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15th March 2014, 09:11 AM |#501  
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can't flash with low battery, see my last post
which stock rom was it on? 621?

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ran some wires from another phone - got it talking to rsd lite now.
Not sure what original rom it was on - it has been awhile since I first rooted it and don't remember what I used . But I will dig around in my folders and see if I can find something
15th March 2014, 09:22 AM |#502  
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ran some wires from another phone - got it talking to rsd lite now.
Not sure what original rom it was on - it has been awhile since I first rooted it and don't remember what I used . But I will dig around in my folders and see if I can find something

If the battery is still too low (I AM NOT TO BLAME IF YOU FRY YOUR PHONE, YOUR HOUSE BURNS DOWN, OR THIS ADVISE KILLS YOUR KITTEN AND OR PUPPY!!!). You can get an old USB cable you don't give two ****s about (I used a cable from an old mouse), cut the end off, THAT DOES NOT CONNECT TO THE COMPUTER, strip the red and black wire, and either hold the wires to the respective battery terminal, or, if your brave such as myself, you can try putting the battery with the wires on it back into your phone. I used some molten solder to make the wires extra stiff and a paper clip to make sure the wires didn't move around. After all that is done, just plug the two cables (the one going to the battery and the one for charging/transfer) into your computer and you'll be good to go.

This works by more or less powering the phone out right, the cable tip you can buy does much the same, but if your broke or low on time, it may save your ass.
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15th March 2014, 09:32 AM |#503  
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If the battery is still too low (I AM NOT TO BLAME IF YOU FRY YOUR PHONE, YOUR HOUSE BURNS DOWN, OR THIS ADVISE KILLS YOUR KITTEN AND OR PUPPY!!!). You can get an old USB cable you don't give two ****s about (I used a cable from an old mouse), cut the end off, THAT DOES NOT CONNECT TO THE COMPUTER, strip the red and black wire, and either hold the wires to the respective battery terminal, or, if your brave such as myself, you can try putting the battery with the wires on it back into your phone. I used some molten solder to make the wires extra stiff and a paper clip to make sure the wires didn't move around. After all that is done, just plug the two cables (the one going to the battery and the one for charging/transfer) into your computer and you'll be good to go.

This works by more or less powering the phone out right, the cable tip you can buy does much the same, but if your broke or low on time, it may save your ass.

yes this i basically what I did with another phone - ran wires from that phone plugged in to the droidx so it is powering it okay now. Ha ha - if you saw my place and all the wires going everywhere you would know I am not worried by this dinky 3.7 volt phone battery thing. ( famous last words ?) . Anyway I am trying to find the correct sbf file to flash into it - but about bedtime so might wait till tomorrow - very late here now.
I think I may have rooted this with disk method . Don't remember. I collect a bunch of old phones people toss so have rooted lots of stuff - usually spend too many hours on it too ! Fun stuff though - I think !
15th March 2014, 03:01 PM |#504  
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yes this i basically what I did with another phone - ran wires from that phone plugged in to the droidx so it is powering it okay now. Ha ha - if you saw my place and all the wires going everywhere you would know I am not worried by this dinky 3.7 volt phone battery thing. ( famous last words ?) . Anyway I am trying to find the correct sbf file to flash into it - but about bedtime so might wait till tomorrow - very late here now.
I think I may have rooted this with disk method . Don't remember. I collect a bunch of old phones people toss so have rooted lots of stuff - usually spend too many hours on it too ! Fun stuff though - I think !

use 4.5.605 or 4.5.621 sbf
if phone was on 621 that is only one you can use
which custom rom, or root method does not matter
links to all SBFs in my list

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If the battery is still too low (I AM NOT TO BLAME IF YOU FRY YOUR PHONE, YOUR HOUSE BURNS DOWN, OR THIS ADVISE KILLS YOUR KITTEN AND OR PUPPY!!!). You can get an old USB cable you don't give two ****s about (I used a cable from an old mouse), cut the end off, THAT DOES NOT CONNECT TO THE COMPUTER, strip the red and black wire, and either hold the wires to the respective battery terminal, or, if your brave such as myself, you can try putting the battery with the wires on it back into your phone. I used some molten solder to make the wires extra stiff and a paper clip to make sure the wires didn't move around. After all that is done, just plug the two cables (the one going to the battery and the one for charging/transfer) into your computer and you'll be good to go.

This works by more or less powering the phone out right, the cable tip you can buy does much the same, but if your broke or low on time, it may save your ass.

this is one of the few ways you can brick the droid x, or at least short out the internal charging

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15th March 2014, 05:14 PM |#505  
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use 4.5.605 or 4.5.621 sbf
if phone was on 621 that is only one you can use
which custom rom, or root method does not matter
links to all SBFs in my list

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this is one of the few ways you can brick the droid x, or at least short out the internal charging

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Success ! sbf loaded up and there is life again . Says system version 4.5.621.mb810 . I only use it on wifi so don't care if phone works or not. Now I will go back to beginning steps on this page and start over and see what happens. Thanks again for all the help on this.

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Success ! sbf loaded up and there is life again . Says system version 4.5.621.mb810 . I only use it on wifi so don't care if phone works or not. Now I will go back to beginning steps on this page and start over and see what happens. Thanks again for all the help on this.

Success again - CM 11-20140314 and gapps installed . And last night I thought the Droid X was done for !
15th March 2014, 05:38 PM |#506  
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Success ! sbf loaded up and there is life again . Says system version 4.5.621.mb810 . I only use it on wifi so don't care if phone works or not. Now I will go back to beginning steps on this page and start over and see what happens. Thanks again for all the help on this.

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Success again - CM 11-20140314 and gapps installed . And last night I thought the Droid X was done for !

Just don't flash with low battery, you do not want to hot wire the phone, very risky


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15th March 2014, 06:27 PM |#507  
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Just don't flash with low battery, you do not want to hot wire the phone, very risky


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Agreed, but it is useful info to have.
15th March 2014, 06:31 PM |#508  
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Agreed, but it is useful info to have.

not worth the risk, when you can get a $5 spare battery charger, imo



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I'm almost done with my app, 2.5/4 buttons done, It would help along the way by skiping some steps for you...
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15th March 2014, 10:16 PM |#510  
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Thumbs up Great news!
Thanks to everyone working on the CM 11 KitKat Rom for the Droid X. This is great news that there is a working KitKat rom for the old DX.
I really like my DX and am glad that there is new life for it. Really anticipating the finished product of this rom. I am currently running Liberty 3v2.0 rom and it is very stable with decent battery life, but I am tired of Gingerbread! Need something new, and this looks like it fits the bill!
Installed fine using the instructions with this post. Gapps worked fine. Rom very quick and responsive, and love the blue wallpaper!
Okay, here are the bugs:
No data (obviously)
When phone plugged into laptop, it goes into reboot when I try to go back to home screen.
Bluetooth turns on but quickly turns back off (did not stay on long enough for me to try and see if it would connect).
Don't know of anything else.
Although I do like the potential of this rom, I use my DX as my daily driver so I had to go back to Liberty.
However, when CM 11 is fully functional, I plan to quickly reinstall it.
Droid X is a beast of a phone! Very solid and durable phone! If I get a fully functional KitKat working on it, I plan on using my DX until it dies and then get another one.
Great work Aaahh and m.ksy and everyone working on this CM11 project!
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15th March 2014, 10:58 PM |#511  
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Thanks to everyone working on the CM 11 KitKat Rom for the Droid X. This is great news that there is a working KitKat rom for the old DX.
I really like my DX and am glad that there is new life for it. Really anticipating the finished product of this rom. I am currently running Liberty 3v2.0 rom and it is very stable with decent battery life, but I am tired of Gingerbread! Need something new, and this looks like it fits the bill!
Installed fine using the instructions with this post. Gapps worked fine. Rom very quick and responsive, and love the blue wallpaper!
Okay, here are the bugs:
No data (obviously)
When phone plugged into laptop, it goes into reboot when I try to go back to home screen.
Bluetooth turns on but quickly turns back off (did not stay on long enough for me to try and see if it would connect).
Don't know of anything else.
Although I do like the potential of this rom, I use my DX as my daily driver so I had to go back to Liberty.
However, when CM 11 is fully functional, I plan to quickly reinstall it.
Droid X is a beast of a phone! Very solid and durable phone! If I get a fully functional KitKat working on it, I plan on using my DX until it dies and then get another one.
Great work Aaahh and m.ksy and everyone working on this CM11 project!

@Aaahh, who said that there are no reboots and bluetooth is working?
On my test phone I also get reboots some time on wake up and BT doesn't want turn on.
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