Need help with Switching ROMs (ROM Manager/Clockworkmod Recovery)

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    Need help with Switching ROMs (ROM Manager/Clockworkmod Recovery)

    I'm a little unclear on how ROM Manager and Clockworkmod Recovery work together. I have been using ROM Manger to make backups and restore my backups from a fully booted system. Now, I want to install a few ROMs and switch back and forth between them to experiment. When I do so, I will need to be in Clockworkmod recovery so I can wipe the cache/data/factory reset. Once I do so, can I restore a ROM backup I made in ROM Manager? Or do I need to make a specific backup in Clockworkmod recovery to use while in Clockworkmod recovery? It's not clear to me whether or not I have to use one program as a stand alone or if the two are compatible with each other. Thanks for any help.

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    Clockwork recovery is built in. Think of it as the green boot menu. The rom manager as the droid front end
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    I actually run into issues trying to do everything from rom manager- other then downloading... imo its easier to do install/swaps/backups from bootstrap.
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    Since the X has a locked bootloader you need Droid X Bootstrapper to properly install ROMs, themes ect. You can still download through ROM Manager, but go to the clockworkmod/download folder on your SD card and move the file you downloaded to the root of your card and then install it via Bootstrapper.

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    I actually didn't realize that Droid X Bootstrapper (what I use to enter Clockworkmod Recovery) and ROM Manager (what I use for backing up/restoring only) are from the same developer and that they are in fact interchangeable. I was using them for completely separate functions. I went into Clockworkmod Recovery and it automatically found my backups made w/ROM Manager w/o putting them on the SD card root directory. Great stuff. Thanks to everyone for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychotic_penguin View Post
    Since the X has a locked bootloader you need Droid X Bootstrapper to properly install ROMs, themes ect. You can still download through ROM Manager, but go to the clockworkmod/download folder on your SD card and move the file you downloaded to the root of your card and then install it via Bootstrapper.
    I don't have to move things around I just navigate through the menu to the file



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    I still dont get it.. In not one of the tuturials (I think 5 on this site) about bootstrap does it ever say anything about switching between roms. I see alot about back up and restore.. but nothing about switching between two installed roms.

    I have a computer with windows xp, windows 7 64, windows 7 32 and ubunto. I can boot up and select which OS I go into. I see no mention anywhere about something like this with bootstrap. unless I am wrong it is either installed or its not with bootstrap. You have to back up and restore everytime you want to "switch" (more like reinstall if this is the case)?

    Am I missing something or can switching not actually be done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drjimbeam View Post
    I still dont get it.. In not one of the tuturials (I think 5 on this site) about bootstrap does it ever say anything about switching between roms. I see alot about back up and restore.. but nothing about switching between two installed roms.

    I have a computer with windows xp, windows 7 64, windows 7 32 and ubunto. I can boot up and select which OS I go into. I see no mention anywhere about something like this with bootstrap. unless I am wrong it is either installed or its not with bootstrap. You have to back up and restore everytime you want to "switch" (more like reinstall if this is the case)?

    Am I missing something or can switching not actually be done?
    cant be done. dont think theres a way possible to partition the internal memory to be able to 'dual boot' on the phone with the locked bootloader.

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    Thanks.. So many posts like this one that are confusing.. Not switching between roms, really uninstalling and reinstalling them. I Have only tried Gummyjar 2.1 and 2.5 no others. To damn lazy to keep uninstalling and reinstalling.

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