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    Default 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?
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    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.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by greydarrah View Post
    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.
    You getting good! Beat me by a minute! Nice write up also.

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    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?
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    +1 for Apex 1.3.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillK View Post
    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?
    Rooting wont do anything to your bloatware, so there is no need to worry about backing up before you root. Just root, then use Bootstrapper to make your nandroid backup. That's the most complete and fastest way to return to stock later on. If in a few months (ha ha ha) Gingerbread comes out, you just restore that nandroid backup and you can OTA the latest. The nandroid backup will restore your phone with all the bloatware you have right now...just like it is today, no matter what ROMs you install later or what bloatware you might decide to delete. Being rooted and running custom ROMs, you'll probably be running Gingerbread long before the OTA ever thinks about dropping.

    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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    When do think we will see a 2.3 ROM that we can load?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewAge View Post
    When do think we will see a 2.3 ROM that we can load?
    Unfortunately, that's a total guess. Tomorrow morning, or January 12th are equally accurate.
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    Any chance you have a link to that youtube video? Can't seem to find one that refers to a nandroid backup with bootstrapper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillK View Post
    Any chance you have a link to that youtube video? Can't seem to find one that refers to a nandroid backup with bootstrapper.
    I went to youtube, typed in "droid x boostrapper" and found a number of video links. I think this is the original one that I first watched:

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    Thank you! I guess putting the "nandroid" thing in there was what was giving me odd results.

    With the Z4Root - do I want temporary or permanent root?
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    You want permanent root if you need to you can always unroot from the same program as well
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    Ok I'm at the Apex point and all that happens after dloading it is the phone reboots and and I'm back where I was before - nothing looks any different - same old Launcher Pro - same gray notification bar etc....
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by unsungzeros99 View Post
    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 Tom manager and have downloaded clockwork recovery....hope this helps
    Not quite sure what you mean. I've already downloaded Apex 1.30 - it asked to reboot which the phone did - all that happens then is it reboots and I pick either LPP, ADW or stock Moto UI.
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    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.
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    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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    I am pretty sure apex uses adw as its default launcher...there are other roms out there that use stock launcher or blur launcher depending on what you are looking for.
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    Thanks again guys - got it working finally and set up with LPP.

    Last question - is it possible to remove ADW - or is it somehow built into Apex? I can't seem to remove it via Application Management.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillK View Post
    Thanks again guys - got it working finally and set up with LPP.

    Last question - is it possible to remove ADW - or is it somehow built into Apex? I can't seem to remove it via Application Management.

    Once you have a new launcher installed and running you can delete the adw apk file.
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    Hey dude, I wanted that too. I rooted with z4root. I applied Apex 1.3

    IT IS AMAZING!

    Here are super easy instructions on how to install

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillK View Post
    Thanks again guys - got it working finally and set up with LPP.

    Last question - is it possible to remove ADW - or is it somehow built into Apex? I can't seem to remove it via Application Management.
    You can go into Terminal and apply the script to remove it.

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    # launcher -rm
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    Great thread. I'll be following these instructions when I get home later. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
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    Ok, so I have the Apex theme now...how hard/easy is it to switch/try out another theme? Simple as going back into rom manager and picking another?
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