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Trying to upgrade old version of liberty on a Droid X. Please help!

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    Hi,

    About 2 years ago I rooted my phone and put the liberty rom on. It's been great but I'm not tech savvy and have no idea how to upgrade the very old version. Please help!


    Android version 2.2.1
    verizon wireless
    Liberty version 2.0.1

    I want to upgrade because some of the problems i've been having include:

    random application crashes
    lag
    very slow typing

    How would I go about upgrading? I'm not familiar with the lingo anymore. I can't even believe I researched enough to root it in the first place!

    Thank you!
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    Sorry to bump this but I really want to upgrade my phone. Can someone please provide step by step instructions for a noob??
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    I don't know anything about the DX, so I don't know the button sequences to boot into the recovery, but the steps you would need to do are this:

    1. Download the ROM you want to upgrade to
    2. Boot into recovery
    3. Backup your current ROM
    4. Do a Factory Data Reset/Wipe data and cache
    5. Select "Install ROM"
    6. Choose whichever ROM you have selected to flash
    7. Flash said ROM
    8. Wipe data and cache again
    9. Boot phone, set up all of your info, let sit for about 10 - 15 minutes to settle, then install all your apps.


    If you use Titanium Backup, or know how to, make sure to backup all the apps you want to keep prior to following above steps. If you don't have it, there's a free version in the Play Store. It's an invaluable tool for Rooters and ROMers. Easy to use. If you need any more help, I'll do my best to assist you.
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    IIRC ^ this is correct. Been a while since I rooted an x.
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    Pro tip: if your device starts to lag real bad, start by deleting all unimportant text messages, then go into recovery and delete cache. That should help to get rid of rubbish data and speed the device up a bit. Cache should be deleted anytime you experience lag, but it's good to keep a schedule of once a week to once a month.
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    Will the factory reset/wipe data and cache also remove my contacts and text message log? any way to keep these if it does? i'm not a huge app person. I only use a few so its not a big deal.

    secondly, can I install the new version of Liberty (3, v2 I think?) on this version of android (2.2.1)?

    Interesting, I've never done this. I'll give it a shot right now.
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    Factory reset will wipe your contacts + texts. Contacts should be backed up by Google and restore automatically. Texts can be backed up with something like SMS backup+. Or, if you're rooted you can download titanium backup and backup both.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
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    Ok, I have titanium backup, so I can do that. What about my question about the android version? Will 2.2.1 support the newest version of liberty? Can I upgrade 2.2.1 to a newer version (gingerbread?)
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    you'll want to back up as stated... then flash the 602 sbf file... as you are on an older kernel... and an older bootloader...

    once you get that back up.. then reroot bootstrap and flash
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    I don't think the DX got upgraded past Froyo, so any ROM made for the DX will use the Froyo kernel.
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    The DX got the upgrade to gingerbread. A couple times. There was .602, .605 and the final update .621.

    Don't flash a gingerbread ROM on a froyo kernel or vice versa.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
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    Oh, ok. Good to know. So make sure to flash a gingerbread based ROM.
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    This is gibberish to me. Can you please explain it in a bit more detail?

    So do I want to upgrade the liberty version first? Or upgrade Android to the newest version, THEN liberty?
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    does anybody know?
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    You would have to upgrade to the newest stock Android build for the DX.
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    So I would have to do that first? Will this version of Liberty still function after that upgrade?

    Can you help me upgrade?
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    Yes; it should but I'm not totally sure; you'll need someone who has a DX to walk you through with all the files and stuff.
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    Where should I post? Perhaps this is not the correct place. I need step by step help for newbies!
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    Right place, you just need a different person to help you.
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