Manual root plans y/n?

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    1. Download/ install sbf recovery.exe to laptop
    2. Flash droidx with .sbf file
    3. Reboot into recovery and do a nandroid backup
    4. install update.zip for super user permissions

    I dont have links for anything. Im new. Btw, I have been told the z4root combines these steps. I would like your guys opinion on clockwork recovery and the steps I mentioned above. Links and advice appreciated
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    umm im not apro but i have rooted afew phones.
    from yr post i take it your trying to root a droid x?
    well z4root works for the x as long as you didnt install the latest ota update?
    but i could be wrong. you can get it from the xda site or search for my post i put alink to it somewhere on here?

    [APP] z4root - xda-developers

    hope this helps?

    bob
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    Thanks for the reply. I havent installed any updates. My droid version is 2.3.151. I will be looking to
    root my phone after doing some research.
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    Z4root should work on the new update iirc. The problem some users were running in to was taking the update while fully rooted left them in a type of half root limbo that z4root couldn't fix, if that makes sense.

    tappin and a talkin
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    I don't know what you heard, but you are WAY off.

    Root the Droid X with, in order of preference for the noob, z4root, superoneclick, link 3 in my signature, and finally the last resort soup or root.

    Once you have it rooted then use ROM Manager to flash Clockwork and/or install bootstrap. Bootstrap is probably preferred because it does everything CW does except integrate with ROM Manager if I understand things correctly, and it doesn't require multiple battery pulls to get into it if you're not lucky.
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    thanks for sharing information about clockwork verses bootstrap. I will do some more research about bootstrap before I make a decision.
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    Bootstrap, like ROM Manager, is available free from the dev. In bootstrapper's case you have to go to the dev's website. I will provide a link if you wish to go that way.
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    I'm not at the level of ROM management yet. A link wouldn't hurt though. A link on ROM management basics would be great as well if you have one.

    I checked out link you mentioned: 3 Root your X/2/Fascinate manually
    I actually want to root my dx via pc. I didn't find what I'm looking for in that link. However, I did download ASTRO from the market.

    Now that my laptop is back in my hands, I will begin experimenting with sbfrecovery.exe. BTW, I noticed a comment you made about OTA updates. Updating prompts have annoyed me ever since I got my phone but I will not give in. Even before reading your comment, I planned on keeping my dx system version 2.3.151 until I learn more about my phone.
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