Common GB install questions answered

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    Common GB install questions answered

    At the risk (Ha! Certainty!) of repeating what's been answered a zillion times, here are some answers without using the search button or derailing a thread, or digging through 151 pages of a thread seeking a specific nugget of info.

    EDIT!!! : To DL a file on your DX, DO NOT USE STOCK BROWSER! It doesn't dl well. Try Dolphin or most any other browser.

    This thread is to preemptively answer the common questions clogging every thread currently. It is intended primarily for those who want some questions answered before they take the plunge, as well as those who tried unsuccessfully and want to start the process fresh. Please read the instructions in these links and guides very carefully. If you follow them to the letter you will have a very nice OS running on your DX. If not:
    Only you are responsible for your phone and the risks associated with modifying it, please read:
    [GUIDE] Modifications: Risk vs. Reward

    Need to root? Sbf? Flash these GB files? Read this:
    http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/dr...overclock.html
    or this: http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/dr...ing-guide.html

    Edit: Or this great SBF guide
    http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/dr...tml#post252492

    Need z4 root?
    z4root download links / Get your root on here!

    Need an sbf file?
    http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/dr...sbf-files.html

    Linux instructions (Windows-friendly, and easier than rsd lite too, so I hear.)
    http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/dr...-problems.html

    Can’t or don’t want to sbf? Try:
    Monster 2.3.340 zip to latest gingerbread

    Need the rooted GB files? Quote and link on page 1 of:
    Droid X Gingerbread 2.3.3 (4.5.588) Install Patch with Root
    “Droid X Gingerbread 2.3.3 (4.5.588) Install Patch with Root

    This is the latest release of Gingerbread rooted, courtesy of TBH

    Link: DroidX Gingerbread 2.3.3(4.5.588) Install Patch with Root

    Follow instructions from link above

    Last edited by C Dippa; Yesterday at 10:16 PM. “

    IF MOVING FROM GB LEAK TO NEW GB PLEASE READ!!!:
    For easy data restore after flashing GB:
    From mycahya, who tested this for p3droid; see p126 of Anyone get OTA 4.5.588??
    To restore GB data:
    “Clarification:
    Root process is confirmed working. For those curious, if you have a bootstrap recovery backup made, you can restore just the DATA portion of it after you have flashed the rooted leak. Steps to restore your data are as follows:
    1. reboot into recovery
    2. select backup and restore
    3. select Advanced Restore
    4. select the image from which you would like to restore data from
    5. select Restore data
    6. Reboot “


    My $.02:
    For those on GB now who like their setup: Make a backup in (Droid 2 bootstrap!, NOT Droid X) clockwork first. Get to rooted Froyo however you wish. After you've flashed 1,2,3 and rebooted, don't touch the droid- touch all four corners clockwise starting with top left corner (then top right, bottom right, bottom left). This lets you skip the setup. Install bootstrap from sd card (put it there now if you haven't yet) and open it. Bootstrap recovery-OK-reboot recovery. Now go to backup/restore option, followed by advanced restore. Click on your new backup, and an option list will come up- DATA ONLY! Your previous GB settings will magically reappear! Minus deodexing btw. No market sync crap, no TiBu restores needed, no *228, no re-entering passwords for your favorite apps and websites! My OC settings even came back on their own. It's almost exactly like a full restore. Easiest install EVER!

    FYI: p3 says no wipes needed before flashing 1,2,3; I wiped data, cache, and dalvik cache first, just because. It never hurts.


    Want to deodex now? You can:
    DeOdex Zip For new GingerBread 4.5.588
    What is deodexing?
    Deodexing Explained + How To

    Helpful info:
    A Dummies Guide to Android Terminology & Lingo

    Also look to Hacking help, Approved user guides, and FAQs in the Forum! Especially the Stickies!

    EDIT: To check your GB DLs are correct use the md5 sumchecker for Windows:
    http://download.cnet.com/MD5-Checker...-10410639.html
    The md5s should be found on the MDW page with the 3 GB parts to DL.
    OR: use the android file verifier from the market.

    "Where can I get that crazy cool CRT screen-off animation?"
    Here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1014514

    (Yay! Got my CRT back! Missed it after a whole day!)

    UPDATE: It seems you can install the deodexed version over the leak OR the new GB. See the "GB install patch with root" thread at MyDroidWorld to be sure you're flashing the right file first. From p3droid's OP:

    "Deodexed Version For Devs and Themers (Can be use by anyone)

    This installs over the top of the previously installed 2.4.588 or over 2.4.573"
    This is followed by 4 download links for the file.
    Last edited by fezrock; 04-15-2011 at 12:57 PM. Reason: update
    stm_, SVDroidDude and JNEHAMA like this.
    "FEZ aims to create a non-threatening world rich with ambiance,

    a pleasant place to spend time in."

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    nice post! This is everything we need all in one place!

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    I puts the Gingerbread on the Droid: Gingerdroid.

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    Excellent write up fezrock.

    :P Tasty GingerBread with a side of SuperUser
    Warm Gingerbread with super user icing

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    Great write up!

    Sent from my GBDX.

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    Best gingerbread write up yet good work! But could you add a the ways to check downloaded files for people. To help solve bad download installs?
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    Wish this was around last night.

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    Very nice! Should eliminate a lot of questions...assuming people search before asking

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopar-x View Post
    Best gingerbread write up yet good work! But could you add a the ways to check downloaded files for people. To help solve bad download installs?
    Let me see about that. There's an md5 sum checker you can use on your computer. I know there is a thread for that someplace here. It may take a minute, my kid is watching dvd on my pc now, so I have to do this via mobile.

    To all, Thanks! I keep seeing people ask these questions time and again. Or messed something up that didn't need to be. I'm also trying to abate the same chaos here that occurred during the GB leak.
    "FEZ aims to create a non-threatening world rich with ambiance,

    a pleasant place to spend time in."

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    Noob question here. How do I get Bootstrap on the SD card for install? I purchased it from the market but I don't have any idea where the .apk is.

    "touch all four corners clockwise starting with top left corner (then top right, bottom right, bottom left). This lets you skip the setup. Install bootstrap from sd card (put it there now if you haven't yet) and open it. "
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    Added macpro's super-awesome SBF guide to OP.

    To move bootstrap to sd:

    Use a good file manager, Root Explorer (heartily recommended app!)) or some such. Go to system/app, find droid2 bootstrap file. Longpress and select COPY. Go back to main, scroll to sdcard and select. Hit the PASTE option. Done!

    Still hunting md5 sum checker. I haven't used it. I just make sure the file size DL'd matches the file size shown on the DL site.

    Anybody knows an md5 sumcheck link feel free to post it!

    EDIT: Added "do not use stock browser to DL files" to OP.
    Last edited by fezrock; 04-14-2011 at 03:25 PM.
    "FEZ aims to create a non-threatening world rich with ambiance,

    a pleasant place to spend time in."

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