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lavamancer
05-13-2012, 01:24 PM
hi all, I'm new to the forums but have had my DX for almost two years...anyway, I'm finally to root and want to know what to do prior to rooting:

1. do I need to back up first? does rooting erase contacts, apps, etc? I've looked at titanium but I guess thats only for rooted phones?

2. is z4 root the best way to root? any other options/suggestions?

3. after rooting do I need to install a rom?

any additional tips would be greatly appreciated...this site/forum is so popular that it's sometimes overwhelming navigating through it...peace!
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BHuber09
05-13-2012, 01:44 PM
Prior to these answers. Go into settings > about phone and tell me the system version.

FreeMyMoto!!!

lavamancer
05-13-2012, 02:04 PM
I do have 4.5.621 I have read and know how to do the SBF...should I go to 602 or 605?
will doing that erase my phone's contacts etc...?
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newmanx4
05-13-2012, 02:13 PM
If you're on .621 you can't go to .602 or .605. Search for the 1KDS .604iso. Its the easiest way to root .621. As far as your contacts make sure they are all backed up to Google or just export them to SD.

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lavamancer
05-13-2012, 02:16 PM
thanks, I misspoke...I think I downloaded 604...already burned it to a cd but haven't done the sbf itself...just want to make sure I dont miss anything

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newmanx4
05-13-2012, 02:20 PM
If you've got the .604iso burned to CD then you're ready to go. Just boot phone into boot loader, connect to PC and run the disk. You'll SBF first and then root all in one session. Takes about 10 minutes.

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newmanx4
05-13-2012, 02:24 PM
http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/45037-noob-friendly-verizon-root-cm7-rom-guide-droid-x-621-ota-update.html

Here's a guide if you need it.

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lavamancer
05-13-2012, 03:05 PM
thank you all...newman, you nailed it on the head with that link!

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lavamancer
05-13-2012, 10:38 PM
So i was at the point of the SBF where you do the factory reset...

i pulled the battery and re installed it
i then pressed the home+power button but instead of reseting i got the bootloader mode:

Bootloader
30.04
Err:A5,70,70,00,1F


MEM_MAP Blank
Service Req'd
Battery OK
OK to Program
Connect USB
Data Cable

...does this mean i F'd up my DX? any suggestions on how to proceed/fix?

Thanks

newmanx4
05-13-2012, 11:57 PM
Was it still plugged to the PC? If so, unplug it and try that again.

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lavamancer
05-14-2012, 09:02 AM
Thanks Newman, i fixed it...
I think the problem was that I tried .602 instead of milestone X...
I re-did the whole sbf with MX and that worked..peace!

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newmanx4
05-14-2012, 01:57 PM
Good deal. Enjoy!

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davefrank
05-17-2012, 08:12 PM
Help4.5.62 hell root me please tried it all