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Help Installing ROMS using ROM Manager on Droid X

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by patart19, Jun 5, 2011.

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    I rooted my droid x and i am having trouble downloading custom ROMs. When i select i ROM to download it reboots my phone, and nothing happens. It goes right back to the way it was before. It also is not allowing me to back up my current ROM. If i click back up current ROM it restarts my phone and thats it. Nothing is changed and when i go to manage and restore ROMS there is nothing there. Please help!
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    If I remember correctly, you'll need the Droid X bootstrap to load a custom ROM on the Dx. And DO NOT use ROM Manager....just reboot to recovery manually.
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    How do I get the droid x bootstrap?

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    It's on the market for $2.99
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    Thanks for the help. Ill try it out.

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    If I do use the bootstrap app do I have to put rims on my sd card or are there any I can just download. Sorry if I am asking stupid questions, im really new to this.

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    I think it will work with ROM manager, but I really wouldn't recommend doing so (especially since you have a locked bootloader). ROM manager has been known to mess up downloads and send phones into bootloops. IF you experience such on a Dx, you'll have to SBF.

    I highly recommend just loading the ROMs to your SD card and just managing them manually via the Bootstrap.
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    Ok thanks. I only have a 2gb sd. Would I need a bigger for the roms?

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    ROM downloads typically aren't THAT big, but if you load a couple + have some nandroid backups, you might want to get an 8 or 16 GB card.
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    Alright, thanks for all of your help.

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    Haha ok I have one more question. Can I put ROMS on my x using the usb cable connected to my computer?

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    Yes, you can. In fact, that's what I recommend. Just download them to the root of your SD card and manually manage them via the bootstrap app.
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    Alright thanks again for the help. Im going to have to wait though because I accidently just updated to 2.3.3 and it got rid of my root. I have to wait for a 2.3.3 root now right?

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    You could try using gingerbreak or you can sbf back a previous version then root and install a custom ROM with 2.3.3

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    What is sbf?

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    Sbf is a file that's run on a program called rsd lite that puts your phone in its out of the box state. It's like starting fresh, like you just bought the phone
    http://sites.google.com/site/1kdsdroidx/home
    Read this

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    So its like downgrading to a different os?

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    Pretty much.

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    Alright. Would I lose my apps? I did use titanium backup back when I was rooted.

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    Yes. SBF wipes your boot, system, data, cache, ect. It's basically starting anew at stock. You would lose all your apps, but after you rooted, you could get them all back after downloading Titanium Backup.

    However, I would try using Gingerbreak before SBFing.
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