Wanting to get my feet wet...

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  1. xojunexobugxo

    xojunexobugxo New Member

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    I'm new! Registered after lurking for a couple days. Both my hubby and I have rooted DXs. But I'm the only one who wants to go further and theme...ROMs scare me, so I'm just doing a lot of reading for now. On vacation currently, so a little more than scared to even theme or touch anything on my DX since being 4+ hours from home I'd like a phone that is stable.

    Reading more and more on here though is tempting me...I would love a more customized DX, but I'd be so upset if I didn't have a working phone after tinkering, again, especially since I'm on vacation.

    All in all though, love the site! :heart:
     
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    If you have an issue we have a Rescue Squad that can help. Heck you may do a lot more tinkering then you thought.;)
     
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    Welcome! Good to have you with us. We have several family members in the Forum. I suggest that before you add a theme or make any change to your phones OS make a backup. A solid backup can save you hours of work and frustration.

    Mike
     
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    :welcome: my Wife and I are both Droid Owners although she is 100% Stock and I am Deeply Rooted - enjoy your time with us and anything you need, just ask :wink:

    Be sure to check out our free app in the Market
     
  5. xojunexobugxo

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    Thanks for the advise! I knew about backing up before touching anything, but I guess you could say I've read so much, everything kinda runs together. I've downloaded alot of stuff for my DX but I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row before I do anything.

    What I've downloaded (after rooting since i'm thinking i'll need all these for roms/themes once I learn more):
    ASTRO
    Ad free (not needed, just wanted it though)
    drocap2 (again i know it's not needed, but it's cool)
    Titanium Backup
    Bootstrapper

    Guess I need to enjoy my vacation a little, so I'm going to step away from the forums for a little before I get too tempted and spend half a day trying to backup/deodex/apply rom/theme...
     
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    Good idea! Enjoy your vacation and check in when after you return home.

    BTW I notice you listed Astro. The backup I am suggesting is via your recovery not a file manager app.

    Mike
     
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    Same here!! Welcome and enjoy your vacation!!



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    I think a lot of people felt the same before rooting, I know I did. It wasn't until I had to use my backup that I really felt confident. So far all the helpful people here haven't let me down. Now, after I learned how to change my boot logo, I kinda like boot loops. IMHO diving in head first only leads to problems that are hard to trouble shoot.

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    I'm new too but I haven't rooted yet. I have enough work to do with tweaking my computers and website softwares... I'm still learning anyway since its my first smart phone. Maybe once I get the hang of things I'll root.

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    Welcome to the forums. Glad to have another member. Enjoy your vacation dancedroid
     
  11. xojunexobugxo

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    ok so I'm back from vacation and after doing some more research, I'm still a little weary on going past rooting. I would love a rom and theme, but do I have to literally start from scratch? Why does EVERYTHING have to be wiped? And how hard is it to get everything back to how i like it (contacts synced, apps back, corporate synced)? Having to set everything back up is one thing really making me reconsider all of it, and the fear of not knowing if everything i have is going to work on the new rom/theme...

    Decisions, decisions...
     
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    Contacts and apps should snyc back up from the cloud no problem, I was a little surprised this did not have issues after wiping my phone last time.

    I don't use mine for corporate comm. though, that may be a little more involved to set back up depending on your situation.

    Can relate to not wanting to start over now that you're going.