1. RageXmods's Avatar
    Hey everyone, I decided to make a step by step video tutorial on how to install rooted .596 Gingerbread for the Droid X (FROM ANY STATE...FROYO, GB, ROOTED OR STOCK), because of all the confusion that surrounds the various leaks out. I've gotten rave reviews on my youtube channel and I think this could help, especially people that are new to rooting. One of my viewers told me that this needs to be on all the major forums due to the lack of clarity on the matter, so that's what I'm doing. If any mods want to view this first and sticky it, I think it would help alleviate some of the questions around the forum. If this needs to be moved, please feel free.



    CloeHokie, gcims, ddodge68 and 2 others like this.
    07-13-2011 10:43 PM
  2. wormeyman's Avatar
    Good Job on the video man!
    07-14-2011 01:29 AM
  3. terpitude71's Avatar
    stickied, and video embedded
    07-14-2011 02:03 AM
  4. RageXmods's Avatar
    stickied, and video embedded
    Thank you good sir
    07-14-2011 09:07 PM
  5. RageXmods's Avatar
    Good Job on the video man!
    Thanks for the feedback!
    07-14-2011 09:14 PM
  6. jsharp's Avatar
    Hands down best instructions on going from ota gingerbread to rooted gingerbread
    07-17-2011 01:01 PM
  7. RageXmods's Avatar
    Hands down best instructions on going from ota gingerbread to rooted gingerbread
    Glad to hear it
    07-17-2011 10:03 PM
  8. Cyber Phunk's Avatar
    Very well done.

    Wish I had found this before I went through the process myself.
    07-20-2011 12:58 PM
  9. DroidX_markm62's Avatar
    followed your video and now have rooted Droid X today. Very easy with no problems. Just takes awhile to download all the big files out here with just 3G
    Thanks for the video!
    07-23-2011 08:37 PM
  10. cybercowboy372's Avatar
    Hey, thanks for the video. Gonna use it to root my buddies X later. I was just wondering, once I get to the point where I am back on Froyo and rooted, am I then free to install any rom that I want, or do I need to install this Gingerbread file and then go to flashing roms? Thanks for any help.
    07-26-2011 11:59 AM
  11. wakebrdr94's Avatar
    I've been afraid of that? Awsome instructions!
    07-28-2011 02:25 AM
  12. tduffysd's Avatar
    Awesome tutorial, thanks alot
    07-28-2011 11:40 AM
  13. RageXmods's Avatar
    Hey, thanks for the video. Gonna use it to root my buddies X later. I was just wondering, once I get to the point where I am back on Froyo and rooted, am I then free to install any rom that I want, or do I need to install this Gingerbread file and then go to flashing roms? Thanks for any help.
    I realize this is 3 days too late of a response, but if you want Froyo roms, you can flash away, but if you want GB roms, you need to flash GB....except now there are GB roms that require you to be on Froyo first before the installation of the said GB roms. Roms like this include Cyanogen Mod 7, Liquid GB, MIUI, etc. I know that's confusing, but those are the facts lol.
    07-29-2011 01:29 AM
  14. gcims's Avatar
    @rageX
    Mega thanks and appreciation for the videos. Great for us visual hands on learners. I was rooted prior to the GB update from vzw and used the latest Apex ROM available at the time, which I remember was GB based. I would not mind returning to Apex, but based on your last post, do I need to root from Froyo and load it there or can I load it from rooted GB? Do you recommend any other ROM's that would be loaded from Rooted GB? The CM7 stuff has always been tempting. Thank you for the help and advice.
    08-02-2011 03:05 PM
  15. tibrck's Avatar
    Great guide where are the links to the froyo sbf file and to the two rooted gb zip files
    08-05-2011 01:20 PM
  16. RageXmods's Avatar
    Great guide where are the links to the froyo sbf file and to the two rooted gb zip files
    The links are in the description of the youtube video


    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    08-08-2011 04:31 PM
  17. RageXmods's Avatar
    @rageX
    Mega thanks and appreciation for the videos. Great for us visual hands on learners. I was rooted prior to the GB update from vzw and used the latest Apex ROM available at the time, which I remember was GB based. I would not mind returning to Apex, but based on your last post, do I need to root from Froyo and load it there or can I load it from rooted GB? Do you recommend any other ROM's that would be loaded from Rooted GB? The CM7 stuff has always been tempting. Thank you for the help and advice.
    damn I need to check my settings on this account. I haven't been getting any emails about replies like this. If you are routed on gingerbread you can load Apex 2.0 Gb from there. If you are on stock gingerbread you will need to sbf back to froyo and then load the rooted gingerbread first before you load apex.



    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    08-08-2011 04:35 PM
  18. Baseknok13's Avatar
    Hey everyone, I decided to make a step by step video tutorial on how to install rooted .596 Gingerbread for the Droid X (FROM ANY STATE...FROYO, GB, ROOTED OR STOCK), because of all the confusion that surrounds the various leaks out. I've gotten rave reviews on my youtube channel and I think this could help, especially people that are new to rooting. One of my viewers told me that this needs to be on all the major forums due to the lack of clarity on the matter, so that's what I'm doing. If any mods want to view this first and sticky it, I think it would help alleviate some of the questions around the forum. If this needs to be moved, please feel free.



    Rage....making my way through the rooting process. I am at the Z4 mod step and its been on the "Running Exploit in order to obtain root access" screen for quite some time now. is that normal? This is my first attempt at rooting.
    08-10-2011 09:19 AM
  19. RageXmods's Avatar
    Rage....making my way through the rooting process. I am at the Z4 mod step and its been on the "Running Exploit in order to obtain root access" screen for quite some time now. is that normal? This is my first attempt at rooting.
    Yeah, z4root is very quirky. I've heard some people say that turning bluetooth on helps, others have said that about wifi. I've heard some people say that uninstalling z4root and then trying it again helps. Truthfully, out of the 15 times or so that I've used it, only 3 or 4 times did it only take 30 seconds or so like it's supposed to. Every other time I found myself pulling the battery and what not, trying whatever I could until it took. Whatever you do, don't panic though. These phones are very hard to "brick". The sbf process will MOST LIKELY recover it from anything you do.
    08-11-2011 09:30 PM
  20. Baseknok13's Avatar
    Yeah, z4root is very quirky. I've heard some people say that turning bluetooth on helps, others have said that about wifi. I've heard some people say that uninstalling z4root and then trying it again helps. Truthfully, out of the 15 times or so that I've used it, only 3 or 4 times did it only take 30 seconds or so like it's supposed to. Every other time I found myself pulling the battery and what not, trying whatever I could until it took. Whatever you do, don't panic though. These phones are very hard to "brick". The sbf process will MOST LIKELY recover it from anything you do.
    Thank you for responding. I ended up letting your video play a little further and heard you say battery pull, so thats what I did, restarted Z4mod and it was lightning fast then. Now what was the 596_Dedeoxed file for? Was I supposed to install that somewhere?
    08-12-2011 08:39 AM
  21. RageXmods's Avatar
    Thank you for responding. I ended up letting your video play a little further and heard you say battery pull, so thats what I did, restarted Z4mod and it was lightning fast then. Now what was the 596_Dedeoxed file for? Was I supposed to install that somewhere?
    That's if you want to install themes, or roms that are themed already. You don't need it to just have rooted GB installed. If you do want it though, you can find it at the same link that I listed in the description for z4root under the heading "Deodexed Apps & Odexed Framework". Just download the zip file and place it on your sdcard. Then boot into Clockwork Recovery and flash it by going to "install from sdcard" like you did the other files. Then you can flash whatever .596 rom you want, or .596 theme for that matter.
    08-12-2011 09:37 PM
  22. Baseknok13's Avatar
    That's if you want to install themes, or roms that are themed already. You don't need it to just have rooted GB installed. If you do want it though, you can find it at the same link that I listed in the description for z4root under the heading "Deodexed Apps & Odexed Framework". Just download the zip file and place it on your sdcard. Then boot into Clockwork Recovery and flash it by going to "install from sdcard" like you did the other files. Then you can flash whatever .596 rom you want, or .596 theme for that matter.
    I have been receiving notifications on my phone each morning to install an update. Is that an update pushed from Verizon Wireless or is because I rooted the phone? Should I install the update or will it not work with the rooted version at this point? I am still learning about a lot of this and appreciate your understanding and assistance.
    08-23-2011 09:09 AM
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