I hate to be this guy but...

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    I'm obviously curious on when the legit gingerbread update comes out, but have been curious seeing all these threads/posts of people getting it on their phone and liking it.

    Well i'm not technically savvy with the phone or anything, but given instructions n such I can obviously do the work. so i'm asking, is it worth me to try and get this update somehow and where's the best way to find it? I just don't wanna try searching a million things and having to seek through it all. Thanks in advance.
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    First question are you rooted?

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    You're not "This Guy" you are the current "Next Guy" to ask, and there will be those after you...

    If you want it, only you can answer that question. Your curious, which means you want to try it.

    Simple words of wisdom, plenty of sites/threads to show you how, I'm only going to say:

    MAKE A BACKUP FIRST.

    Then you are safe in case anything happens.

    since you wish to have someone do the work, then you may go here, which has all you need:

    How to: Get Rooted Gingerbread on DROID X - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    Standard disclaimers apply, won't be held responsible for a brick, or any joygasims experienced following a successful flash (yours, I'll take responsibility for any women involved :) )
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    agreed, everyone starts somewhere, do ur homework, and do ALL of it. most of these guys using the "B" word(brick) hav no idea how difficult it truly is to brick ur phone. the beauty to remember is that almost anything u do wrong can b fixed. no fear, just do the reading, ur phone deserves that. i hav a notebook of procedures and nothing has ever gone wrong as a result :) enjoi

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    now as for the backup, are you saying just do the backup assistant? or is this part of the "do your homework and read" part
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    u make a backup with bootstrap u should really get GB its nice ive had it since it was leaked out and i love it
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    so download, well purchase, this bootstrap, back it up then find a link for GB?
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    yes ur rooted right?
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    break that down to my level a.k.a. re-re terms. I downloaded bootstrap, am gettin an error. I uninstalled an adw launcher i had on here and am back to stock, but got it again....
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    u have to be rooted to use bootstrap and get the GB download
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    i'm tryin to look around for this rooting idea... just a matter of gettin the right info.
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    this can help u
    Useful Links for various Android phones
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    went out online and downloaded the z4.apk file... how do i transfer this to my phone?
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    step 1: if your not on a rooted droid x, download z4root and click permanent root, it will go through it's processes and reboot your phone. you can check if your rooted (my way) by looking to see if you have the superuser app installed on your phone, if so...Success

    step 2: Droid X Gingerbread (2.3.3) - Release - PreRooted this is the link to the rooted gb leak, download this file and put it on your sd card.

    step 3: download droid x bootstrap from the market and install, When you open the app click on the top tab (forget what exactly it says) and that will install the recovery on your phone. After it says success, choose bootstrap recovery and your phone will reboot into recovery

    step 4: scroll down (with the volume keys) and choose (camera key) "backup and restore" choose backup and wait. (takes a little while)

    step 4: scroll down and choose to wipe data/factory reset,

    step 5: also scroll down to wipe cache partition and wipe that

    step 6: scroll to install zip from sd card and find the GingerBread file you put on your sd card.

    step 7: choose to install

    step 8: press the back hard key to go back a menu and choose to reboot phone,

    you should now be on the gingerbread leak. Hopefully this helps put things into perspective.
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    as previously said, i went to the xda site and downloaded the z4 root.apk file to my computer... this is where i just need to get it on phone then i'll be good with everyone's instructions from there.

    Thanks everyone alot for helping out and sorry for bein a pain. just makin sure i use correct steps and learn the process enough
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    *to place z4 root on your phone, hook your phone to your computer, scroll the notification bar down and click usb connection, and turn it on. drag the file from your computer to the sd card folder on your phone, turn usb connection off, go to your sd card and click the app and install just like any other app
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    get on ur phone and google z4root and download staright to ur phone its easier that way
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    +1 usually the fastest way, unless your on a site that won't let you download from a phone.
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    haha indeed thats why i think i have an account on almost every site
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    your not a pain we all had to learn at some point, just take your time in doing things cause the minute you start rushing thats when mistakes happen. Good luck.

    It always best to have more than 1 backup file thats just me. . .

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