Droid X Rooting/Custom Rom Concerns

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  1. supr2nr
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    So I'm a previous owner of the Droid 1 and loved it. Been loading ROMs on that thing for a long time. But I just upgraded to a Droid X and of course the first thing that comes to mind is rooting this thing. But I have a few concerns like most of you probably did and I just want to sort of get some opinions from everyone and some advice.

    Rooting:
    So rooting the device appears to be no real issue. No real concerns there.

    Bootloader/Custom Roms:
    My take on this since the bootloader is locked I will have to use Koush's Bootstrap to bypass it and load custom roms. Again that's no issue. But my problem comes with using the actual Bootstrap program which I haven't really seen much talk about.

    1. On every restart of the device will it attempt to load into recovery or is that only if its a hard reboot (if the battery is pulled)?
    2. After you load the bootstrap program will I need to download clockwork recovery app like I used to and load the newest recovery like I used to do on my original droid?
    3. If I want to load a new ROM will I have to wipe/data and SBF every time before the new ROM or is the SBF only required if the device completely screws up?

    I guess that's it. I'm just trying to determine if right now its more of a pain in the a** to try and load a custom rom on this thing than its worth or not.

    I suppose one last question would are there other ROM's out there for the X then just the few listed on this site and if so what are some good ones to try? I'm not sure if I want to remove blur or not it seems to really slow down the system but a few of the widgets they have are nice. They just don't seem to match any of the other darker colored widgets out there.
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    Root first. Then dl koush bootstrap. ROM manager if u like. It comes in handy. There's a lot of roms and themes that are easily accessible. Bootstrap is the clockwork recovery. If I find a Rom or theme that's not in Rom manager, I dl it, use astro to move it from the dcim/downloads folder to the clockworkmod folder so I know where all my stuff is. Go to bootstrapper click bootstrap recovery, then ok when it says success! , then reboot recovery. In recovery is a good time to make a nandroid backup so u can go back. I never had a D1 so Idk if your familiar with this. After u make your back up. Repeat bootstrap steps and follow the directions from the dev concerning formatting and wiping.

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    Oh. And if u have a nandroid you won't need to sbf if you don't like the Rom. Only when you really screw up. I have a base backup of just 2.2 ota and root. And battery pulling if powered down will only soft reboot (I believe). To manually reboot into recovery hold home + power.

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    If you pull the battery powered down it cold boots. I also if its powered down for a while it will cold reboot back up.

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