I have a question about the X

Discussion in 'Droid X Hacks' started by drice72, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. drice72

    drice72 Member

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    I have a friend who is looking to sell their X. I have never really played around with one. I'm wondering what are the biggest differences between what you can accomplish with root on the X compared to the Droid 1, which is what I have now. I have Flashed many ROMs on my Droid 1. What I'm using now actually has features that were not available on my stock phone. Will I get more functionality from the X once I root it, or will I just be able to theme it and make it look cool? Not that making it cool isn't a good enough reason to root, I'd root it for a cool theme in a second. I'm just wondering.
     
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    It's a different process rooting the x. You have to have jrummy bootstrap app. Look at the Droid x part of this forum. There are really good ROMs out.

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    If you can't think of needs for root off hand then your likely to be fine with the dx.

    My dx is rooted. I can do screen captures, wireless tether, rom changes, overclock, hdmi hack.

    The only thing I can't do are some of the more technical mods people do by loading custom kernels. Dx cant load a custom kernel.




    So loading roms is a little harder, and your selection is a little smaller but overall if you don't change roms like crazy you'll be ok.

    Upgrading is a little harder I believe because you have to revert to the old Verizon rom then get the new kernel update then go back to custom roms. Guides online are helpful

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    I have a rooted x running stock with a theme and I love it. I wouldn't go back to my droid 1. I've tried roms and they are great but for some reason I prefer the stock blur...

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    I believe it is koush's bootstrap app.
     
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    I have been reading on rooting and theming the X, and yes it's a different process. I'm not worried about being able to do it. As to why root, I do it mainly because I can, and I have now and would like to keep wireless tether. I would also like to have the hdmi hack and wifi hot spot hack, if they are available.
     
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    Tether should be available.in most roms if u load a rom. Some roms are full of blur but still have improvements, while some roms have almost no blur. Not all roms support hdmi.

    Apex does
    Ruby blurry does I think
    Liberty does not


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    eewny - what program do you use for screen captures??
     
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    I went from a D1 rooted and overclocked with wireless tether, all that good stuff to My DX rooted with all the goodies and i have to say the X is a better phone in every way. Stock it was faster than my d1 was rooted and overclocked its also alot smoother and i love the larger screen. The camera is amazing as well, the only downfall is no keyboard which for me is kinda biggie, i miss my keyboard.
    I will say the rooting and roming was fairly simple and straight forward. just read up
     
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    For the record, you Do Not have to have Koush's Bootstrap App in order to root the Droid X...z4root is all you need for that process. Now, you can use DX Bootstrapper for making backups and restoring already made backups...as well as helping flash ROM's...

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