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t.crawford714
12-09-2010, 11:03 AM
You guys always say to back up your phone before you do anything to it, what do you mean by this? Do I use the on-phone back-up assistant that goes to VZW? I'm thinking about rooting so I want to ask questions before I'm stuck in the middle....

Abe21599
12-09-2010, 11:26 AM
a nandroid backup is like a system restore point

mikeinrichmond
12-09-2010, 12:09 PM
Get the droid x bootstrap app in the market. You have to be rooted to use.

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Droid-Xer
12-09-2010, 12:17 PM
Or get bootstrap for free on devs site My Brain Hurts (http://www.koushikdutta.com)

1KDS
12-09-2010, 05:42 PM
http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/12081-rooolers-guide-root-unroot-backup-rom-sbf-overclock.html, read the thread it will save your ass, backup info in post 3

ARHicken
12-09-2010, 07:11 PM
just make sure before you that zip called a rom on your phone you make a backup

its an ugly scene trying to get back to stock

t.crawford714
12-09-2010, 08:02 PM
http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/12081-rooolers-guide-root-unroot-backup-rom-sbf-overclock.html, read the thread it will save your ass, backup info in post 3
Thanks


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z06mike
12-09-2010, 08:28 PM
Also, if you install a new ROM and really like it I would also make a backup of that. That way you can easily go.back to stock or to a different ROM from another if you ever have problems. Im constantly trying out new ROMs so I use my backups regularly.

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ArthurIhde
12-10-2010, 05:07 AM
Well,it's important indeed.

t.crawford714
12-10-2010, 10:33 PM
Get the droid x bootstrap app in the market. You have to be rooted to use.

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Well doesn't that just like shoot itself in the ass? So if you mess up the root your screwed because you didn't back up or can you use the VZW bloatware back-up, root then use this back-up?

1KDS
12-10-2010, 10:42 PM
You don't mess it up with root, you mess it up with modding. Once you root you use bootstrap to make a nandroid backup, an exact copy of how your phone is at that point. Then apply roms, themes etc. If something goes wrong you flash back to a previous nandroid backup.

t.crawford714
12-10-2010, 10:58 PM
You don't mess it up with root, you mess it up with modding. Once you root you use bootstrap to make a nandroid backup, an exact copy of how your phone is at that point. Then apply roms, themes etc. If something goes wrong you flash back to a previous nandroid backup.
Oh ok, what if you do mess up root? Use .sbf?


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Droid-Xer
12-10-2010, 11:00 PM
You can't mess up root. It wither roots or it doesn't.

psychotic_penguin
12-10-2010, 11:07 PM
Use z4root it's a solid app and works flawlessly it got pulled from the Market for whatever reason but you can find it on Droid Life Z4Root Will Root the DROID X 2.3.340 Update - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog (http://www.droid-life.com/2010/12/09/z4root-will-root-the-droid-x-2-3-340-update/)

t.crawford714
12-11-2010, 11:39 AM
Oh ok, sweet. So there is really no danger in rooting

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1KDS
12-11-2010, 12:00 PM
Correct, the danger is when modding the phone/ adding themes, that's why you should have a previous (solid/stable) nandroid backup. The only way to successfully brick the dx is to flash the wrong sbf, afaik.

Droid-Xer
12-11-2010, 01:25 PM
To make a backup you need Droid x bootstrap. $2 in market or free from the devs website here ->My Brain Hurts (http://www.koushikdutta.com)

t.crawford714
12-11-2010, 02:08 PM
Ok, thanks guys!

t.crawford714
12-11-2010, 08:32 PM
To make a backup you need Droid x bootstrap. $2 in market or free from the devs website here ->My Brain Hurts (http://www.koushikdutta.com)

I don't see or understand how to download this

1KDS
12-11-2010, 08:43 PM
try this page, download it with the browser on the x and install it through the browser menu
My Brain Hurts: Droid X Recovery (and Droid 2 too!) (http://www.koushikdutta.com/2010/08/droid-x-recovery.html)

t.crawford714
12-11-2010, 08:49 PM
try this page, download it with the browser on the x and install it through the browser menu
My Brain Hurts: Droid X Recovery (and Droid 2 too!) (http://www.koushikdutta.com/2010/08/droid-x-recovery.html)

I actually found that a few minutes ago, haha. Thanks though!


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