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Frequently Asked Questions
Motorola Droid X

This a short list of frequently asked questions in this device forum and the answers often given as a response. It should serve as a starting point for gathering knowledge and finding solutions to many common problems. Please only post in this thread with feedback on how to improve this document. Do not post "Thank you" type responses. If you have additional questions or require more help, try to find an existing thread or create your own. Do not use this as a general help thread.

Q1: How can I tell if I have a Motorola Droid X?
1. Check in the battery compartment, under battery, on the label, Model is in the middle of top line, the Droid X is model MB810.
2. In the software Menu>settings>about Phone>system version will include MB810.Verizon.en.US
3. Bootloader Version: Power Off>Hold both volume buttons> Bootloader Version is 30.04
Q2: What is the newest Stock Android Version and System Version?
Current Stock Android Version is 2.3.4 (Gingerbread).
Current System Version is 45.621.10.MB810.Verizon.en.US see 2013 Update System Version: 45.621.10.MB810.Verizon.en.US.
Q3: Where are the Custom Bootloaders, Recoveries, and Kernels?
Because of the Locked bootloader, the stock bootloader and Stock recovery can not be replaced, and until March 2014 there were no custom Kernels, see [Kitkat] CM11 Android 4.4 for the Droid X
Q4: What is Rooting? How do I root?
Rooting gives you access to system files, that are restricted by default in android. Rooting Droid X running Gingerbread is easy using Framaroot. see [Kitkat] CM11 Android 4.4 for the Droid X
Q5: What is a Bootstrap and why do I need it?
Because of the locked bootloader a bootstrap is needed to install and access a custom recovery. See Bootstrap explained by Koushik Dutta (Koush) the Droid 2, X, & 3 bootstrap creator . Which version of bootstrap should I use? In most cases Droid 2 Recovery Bootstrapper CWM 5.0.2.0 is best option. see [Kitkat] CM11 Android 4.4 for the Droid X
Q6: How do I restore the stock rom?
IF phone can be booted to bootloader and battery has enough charge, Stock Firmware(SBF) should be able to be re-flashed as long as the is no hardware failure. There are 3 methods to flash SBF/Firmware.
1. RSD Lite (Windows only) see my page Using RSD Lite to flash a .SBF to restore (Stock Rom)
2. ezSBF bootable CD or usb flash drive (Windows/Linux/Mac) DX ezSBF & Root 2.3.4/4.5.621
3. sbf_flash (LInux/Mac) see http://blog.opticaldelusion.org/search/label/sbf_flash
Q7: What is the Best Rom?
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Best/most stable ROM threads aren't allowed as they're too subjective, you'll receive lots of differing opinions on the same thing. Only way is to try yourself and find the one that fits you best as that's what these forums are about.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2&postcount=14
Q8: What Roms can be installed on the Droid X?
Some links to popular Roms are posted here
Q9: I tried to restore stock and all I got was this lousy screen, how do I fix it?
boot errror
Wrong Firmware/SBF was flashed. Try the 2.3.4/4.5.621 SBF (1FF-p3a_shadow_cdma_shadow-user-2.3.4-4.5.1_57_DX8-51-120111-test-keys-signed-Verizon-US.sbf)
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14 April 2014 added first 8 FAQ
09 July 2014 Thanks @El Daddy for the sticky
17 July 2014 added Q9
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Thanks sd_shadow. You are the best at organizing good info!

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