Rooted and want to install a ROM but confused how

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    I have a Droid 2 running version 2.3.20. I successfully rooted using dorootv3.sh from this thread Easier 1-2-3 Droid 2 Root for Windows / Linux / Mac - xda-developers.

    I want to install the Liberty ROM (not Gingerbread version) but i'm not sure where to start?? I'm new to all of this.

    So far I've downloaded Titanium Backup (free) and made a backup of my apps and data. It appears I also need to download "ROM Manager" and "Droid 2 Recovery Bootstrap?" I think ROM Manager (paid) can create a Nandroid backup which backs-up everything Ti Backup does and more (basically a complete backup of your phone) so why do I need Ti Backup?

    Has anyone written up a nice step-by-step on what apps to download and steps to follow to create a backup and flash a new ROM (specifically Liberty)? I've seen a few YouTube vids but they always throw around a bunch of terms I'm not familiar with since I'm new to the game. Also not sure sure how out-of-date the info is.

    Thanks for your help! So confused....
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    OK I got you. Don't need rom manager. Just d2 bootstraper to install liberty. So go to the liberty 2.0.1 thread and dl the file to your sd (make sure you put it in a place you can easily find it). Now, open up bootstraper and hit bootstrap recovery, then reboot recovery. It will boot you into clockwork recovery. It may look intimidating, but soon enough this screen will become your best friend. Use the volume buttons to scroll down to backup/restore and use the camera button to enter. Now click, backup. It will backup your entire phone. After its finished, use the power button to go backwards a screen. Go to wipe data/factory reset. Wipe that baby. Don't let that scare you. Now, I usually go to mounts/storage and mount system and data but it's not necessary. Do it if you like. Now, go to install zip from sd and find the liberty file you downloaded. Install! Then reboot system now. You should be golden. If you don't feel totally comfortable, pm me your number and ill call you and walk you through it. Someone helped me when I was in the same spot as you!

    Personally, i would go for gingerbread. Its way better. I understand though if you want to try the froyo ver
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    ldopa, dude plus one million to you. It's refreshing to see someone so helpful on forums for a change.

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    Awesome instructions, man! Thanks for the clarity. Gonna go get the Liberty file and bootstrapper now...
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    Thank you Nova. Tyrell, let me know if you have any more questions. I sent you a pm with my number earlier

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    Ugh....I'm feeling pretty ...oh, what's the term..."special" right now. I can't for the life of me find Liberty 2.0.1! Seems like it would be in a sticky or easily searched out using "Liberty 2.0.1" but no luck.

    ...and I've been doing some reading. How do I make/find a SBF file to revert back to in case I royally hose this up and need to start back from scratch?

    Sorry for so many Q's...dam newbs.
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    Ha! Found it! Downloading now. What an exciting Friday night...


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    Alright so now that you dl it, put it on the root of the sd card. Bootstraper, bootstrap recovery, reboot recovery.
    In clockwork, make a backup (if you haven't done so already.
    After, wipe data
    Mount system and data
    Install zip from sd (liberty 2.0.1)
    Reboot system now

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    Wow atleast I know who im gonna get ahold of when I finally get root back on my DX and wanna start installing a rom! Lol

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    OK - I've got Liberty loaded but of course the phone is wiped. How do I reload all my apps, contacts, data, etc.?
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    Titanium backup batch restore.

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    Haha. What are you doing on stock? Did you take the ota?

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    The Droid x they sent me came with gingerbread preinstaled still waiting for root tho! Lol I could just sbf back to Froyo reroot and then install the 2 part rooted gingerbread but that seems like alot of work? But it might good practice for me if I wanna get into roms? Lol

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    Absolutely! I would totally jump on that. Lot of cool roms for the dx Liberty gb is getting better and better. Let me know if you decide to do it

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    A little confused on one thing tho. The 2 part file instructions say install both files before leaving recovery

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    Yeah that's right. For the dx. Go into clockwork, wipe data, then install part 1, then immediately after that one is finished, install part 2. Then reboot system. No wipe inbetween

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    Ok another question why do the instructions say use the d2 bootstrap not the DX bootstrap?

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    DX bootstraper does work I believe if usb debugging is turned off, but most people use d2 bootstrap. Not sure why. I just know it works.

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    Send me your email again. I sent one to you, but it failed!

    Edit: i got tired of waiting so i put a present for you together and sent you a pm.

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