First custom rom on droid x.

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  1. HayWire

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    Well I said I wasn't going to mess with them but I remembered how easy rom premium made it and I want to try a custom rom. Im thinking gummyjar as I've heard it spoken of highly. Does this rom have any special hacks or features I should know about? I just did a backup on titanium backup so im ready to start firing away, just wondering which pool to jump into first.

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    I haven't tried gummyjar but I hear its good. I would suggest Apex as a first rom its a good mix of blur and aosp plus its really stable. You need to download Droid X Bootsrap from the market and do a backup in clockwork so you have something to go back to if you mess up or to get the next ota. Titanium wont give you a full backup of your phone only apps and app data.

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    How did you install it? What happened when you installed it?

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    I just used rom manager, then it rebooted.. What should the kernel be if it is in fact gummyjar?
     
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    Ok...a few pointers...
    #1- don’t use Rom Manager on the Droid X, it isn't designed for the locked bootloader.

    #2- if you haven't done it yet, get Droid X Recovery Bootstrapper from market. This will allow you to get into ClockworkMod Recovery. Everything should be done this way.

    #3- if you do insist on using Rom.Manager, you still need to use Bootstrapper (select first option "Bootstrap Recovery" before use Rom Manager or RM will not work.)

    #4- check out DarkSlide (shameless plug,I know, sorry) it's got a blur version AND a Blurless version which contains just the right mix of Blur and non-blur...it's fast and smooth as hell. It has great battery life, is excellently themed, and has dedicated support, not only from the team, but from the user community as well...
    Find it here: http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-x-roms/6155-rom-darkslide-v4-2-a.html

    #5 download the TBH app. Use this to download the 2.3.32 & 2.3.34 sbf's- you never know when you'll need saving.

    #6 download RSDLite 4.9 to your pc. You will need it to flash the sbf's should you need to save yourself from a brick state.

    And if you ever need help, feel free to ask :) enjoy your DX- it is a great device! :p


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    I'm confused, I've tried searching for the tbh app but what is it so I know which to select. Also, how do I start the the bootstrap? If I have to use rsd lite for custom roms, I may not want to go down this road.. I didn't like rsd lite with my droid at all..
     
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    Sorry...search Team Black Hat app...

    To start bootstrapper, open the app, there are 2 options. 1st will bootstrap your recovery. 2nd will reboot you into the custom recovery.

    RSDLite is not needed unless you need to flash an sbf...in which case, PM me and I can send you a step by step guide, don’t worry. :) in fact, feel free to PM me anytime if you want help/ have questions ;)


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    You only need RSD Lite to Sbf, if something goes wrong.

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    What do you use team black hat for? Sorry for all the questions...
    Edit:when im in bootstrapper, do I want bootstrap recoer or reboot recovery and then go into rom manager?
     
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    Bootstrap first. When it gives you the success, reboot recovery.

    RSD has a 4.9?
     
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    Got it. IS team black hat really necessary to use or can I go without it?
     
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    Crud, Im into the clockwork recovery mode but i dont know what button on the phone will let me reboot the system now. I don't have any roms to use yet.. Lol.
     
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    Camera button will execute commands volume button scroll up and down power button back

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    Volume keys to scroll up and down. Camera button to select. the top lock button is the back button.

    Unless you have a zip, you should use clockwork to make a nandroid back up. Just go to backup and restore and select backup. It's a good thing to have a fresh original.
     
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