THEMES AND HOW TO USE:
NOTE: In order to install a theme, you must deodex your phone. If you attempt to try and install a theme without deodexing your phone, you can run into problems down the road.
How to Deodex Your phone the EASY way:
Below is a link that Septhin (from Sephtin.com, all credits go to him for this) posted. This is a SYSTEM ONLY flashable .zip that will give you root, as well as deodex your phone ONLY if you are on the 2.3.340 OTA for verizon. Copy this to your sdcard, and flash in bootstrap recovery! Note: If coming from anything other than an existing 2.3.340 system, then you should wipe data/factory reset for safety's sake!
If you are on the 2.3.15 OTA looking for Deodexed system:
How to Manually Deodex your Droid X:
: all credit for this portion of the writeup goes to Webst3r on droidxforums and those he has mentioned at the bottom of this section. I did not write up the deodex portion of this guide. I am simply including it as a one stop guide to help as many people as possible.
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHATEVER HAPPENS TO YOUR PHONE!
You must be rooted!
What you'll need:
A Windows based machine
1. Unzip xUltimate v2.2, and launch "Main.exe"
2. If everything goes well xUlt should recognize the phone and make a connection. You now should see a list of options.
3. Run option 1. After option 1 is done, run option 2.
4. Now these well take a while. Run option 3.
5. IMPORTANT: After you have run option 3, you MUST navigate to the xUltimate folder and find "origi_frame" folder, and delete "guava.odex". It's a bad file, and interferes with deodexing process.
6. Now run option 4, and wait.
7. Exit xUltimate, and put the phone in USB mass storage.
8. Go back into the xUltimate folder and copy "done_frame", and "done_app", and move them to the root of the sdcard.
9. Open a command prompt, and do the following: (note: at the end of each of the following lines, press the enter/return key on your keyboard)
mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
cp /sdcard/done_app/* /system/app/
cp /sdcard/done_frame/* /system/framework/
mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
Your phone should now be deodexed!
You may notice an increase in speed, and you now have the ability to edit certain files with greater effects. (i.e. services.jar)
Credits: (note these credits are from the original post made by Webst3r, not me, but I would also like to thank them for their work and contributions!)
Rainabba and Mike919: For initially working with me to get a white clock, and later deodex.
toxman: For testing, and being a huge risk taker.
teenfaces: For letting me use his services.jar
And especially Xeudoxus: For letting me a guinea pig, for xUltimate, and answering my questions. And also for the making the xUltimate tool. It defiantly makes thing easier.
SBF: What is it, and what does it do?!?
An sbf file contains the data files necessary to return an Motorola phone back to its "out of the box state". This means it is as if you just pulled the phone out of the box and turned it on. A successful sbf will return you to stock status without any custom ROM, or theme. Usually when one uses and sbf file, you will also want to wipe data/factory reset before hand, and after using and sbf for best results.
SO WHAT DO I NEED?
• RSDlite 4.8 http://www.multiupload.com/HL0ZAL9GK8
• Motorola Drivers: http://www.motorola.com/consumers/v/...008806b00aRCRD
• Correct SBF files for your phone:
o If you are on 2.3.15 OTA (bootloader 30.03): http://www.multiupload.com/HS3Q4U95CG
o 2.3.32 Full SBF: Then go to this site for all the mirror lists. I will post a few direct links below: http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/d...-full-sbf.html
• http://www.multiupload.com/QX7Q3B53UQNOTE: http://depositfiles.com/en/files/60kvlswk2
o If you have already flashed 2.3.32, and/or have 30.04 bootloader: 2.3.34 SYSTEM ONLY SBF:
• DIRECT LINK TO SBF: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OXK9Q1ZG
• some have preferred to flash individual files through Bootstrap recovery from MyDroidWorld. If you would like to use this method and are more comfortable flashing files than SBF, use this site:
• 2.3.340 FULL SBF: http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/d...2-3-340-a.html
• Thanks to Maderschramm, there is any easier way to get back to stock on 2.3.340 OTA WITH ROOT
(note I did not do this write-up, all credit goes to Bouchigo on android forums. Original credit goes to Maderschramm over at DroidXforums and XDA)
NOTICE: Coming from ANY non-blur based ROM and doing Maderstcok is guaranteed to bootloop due to mismatch in framework without a data/cache wipe.
maderstcok - OTA 2.3.340 update.zip
None are responsible for your phone but you.
After a bit of work I've created an update.zip for you guys that want a fresh install of 2.3.340 without sbfing.
This is the FULL, OTA 2.3.340 - contains radio, kernel, and all other updates, even those EXCLUDED by the 2.3.340 system only sbf.
What that means is that if you have 2.3.15, 2.3.151, or 2.3.320 you're one update.zip away from the OTA 2.3.340
This is useful in many ways:
• You want stock .340 but didn't create a nandroid backup
• Can't OTA (modded phone)
• Get ready for an OTA
• Remove Root
• Add bloat back
• Your phone is acting weird on the update
• Something broke
• Fresh ROM install
• You don't want to flash 5 update.zips or sbf to update your phone
This will format your system data (helps prevents bootloops - not 100%) and system (in case a rom put some apps in the /system/app) partitions and also changes the boot image to the stock moto M (to fix the Tranquility boot logo - something even an SBF won't fix).
As always, make a backup and I'm not responsible for what happens to your phone.
Download the file here and place it on your sdcard: http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/
• Mirror 1 http://ubuntuone.com/p/XAk/
• Mirror 2 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4AO672L1
1. Using the Droid X Bootstrapper make a backup. (more information here)
2. Browse (using volume buttons) to "install zip from sdcard" and select it with the camera button.
3. Select "choose zip from sdcard".
4. Select "maderstcok340.zip"
5. Confirm the install.
6. Be patient, wait for the install to finish.
7. Reboot the Droid X. DO NOTHING ELSE IN CLOCKWORKMOD!!!!!!!
8. Activate the phone with VZW (more instructions below).
If you attempt to create a backup or flash a rom post maderstcok installation you're going to have a paperweight. This seems to be because maderstcok removes root and the clockworkmod recovery area, so it doesn't like you playing around in there. Re-root and reinstall the bootstrapper, then create a backup or flash a new rom, DON'T DO IT BEFORE REBOOTING THE DX AFTER ISNTALL.
Formatting Data and Cache is optional; however, if you want a really clean install do so. If you factory reset you'll be forced to activate the phone automatically while if you don't you'll have to follow the quick and dirty activation instructions below - the choice is ultimately yours.
Quick and dirty instructions for activation:
1. Dial *228
2. Press 1
3. Enter last 4 of primary acct holder's SSN
4. Wait - more in depth instructions in a link further down.
This can take some time, especially on the two system installs and the radio install. Don't battery pull unless you want a brick.
The file won't flash properly if you have a botched download - this seems to be caused by the size of the file. Please check your file size before flashing:
Size: 284.7 MB (298481300 bytes)
My free filehosters sometimes .zip the .zip - it looks like maderstcok340.zip.zip
Just unzip once and check the md5 to make sure it checks out - if not, redownload. Don't try to flash the .zip.zip without unzipping it once!
You'll have to activate your phone again after the install. See this for additional help.
If you encounter any problems during the flashing process follow standard ROM installation troubleshooting (i.e. battery pull, factory reset, etc.)
A lot of this stuff is from Team Black Hat - I did pull some of my own phone files too - but if you're looking to donate, please hit them up. Without them we'd be up a creek. Tell 'em I sent ya
One final note - z4root
seems to work flawlessly after flashing this file. Just thought I'd throw that in there...
How to use RSDlite and an SBF file
NOTES ABOUT USING SBF and RSDlite: Make sure your battery is fully charged. If your phone dies while applying an SBF file, you could be stuck...Be sure to create a backup before using SBF, this could be a nandroid backup, and I would also recommend backing up your SMS messages and applications and any application data (use Titanium backup).
I have found this to have the best results.... before applying an SBF, boot into bootstrap recovery and do a wipe data/factory reset.
1. Turn off your phone. Hold down the "Volume down" + camera button while holding the power button. Your screen should flash and say
30.03 (or 30.04 if you are on the latest update)
OK to program
2. Open up RSDlite and click the " ... " button to browse to the appropriate SBF that you need to use.
a. If on bootloader version 30.03 then you will want to use the VRZ_MB810_2.3.15_1FF_01.sbf file
b. If on bootloader 30.04, then you will more than likely want to flash the 2.3.34 system only sbf (SHADO_X6_2.3.34_SYSTEM-ONLY.sbf)
3. Once it recognizes the file, connect your droid X to the computer via the usb cable. You should see your phone listed in the bottom section of RSDlite.
4. Click the start button, and watch the magic at work =)
5. When your phone reboots, I generally try to do another wipe data/factory reset.
a. When turning phone on, hold down home button + power button. When the droid with the ! comes up, press the search button. You can use the volume up/down buttons to navigate, and the camera button to select.
If your phone dies during sbf, A) make sure to charge your battery before sbf next time
B) here are some instructions
IF YOUR PHONE DIES DURING SBF
How to Fix
One thing that you may notice is that when you have this error, your phone will not charge the battery and you'll only be able to see the screen turn on if its plugged into the wall. Somewhere on the screen it will say "Your Battery is Low" and "Cannot Reprogram" or something like that. The easiest way to get through this is to find a friend with a charged battery or go to your local Verizon store and see if they have a demo phone they can use to charge your battery. If you're like me though you will not be lucky in any sense like this so you will have to find the MacGyver inside of you and get a little creative. What you need for this is an old USB cord. One end must be a standard USB cable head and the other can pretty much be anything. Once you have that, follow these steps:
NOTE: I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE DONE TO ANY PHONE, BATTERY, ETC. FOLLOW THESE STEPS WITH CAUTION TO AVOID RISK OF DAMAGE.
1. Take your cable and cut off one of the ends, leaving a standard USB plug at the opposite end to plug into your computer.
2. Now you need to strip about and inch of the wire off until you get to the core where you should see 4 colored wires (red, black, white, and green). The colors don't really matter and they may vary, just as long as you can see a red wire and a black wire.
3. Strip off about a quarter inch of the rubber sleeving on the red and black cables, exposing the actual metal wire.
4. Twist the metal strands of each of the wires a couple of times so that all of the wires from the black cable are together and all of the wires from the red cable are together. This is just to make sure that you don't create a short circuit.
5. Here's where it gets a little tricky. You are going to use this cable to make the phone think the battery is fully charged, when in fact you will just be powering the phone using the power from the USB port. Pull out the battery on your phone and find the 4 exposed metal slots (the battery terminals).
6. Each of the far terminals should be labeled with a plus (+) or a minus (-). What you need to do is put exposed leads on the red wire up to the positive terminal and the leads of the black wire up to the negative terminal.
7. While still holding the leads on their respective terminals, slide the battery back into place in the phone. MAKE SURE THE WIRES ARE NOT TOUCHING WHEN YOU PUT THE BATTERY INTO THE PHONE! BAD THINGS COULD HAPPEN ONCE YOU PLUG THE CORD INTO THE COMPUTER!
Note: As tested by parm289, you can skip step 7 and just use the cable to charge the battery if you'd like. He recommends allowing it to charge for 6-7 minutes before placing it back into the phone. Thanks parm!
8. Once the battery is in place and the wires are on the correct terminals but not touching each other, plug the USB cord into the computer. If all has gone as it should, the screen on your phone should come on (may have to press the power button) and the phone should be telling you that the battery charge is okay and that it is okay to program. YAY! Your phone is almost back to normal!
9. Go back up to the previous section in this post that tells you how to reflash the .sbf and follow all of the instructions there. Once that has finished flashing the .sbf to your phone, your phone should be back to working order! You will most likely have to redo the entire setup on your phone but at least your phone is no longer a fancy paperweight