Rant about DX

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    Ok, I don't mean to whine, but I feel like I've been forgotten about and left out of updates and apps like Gingerbread and Netflix as a DX owner. The great Droid X is about to be phased out to it's new brother and I'm still waiting, unrooted, for some love. I'm thinking about just taking the plunge and rooting my phone and saying screw Verizon and Motorola... Anyone else feel this way?

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    Already did before I got my tb!

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    What are you waiting for? I'm rooted and running liberty gingerbread and netflix works great.

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    If you wait for Moto/Vzw to do something with the best interests of the customer in mind, you're going to be waiting a long time. Take control of your phone. You won't care about a piddly little OTA once you have root.

    In all honesty, Moto never has to update existing phones. If the DX gets official GB, that's going to be it.

    (from Beka's DX)
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    Yea, time to root and get your own GB on! I couldn't care less about that OTA.
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    Well, I was trying to wait and do the "right" thing by not voiding my warranty and going against what Verizon and Motorola want me to do. Plus I don't want to deal with all of the problems that come with rooting like instability issues. I have done as much customizing as I can with Launcherpro and Widgetlocker. It aggravates me that these companies have left us hanging when the DX was supposed to be their flagship phone. Every day I read articles on Pulse from the Android sites talking about other phones, I get more and more disappointed and annoyed. I tried downloading that Netflix file from xda on my phone, but it won't let me download the files. It says my device isn't supported. I guess I have to download it from my pc then transfer the file?

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    What rims do y'all recommend? I've done some reading on different ones, but there are so many. I want a lot of features like I already have. I've seen that some rims are stripped down. I don't want that. Isn't liberty stripped down? What do y'all think about cm7?

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    Roms *... Damn autocorrect haha! Roms roms roms... Nom nom nom.. lol

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    Cm7 isn't available for the DX (see locked bootloader)... Liberty is about as close to cm7 that you can run...

    It is very striped down, and very fast.

    APEX is fully customizable between striped and full BLUR.

    For more information check the ROM pages for DX.

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    There are also some good how to vids and rom reviews on youtube. Search for xdroidrom.
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    Cm7 is a very good rom with tons of features but its not for locked down phones like the Droid X. The best current roms are Liberty, Apex, and the Gingerbread leaks.

    As far as being stripped down Liberty has some of Motos Blur and the Bloat apps removed but it also has tons of settings to customize it the way you want and really make it your rom.

    Apex also has some of the blur and bloat removed but not sure what else because I don't use apex.

    Now the leaks are pretty much what your running now but improved little. They don't have any extra options built in to customize it like liberty does.

    For all the above roms there are also themes and themed apps you can flash to further customize your rom.

    I would suggest you go with one of the leaked gingerbread roms first and kinda mess around with it then you can decide if you want a rom like apex or liberty.

    Just let me know any questions you have and which rom you want and ill help you out.

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    Thanks! That's very disappointing to hear that I can't get CM7 for my phone! I hear that it's pretty much the best rom out there. Thanks for the advice! If I root, I can get multiple roms, so I will take your advice and start off with the GB leak, but I will also try Liberty and see which one I like better.

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    I run a bone stock DX at the moment. Because I have been watching netflix all day. That single app is worth not caring about gingerbread. Unless its real gingerbread which is delicious. A half second look at the dx general thread might get you a lunch hour wasted on ultimate spiderman too.

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    And if I root, I can flash back to froyo if I have to bring my phone to Verizon so they wont know I rooted it?

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    @watersharer, it won't let me even download the Netflix files on my phone frm the xda site. It tells me download unsuccessful and that the file isn't supported by my phone. Do I have to download it to my computer then transfer the file to my phone to install it?

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    I really don't want to have instability problems with my phone if I root. My phone will crash every once in a while, but fir the most part, it runs great. That's the only thing I'm scared of. I love the way I have it customized with Launcherpro and Widgetlocker. I have the other launcher adx or whatever it's called, but I haven't used it. I didn't realize that you cab only use 1 launcher at a time and I alrady had LP set up how I wanted. I tried homeswitcher, but I didn't like how every time I hit the home key it asked me which one I wanted

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    Yeah you can always return to bone stock at anytime via a program, .sbf file, and a computer and then it'll be in fresh out of the box condition. Also netflix works with the newest .595 leak without any modification whatsoever.

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    Awesome! Thanks! I'm running 2.3.340.mb810.Verizon.en.us
    Kernel - 2.6.32.9-g55626e1w30471...

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    Once you root you can back up all your apps with an app called titanium backup then restore them when you flash your new rom and everything will be the same.

    Also just FYI if you want to flash roms you'll need to buy the "droid x bootstrapper" from the market which allows you to flash roms.

    If you want to flash liberty gingerbread then you'll need to buy the liberty toolbox from the market as its only available to people who bought the app. Trust me the app is worth it because the dev is amazing.

    Another app worth buying if you really get into rooting is titanium backup pro from the market which makes the whole flashing and wipeing data a no brainer :)

    EDIT: I've been running the .595 leak since the 5th and have had no issues whatsoever.

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    Thanks! I have Astro file manager. Is Titanium different than Astro?

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