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  1. trini.s2k

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    Hi please help im using my boyfriends screen name , i need to root my droid x and im reading and i quite dnt kno how still i dnt understand , can some please help me with step by step instructions just for me, and i would like a nice rom with no problems , i would be very greatful i just dnt fully understand thank you in advance! i told him i can do it my self i wanna learn so please help thanks again
     

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    yeah your no help tom thanks
     
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    I doubt other posters will be inclined to help you given the way you dismissively replied to Tom. Rooting is not an easy process and while the posters here are quite willing to assist others, when you come off as wanting to be spoon-fed the information you want rather than pursue the information you need on your own, or even review the link that Tom provided you with, you give the impression that you are not ready to deal with something as potentially involved as rooting your phone.
     
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    in order for us to help you we need more info.

    what sys version is your DX on?
     
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    GingerBread
    [ROOT]1-click root method
    [Clockwork Recovery]Droid X/2 Overclock App - Easy & Noob friendly ;)
    [ROOT APP]Titanium Backup 101

    Froyo
    [ROOT]1 Click root app on the market No PC needed! Root right from your phone!
    [TUTORIAL]RoOoLeR's Ultimate Droid Guide ROOT / UNROOT / BACKUP / ROM / SBF / OVERCLOCK


    that is from the guide that Tom linked you to.


    so we have to know if your on Froyo or GB before you can go any further. Your probably on GB but we need to know for sure.
     
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    tom provided the best link to help you out, rooting is not a simple process, but at the same time its so simple you can do it.

    the 1-click root app is what you need to use, unless your on .340 froyo, then you need to upgrade by getting .605

    you should thank tom for his quick reply with the most proper answer that we provide.
    cause he did infact answer your question.
     
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    ok first of sorry for being rude to you tom,but like i said i read it but didnt quite get it , but like someone said maybe not enough info , ok so the root process one click that i got , system version 4.5.605 kernel 2.6.62.9 build 4.5.1_57
    i can use the one click method right?
    but then what do i use for getting roms on there an making a back up?
     
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    [ROOT]1-click root method
    [Clockwork Recovery]Droid X/2 Overclock App - Easy & Noob friendly
    [ROOT APP]Titanium Backup 101


    yes use the 1 click

    you'll use Clockwork Recovery to install roms and to make a backup
     
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    which rom would you guys recommend for best batt life an phone performance and thank you guys for understandin i dnt mean to be rude
     
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    where do i get clock work recovery that thing is a over clocker?
     
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    its not an over clocker


    google this


    droid2clockwork recovery
     
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    ok i feel a little slow where i download this , i google it but its just giving alot of instructions no downloads
     
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    you need to get either Droid X or Droid 2 Bootstrapper

    and you need to hit bootstrap recovery, give it superuser access, then hit ok for success

    then hit reboot recovery to enter into clockwork recovery
    before installing anyrom, be sure to wipe data/factory reset within Clockwork Recovery(CWR) and be sure to wipe cache partition as well
    then you need to install zip from sdcard
    and you need to choose zip from sdcard

    then install it, and reboot

    as for roms, there are numerous roms to chose from that offer good battery life, no one here can tell you which rom is best for your phone, some may suggest apex
    others may say ssm, some might say shuji

    only way to know for sure is to download them, and install each one on your device, and run it for a day or so to see if you like it.


    wiping data/factory reset will not erase your pictures, so dont fear that
     
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    where it said clockwork recovery, it was actually leading to the overclock app

    i apologize that was an error on my part
     
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    how bout my games, i got this nail salon game i play i dnt wanna loose my games also , reason why i ask is when i go to the rom list some of the list are wierd with 2nd int and ginger bread froyo i was confused which i can use
     
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    can i use the droid x recovery the link u gave me not letting me dl it says unsuccessful
     
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    first you want to root, then install titanium backup from the market (free)
    license is $6 (worth it in my opinion)
    once installed, create a widget on your desktop (easiest method i think)
    select titanium backup in your widgets
    select
    Titanium Backup
    (Actions)

    then hit action and select
    Backup all user apps


    then you can install a rom and not have to worry about losing your data, just know that in order to get the game save point back, you have to reinstall the game (either through Tibu(titanium backup) or through the market, once you done that you need to restore the data to that game


    ***DONT RESTORE SYSTEM DATA, or DATA ON ALL APPS***

    you only need to restore data on the apps you want to resume your saved place
     
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    you can use droid x recovery
    just hit menu
    go to settings
    applications
    Development
    and uncheck usb debugging

    but when you have installed the rom of your choice, and you have set everything back up
    go back and check usb debugging

    you have to uncheck it each time you use droid x bootstrapper

    on 2init roms you do not need to use a bootstrapper, only on moto based roms
     
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    ok this droid x revovery not workin , im going to try the droid 2 one , because my phone restarts show motorola log goes from that screen to a blank screen
     
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    im heading home now, give me 30-45 mins to get back and i will gladly help you more
     
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    ok im backin up everything right now , so i have that incase , then im going to do tb back up my apps , and den , pick a rom i would really like if you would tell me which one , just cause u seem so smart an ur great at helping people, would b nice , i hope tom accepts my apology , i really didnt mean it the way it sounded
     
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    ok void ill b here tryin to read and better understand thank you
     

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