Rooted my DROID X before the latest OTA update...what do?

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    Rooted my DROID X before the latest OTA update...what do?

    Hey guys, I'm the happy owner of a DROID X which I rooted a couple months ago, after the OTA update to Froyo. Since then there has been an OTA update released...not Gingerbread but an update to Froyo.

    I can't find much information on what the update entails, whether it's possible to reroot after the update, etc. Maybe there's a way, with root, to make it shut up about the update, if it's not worth doing?

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    You can freeze the updater with titanium, most rooted people found a way to get the update to keep up with current ROMs, if you are stock rooted you should be able to take it. If you have removed bloatware/ROM'd/Themed etc you have to get back to a stock backup to take the OTA. There is an update.zip out now that will update you no matter what state your phone is in, it's easier than trying to get to stock if you don't have a stock nandroid but harder than just taking the OTA if you're stock

    http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/dr...pdate-zip.html

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    Yes, you want to stay up to date on updates especially if you're looking to rom. Install the update and if it fails, you can find the error and we can help troubleshoot it. Use the update zip 1kds gave you for the easy update.

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    Sweet. I just installed the DROID X bootstrap and made a backup, now I'm ready to try update.zip.

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    Yeah, that's the easiest way to do it.

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    Whoa, so there is a significant window when a wrong move such as trying to create a backup, or rooting, will brick the phone? And I have to re-root AND re-activate the phone? This seems a bit much.

    What kind of great advantages does this (seemingly relatively minor) update bring to make it worth it?

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    It's just bug fixes, the update itself isn't worth a whole lot, but like I said most root users updated in one way or another to be able to keep up with current ROMs. You will have to re-activate, that only takes a couple minutes using *228 option 1, and re-rooting only takes seconds using z4root

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1KDS View Post
    It's just bug fixes, the update itself isn't worth a whole lot, but like I said most root users updated in one way or another to be able to keep up with current ROMs. You will have to re-activate, that only takes a couple minutes using *228 option 1, and re-rooting only takes seconds using z4root
    Alright, I'm curious, what bug fixes? Has a detailed list been released?

    Also, I'm wading into deeper territory, what does "keeping up with the ROMs" mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danDroid View Post
    Verizon has just updated the Motorola Droid X support page to include a new update (Version.2.3.340.MB810.Verizon.
    en.USIBP_C_01.09.07) for the Droid X. This update is said to includes "numerous enhancements and improvements" so definitely one to keep an eye out for. One feature football fans will surely appreciate is the included Madden NFL football game! Check out the full list below:

    Enhancements:

    • Preloaded Madden NFL football game.
    • Preloaded Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1.
    • Preloaded MyVerizon application (v5).
    • Added Data Widget to home panel.
    • Improved Android™ OS Froyo stability .



    Improvements:

    • Improvements to Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®:
    • -Enhancements to corporate email sync and push stop.
    • -PIN lock timeout now follows the server’s settings.
    • -Enhancements to SMTP authentication.
    • Improvements to Visual Voice Mail:
    • -“Failed delivery to” message displays correctly when messages can’t be sent.
    • - Audio routes correctly to speaker, even when connected to a mono Bluetooth® headset.
    • Device now supports MP3 media files after MR2 update.
    • Music Play now runs smoothly and without lock-ups.
    • Weather widget stays with assigned location updates, not
    • current location.
    • “Smart Profile: Face Down” feature will not permanently
    • disable the phone’s ringer.
    • Enhanced audio sync when playing high quality WMV videos.
    • Improved video playback.
    • Clearer colors assigned to soft keys in applications such as Google Maps.
    • In the Contacts widget, keyboard now appears when using “type to search.”
    • Eliminated camera “Force Close” errors.
    • Device lock remains, even after a long, hard key press.
    • Quicker wake-up of display when on a call



    For details visit the support page @ Software Update: DROID X by Motorola

    ROMs are like custom built operating systems, there are developers on these forums that build them, they are built off of current system versions so to use the newest ones you have to be up to date

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    Awesome, thanks for the list.

    I think I get what ROMs are but I thought a ROM was completely self-contained as far as installing it, like a ROM would have within it whatever version of the radio or kernel or whatever. It's like wiping everything clean and starting over. Is this not true?

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