Bootstrap or Rom manager?

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    I just went from droid rooted to droid x and did the ota update. After I updated i rooted with Z4root. I tried to use bootstrap before rooting but i received an error, so i uninstalled. I then proceeded to root successfully. I downloaded Rom manager from market. I keep seeing instructions to use bootstrap for Rom loads and themes but can i just use Rom manager to get to clockwork? Thanks for any help
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    ROM Manager is good for looking for ROMs and other extras, but to install them correctly you really should use Droid X Bootstrapper.

    The reason why is the X's bootloader is locked and DXBS is the best way to get around that for successful installations.
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    Thank you. I was able to install boot strap after rooting
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    Bootstrap is required ...

    Rom manager is useless ...
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    Not useless but not very useful. About all I use it for isnaming a backup before doing one
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    Like stated above Boostrap is a 100% MUST HAVE!!!

    Rom Manager does have some things you can do, most like me only use it to rename backup file names. Everything else you will do with bootstrap.
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    To re-name my Roms I use Astro file manager. Rom Manager was a must have for the D1, but I can't see any reason for it taking up space on the D2 or X.
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    I think it's fun to browse around and see what roms are available for download too, but yes, pretty useless in the long haul
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    I make all of my backups and restore them thru ROM Manager. I use Bootstrapper for installing all ROMs and .zip files. Both have been 100% reliable.
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    When you use rom manager to make a backup are you sure a working backup is really being made?
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    Very good question. :D
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    Yes, I've restored them several times. I had problems with ROM Manager in the past until I realized you're supposed to flash Clockworkmod Recovery before you use it.
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    i say you can do with both but you dont really need ROM manager
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