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Discussion in 'Droid X Roms' started by Jaeger, Nov 6, 2010.

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    Here's where I'm at. I'm running 2.3.15 rooted with 928's Black Glass (Deodexxer) Theme. I use Titanium Backup to freeze bloatware but have not removed any of it.
    My first go at installing Black Glass left me with a semi bricked phone. (don't try to install it with frozen bloatware!) I learned how to use RSD Lite and flashed to 2.3.13 and later 2.3.15.

    I have ROM Manager Premium installed and am considering a custom ROM. I have no experience with ROMs so I'm not entirely sure what to expect. What would I gain by going to an Apex or Rubix ROM?
    I am a big fan of the Black Glass theme as well as Launcher Pro and would like to retain them. Can I do that with these ROMS? Will my Exchange email still be available?

    Should I install a ROM with ROM Manager would I need to revert back to the stock Odexed state and remove Black Glass? (I'm certain I would need to defrost all frozen apps and processes)
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    Try Chevy SSX you can still use black glass and is just a really easy rom to work with.

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
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    Well I'm using rubiX Blurry and I don't see much difference from when I was doing exactly what your doing. Freezing bloatware and such. And 928's Theme is beautiful.

    I am thinking of switching to SSX as the above suggests. I also suggest reading lots before jumping:)

    And some ROM's suggest no wipe and some do.

    c]=[k(V)8's Droid X Tapatalk
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    Many folks use RM others use SPRecovery. What ever option you select make a backup first. A solid backup can save you hours of work and frustration.

    Hope this is helpful.

    Mike
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    Thanks for the input.

    Chkmate, can I presume then that it's not really worth it to go to the Rubix blurry ROM over what I am doing now?

    Mike, that is correct. I'm rooted running the stock 2.2 with a Black Glass theme.

    I have all the files I need to root and unroot as needed via SDB.
    Clockworkmod is installed and my X has been Bootstrapped. I've backed it up a few times and would DEFINITELY do a fresh backup prior to trying a rom.

    Of course the last time I backed up with nandroid everything was corrupted because I failed to unfreeze apps in Titanium Backup. This necessitated me learning how to use RSD! I figured it out though and am now back to the stock OTA Froyo ROM that Verizon pushed out a little while back.

    My X is pretty darn snappy the way it is and I have absolutely no issues with it. I've experimented with ADW Launcher, Sweeter Home and Launcher Pro and have settled on LP. Sweeter Home has potential but is still a bit too buggy for my tastes.

    I've read a bunch on the various ROMS available for the X (and plan to read a bunch more prior to making any decisions). I'm just trying to get a clear understanding of exactly what they have to offer. I see a lot about them being "blazingly fast" and "stable". It appears that most of the developers work hard on streamlining the systems to make them faster and more responsive and I understand that. I am just concerned about losing certain systems that I currently enjoy using. (I've seen mention of losing the Swype keyboard and Exchange capabilities to name a few) as well as inheriting certain instability issues.

    I'll keep reading before I take a leap. In the mean time, any more input, advice and experience you all want to contribute would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    One more question. Somewhere on here is a full list of apps that are safe to remove from the X. I can't seem to find it in a search. Can anyone point me to a link?
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    that's it. Thank you.
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    Well, as usual, my first attempt at doing something more advanced with my X was met with failure. I unfroze everything in Titanium and made a full nandroid backup in Clockwork.
    Then I followed the instructions for Apex. It failed to install properly and I got stuck on M.
    No worries. I made a backup. Backup failed. MD5 sums not equal. AGAIN! That's what happened to me the last time I botched things.
    Ok, all is not lost. I went back into RSD and reflashed 2.3.15. That brought me back to a fresh, factory stock Droid X. (yuck!)
    AFter activating the phone and linking up my accounts again I opened up my SBF file to run doroot. (Darkonion's system) Debugging is enabled, run as admin..

    Exactly what I did the last time I flashed back to stock. It runs through the program and tells me that 'adb' is not recognized as an internal or external command, finishes running and tells me that I should be rooted, however I am not.

    I flashed using the exact same files to 2.3.15. I used the exact same doroot program that I used the last time (successfully) Any ideas as to what gives?
    A stock X is not so much fun!!!:icon_evil:
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    Are you clearing data and cache after installing the roms?
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    The ROM would not install. I didn't get that opportunity.
    I formatted prior to doing the installation.
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    Root issue fixed! :beer2: Back to the drawing board..........:icon_ nono2:
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    I'll definitely check that out before trying again.
    Thank you.
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    You're welcome, feel free to pm me for any specific questions.
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