Root or Not to root...??

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  1. reyoung17

    reyoung17 New Member

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    I've had the Droid X for a few months now. But have grown tired of the factory look... I'm debating on rooting it to be able to install a new ROM and theme. Also wanna be able to tether it... I have z4root to root it. Not so much worried about being able to root it. From what I've read its click it and it does its thing. However, what I am worried about is how to install a new ROM and choosing a good one. Any suggestions?
     
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    I was hesitant to root my D1. Glad I did it. Once you get the terms down doing this stuff isn't hard. I'm not an expert by any stretch. I'm learning as I go. I wanted to extend the battery and CM has done just that.

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    Rooting is not the issue, but loading custom ROM's is different with the X versus the Droid 1. It is up to you, and you need to do it for yourself. Don't let anyone else talk you into it.
     
  4. reyoung17

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    No one is talking me into it. I'm wanting to do it myself. Just not sure I know everything i need to know in order to do it correctly. And the last thing i wanna do is lock down my phone.
     
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    Peer pressure! Anyone have any roofies? We are going to date rape your phone

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    Lol anywho what questions do you have? What are you specifically worried about?

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    While I agree you should root your X, I honestly have not seen much benefit to the custom ROMs in the X community. I have tried almost all of them and come back to stock every time, it is by far the most stable.

    So unless you find form more important that function, I would not bother with it. If you do end up going with a custom ROM go with Liberty or Apex, they seem the nicest to me.
     
  8. reyoung17

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    I have a friend that is running liberty v1.5 on his droid x and he says he likes it. Haven't looked at apex, I will check it out. What is the process in order to load a ROM though. I installed a ROM Manager and titanium off the market to use but haven't researched what I need to do to install a custom ROM yet. I ended up rooting it last night though. Main reason i wanted to root was to be able to tether. Installed a tethering app and it works perfectly. However once I understand how to add ROMs I wanna try doing that as well. B/c I wanna get rid of some of the stock apps that I'm never gonna use... (Kindle, Amazon MP3, etc...) So any info on installing ROMs will be greatly appreciated...
     
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    All ROMs iver tried are as stable as the earth. Anything can happen but we live and thrive in it. The ROMs arent as unstable as Jonecat makes it seem. I rarely run into random reboots or freezes or heat. But switching to ROMs will make you lose ALOT of functionality that the phone already comes with, which is i think why jonecat goes back to stock. And i dont blame him i just hate going back to stock because of that hideous look so i theme my heart out with ROMs.
     
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    This pretty much sums it up for me :)



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    What functionality do you lose when moving to a custom rom vs. stock?