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android version update w/o Verizon?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by bryceology, Oct 1, 2012.

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    So my question is exactly that, can I get an android version update without having to deal with Verizon? My OS seems to be running slow and I'd like to update it but I don't want to go through Verizon to do it. Any suggestions?
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    By the way I have a Motorola Droid X.
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    If it's running slow, you can backup your stuff and do a factory reset. You can search the boards for ICS updates. If you root your droid, you can remove the verizon bloatware.
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    yep root your phone and flash a custom recovery. then from there flash one of the many available custom roms. Which one is right for you? That's what you have to decide for yourself.

    It might seem a little intimidating at first but if you take the time to make sure everything is right and you read the instructions very carefully everything will go fine
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    You can definitely do either of the suggested methods, but I think a ROM would be the better choice considering you're using a droid X. I don't know how well that device is still supported and if you have the latest update from Verizon I heard its pretty difficult to root (well not difficult but a lot more steps).

    Take a look at the link in my sig and that'll fill you in on what root is what all that other good stuff.

    Galaxy Nexus using DF app
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    Unless things have changed version 1.8 of the utility still makes rooting and safestrapping the RAZR a snap.
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    Don't know, haven't owned a Moto since the OG Droid and that was pretty much a Nexus compared to today's Moto phones.

    I tried to help a friend root about a month ago and that latest update made the rooting process have a few extra steps that eventually confused her. She gave up and got an SG3 2 weeks later LOL
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