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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by notaguru, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. notaguru

    notaguru Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    No problem rooting my little Eris and then the Incredible, and finding useful ROMs for them. But the Droid X?

    I used Pete's for the no-brainer root, and Titanium Pro to freeze unwanted crapware. So far, so good. It's now time to play with ROMs. With earlier phones I just put candidates onto the top level of the SD card, booted into recovery, wiped dalvik and cache, and loaded the ROM.

    The notes in the forums are very confusing, as some indicate that even with root I must sbf first, or go through other processes rather than the one I know. I even saw ROMs called "pre-rooted"!

    So - what's the simplest way to install new X ROMs, and which have the best reputation for battery life and functionality?

    NOTE: I installed ROM Manager, but when I tried to boot into Recovery (so I could nandroid) I got the triangle with exclamation point. Something's missing...

    Thanks!
     



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  2. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert

    The reason for having to do an sbf on some roms some are 2 int roms and some are not. 2 int roms like Miui and CM allow for a lot of customizing, but were not known for good battery life or at least the Froyo based ones were not. Miui and CM have just come out for Gingerbread and looks like the battery life is better now (I have not tried any of the 2 int on GB). I am currently using Sensei v3 and Shuji 2.2. These are both based on GB .602 and you can install these directly from CRW, if you are on .602 and rooted.

    As far as battery life goes, everyone always seems to like the battery life on Apex (I have not tried Apex since back on Froyo).
    My current two favs are

    Mobile_Sensei v3 (http://androidforums.com/droid-x-all-things-root/415156-rom-sensei-mod-602-gb-v3-mobile_sensei.html) and

    Shuji 2.2
    (http://androidforums.com/droid-x-al...droid-x-theme-rom-list-updated-9-19-11-a.html) and both get excellent battery life and offer good customizing.

    As far as installing different roms, it is best to follow the directions of each dev of that rom. As a base, you should probably do a data/factory reset, wipe cache, and wipe dalvik cache when changing roms. You also probably need to wipe your battery stats as well.
     
  3. notaguru

    notaguru Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Great info!
    So, apparently I should
    1. put Sensei on the SD card
    2. sbf, getting to (rooted) stock
    3. wipe dalvik/cache/batt-stat
    4. load Sensei
    5. reinstall apps from Titanium, etc.
    6. re-do configuration, etc.

    If that's "it" - no problem, EXCEPT:

    How do I wipe if I cannot get to recovery? Neither ROM Manager nor Quickboot seems to work.
    Or does sbf put me there?

    Thanks!
     
  4. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    you need to get droid x/droid 2 bootstrapper to get into cwm
     
  5. notaguru

    notaguru Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    The missing link. Where? How? and CWM?
     
  6. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert

    That should get you. But remember, if you are reinstalling from Titanium DO NOT restore any SYSTEM stuff only app stuff.

    I use Droid 2 Bootstrap, which when you run it, it will reboot your phone into Clockwork Recovery Mode (CWR). Droid 2 Bootstrapper is available from the Market, so is Droid X Bootstrapper.

    The only time I have every used Rom Manager was for Miui, 2 int Froyo rom, you had to. I do not use it on Gingerbread. Seems to have some issues, or at least some people do. I just use Droid 2 Bootstrapper.

    You can get to Stock Recovery no problem, just have to do it a different way. Motorola changed it in Gingerbread. Look at post #6 here http://androidforums.com/droid-x-all-things-root/408949-cant-access-stock-recovery.html


    Follow the instructions found here and you can't go wrong http://androidforums.com/droid-x-al...ad-602-sbf-root-process-updated-9-9-11-a.html

    1. Put Sensei Rom on your sdcard
    2. sbf to GB .602
    3. after your sbf, enter stock recovery and do your wipes
    4. root your phone with the 1 click method
    5. install your custom rom (ssm .602 v3)
    6. install custom theme if desired

    Hope that helps!
     
  7. notaguru

    notaguru Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I bought and installed the Droid X Bootstrapper, which gives me two options:
    Bootstrap Recovery
    Reboot Recovery

    My phone is definitely rooted (via Pete's).

    Bootstrap Recovery gives me Success! But now what? I tried Quickboot > Recovery, but that went to the triangle with exclamation point, requiring a battery pull.

    Reboot Recovery gives a blank screen, locked, requiring a battery pull.

    What part of the IQ test have I failed?
     
  8. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja


    on dx bootstrap, you need to uncheck usb debugging in your development menu whenever you use it, and then recheck it once the phone is booted.

    you need to hit bootstrap recovery, and allow it to have super user access, then hit success

    then hit reboot recovery, and you should boot straight into clock work recovery
     
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  9. notaguru

    notaguru Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the missing link. I just did a nandroid backup, and assume the rest of that 'script' will work now.

    ROM time!
     
  10. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    good luck bud!
     

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