New user rootimg questiom

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  1. stinger161

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    Hello all! New user, I have a droid X a couple weeks now. Shortly after getting it did the OTA update to 2.3.15 then started reading all the awesome possibilities once rooted! Mainly I want to get rid of some of the bloatware be able to wi_fi tether and probably what brings a lot of people here: 928droid's Black Glass theme!!
    I've been reading many posts and links on the process and none of it seems too daunting, but what I haven't seen is "I rooted my DX running OTA 2.3.15 and this is what worked (link)" I guess what I'm asking is who rooted their DX OTA 2.3.15 and which way? Thanks and looking forward to being a long time member!
     
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    I used this way up to step 24(anything after that is more involved, rooting stops at 24):
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-x-hacks/82584-droid-2-root-dx-ota-2-2-a.html

    Abe21599 pointed out this one to a user today, and it looks easier since you can do it without USB(Step 2 option A):http://www.droidforums.net/forum/re...08-multiple-phones-root-them-unroot-them.html
     
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    lol i like how u made my name green :)

    but yea teh second one he linked to is what I used to root OTA 2.2 and it can be done on any OS. just need to get 3 files on ur DX.

    if you have any questions, just ask

    also, :welcome:
     
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    Thanks guys, you are awesome! I've read through those previously. Just needed a shove in the right direction. Like I said I do read things just a clarification on what to use was all. And I know my way around a computer as well, not as much as programming but I know command prompt .zip, etc. :) I'll give this a go when I have time later or tomorrow. Hopefully my next post isn't "Help with my brick!" LOL!
     
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    Its always good to ask and be sure. And if you do make a "bricked my phone" thread, we'll be here! ;)
     
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    Thanks guys, you are awesome! I've read through those previously. Just needed a shove in the right direction. Like I said I do read things just a clarification on what to use was all. And I know my way around a computer as well, not as much as programming but I know command prompt .zip, etc. :) I'll give this a go when I have time later or tomorrow. Hopefully my next post isn't "Help with my brick!" LOL!
     
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    definitely just spend the time to read. itll make it a smoother process :)
     
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    Woo hoo!! Success! Used Step 2 option A. Worked like a charm! 1st try I didn't have the # at step 6. So I rebooted and tried again. Had it, finished, rebooted, and was treated to the little ninja under my apps. You guys rock! Next thing I know is to backup. So my last bit of guidance to ask about to make sure I'm reading everything right would be to get Droid X Bootstrap recovery app, backup, and for further peace of mind even save the file on my pc correct?
     
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    yup that sounds about right.