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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JamesPA, May 31, 2011.

  1. JamesPA

    JamesPA Lurker
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    Hi all, I'm currently running Android Ver 2.2.1 or System Ver 2.3.340. A few weeks ago I rooted the device using Z4root, I only installed two apps for a rooted device since then, Wireless Teather (just to use as a back-up to my USB modem with unlimited data) and Adfree.

    My question is: What is my best path to Gingerbread?

    I would like to keep both apps working.

    Also, when I go into the device setting / about phone and click on update device it returns that the device is up to date.

    Sorry for the noobe question, but a lot of this is still confusing to me. Thanks for any help you might offer. James

  2. MyTjSux

    MyTjSux Android Enthusiast

    You can use the above guide but beware you most likely will lose your tethering ability unless you pay verizon for it
  3. JamesPA

    JamesPA Lurker
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    I tried to follow the instructions in the link above but it something doesn't seem to be working.

    I downloaded ROM Manager (Clockwork Recovery) from the market, installed it, and then pressed Flash ClockworkMod Recovery, chose the droidx phone.

    It said Successfully downloaded ClockworkMod recovery.

    Then I tried to enter recovery mode by pressing Reboot into Recovery.

    It rebooted, but not into recovery. It was just a normal reboot. I tried pulling the battery, no luck. I cant get it to boot into recovery.

    Also, do I just download the 2 files, put them into the root directory of the sd card then run them, one at a time in recovery mode?

    I have Astro File manager on the droidx, can I use that to run the files?

    I'm a little confused here. I think I have to figure out why it won't reboot into recovery.
  4. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Android Expert

    Download DROID 2 bootstrapper and hit the top button and wait then hit the bottom button. This will get you into recovery. You can get it of the internet if you search hard enough for it.

    Can't just "run" them in astro.
  5. Scooter70

    Scooter70 Well-Known Member

    You need Droid 2 Bootstrap to get into bootstrap recovery on the Droid X. ROM Manager/Clockwork Mod doesn't really doesn't work on the DX like it does on the OG Droid.
  6. JamesPA

    JamesPA Lurker
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    Why would I loose my ability to tether? Does Gingerbread not allow it?

    I'm not to concerned about it. I don't use it that often, nor do I use a lot of data while tethering. To me data is data. I'm already paying Verizion for an unlimited data plan (grandfathered in) for my USB modem, and unlimited data for both the droidx's. They shouldn't have a problem with an extra mb of data when they are getting $60 p/month on the USB modem, and 2 $30 p/month on both my droidx's. So that's $120.00 p/month from me in data, I'll hope that enough for them.
  7. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    lets please no go with that convo.....there have been numerous threads on here created JUST to debate the above issues...so yeah lets plz stay on topic...just sayin ..not trying to be a D*ck
  8. JamesPA

    JamesPA Lurker
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    Ok, I understand the issues the TOS and that it has been thoroughly discussed here so I won't go any further with it, but my original question still stands...Does Gingerbread block tethering or is it a personal choice?
    trophynuts likes this.
  9. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Android Expert

    Yes, unapproved tethering apps/service has been removed in GB.
  10. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    its basically just blocked
  11. MyTjSux

    MyTjSux Android Enthusiast

    I wasn't starting anything just informing you of this. I never said what you were doing was illegal you just stated you wanted to use the two apps so i was forewarning you that you wouldn't be able to tether
  12. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Android Expert

    Why did you quote me on this. . ?
  13. NorthVandea

    NorthVandea Guest

    Is the tether blocking a result of the Gingerbread OS? (ie would a Gingerbread on Sprint for example suffer the same loss of tethering?) Or is the loss of tethering just a result of the VZW build of Gingerbread?
  14. JamesPA

    JamesPA Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks everyone. I now have a better understanding of what is involved, and and a better understand of the consequences.

    I purchased the DROID 2 bootstrapper from the market just to support the developer (I know I could have gotten it for free), I downloaded both the zip files from the site above and copied them to my SD card. I'm all set to go. But I have decided to stop this process right here for now. I really don't want to loose the ability to occasionally tether. It was the reason I rooted in the first place.

    If there is a compelling reason to go ahead anyway I'm open to hearing it. Is gingerbread so much better than froyo that it out weighs the tethering issue? What are the other big advantages to gingerbread anyway. I mean, I coming from a blackberry to the Droidx, and as you can imagine the difference is night and day. So for me, any android device is great.
  15. colornshape

    colornshape Android Enthusiast

    That's a shame.
  16. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    yeah You want to be rooted don't you? If you wait and take the OTA from VZW as it stands there isn't a method to root it. You have to flash a pre rooted version. Another reason is because GB is night and day difference from Froyo
  17. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

  18. NorthVandea

    NorthVandea Guest

    I just completed the install of the OTA I got this morning and EasyTether still works fine for me. It seemed a little slower to me, but none of the redirecting to ominous warning pages that some people seem to have.

    On a possibly related note, I've been a VZW customer for about 15 years, so perhaps I signed my original contract before they added the "no tethering without a plan" clause?
  19. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

  20. MyTjSux

    MyTjSux Android Enthusiast

    Because the point of my post was what i quoted......you said it much more to the point...lol:D
    Aggie12 likes this.

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