Changing the font?

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    I was wanting to know if there was an easy way to change the Font for the Droid X. Currently, I am rooted and I am still on 2.1u1. I haven't installed bootstrap yet, but plan on doing it soon as ROMs seems to be down the pipe soon. Anyways, I am looking for a font like the one from the droptheme or dark edge themes. I am so tired of the stock theme and want to see what the pros know about changing the font. :)
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    I'm no pro but..

    Download a font you like in .ttf format
    Make a file on your sdcard called original fonts
    Go buy root explorer off the market
    Now use root explorer and go to system/fonts hit mount r/w on top
    Press menu button then multi select
    Tap on Droidsans.ttf and Droidsans-Bold.ttf
    Tap copy on bottom
    Press back button twice
    Tap sdcard
    Go into original fonts file and paste Droidsans.ttf and Droidsans-bold.ttf

    That's for safe keeping....

    Using root explorer again
    Find fonts you wanted to use and rename Droidsans.ttf and Droidsans-Bold.ttf
    Go to system/fonts
    Paste new fonts over old fonts
    Now hold finger on Droidsans.ttf hit permissions
    Make it look like my screenshot at bottom
    Do this again with Droidsans-Bold.ttf
    Now reboot and your done.

    I would get bootstrap but that's just me I love having a backup!
    Still have one of my original droid and I don't even own it anymore.
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    Perfect. Thanks for the steps! Worked like a charm. Was getting tired of that old font. I appreciate the help. :)
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    no problem

    Glad to be of service
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    Hmm. Tried this out...now I'm stuck at an infinite "M" symbol. Are you guys running 2.2, rooted, deodexed? I would love to do this and I followed every step...seems to not work. I'll retry this again...

    I also have a theme installed (NexTHEME). Could this be a part of the issue? The solution from un-freezing the M startup lock is reinstalling the theme...

    Any ideas for a work-around?
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    It should work perfectly on any theme

    I'm running 2.2 deodexed with the revolution theme 1.1 works fine
    You changed the permissions right?
    This has worked on my original droid too so as far as I know it should work on all androids when rooted.
    What font are you trying to use?
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    I changed the permissions as prescribed in the screen shot.

    I'm going to try this in ADB before I go to work...maybe that will do something.
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    Ok post results

    I've only used root explorer to do it so let me know how it goes
    What are you running? 2.2 and deodexed right?
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    Yep, the flyX rom that was released last night.
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    NICE! Works with ADB just fine. Regular old cp commands work.
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    Sweet

    that's good.... glad you got it
    How is FLYx anyway?
    What are the advantages?
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    Advantages are that its bone stock 2.2 deodexed (it keeps your root, too), and all the bloatware is removed for you. It's just a super easy way of getting to a deodexed 2.2 build without having to manually remove bloat and deodex your phone.
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    Good to know

    I'll check it out eventually ...thanks
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    Help..i'm stuck at the M too..just running stock 2.1 w/ 604.
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    Use bootstrap to restore back to your back up

    I hope you took my advice and got bootstrap on your phone before doing this
    If so just restore with that and try pushing the font with adb I guess...someone else in this forum had to push it for it to work
    I just used root explorer..no problems
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