A few noob sbf questions

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    Hi my droid x is extremely cluttered and I would like to flash the rooted gingerbread. First, however I think sbfing would be a good idea. I have found an sbfing guide that will let me boot linux on my mac from a usb drive. My questions are:
    Do I need to have all bloatware installed prior to sbfing?
    I had at some point flashed tranquility and then took it off my phone but I still get the liberty logo on startup. Will this effect sbfing? And lastly does anyone know how to boot from usb on a mac?
    Thanks to anyone who can provide answers!

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    Doesn't matter what is currently installed on it.

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    But I have to be on stock froyo before sbfing right?

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    To answer your questions:

    No, you don't need the bloat to sbf. What is om your phone when you do this is meaningless. When you sbf the phone is booted into "bootloader", not the OS.

    You don't have to be on Froyo. SBF will return your phone to Froyo in stock, out of the box condition (as far as software goes).

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    Oh, and for booting from a mac, you can always create the cd using 1KDS's instructions. That way you boot and sbf from the cd and install nothing on your pc.

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    Im using his guide. I have no blanks. he states that it can be done from usb, but only gives directions for cd booting. I think ill just wait till I find a blank. Thanks guys

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    I thought there was a link in the post with instructions for a flash drive?

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    The flash drive instructions are for windows, for a mac I would go the live CD route.
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    i got my hands on a blank, burned the iso and i am currently waiting for my droid x to charge completly. 1kds, on the 2nd screenshot of the script, it says that i must reinstall, and remove the battery. When should i remove the battery? and what does it mean by reinstall? sorry if these questions seem simple. Im just trying to make sure i have the directions to the point, as i would hate to brick my phone.
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    Ok. So when I booted using the cd, I pressed enter at the boot baby boot screen, then after around two minutes of dots, my mac shut off or something. It has done it twice now

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    You remove the battery when the script finishes, the script will tell you when to do it, I just mean pull the battery and put it back in.

    I would check the md5 of your downloaded file to make sure it wasn't corrupted.
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    Do I check the md5 by using disk utility?

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    No, you need to use terminal, should be in utilities. Find the file path of the .iso Users/your name/Downloads/1KDStaz... for example. Open terminal and type:
    cd /Users...... (the path to the folder that contains the .iso)
    md5 1KDStaz... (complete file name)(tip: type 1K then tab, the file name will fill in if you are in the right dir)

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    the md5 i got was: 2f36c808ae05e914f1210bcf0ef8d33f is this the same md5 you have for the source file?
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    Yes, that is the correct md5. I would try formatting the USB drive and trying again with unetbootin or if you have a blank CD laying around burn the .iso to a disc using imgburn or the like.
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    Downloaded burn for mac, burned iso to another blank. This time when I tried to boot from the cd, my computer started normally. Im about to give up. Macs and droids do not fit together well. Thanks for your time and your guidance 1kd, I greatly appreciate it even though I have had no sucess.

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    Forgot you were on a mac earlier, did you use the built in disk utility to burn the .iso file to the CD? Macs and droids can go well together, my macbook pro is an sbf machine and I built all the .iso's on it. As far as it rebooting into the Mac OS just make sure you are pressing the c key before you press the power button and hold it until you see the Linux OS boot up.
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    Yeah I have the 15" pro. And I used disk utility on my first iso disk. But after the main boot baby boot screen the screen turns black, and it throws up a bunch of white text that I can't read because its all moving too fast. Then its as if my mac shuts off, the screen goes black but it sounds as if the disk is still spinning in the drive. And the screen remains black and then to restart my mac I have to hold down the power button for a few seconds until it clicks, then press power again. Im not sure what to do.

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    What app/ program would you reccomend I use besides disk utility to burn the iso?

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