i'm a new member to the forum, but have been reading it since i got my droid x last fall.
i'm trying to find the best way i can remove the bloatware from my phone to make it zippier and also prevent it from sharing data about me.
originally i did this through rooting my phone and using root explorer to delete .apk's (making them .bak). this worked pretty well, but my phone started to get buggy, freezing and stalling, largely around media playback/streaming.
i decided to get a step more complicated by installing a new ROM. after reading around, i settled on RubiX 1.9.7 which has all the blur removed. (here's where i start to get fuzzy myself in my understanding). i figured that the blur included lots of bloat and a focused system would be simpler for me to control.
a couple of forks down that path led me to a boot loop that i can't break out of. that'll be my first real post to the forum.
i'm encouraged by the help i've seen shared in this forum and i look forward to getting to the point that my competence can help other stuck folks.