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Can I safely SBF back to 2.3.4?
Raven, most of us that have done as of Wednesday got replacement phones with 2.3.5 / 1.3.418 installed on them. So we were never rooted, however, our phones never had previous software installed on them either. I do not believe that it matters, but I wouldn't claim to know everything about it. I can only confirm what I've done. I SBFd my factory new DX2 with 2.3.5 / 1.3.418 backwards to 2.3.4 with only one minor issue. That issue was that I had to factory reset after in order to get out of roaming mode. Before the reset I was able to root, install titanium backup, install items from my old phone and then backup the phone with my data from the week since I got my new phone. I am very happy with the results. I'm deciding between reinstalling the update, or using a custom rom.
You'll see more people making these mods now that the update is available
So I decided to finally go for it and all is well. Sbf back to 2.3.4 went fine, as well as rooting. Now I'm enjoying cm7 which is showing how horrid MOTOBLUR really is because this is silky smooth. Now contemplating whether or not to update back to 2.3.5 and try out the 2.3.5 eclipse rom! Thanks everyone!
But if you do choose to go for eclipse, here is some advice: After you protect the root with voodoo, carry on with your update to 2.3.5. But do not flash the eclipse rom yet. After using a root checker of some sort, and have verified that you have root access, be sure to delete the backup out of voodoo! I failed to do this and it causes a crash in the eclipse install, which forced me to have to sbf and third time.. If nothing else this forced me to get a little more comfortable messing with this phone. Lol anyway, Good luck!
I am a total noob at all things root-related. After receiving a replacement X2 a few weeks ago, I used "droid_easy_root_v7d" on my mac to root it. Then Verizon sent an update that I tried to ignore, but the phone eventually updated itself and I lost root. I am clueless about how to SBF back to 2.3.4, and quite frankly would rather wait until some new droid_easy_root thing is available vs. possibly screw up my phone because of my ignorance. Is a new version going to be available any time soon?