[DX HOW TO] Use Droid X Bootstrap
2. Droid X Bootstrap- $2 on Market or free from Koush's website
Download link http://koush.tandtgaming.com//motorola/droidx/DroidXBootstrap.apk
Once app is installed, go to your app drawer and click on it. It will ask for Super User permissions, press yes/ok. This will stop it from booting into clockwork after every manual reboot.
How to backup your system
A backup is a snapshot of your system at that moment. This will be vital should you experience any issues modding your phone.
1. Click on Droid X Bootstrap app
2. Click Bootstrap Recovery, then click OK when it says Success
3. Click Reboot Recovery, phone will automatically reboot
4. Once in the black screen with green writing, you will use the side volume rockers to move up and down and then the camera hard key to select.
5. Move down to backup/restore and select it.
6. Move to Backup and select it
The phone will begin to create a full backup (nandroid) of your system, data, and cache. This will take about 5 minutes to generate. After it is finished it will take you back to the main screen. If you want to move back to previous screens use the back hard key.
7. Select reboot system now.
8. You can view your backups in your file manager. There will be a clockworkmod folder where the backups reside. You can change the name of the file, but do not use spaces or odd characters. For example, use a dash - rather than a backslash / for dates.
How to restore a backup
If you have issues with your setup after a ROM or theme install, you can restore a backup made when the system was running correctly.
1. Click on Droid X Bootstrap app
2. Click Bootstrap Recovery, then OK when it says Success
3. Click Reboot Recovery and phone will automatically reboot.
4. When black screen with green writing appears, select backup/restore.
5. Then select Restore.
6. Choose the backup you want to restore. If you don't change the name of the file, they have the date and time stamp as the file name.
7. Select backup and then the phone will begin restoring the backup.
8. When its finished, it will take you to main screen, select reboot system now.
How to install a rom
1. Click Droid X Bootstrap app, hit bootstrap recovery, click ok, then reboot recovery.
2. Go to mounts
2a. (Optional, read instructions on ROM install) Mount system. If system is mounted, prompt will read "unmount system"
3. Format data, click yes
4. Format cache, click yes
5. Back arrow
6. Install zip from sd card
7. Go to folder where zip is. If you downloaded zip from stock browser and didn't move it, it will be in the DOWNLOAD folder.
8. Click on the zip you want to install, then yes.
9. Once install is finished, back arrow, and reboot.
1. You can have as many backups as you'd like
2. If you get and md5 sum error, its probably bacause you renamed the file with unrecognized characters.
3. Yes, when you manually reboot it will always go to bootstrap recovery unless you do the very first step after installing. Just select reboot system now.
4. If it does not boot into bootstrap recovery, and you need it to, you can boot into stock recovery and do a factory reset and then restore a backup.
How to boot into stock recovery
Hold power button and and home hard key. When M screen appears, release home key. A screen with a small green Droid and an ! will appear. Push search hard key. Use volume rocker to select wipe data/cache then factory reset.
Thank you to the great Android developer Koushik Dutta for this great app. Follow his ramblings at www.koushikdutta.com.
01-14-2011 01:21 PM
How to correctly rename a backup
After successfully doing a backup, it's good practice to go back and rename it for easy record keeping, otherwise its a series of numbers.
1. Go to your file manager
2. Open CLOCKWORKMOD folder
3. Open BACKUPS folder
4. Long press on entry
5. Select edit/rename
6. Rename using dashes not back slashes for dates and underscores not spaces between words. I use date_ROM_feature
NOTE: You can move backups to PC if you need the room. I always keep at least 2 backups on my phone and the rest on a flash drive or my PC. DO NOT RESTORE BACKUPS OF DIFFERENT SYSTEM VERSIONS
How to remove Droid X Bootstrap through ROOT EXPLORER (PAID)
1. Click mount r/w
How to remove Droid X Bootstrap through TERMINAL EMULATOR (FREE APP)(instructions from Abe)
mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
cp /system/bin/logwrapper.bin /system/bin/logwrapper
DX Clockwork Bootstrap Recovery...
I didn't see it on the main post but it needs to be mentioned that
When using this app: DX Clockwork Bootstrap Recovery...
USB DEBUGGING NEEDS TO BE DISABLED !!
Yes the guide was made for froyo based roms. If you're on gb then droid2 bootstrap is best to use. But you can still use Droid x bootstrap with debugging off.