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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by sttlnb53, Jan 23, 2011.

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    I have just recently upgraded to a Droid X(it will be at my doorstep tomorrow morning sometime) so that I can work from my phone somewhat. I actually work from my computer and when I heard that the new versions of android would support in-browser flash I was pretty excited. I was just wondering if you guys could give me a little advice on a few things so that when I get the phone I will be able to customize it a little more quickly.

    Just a couple of quick questions:

    Question 1: I think the phone is coming with 2.1 uploaded on it. I plan on upgrading to 2.3.340 once I get the phone and was wondering is it safe to root with z4root or any other program. I know there are all kinds of threads on this and I have read up on a few of them but I am a fairly new android user and I was looking for a more simplified answer. I mainly want to root for the ability to tether my phone occasionally and then later on use it as a means to further customize the phone.

    Question 2: I use in-browser flash for my job and when I was at the store using the Droid X with the 2.2 firmware I noticed that it opened the call that I was listening to in a separate program. I did not have enough to time to check the program out in depth and I was wondering if I would have the ability to speed up audio(similar to windows media player), and if not is there a separate media program that I could download that has this capability.

    Thanks for your time.
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    Mine came in November with 2.2.1. and Flash is perfect on my X .. I wouldnt root for the first 30 days.. as you can take it back if you dont like it.. Or if a Better faster phone just might come out in the next 30 days. and Not the iphone..lol Also there may be a Bunch of good used Droidxs on the market as soon as the iphone does come out. ?
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    Maybe mine is coming with 2.2.1 on it but on the website it is listed as 2.1. I plan on upgrading to 2.3.340 when I get the phone though. I will probably root it within the first couple of days so that I have tethering abilities. I am visiting my parents right now and suffering through their slow satellite internet connection.

    I am not so much worried about returning the phone. I am pretty sure that I will keep it. Also, I plan on making a backup image before I root it so that if I need to I can restore it to factory settings. My question is regarding the safest way to root the new firmware(2.3). I have seen threads where people say they rooted using z4root and threads where people say that z4root didn't work for them. I didn't know if this was something that I should do from my computer using the command prompt or if I should just drop z4root directly onto my phone and do it that way. I realize that 2.3 is new and has not been tinkered with as much as the older versions...I was just wondering if someone might be able to point me in the right direction. I don't plan on flashing any new Roms to the phone for a while(at least until I read up on this extensively)....I really just want to root it so that I don't have to pay the one time fee for tethering.

    Thanks again.
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    Just make a backup IMMEDIATELY after rooting. Follow the guide linked in my signature if you are unsure. :D
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    Thanks for the information. So, Z4root should work with 2.3.34? Just wondered if I should just go ahead and root 2.2 and stick with that until there is a more foolproof method or if it was cool for me to upgrade to 2.3 and then root it. As far as functionality goes it doesn't really matter much to me...I can run in-browser flash with 2.2 for my job....it would be kind of cool to have the other upgrades that come with 2.3 and be rooted though.

    P.S. I am not asking you to give me a foolproof way to root 2.3...I realize that things can go wrong in the process. I am just asking what in your opinion would be the best way to go about it.
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    Its not really 2.3 its 2.2.1 and yes z4root works great with it.

    Btw you won't be able to do a backup before you root, will have to do that after rooting.

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
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    Thanks alot. I am pretty new to the Android OS. I am very familiar with computers and by pretty tech savvy I just haven't really delved into the world of Android yet and I am not familiar with Linux programming language. All of your information is helpful.
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    I've been there before. Like I said, just follow my signature, and you'll be fine. In the future, if you ever want to get back to Stock or get an update, you will just have to revert to stock settings and unroot. (Which is all included in the link)
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    I hope you do understand that the X is not on Gingerbread (OS 2.3). The 2.3.340 you are referencing is the SYSTEM version. The current OS version is 2.2.1 Froyo.
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    That is actually what I thought. When I ordered the phone I mentioned to the sales rep that I was excited because the phone had 2.2 and I would be able to work for it. He told me that he actually had 2.3 on his Droid X and that release would be available. Got a little confused on that one. Thanks for clearing that up.
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    yeah lots of ppl get the system version and android version confused. i guess he could have been telling the truth and he is maybe a beta tester for Gingerbread, but that is highly unlikely.

    Z4 root works wonders.

    as for your 2nd question, i have no clue, i dont really use FLASH much.

    the X is the best 3G phone out there imo...no matter what anyone says.
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    I don't think he was a beta tester. He didn't seem like the smartest guy in the world. He was probably just trying to make the sale(he told me I would be able to upgrade my phone to 2.3 when I got it).

    I actually found a media player already that will allow me to speed up the content that I have to play.
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    Thanks so much for your help. Got the phone today and I have already rooted it. About to back it up using Titanium now. I will post again if I have any questions.

    For anyone else looking to root their Droid X with Froyo(2.2) and the new system version 2.3.340 this post worked perfectly for me and it is all done within the environment of your phone.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-x-hacks/110658-how-root-droid-x-worked-me.html
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    I just installed Titanium Backup Pro from the App market. The application is not showing up in my app Library and when I go to the market and try to open the application from there the open button is not functional. Is there a trick?
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