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    trying to go to /system/app to remove the geniewidget (which is this aggravating ass news widget that keeps making my phone try to connect)

    but when i go there, i type

    cd system/app
    rm GenieWidget.apk

    and i get back

    rm failed for GenieWidget.apk read only file system


    OH WTF.....so adb wouldnt do it, but titanium backup did it with no problem!!! how is that possible? i couldnt delete it from the terminal on the phone or adb

    all my files in that folder are like that!! (all the apps) what gives? am i doing something wrong
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    type in adb shell then su
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    ...whew..i really just scare myself. if you select usb transfer mode, leave it pluged in and reboot the phone, it stops at the boot loader. unplug it and it boots like normal. lol.
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    because you werent using the right adb commands. TIbackup can do this because it already has access
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    i gave it SU access in both the terminal on the phone and the ADB shell...it wont do it ??????
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    LOL...omg..i think i jacked something.

    now i get

    system/bin/rm: not found

    and yes i followed that guide the other day, and now its not working
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    well i dont use adb that much i have titanium and root explorer to do those things.
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    understood...i think something on my phone has locked me out..i dont understand why though. im gonna shut down titanium on the phone and try it

    nope..that didnt work
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    something is up with my bootup to...if i have the usb cable pluged in, it goes to the bootloader screen...i dont have a cameral to take a screen shot, but it says

    bootloader 29.01
    ok to progam
    usb connected..



    and something else, but i 4got
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    youre just confusing me now. what are you trying to do? and why are you in the bootloader?
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    im not going there on purpose!! lol it went there when i rebooted the phone! i dont know why.

    if i unplug the cable, it boots like normal!!! i dont know WHAT is going on..

    i guess right now i have the option of going back to stock or going to 2.2....any suggestions? lol i need to start over anyways.
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    and CRAP...what about all my paid apps!!!!!!
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    fresh install.. link one option one to install RSD and then read this for the Droid X
    Droid X

    and paid apps are tied to your gmail account.. just sign in with it and theyll be there
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    What about them? If you bought them in the market, the market will remember that you bought them and allow you to download them again. If you bought them outside the market then you should have emails with unlock codes or whatever.
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    ok..sbf'ed back to stock.. (assuming i used the correct sbf file)

    question 1: blue triangle??? i assume that means i need to 228?

    question 2:..i thought it made it like when you took it out of the box??? i still ahve my custom boot animation, and the wall paper is still the same as i had it. my apps are all still there...the theme is gone

    other than that, everything seems to be back to normal..all the orginal apps are there, (bloat) ...etc...so now im gonna start over :D still debating on wether to use 2.1 and theme it ..or 2.2 ...(not a black glass them for 2.2 yet i think)
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    1:yes. if this doesnt work, call VZW to activate

    2: you didnt wipe after flashing the sbf (go into recovery and wipe data/cache)

    please read about what youre doing before trying to do it again- saves us both time
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    thanks...well i didnt know exactly what i was doing lol..cuz none of the directions i was following were working.
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    im trying to do the root, when i get to command

    adb push exploid /sql

    its just giving me "error read only file system"

    cant get around it..tried adb and terimal on the phone.

    i think i need a rooted sbf
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    doesnt exist for the DX
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