Ready To Take The Plunge!!

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    I've had my DX for about a month now. Been doin alot of reading and I'm ready to customize it and make it my own. Just a quick couple of questions so I know I have everything I need.

    Software:
    Z4Root
    DX and/or D2 Bootstrap (depends on ROM choice)
    ROM Manager
    Titanium Backup Pro
    Superuser
    340 SBF (just in case)
    None of these are the free ones. The devs work hard to give us quality pgms and they should be paid for what they do.
    ROM of choice-I haven't quite decided yet. I am looking at either a Liquid, Liberty, Zombiestomped, or the prerooted GB 595 (hear it's better than the 596). I may look at more or even try making my own, but we'll see (unless someone has a suggestion.....lol). I'll also be looking at OC and UV hacks, too.

    Sound like I have everything covered?


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    I would stay away from rom manager while on the DX. There are many conflicts reported with this and the DX. Stick with CWM for all of your flashing needs.
    Otherwise all looks good :)
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    Yeah, no to rom manager. Unless you're going to flash a gb rom, you can use dx bootstrap. Make sure the sbf is the full one. Superuser will be in your app drawer as soon as you root.
    I would personally learn how to sbf before rooting. I did, and i saved myself the freak out time. Watch a tutorial on youtube. I'll post the thread

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    A GB ROM is a possibility, for that (rooted GB 595) is where I think the D2 bootstrap comes in. Bootstrap is CWM, right? If so I can still stay away from ROM Manager, correct?

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    Also, what's your thoughts on Root Explorer?

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    I'm in the same situation. 1 month owner. Almost have the nerve to do it. I'm leaning towards the rooted GB from TBH. great post. Id be interested in seeing what happens with ya. Re: you mess yours up first!

    I also like liberty but I can't accept the black and yellow colors. Sacrilege for my fave team.


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    Root explorer is a must have file manager. Its all i use. You won't mess up your phone as long as you follow the directions. Its really quite easy. And your phone will kick arse.

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    I guess I need to get busy d/l-ing so I can get started

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    I guess you do

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    What its the difference between Root Explorer and a standard file manager app?

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    Root explorer is a file manager for root users that allows you to view and modify every file on your phone. I mean everything. Its essential and makes life a lot easier when you need it. Believe me

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    Maybe a dumb question here, but I'm asking anyway. I have almost everything together that I think I need and I'm going to start soon. Before I do anything, first step is a backup. After that can I use say root explorer and make a copy of all my internet favs? If so, how hard is it to find them?

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    Internet favs? What is that? Bookmarks? Those you can save in the data of your browser app
    That's no big deal though. Just go for it. You can always set everything up again. I just did it this morning flashing liberty 0.8. Took me about an hour to get everything back to where I was

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    Thats half the fun...

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    Exactly! Not everyone feels that way though ;)

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    Ok, here's where I'm at. My apps are installed. No freebies here, thanks for the progs developers. I'm rooted, clockworked, root explored, and a backup has been created. Next decision is do I want to just freeze some bloat, or do I do a custom ROM? My bootstrap is for DX, but I can do D2 if I need to. If I go with say the TBH 2 part and need to do a restore for any reason, can I use my backup with the D2 bootstrap? Also, is there a thread about the different ROMs (good, bad, content, etc) so I can try to make a semi informed choice? As always, suggestions and opinions are always welcome.

    Thanks in advance

    BTW, I also have the link to the SBF d/l if I need it.

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    I may have found the answer, at least part of it, to my backup/restore question. Apparently I can as long as the kernel versions are the same. How do I know if they are?

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    Ok, after much reading here and over at MDW, I know which direction I'm going. Over to the Darkslide!! I have all the files I need, including a bootable linux cd to sbf back to froyo with incase I have issues. All should go well. Wish me luck.......