New Forum User

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by knightrw1110, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. knightrw1110

    knightrw1110 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi all,

    I've been an Android user since purchasing my Droid X earlier this year. Just recently rooted it, loaded Bootstrapper and am getting the nerve up to try flashing a new ROM or two. I'm 54 years old and think I'm fairly tech savvy for a late edition BabyBoomer, but muckin' with the OS on my phone still makes me a mite edgey. Any suggestions or input would be well appreciated. Thanks! :biggrin:

    Bob
     
  2. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,079
    Likes Received:
    1,506
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Ratings:
    +1,670
    Current Phone Model:
    Google Pixel
    Hello Bob,

    Welcome to board!

    I'm not familiar with Bootstrapper, but I personally used ROM Manager. It's a great app and definitely worth the purchase to get those premium ROMs.

    Do not forget to make a backup!! I cannot stress that enough, I'm going to say 95% of the time everything goes smooth but when that 5% hits, it hits hard.

    I tried out a couple ROMs, especially with my Droid1, but I personally run CM7 now. I'm not familiar with Droid X ROMs, but I'm sure they're all good. My best advice is try out a couple of ROMs and then settle on which one you like the most. It's a long process, but it will be worth it. And if you get bored, you can just flash another ROM.

    Have fun with the different ROMs and make sure to make a backup of each. Again, welcome to the board and please don't be afraid to ask any questions. One more thing, if you could put your phone model in your profile that would help alot!:)
     
  3. JSM9872

    JSM9872 Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    12,922
    Likes Received:
    287
    Trophy Points:
    513
    Location:
    Pennsylvania...
    Ratings:
    +287
    Current Phone Model:
    Galaxy Note 3
    Welcome to DF!!

    Something to add to dezy's post, if you are going to be flashing ROMs it is absolutely necessary while on the Droid X to make sure you are running the correct version of Android for that specific ROM or you will run into trouble. It should always be in the original post of the ROM thread but if you are not sure, ask. I am an X user and more than willing to answer for you.
     
  4. wicked

    wicked Administrator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,264
    Likes Received:
    1,494
    Trophy Points:
    273
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Ratings:
    +1,696
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6P
    Twitter:
    @MikeAlvez
    Welcome aboard Bob! Glad to have you with us! :big smile:
     
  5. CJM

    CJM Super Moderator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    10,593
    Likes Received:
    1,668
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Mississippi Gulf Coast
    Ratings:
    +1,810
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6
    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/Corey
    :welcome: to the forum. Glad you joined us!
     
  6. BayouFlyFisher

    BayouFlyFisher Rescue Squad
    Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    4,958
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    168
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Ratings:
    +17
    Welcome aboard. You've certainly gotten some excellent advice so far. The only thing I would add is to make absolutely sure you understand how to recover your system if everything gets fubar. I assume there is an SBF file that you flash from your computer using ADB. You need to get those files and the proper drivers and then once you are comfortable with all that, start flashing roms (while still following all the excellent advice).

    Again, welcome aboard. :icon_ banana:
     
  7. knightrw1110

    knightrw1110 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks for all the kind responses. One of the things that I find a little scary is the rate of change that I see. By that I mean that I get into reviewing threads about backing up my phone prior to flashing a ROM, or what files I may need to load into my phone, and I see that the posting is dated months or in some cases even years ago. I'm running Gingerbread on my DX, with the latest latest OTA update and wonder if what I'm reading applies to my firmware.
     
  8. Hawaiian Princess

    Hawaiian Princess Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4,038
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Ratings:
    +22
    ALOHA welcome to the forum
     
  9. knightrw1110

    knightrw1110 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Aloha Nui loa!
     
  10. Shadez

    Shadez Super Mod/News Team
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    8,425
    Likes Received:
    207
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Location:
    Lafayette Hill, Pa
    Ratings:
    +208
    Current Phone Model:
    HTC One M8
    Twitter:
    @Shadez69
    Welcome Aboard! :)
     
  11. SFGate

    SFGate Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    Welcome to the site. dancedroid