Out of box 2.3.2 No Mod Wich method would work the best and be the safest?

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    I have a 2.2 droid that ota'd to 2.3.2 recently(was planing on RMAing it back to verizon, but found a bad mic-to-mic cable). So basically I have a virgin 2.3.2 setup, complete with all the BS crap.

    Reading up on rooting for the last 3 hours as to hopefully not brick it.


    I have a couple beginner questions i would like to take care of before i take the plunge.

    I see people pulling backup images of there phone in its out of box/bloated state. Some use that clock app? and yet others are flashing with a sb image ?

    Also being that i am on 2.3.2 most/all of the guides are made with 2.1 or 2.2 in mind(i installed z4root and tried a temp root and it sat at the running exploit screen for a while and didn't do anything (figure the app is made to exp 2.2/2.1) SO i thought i could just flash it back to 2.1 right up until the point where people say to not downgrade via a flash unless i wanted a expensive paper weight. And pretending i did flash there are 2 versions, the core and full? (neither one has the updated kernal and some other stuff?)

    Should i be making restore images or something before i begin and or clock? i hear people talking about right now while i got a completely clean phone? or does it not matter i can just use the 2.3.2-full images that are around ?


    I am following sort of along http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...asy-guide-rooting-backup-rom-flashing-d2.html but this was designed around a older base os and I had the z4root problems mentioned above.

    Trying to avoid a post here 3 - 6 months from now about how my phone does everything I want it to, except turn on and work.
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    2.3.20 is your system version. Your android version is 2.2. I don't think droid 2 even has a 2.1 version. For z4root you would have to use the permanent option not temp.
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    oh nice

    just wanted to try a 'temp' run in case something went wrong, il set it to perm and see what happens. tx

    :)
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    Your talking 2 diffrent thinks. Clockwork Mod Recovery is not really an app per say but a custom recovery. There is an option to make a a back up.

    SBF is not a back up method but a restore method that brings your phone back to the factory state. Personally I didnt bother with a back up, the sbf will be just fine. Others may prefer the other method with clockwork though.

    You should be able to use one of the SBF files no matter what from what I was told.
    As said baove use permenant root. It hsould work fine. I to have the same problem. If this happens just go into setting->applications->running->z4root->force stop and now try again. Occasionally it will work the first try, some times I have to do this once. Sometimes 2 or 3 times.

    In that case it does nothing at all :p
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    ok 1 last question (ya thats a lie) are automatic updates going to be disabled on there own or is there place i need to stop OS updates(what about app updates?) so i dont wake up one day with a problem. Or would the worst problem be getting a newer z4root and repeat ?
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    U failed to say why U want a rooted phone which is not required but sometimes helpful in answering some of the questions U ask.

    The most basic reason to root is so U can do something about the Bloatware, like delete it or uninstall it, so ur phone has more memory, or runs faster, etc.

    For this reason you would need to get Z4 and root the phone. Then pay for Titanium Backup and use it to freeze the bloat, not uninstall it. Frozen the apps are still on your phone but will not work. To many of us before you in the newby state uninstalled the bloat and then found we needed some of those apps to make othere apps we like to work. Use this link to learn which apps to freeze:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-2-global/119001-my-battery-life-writeup.html

    Use Titanium after you freeze, to back up all the apps on your phone.

    Next, when rooted, you need to pay for the app Droid2 bootstrapper. This is the app that you need to make back ups and restores with. Never use clockwork mod, unless your are installing a ROM and are instructed to use it.

    It has saved my phone several times when "bugs get into it" by virtue of the fact it will turn itself on when you turn off the phone or do a battery pull trying to "kill the Bugs". It gives you a choice to reboot normally or restore from a backup.

    I also recommend that you get an SBF file on your computer, just in case, along with RSD light which is the software you use to bring your phone back to factory with the SBF files. Also get a copy of 7.zip on your computer. Here is a link to the SBF files:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-2-hacks/86628-source-droid-2-apks.html
    it is a sticky on this forum.

    I suppose this is enough. You get this stuff done and understand what is happening then you will be ready to move on into installing ROM's if that is what you want.
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    thanks a ton for the quality information guys exactly what i was after.
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