I want a Black Notification bar and....
I really want the black notification bar and the "gingerbread" LPP theme on my Droid X - but the options out there are overwhelming.
I currently am running the stock 2.3.340 and have never Rooted before.
I did run the leaked Froyo a while back and re-flashed prior to the official release so I'm somewhat knowledgable but still would like the easiest/safest route.
Any suggestions on what would be best for a rooting neophyte?
- 12-13-2010, 03:31 PM #2
Get z4root (search on google and you can find the apk easily). After you root, download the paid versions of Droid X Bootstrapper and Rom Manger. There is a video on youtube that shows how to make a nandroid backup with Bootstrapper. Do that so that you can always fall back to a fresh 2.2.1 install in a matter of minutes. Then go into Rom Manger, click Flash ClockworkMod Recovery, select the Droid X, then click Download ROM, scroll to the bottom and click Fabolous, then click ApeX V1.3.0 for Droid X, click download, select wipe data and you'll be golden.
- 12-13-2010, 03:32 PM #3
Z4 is by far the easiest way to root. Once you root you should rom it too. Make a stock rooted backup first. Try out apex 1.3. It has the black bar and is skinned with ginger. Looks nice
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- 12-13-2010, 03:33 PM #4
Thank you both!
What should I do prior to using Z4Root? Anything I should backup? Is there a full download floating around of the whole stock DX including preinstalled bloatware in the event Gingerbread lands sooner than expected and I want to flash back to stock for the official OTA?
Also - dumb question - but will my paid apps continue to work when rooted - or is it a different world entirely?
- 12-13-2010, 03:44 PM #6
- 12-13-2010, 03:51 PM #7
All your paid apps will continue to work. I also recommend getting the paid version of Titanium backup. It does very thorough job of backing up apps and there settings which is helpful if you flash other ROMs later and want all the settings (like for games, or Google Places) restored. Plus, you can use it to "freeze" bloatware without having to delete it. SetCPU is another great root app to preserve battery life.
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- 12-13-2010, 07:30 PM #15
Make sure before downloading it that you bootstrap the recovery. To do this go into bootstrap recovery app and hit bootstrap recovery. Also make sure you downloaded rom manager and have downloaded clockwork recovery....hope this helps
Last edited by unsungzeros99; 12-14-2010 at 10:03 AM.
- 12-13-2010, 07:39 PM #17
How did you download apex 1.3 from rom manager or from the internet? And also after it downloaded did your phone just restart or did it boot into a different screen and install apex? Also before you started did you download the app called bootstrap recovery from the market? It is needed to download any rom.
Last edited by unsungzeros99; 12-13-2010 at 07:47 PM.
I downloaded Apex via Rom Manager.
I did figure out how to boot into recovery and browse to the file for Apex on the SD card and it installed.
At this point - I do have the Black Notification bar. However - my old LPP is still there - as is a fresh ADW I installed (along with Home Changer) prior to doing all this.
What I was looking for is Apex w/o any LPP or ADW stuff - or is that not possible?
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