Hi. I was able to root my DX using Petes Motorola Root Tools. I want to install a ROM but I've read that it's important to back everything up first. Therein lies my problem. I've downloaded Titanium Backup. I understand I also need Droid 2 bootstrap and RSDLite installed in order to do a Nandroid backup. I've read so many instructions and tutorials my brain is beginning to bleed. Each thing I read says something slightly different from what I read before or uses terms and phrases that I have to stop and google before I can continue. Surprisingly there seems to be no single source that clearly explains this process.
Anyway, I downloaded the Droid 2 Bootstrap (bootstrap-126.96.36.199-droid2.apk) from Motorola Droid X: Full Update Guide - CyanogenMod Wiki.
The instructions are:
"Copy the Droid 2 Recovery Bootstrap to the same folder as adb (the /platform-tools folder within the Android SDK folder).
Connect the Motorola Droid X to the computer via USB.
On the computer, open terminal and run the following command: adb push bootstrap-188.8.131.52-droid2.apk /system/app/
The Droid 2 Recovery Bootstrap with the ClockworkMod Recovery should now be installed on the Motorola Droid X."
Those instructions assume the reader has an Android SDK folder, which I couldn't find, so I googled that. At this location (Howto: Install the Android SDK - CyanogenMod Wiki) I found a 27-step process for installing the SDK.
Am I correct in assuming that once I install and run this SDK, then I can load the RSDLite and the Droid 2 Recovery Bootstrap, then I can back up my phone, then I can load a ROM? (Whew!!)
I appreciate any guidance.