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Abe21599
12-10-2010, 02:07 PM
We do have a few good guides around here, but feel free to use this thread to list the guides you'd like to see !

Ill see what I can or other members can do to help out

Have at it!

tntlassiter
12-10-2010, 02:57 PM
okay...
EDIT: I got it now...my bad...

Abe21599
12-10-2010, 03:32 PM
Lol no it was just to suggest them in this one. no link. Maybe I should change that

Sent from my DROIDX using Droid X Forum App

thewakka1
12-11-2010, 06:29 PM
A guide to return phone to complete stock and maybe an OC profile suggestion or guide to OC. There was someone last nite willing to pay 20$ for someone to basically turn his dx into the ultimate dx

Abe21599
12-12-2010, 08:16 AM
A guide to return phone to complete stock and maybe an OC profile suggestion or guide to OC. There was someone last nite willing to pay 20$ for someone to basically turn his dx into the ultimate dx

oc might be possible, the sbf thread in here will get u back to stock

Roooler
12-14-2010, 08:08 PM
A guide to return phone to complete stock and maybe an OC profile suggestion or guide to OC. There was someone last nite willing to pay 20$ for someone to basically turn his dx into the ultimate dx

- http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-rs-guides/12081-rooolers-guide-root-unroot-backup-rom-sbf-overclock.html

Covers a portion on OC and also SBF/Restore ;)


Im willing to make a few more guides if people can just toss out some things they would like to see.

Abe21599
12-14-2010, 08:10 PM
i know right lol i dont mind either i just dont know what to do them on

wicked
12-15-2010, 03:06 AM
how about a guide on how to use the "search" function on this forum? :p

Abe21599
12-30-2010, 02:36 PM
nobody wants guides made? lol

spodoc
12-30-2010, 02:47 PM
Honestly, I love the guides. Roolers was the one that helped get me started with roms. At the moment, I struggle to wrap my brain around what is out there and what is not.

There are lots scattered across this forum. Maybe a guide to the guides... a table of contents if you will? I think search is OK, but many people don't search and then find such chaos and dissorganization, that they then get lazy and post their question without investigating.

This forum is as long as a book now. A table of contents is in order I think.

That said, I'd like to see a good write up of what to do, step by step, to go from stock to rom/theme, and then back to stock to recieve OTA updates again. I know it's all out there, but it's scattered.

Abe21599
12-30-2010, 02:49 PM
a table of contents has been made possible - they are just in the RS section and in the Hacking section

i could do a back to stock one here...

spodoc
12-30-2010, 03:02 PM
a table of contents has been made possible - they are just in the RS section and in the Hacking section

i could do a back to stock one here...

OK, I see them there now. From an organizational stand-point, I see why they are in the hacks section, but that's hidden to most of the new users. In fact, I forgot that's where they were. I ususally just click on the bottom of someone's tag (like yours). Most of the needless posts/threads made on this forum have to do with topics covered in the hacks section (e.g. how do I root, return to stock, make a backup,...).

If you want to keep the threads there I think it makes sense, but new useres need to be better alerted to them. Maybe the casual user doesn't think of rooting as a hack? I can't explain why they seem "hidden" to me by being in that section, but I just feel like they are.

Just ignore me :)

spodoc
12-30-2010, 03:06 PM
OK, to my point. I see now that you have a good post-root guide. You have to go under forums to get there.

I'm just quickly tring to dart around and find this stuff and it's not overly obvious where things are. I think many new users are going to be equally confused, then they just start a thread asking how to root.

For the things I have to write for work, all the time we are reorganizing websites and publications. As the content grows, it helps to do that.

spodoc
12-30-2010, 03:11 PM
Last thing and then I'll shut up. How about a separate section for guides, right under Forums?

Example:

Droid X Forum (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/forum.php) - The main area - The Droid X Forum
Droid X Guides - Step-by-step instructions on popular tasks (must-read if new to X)
Droid X News (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-news/) - News about the Motorola Droid X
Droid X Discussion (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-general-discussion/) - General Discussion about the Droid X
Droid X Help (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-help/) - Help section for your Droid X
Droid X Apps (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-apps/) - Discuss the latest Apps for your Droid X
Droid X Games (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-games/) - Discuss the latest Games for your Droid X
Droid X Hacks (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/) - Hack & Modify your Droid X

dmans
01-02-2011, 03:54 PM
I agree with spodoc that it would be nice to have one stem-to-stern guide that covers from the moment you power up for the first time to having a fully rooted, backed up, and ROM'd phone. it would of course require some commitment to keep this up to date, but it seems that having such a guide stickied on (almost) every thread would cut down on the number of unnecessary or redundant posts.
Also, a guide that compares the various features of the most popular ROMs would be nice.

This is my first post, but ive been lurking for a while in preparation for buying my DX and i wanted to thank you all for the great resource you've created! I have really learned a lot without even having a phone to mess with.

Cheers!

Abe21599
01-02-2011, 03:57 PM
Last thing and then I'll shut up. How about a separate section for guides, right under Forums?

Example:


Droid X Forum (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/forum.php) - The main area - The Droid X Forum
Droid X Guides - Step-by-step instructions on popular tasks (must-read if new to X)
Droid X News (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-news/) - News about the Motorola Droid X
Droid X Discussion (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-general-discussion/) - General Discussion about the Droid X
Droid X Help (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-help/) - Help section for your Droid X
Droid X Apps (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-apps/) - Discuss the latest Apps for your Droid X
Droid X Games (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-games/) - Discuss the latest Games for your Droid X
Droid X Hacks (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/) - Hack & Modify your Droid X



a lot of the guides are hacking guides or fixing your phone. i feel the sections are appropriate


I agree with spodoc that it would be nice to have one stem-to-stern guide that covers from the moment you power up for the first time to having a fully rooted, backed up, and ROM'd phone. it would of course require some commitment to keep this up to date, but it seems that having such a guide stickied on (almost) every thread would cut down on the number of unnecessary or redundant posts.
Also, a guide that compares the various features of the most popular ROMs would be nice.

This is my first post, but ive been lurking for a while in preparation for buying my DX and i wanted to thank you all for the great resource you've created! I have really learned a lot without even having a phone to mess with.

Cheers!

id check Rooolers all in one guide in the hacking section. note theres two guides section on DXF - hacking and RS.

Abe21599
03-13-2011, 02:16 PM
shameless bump. any ideas :)

premodeja
03-14-2011, 01:56 PM
How about the correct way of resetting battery stats. I have read discharge then fully charge, fully charge then discharge. I found this on Xda

1) Charge the battery to full till you get the full battery message
2) Use the phone till it is totally empty (stops turning on)
3)Charge again to full till you get the message again
4) Download and install a terminal shell application from the market
5) Enter the following "su" press enter
6) Enter the following "rm /data/system/batterystats.bin" press enterThis last method I am trying now. I got the 3500 extended battery and the life is no different than stock after a few different methods. Someone in that thread said just fully charge and use boot recovery to wipe stats. I have tried this. What works?! That is my question.

DebianDog
03-14-2011, 02:09 PM
Letting the battery run to zero is the same thing. You can also use the Advanced option in the boot manager to reset the battery stats

premodeja
03-14-2011, 02:40 PM
Letting the battery run to zero is the same thing. You can also use the Advanced option in the boot manager to reset the battery stats

Yes that I know and have done a few times as well. I keep seeing the question asked, mainly in threads about extended batteries, but seeing multiple different ways and nothing seems consistent. I am certainly not stupid, but this issue has made me feel dumb and would like to see best advice pulled out and centralized... *** my small little selfish dream... for the moment*** :)