Droid X Root

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by fatalerror99, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. fatalerror99

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    Ok guys, here goes. So I've been going back and fourth on weather I want to root or not. I know that doing so will void the warranty, but I really don't care as long as I can always go back to stock if I want. I am a newbie when it comes to rooting, so I'll take all the help I can get. Here are my main questions-

    1. What's the advantage to rooting?

    2. If I do root, is it easy to revert back to stock?

    3. I know there are a lot of different progams for rooting like Liberty and z4root. Out of them all, which is easiest and best?

    I'm still not really sure if I want to root, so all help and advice is greatly appreciated.

    Using Droid X 2.2.1
     
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    I personally have no desire to try new ROMs.
    I rooted to have the ability to take screenshots, use the command line, move preinstalled software to another location, and tether (not that I really use it).

    The manual method I used to root my D2 didn't work on my DX, so I used z4root and it worked fine.
     
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    To get free wifi tether that's all I know to do with rooted

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    answers above
     
  6. fatalerror99

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    Wow, thanks. Bloatware is a huge problem of mine, so thats a big plus for me. Now if I root I can change the color of the notification bar as well right?
     
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    Those are the main two items addressed along with speed and stability in about all the DX roms. My first rom was ApeX and loved it. On Liberty now and love it. The themes and stock setups in both change all kind of stuff from main icons to notification bar to pop ups etc.. Nice part.. If you get tired of one, go to another. No biggie.

    Just approach all flashing operations very deliberately after you get an understanding of the process. I've got a few commandments I follow on rom'ing..

    Thall shalt make a bootstrap backup of their stock rom immediately after z4root
    Thall shalt have a known good bootstrap backup (above is fine)
    Thall shalt consider having an extra copy of it on pc somewhere
    Thall shalt consider a titanium backup of apps they wish to quickly reinstall after flashing a rom
    Thall shalt always wipe cache AND data before flashing a rom
    Thall shalt always verify their OS rev (340 etc) matches the rom requirements
    Thall shalt read the stickies in the DX Roms and Hacking sections and consider the Rescue Squad sections as well in the droidxforums
    Thall shall not hesitate to ask if they get stuck or bootlooped
    Thall shall not panic if you do bootloop, it will happen and is opportunity to learn where you messed up

    By the way.. I rooted just before March 1st, first time. :) I'm a newb and a danger to everyone around me so take it with a grain of salt. LOL!
     
  8. Droid DOES!!

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    Hahaha!!!! I like that! Please note that your backups are actually made in Clockwork Recovery, not Bootstrap. Had several members confused because they were looking for a "Bootstrap" folder on their SD card vs a clockwork folder for backups. "Bootstrap" is a verb, not a noun...though it is confusing. :)



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  9. MMASUPAFAN

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    Haven't found a way to change that notification bar w/o a custom rom...
     
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    I'm confused also. Don’t I need the Bootstrap Recovery for DX app to flash ROM's or when you talk about clockwork recovery are you referring to something else like ROM Manager or is it just a function in the bootstrap app?

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  11. Droid DOES!!

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    Your phone didn't come with a custom recovery (like Clockwork) so Bootstrap flashes it for you and reboots you into it. You have TO bootstrap recovery to get Clockwork on your phone. In fact, once you use Bootstrap to get into recovery (Reboot Recovery), it says "ClockworkMod Recovery" across the top. I know its misleading though.



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    rooted Droid X the best