Rooting and ROM ideas

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  1. edwards2243

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    I'm trading my D2 for a DX tomorrow. I'm currently on liberty 2.0.1 ROM, but I'm curious what to do with the DX when I get it. Its already got the GB OTA update, so I'm really not sure of my options. I'll have to get root, but I've been reading conflicting ways to get root: I've heard sbf, then tbh GB..also heard its not possible. Any thoughts?

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    It's possible you just need to sbf back to froyo then install the leak as you said. If you don't want to do that, you'll have to wait for root on the ota (which shouldn't take too long)
    Droid 2 Liberty GB v0.7
     
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    Why would you trade from a 2 to an X? Basically the same phone. I would get a non Moto phone with an unlocked bootloader.

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    The simple reason is to try something new. I like motorola, locked bootloader or not, and have been wanting to trade to a DX for a while now. I finally found somebody willing to trade straight up, so I'm going to jump on it.

    What's the difference between TBH gingerbread and the OTA version? I might just wait til we have root on the OTA instead of the sbf route...

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    The difference is root

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    the question is Why wouldn't you swap if you had the chance.

    to the OP, if you want to ROM/theme, right away you are going ot have to SBF to 2.3.340, root, install D2 bootstrapper, and use the 2 files at mydroidworld.com to get to rooted 596 Gingerbread.

    pretty painless and quick to do.

    or just wait for root which could be today, or it could be never.
     
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    Also if your going to try and install a rom on the rooted gb your going to have to use the d2 bootstrap not the dx. I made the mistake of doing that

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    Thanks, good to know.
     
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    Yeah, when the guy contacted me to swap...I immediately thought it was a no brainer (or the DX was all beat up). I'll report back after we do the swap tonight. The dude has an extra battery and an hdmi cable, which still sounds too good to be true!!!
     
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    [/QUOTE]
    Yeah, when the guy contacted me to swap...I immediately thought it was a no brainer (or the DX was all beat up). I'll report back after we do the swap tonight. The dude has an extra battery and an hdmi cable, which still sounds too good to be true!!![/QUOTE]

    so your trading JUST your phone (plus charger and all the stuff that came in the box) for his x AND extra battery and hdmi cable? That does sound a little to good to be true ha

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    Yeah, when the guy contacted me to swap...I immediately thought it was a no brainer (or the DX was all beat up). I'll report back after we do the swap tonight. The dude has an extra battery and an hdmi cable, which still sounds too good to be true!!![/QUOTE]

    so your trading JUST your phone (plus charger and all the stuff that came in the box) for his x AND extra battery and hdmi cable? That does sound a little to good to be true ha

    Sent from my ZombieStomped DROIDX[/QUOTE]

    I have a car mount and a seido case that i'm throwing in, too.
     
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    All went as planned...finally have my dx!

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