The 3G icon was always visible and always showed that data was being transferred (the up and down portions of the icon were blinking).
I did get this to work today. What I had originally done was (in this order): SBF'd to Froyo .340, upgraded the radio to .12P, used ZRoot to root the phone, downloaded Droid X bootstrapper and ROM manager. I then would use Clockworkmod to install the "pre-rooted Droid X gingerbread" I found somewhere which was a single zip file, winding up with .586 and .12P baseband. I'd wipe data during that install, then re-install bootstrapper and ROM manager along with Liberty Toolbox Pro which I purchased. I'd then install Liberty GB 0.8 (or in today's case, 0.9) using Clockworkmod, and wipe data along with the install.
Each time I tried this process, the web browser (or any app requiring OTA data) would not work. Everything worked as long as I was connected to WiFi, nothing would work with a 3G/1X connection. Otherwise, I just *immediately* got "Web Page Not Available" issues in the browser, and no other app requiring data worked as I said. The browser wouldn't even try to get a page, I assume this is because the phone thought it did not have a data connection (even though normally the browser will say "no internet connection is available" or some such).
Phone calls continued to work during this. As I said I tried several things including enabling/disabling airplane mode, turning data on and off, rebooting, even a new phone. Nothing worked, even though the Settings app showed that I had .596 with radio .12P. This same thing also happened with the Fabolous ROM which I also tried on the previous phone before I received the replacement from VZW today (I didn't try it on this particular handset, I'm sure it would have been the same problem). So it's not necessarily a problem with Liberty.
Like I said, I fixed the problem today. I started all over by SBFing again to .340 Froyo, rooting using Zroot, installing Clockworkmod/Droid X bootstrapper (I'm not sure why some guides say to use the Droid 2 one, the X one worked fine for me), then installing the two .596 Gingerbread zip files from here: From Liberty 2.0.1, Stock, Apex, CM7, etc. (ANY ROM) to Liberty GB as cjriddle22 suggested earlier in this thread. I then installed Liberty 0.9 from Liberty Toolbox Pro, and everything worked fine.
EDIT: Wanted to add, the other poster seemed to also use the same "pre-rooted Droid X gingerbread" zip file that I did. This is what seems to be causing the problem. That system installation on its own worked just fine (I verified this, the browser worked), but it is apparent that other custom ROMs like Liberty cannot be installed over it, and you need to use the other (two-ZIP) method instead.
Last edited by aftli; 07-11-2011 at 10:17 PM.
I'm curious why you would upgrade the baseband to .12 while on Froyo, when the Gingerbread .591-.596 files already have the .12 baseband anyway...
The baseband is for your radio and all that, so I wonder if that's part of it...
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The first time I tried doing this, I didn't do that. I was searching for resolutions regarding my issue with the data, and I found an update for the .12P baseband. The first time I tried it, I already had Liberty installed (I followed the same path I already outlined but without manually updating the radio), and of course the update failed because it was already installed. I had tried the .09 and .12 radios, they both failed to install (assertions in Clockworkmod).
In any case, I first did a .340 SBF, then the "pre-rooted Gingerbread", then Liberty. In all scenarios, I wound up with .596 and .12 radio, but no working data.
I'm happy I got this working now, I'm only posting this because I want to let other people know how to fix what they might be going through, and also maybe somebody can figure out what the problem was for me in order to help others.
I'm definitely glad you got it fixed. I know how frustrating it is to have a jacked up phone...
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I do have one more problem with Liberty, I wonder if I should make a new thread. I have no Google Talk! If I get a message on Talk, it shows up in my notifications, but I do not have the Talk app. I wonder how I can get it back? Does anybody have the .apk for Talk and this ROM?