Don't Wanna mess up my new droidx

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    I wanna learn how to root and all that but i dont want to mess up my new droidx. Any tips or useful info appreciated
     
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    could buy a used Droid?
     
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    possibly depends how much
     
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    well what would you use the rooted droid for?

    no sense in spending money in something you won't use
     
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    why do you want to root?

    there isnt really "learning to root" you just follow some instructions and it is done in 5 minutes. you don't need any training or any skills and you cannot use anything you learn later in life.

    those that have rooted:
    1. wanted to root
    2. followed the simple instructions provided by someone that knew what they were doing
    3. were successful in following the instructions
     
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    practice for first time so i dont mess up my dx:motdroidvert:

    and i wanna make themes and download some
     
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    If I'm not mistaken the Droid X has an app that is one button, you push the button and your Droid X is rooted.
     
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    Just don't forget that the DX doesn't yet have the bootloader unlocked, so no custom ROMs.
     
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    It was removed from the market today and I know it is easy but im just worried about screwing up my phone because im not a tech genius
     
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    Wouldn't you root so you can have bootloader and custom ROMS?
     
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    Thats one reason for rooting, yes. BUT the DX has an encrypted bootloader (as will the D2). That encryption has yet to be broken and prevents anything not signed by Motorola from running on the phone (as part of the boot process I mean... obviously apps aren't part of this), meaning... no custom ROMs on the DX. However, you can uninstall the crapware apps if you want and I believe overclocking will work though I don't know that for sure.