booting into recovery

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    I have a rooted phone with rom manager on it and i decided i was going to put a rom on it but first i wanted to make sure everything was working ok so i turned off my droid 2 and then pushed the down volume and power button down to boot into recovery i have never done this before but it didnt work i can go into rom manager and choose boot into recovery but hows that going to help me if my phone gets bricked. My phone was rooted by a very trusted source but what should i do. what do i need.
     
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    Unfortunately with a Droid 2 having a locked bootloader you are unable to boot into custom recovery (clockwork for example) from a powered off state. If you get stuck in a boot loop the only definite way to get out of it is to SBF your device.
     
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    what about bootstrapper i did some research and apparently that will work
     
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    Bootstrap will work but again not from a powered off state. You need to be booted into the OS first and then use bootstrap to get to clockwork.
     
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    ok thank you
     
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    Plug the phone in then pull the battery and clockwork should appear if you have already used droid2 bootstrapper
     
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    I was never able to get that to work for me but reading your post I am wondering if I was doing it out of order or taking an incorrect step. Looks like I am going to be playing with the old faithful DX tonight :)
     
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    Yup worked ALMOST every time.