Just looking to backup 2.0.1 and tried the boot holding X and get a splat in a triangle next to a phone icon.
Bone stock phone.
at that point you need to press the volume+ and camera buttons
got eris: 12/24/09
returned eris: 12/28/09
got droid: 12/31/09
rooted droid: sometime in january (right after it was released (manually))
bb->2.1 sbf->desire rom> 2.1bb> 2.2
got incredible as warranty replacement 8/31/10
shattered inc screen 9/25/10-> got insurace replacement 10/4/10
broke inc screen 10/19/10-> got warranty replacement 10/22/10
got moto droid 1 off ebay 1/7/11
broke inc screen 5/26/11-> got insurance replacement inc2 5/27/11
sold inc2 & bought vzw 16gb iphone 4 6/9/11
You can't. You need to root your phone, and install the SPRecovery partition. At this point, you can use Nandroid to create a complete image of your phone's partitions.
What can one do if pressing camera and + does not bring you to the menu to run update.zip?? I keep getting the exclamation point in a triangle, but can't seem to advance past that and I have to take the battery out to do anything else. Thx.
If you want to apply an unsigned update.zip, you will need ROOT privileges ( / Root Droid 1 - regardless of OS version) and a custom recovery such as SPRecovery or ClockworkMod Recovery. The second link on "how to root regardless of OS" flashes SPRecovery. In using SPRecovery, you must place the update on the root of your sdcard (/sdcard) and rename to update.zip. Using CWMod Recovery, you can name it anything and it doesn't have to be on the root directory of your sdcard (can be in a folder).