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SnoobStar
09-07-2011, 01:21 PM
At the risk of being *****ed at for not looking, I have searched and searched these topics and have not found the answers that I was looking for.
I am new to this, but relatively good with computers and such.

I recently got my first android phone, the Droid x2. I choose it over the iPhone due to the versatility of the phone and the community of android lovers:excited:. I got the gingerbread update when it came out and have now rooted the phone. I would like to begin to install roms, but honestly don't know where to start. It seems like I need bootstrapper, But I'm not sure if this works with gingerbread? I also would like to know if there is a way to back up my current rom, as I cannot find a way to do that either. It seems as though I would have to download the rom, save it to the sd card, and open it through recovery somehow? But not before I back up my current rom.. Let me know if I'm on the right track at all..

Looks like I picked the wrong phone to be learning how to do this stuff on lol

cobracon71
09-07-2011, 04:39 PM
first of all have you rooted the phone yet ? if not this is the first step u have to take here is a guide [ROOT] Droid 3 root instructions (One Click added for Windows/ Linux/ OSX) (http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?3714-ROOT-Droid-3-root-instructions-(One-Click-added-for-Windows-Linux-OSX)&p=75934) scroll down to second post that is for the droid x2

ajs8403
09-07-2011, 05:02 PM
YOU'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK!!

once rooted, you have to move roms to your sd card, boot into recovery, make a nandroid back up, and then install.. so with knowing that, you're on the right track. Im not on GB and havent messed with it at all, so i can really give u any advise as to if you can use driod2 bootstrap or not.. what Android Version are you running? Ill do some digging and see if i cant find out some of the answers to your questions, if anything it'll help me better understand the GB kernal

Edit: First of all I was under the impression that you cant be rooted while on the GB kernal, so when u say that you installed the gingerbread update, do you mean the "Gingerbreak" so that youre able to root??

also, here is a thread on droid 2 bootstrap, which is exactly what you need to boot into clockworkmod...
http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-news/32161-droid-x2-gets-bootstrapped-clockwork-mod-recovery.html

you should also look into getting ROM Manager, especially if you plan on flashing a multitude of roms... it helps keep roms up to date. Here is another thread that may answer some of ur other questions...
http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x2-support/30633-x2-resource-thread.html#post356104

have any specific ?'s just ask.. good luck

HarleyDude
09-07-2011, 05:16 PM
Here's a list of x2 resources
http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x2-support/30633-x2-resource-thread.html

then here for ROM stuff
http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x2-roms/

cobracon71
09-07-2011, 05:22 PM
u tha man HD

SnoobStar
09-07-2011, 05:59 PM
Yes I have rooted the phone using this link: http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?3714-ROOT-Droid-3-root-instructions-(One-Click-added-for-Windows-Linux-OSX
So I believe I am running a rooted DX2 GB 2.3.3

I have read most of the links that were posted, but I'm confused if the bootstrap/clockwork mod recovery would work on GB?

Thanks for all of your help!

Edit: Also, I do have ROM Manager. Although at this point it is useless lol

sawyers70
09-08-2011, 09:05 PM
The bootstrap clockwork mod recovery does work with the gingerbread update.

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SnoobStar
09-08-2011, 10:06 PM
Yep, thanks. Found it in another thread

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