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    A very easy guide to Rooting, backup, and ROM flashing for the DX....

    This is my guide to rooting, backing up, and flashing ROM's on the DX. I have spent a lot of time lately posting replies into threads for doing this and I have been told that my method is very easy to follow. So I thought I would share with all.

    Here is the "Nerdslogic" way of doing this including rooting, backup, and ROM flashing....ALL of this can be done from PHONE....no PC required


    APPS you will need:
    Andyapppack.zip (linked in this thread at the bottom)
    Z4Root....free and I will get to that in a second
    Astro File Manager (or similar) free in Market
    AppInstaller....free in market (optional)
    DX Bootstrap Recovery


    Rooting the DX:

    new way

    Install Superoneclick on your PC from the Andyapppack linked below. Connect Droid X to PC via USB cable. Click root on Superoneclick. There may be some steps in between depending on your phone's particular configuration....USB settings and so on....but that is pretty much it.

    old way

    Copy over and install Z4Root from the Andyapppack attached to this post at the bottom.

    It will download as a TXT file....just use Astro and rename the file to an APK by holding down on the file, select edit, rename, and just replace the last 3 letters (TXT) with APK

    Go to menu, settings, applications, and check the box next to "Unknown Sources"

    Use appinstaller to install Z4Root.

    Open Z4Root and click "Permanent Root" if you select Temp your root will be gone when your phone reboots the next time.

    The benefit to using Z4Root is should you need to unroot you just open the app and click "unroot"


    Backing up your current ROM after root:

    1. Open DX\D2 Bootstrap Recovery
    2. Select top option and grant SU Permission....wait for "success" to pop up
    3. Select second option....your phone will reboot
    4. In this menu Volume up and volume down are your navigation and camera = enter....back arrow goes back a level or to previous menu
    5. Navigate to Backup\restore
    6. Select backup....this will take a while...wait till it says backup complete then navigate back to original menu....select reboot



    Backing up your apps for easy restore after ROM install on your DX:

    • Download Titanium Backup (your choice if you do free or Pro....I use pro for batch functions)
    • Run a COMPLETE backup of all user and system apps and data


    NOTE: This complete backup and only be restored in it's entirety if you are running the exact same ROM (version and all) on the exact same device....in other words for all intents and purposes your phone has to be in the exact same state it was in when you made the back up for the restore to be successful. BUT....you can restore the apps on a new ROM if you select "missing apps and data"


    Flashing a new ROM on your DX:

    1. Open DX\D2 Bootstrap Recovery
    2. Select top option and wait for "success" to pop up
    3. Select second option....your phone will reboot
    4. In this menu Volume up and volume down are your navigation and camera = enter....back arrow goes back a level or to previous menu
    5. select "wipe data/factory reset"
    6. Select "yes----delete all data"
    7. Hit back arrow
    8. Select "choose zip from SDCARD"
    9. Find and select ROM you are flashing....for example Liberty1.5 2 or X (depending on if you have a D2 or DX) and hit camera button....wait till install is complete
    10. Use back arrow to get back to main menu and select reboot


    That's it. If you bootloop after ROM install go back into recovery and wipe your davlik cache located in the advanced section. That should fix the loop.


    Restoring your apps after install of a new ROM on your DX:

    For the most part Google will take care of this when you open the market after your install. But for those apps no longer available or that aren't listed you can follow these steps providing you used my method to back them up with Titanium Backup.

    • Reinstall Titanium backup from Market
    • Open click "Backup/Restore"
    • Hit menu and select "Batch"
    • Select "RUN Restore missing apps with data
    • Select apps you wish to install (I don't do all of them because sometimes it stores multiple versions of an app and I only want the newest ones)
    • Click "Run the batch operation


    **It is recommended that you reboot after restoring your apps. I do this after every set of 20 or so. Reason being is your apps may require boot, wont work right till reboot, or simply wont show in your app drawer....if you experience bootloops after restoring your apps on a new ROM boot into recovery and wipe davlik cache located in the "advanced" section this has worked EVERY time for me in this situation**


    You can use the first post in this thread for referrence.....there are also instructions for installing themes and more. A lot can be found in the Liberty Toolbox for additional mod's and tweaks.

    PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE VERSIONS OF ROM'S YOU ARE FLASHING. IF YOU FLASH A D2 VERSION ON A DX YOU COULD SERIOUSLY MESS UP YOUR DEVICE


    **UPDATE**

    Here is my app pack for rooting the Droid X. I am using this now as a replacement for the Z4Root as Z4 seems to have freeze issues.
    .


    If through any of this you find yourself needing to SBF your DX click here
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    nice n easy... Great one.
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    1) The link to Droid X Bootstrap Recovery from Koush is not working.

    2) How are you offering this as "free" when Koush charges for it in the market?

    3) Does Koush know you are doing this?


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    Koush actually offers the app for free on his website. That's where the link should take you.

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    I already have dx bootstrap recovery from the market, but I want to put the .apk of it on my sd card. The link on his website does not work. Is there any other way to do this? I want to put my phone back to a fresh .340 and then flash Liberty 1.5. Another member said he did this and got a flawless install. I just don't want to have to buy bootstrap recovery again after I reroot.
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    Well you won't have to buy it again. All your app purchases are tethered to your gmail acct.

    tappin and a talkin
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    Here's the working link

    http://www.koushikdutta.com/2010/08/...-recovery.html

    tappin and a talkin
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    Thanks spaz, but the link on koush's site to download the .apk is broken.
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    Oh I see what happened there. Looks like its strictly a paid app now lol.

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    So if I go back to stock. 340 using maderstock and reroot with z4root how do I reinstall bootstrap recovery?

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