Need help with Clockworkmod/Roms on Droid X

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    First off, just to appease anyone taking the time to read this (which I appreciate), I DID search this forum as well as many others for an answer before posting.

    So first off.. Droid X, rooted with Z4Root, everything has always been peachy, never tried to install ROMS before but I am finally so sick of the bloat and general speed that I wanted to try a custom ROM.

    Installed Rom Manager 4.2.0.2
    Flashed ClockworkMod Recovery V.2.5.0.7

    If I select "Reboot into recovery" it just reboots the phone.
    If I select "Backup Current Rom" it just reboots the phone after I select a date/name for the backup.
    If I go into "Manage and Restore Backups" there are no backups.
    I ran the "Repair File Associations" thing and it combed through thousands of files and reset switches etc.

    If I reboot the phone and hold down the HOME button and then hit Search at the little android guy (!) it goes into the stock recovery console.
    Once there I can select the various "WIPE" options, which scare me, or to install the Update.zip Clockworkmod created.
    When I do this I get:
    "E: failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:Signature verification failed"
    and then my only option is to reboot the phone again.

    I found another boot option, by holding down the Volume Down and Camera button during boot I get a non interactive screen that just says USB and Battery are OK and a few other things but there is nothing I can actually do there.

    I have found instructions on how to manually install ROMs but I thought this ROM Manager thing was pretty handy and I know I want to back up the entire phone first so it does that too.

    I have tried UnRooting my phone and it made no difference other than ROM Manager not working other than to show me the menus.

    I have found a lot of work-arounds for other phones but not much for the Droid X.

    I must be missing something because no matter what I do I can't get it to create a backup or launch into the Clockwork Recovery application on reboot.
     
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    I apologize if I missed this in your post, but do you have the Droid X Bootstrap?
     
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    Nope, is that the piece I am missing? Did I miss that somewhere in the ROM Manager/Clockwork instructions as a pre requisite for using this? If so I feel appropriately abashed.
     
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    Yes. You need the Dx bootstrap to flash Clockwork and custom roms.
     
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    Yea that's what you need, I personally wouldn't use rom manager
     
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    Can you tell me why Rom Manager is bad? A friend used it and suggested it and it seemed to be a way to make the whole ROM thing easier. What are the down sides of using it?
     
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    To be honest, you can use either. Rom Manager can flash CWM also. It is easier to use the Bootstrapper though in my opinion. The only real difference between the two is that you control what it does if you boot into CWM manually rather than letting RM do everything with flashing roms.

    To flash CWM using RM:
    Click Flash Clockworkmod 2.x
    a window should come up asking model type, click Droid X
    Wait until it says successful
    your done

    May take several tries however.
     
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    I thought the Bootloader was locked on dx and d2 so you have to bootstrap recovery from the app with the same name, then reboot recovery from the same app or from rom manager. I was told just to use d2 bootstrap recovery and leave rom manager alone

    Sent from my rooted DROID2
     
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    Bootstrap and doing everything manually in CW is MUCH more reliable than ROM Manager IMHO. Not to mention that you learn more. It's extremely to use Bootstrapper and CW once you've done it. I'll be happy to help ANYONE that needs it :)

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    Yes it is locked but rom manager works to flash cwm. That's about the only good its for though lol. It is easier to use the bootstrapper to get into cwm but both does work...

    Sent from my Liberated D2G
     
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    Thanks for the info. I installed and ran the DX Bootstrapper App, booted to it with my vol down button I think and got the CWM console. I then applied the "update.zip" that Rom Manager had created and booted the phone. Got into the OS and when I tried the various features in Rom Manager everything worked now.
    I now have a full backup via Rom Manager as well as a full backup from Titanium, so I THINK I am ready to take the plunge and try a new ROM.
     
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