grab it.

    next question. if i need to restore my phone how do i apply the sbf?
     
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    never mind i found it in the how to. I think for now i'll just still stick with playing on the 2.2 until all the unknowns are worked out on the new one.
     

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