ok I've decided to take the plunge and do it manually now that I know verizon is pushing the crappy smaller version of the update. I have never done anything like this so I would really appreciate some help! I have a couple questions (and don't worry, none of the questions involve the droid x )
1) right now I am looking at the thread http://androidforums.com/motorola-dr...ate-1-2-a.html
I saw someone posted a link to this a few days ago and said it was helpful for someone who is inexperienced. Is there any reason not to use this? I haven't found instructions on droidforums that are as dumbed-down (and illustrated lol) as this one, though there are so many search results that I easily could have missed one.
2) how do I do a "complete" back up? a different thread said to do this before doing the install...but I have no clue how to do a complete back up.
3) the instructions I'm looking at now have instructions to do it either via USB or right on your droid. Is there a difference in success rate between the two installation methods?
4) these instructions don't specify if it's the smaller version or the larger "clean" version. I want the larger one. Can I use these same instructions to install from somewhere linked in this thread as being a bigger version?
thank you in advance! without this forum I would have no clue who to ask!