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DROID X ROM: Apex 1.3.0 with Gingerbread by Fabolous

We already gave you a Gingerbread theme for the original Droid, so now it’s time to take care of the Droid X users out there looking for some Android 2.3 loveliness to take them into the weekend.  Fabolous, who’s Apex ROM has always been a top choice, has released version 1.3.0 which is based off of the new 2.3.340 DX update and has pieces of Gingerbread sprinkled all over it.  It’s a mostly-Blurless ROM, but has just enough of the good parts that we love.  Tough to beat this one.

Download:  Apex_1.3.0.zip

Instructions:

*DROID X ONLY

1.  YOU HAVE TO BE RUNNING official 2.2.1 (system 2.3.340) (2.3.320 could work too).
2.  Do I need to say it again?  YOU HAVE TO BE RUNNING official 2.2.1.
3.  You obviously have to be rooted.  (Instructions)
4.  You need to have Koush’s Bootstrap Recovery.
5.  Open the DX Bootstrap and “boostrap” the recovery.
6.  When that finishes, “reboot recovery.”
7.  Once your phone boots to Clockwork Recovery, scroll down to “backup and restore.”
8.  Choose “backup” to make a clean backup of your phone.
9.  After that choose “wipe data/factory reset” to wipe your phone.

*I was able to come from stock rooted 2.3.340 without having to wipe.

10.  When that finishes choose “install zip from SD card.”
11.  Then “choose zip from SD card” and find the Apex_1.3.0.zip, select it and hit “yes.”
12.  Your phone will apply the ROM. When it finishes, reboot and enjoy!

Full support thread can be found here.  Donate to Fabolous here.

  • xSiNx

    is there anywhere else I can get this rom the download page does not work and I would really like this rom can anyone help? thanx

  • Cr33pin

    after you take a picture and click on the thumbnail in the corner to see it, goes to the very beginning of picture gallery. very annoying. other than that excellent best gb rom ive seen.

  • Gifted 11

    i got everything except the last part how do i find apex 1.3.1 when u reset da phone do you have to remove the sd card

  • Hedden Mike

    Hey, just wanted to say that it works great so far, except I can’t seem to use the dialer to make phone calls.

  • Scottslinux

    I installed this ROM the other night and have to say that indeed it is the best yet ! I unfortunately had installed the leaked 2.2 way back and moved to rubix and then back to the leak and then over to the first apex rom. I have trouble with OS monogamy! I then installed Apex 1.3 and was psyched about it. After digging around I realized that the camera and music were not working properly. Like symptoms of not communicating well with the SD card. I found these problems documented by others on Droid-Life and learned that it was because of my upgrade path.

    I then took a deep breath and settled in for an evening of upgrades. Using RSDLite I flashed my phone back to the day that I bought it (2.1). From there I let it perform the OTA upgrade to 2.2. Of course, as expected, this left me unrooted. Following the excellent instructions on this site I rerooted with Z4 Root. Much easier than the long process I had to perform last fall after I got the device. Okay so now I had a fresh copy of 2.2 and was rooted. From here I installed the newest Apex 1.3 which functions flawlessly.

    The process went well with the help of the forums advice. The process and its problems went like this:

    1. RSDLite…does not recognize the phone unless the motorola USB driver is installed and the phone is in the boot loader mode. (I know this is common sense but I wanted to report my mistakes so that others could avoid them) Also, be sure that the patch is installed in the RSDLite directory, replacing the current config file and that you have the correct SBF file for the droid X.

    2. At this point my phone failed OTA programming from verizon. This was successful on the third try?? Don’t know why that happened but no big deal.

    3. Settings->about->check for updates and allow the phone to update to version .340 (2.2). So far all is well. There was one heart-stopping moment during this process in which the phone got caught in a boot loop. It would show ANDROID and then the droid eye and then…..back to ANDROID and then the eye……….over and over. Even after a battery pull this persisted. The fix is to boot into recovery (power on holding power and the home button…release power and hold home during motorola symbol) and then wipe the caches. All fixed after that.

    4. Now for the good part! Root the phone with the Z4 Root app. This is a piece of cake to do and is well documented on the forum. After that bit of magic, install Droid X Bootstrapper. Use it to install the Apex ROM 1.3 and its associated goodies. Be sure to wipe the system and data cache prior to this installation.

    Many thanks to everyone who helped me through their posts and to the makers of Apex 1.3. Motorola should adopt this as the official ROM !!!

    thanks
    Scott

  • Scottslinux

    I installed this ROM the other night and have to say that indeed it is the best yet ! I unfortunately had installed the leaked 2.2 way back and moved to rubix and then back to the leak and then over to the first apex rom. I have trouble with OS monogamy! I then installed Apex 1.3 and was psyched about it. After digging around I realized that the camera and music were not working properly. Like symptoms of not communicating well with the SD card. I found these problems documented by others on Droid-Life and learned that it was because of my upgrade path.

    I then took a deep breath and settled in for an evening of upgrades. Using RSDLite I flashed my phone back to the day that I bought it (2.1). From there I let it perform the OTA upgrade to 2.2. Of course, as expected, this left me unrooted. Following the excellent instructions on this site I rerooted with Z4 Root. Much easier than the long process I had to perform last fall after I got the device. Okay so now I had a fresh copy of 2.2 and was rooted. From here I installed the newest Apex 1.3 which functions flawlessly.

    The process went well with the help of the forums advice. The process and its problems went like this:

    1. RSDLite…does not recognize the phone unless the motorola USB driver is installed and the phone is in the boot loader mode. (I know this is common sense but I wanted to report my mistakes so that others could avoid them) Also, be sure that the patch is installed in the RSDLite directory, replacing the current config file and that you have the correct SBF file for the droid X.

    2. At this point my phone failed OTA programming from verizon. This was successful on the third try?? Don’t know why that happened but no big deal.

    3. Settings->about->check for updates and allow the phone to update to version .340 (2.2). So far all is well. There was one heart-stopping moment during this process in which the phone got caught in a boot loop. It would show ANDROID and then the droid eye and then…..back to ANDROID and then the eye……….over and over. Even after a battery pull this persisted. The fix is to boot into recovery (power on holding power and the home button…release power and hold home during motorola symbol) and then wipe the caches. All fixed after that.

    4. Now for the good part! Root the phone with the Z4 Root app. This is a piece of cake to do and is well documented on the forum. After that bit of magic, install Droid X Bootstrapper. Use it to install the Apex ROM 1.3 and its associated goodies. Be sure to wipe the system and data cache prior to this installation.

    Many thanks to everyone who helped me through their posts and to the makers of Apex 1.3. Motorola should adopt this as the official ROM !!!

    thanks
    Scott

  • FogLock

    this is an awesome ROM very clean and way better than stock. Thanks.

  • C Hutchson

    Where can I get that wallpaper from?

  • Hemoglobin16

    Hi everyone, I’m a casual Droid x user, and it is awesome. But I’m really tired of Verizon and Motorola being lame ass and not updating faster. I’m really wanting to root (which I’m not sure exactly what rooting even means) this bad boy. I rooted my original Droid…and bricked it. Could someone please tell me the best and easiest way to have Gingerbread on my X? I’d super appreciate it

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep

      The easiest way would be to use Z4Root. It’s an app that’s one touch: just install it then tap permanent root and BAM. It also unroots it if you ever decide to do so

    • Ice Flyingsheep
  • Hemoglobin16

    Hey guys, I have had my X since it came out. And I dig it, but I’m really impatient for 2.3. Also i had an original Droid i bricked when i tried to root it (which i still don’t fully understand what “rooting” is) but I’d like to get the best easiest way to make this phone rock even harder. Could someone please tell me what to do and how to do it?

  • Shawnmooney2

    leaked 2.2 works

  • Hp2point0

    Does anyone know what Clock app that is? Anyone have an .apk available for it?

    • Aturner3412

      clockr

  • Aturner3412

    I only have one problem that I cant figure out. I can’t get my phone to vibrate for any of my messages of notifications. Anyone else run into this problem?

    • Aturner3412

      Another note:
      I flashed this rom twice and the vibrate does not work.
      It does vibrate for an alarm though!!!
      Need help pleaassseee!!!

  • after installation i got adw as ma only launcher..is this correct???

  • Chris W

    Can someone make a youtube vid of complete installation of everything for this, because i can root but when i go to choose zip from SD card i cant find it. Please help

    • download ROM Mgr……so worth it! Im a complete noob and was able to do it

  • Ricardo

    Downloaded this rom to my dx and is my first rom as a newbie and I love it!

  • Dshudson

    Dude, I love the rom, but how can i backup all my settings, fav, cal, msm ext before i install it? thanks.

  • Cknifer311

    My gmail is forse close on apex 1.3.0

  • Eric Joseph Barbosa

    please help me! i have no idea what went wrong. my DX was rooted, newest OTA software, downloaded the ROM, but i tried installing it and something went wrong. now my Droid X won't get past the Motorola “M logo” please help. im actually scared now. i don't know what to do

    • LVracerGT

      Download RSD Lite 4.8 and the full 2.2 SBF. Follow directions and flash back to 2.2 OTA. You'll have to OTA back to 2.3.340 agian.

  • Very nice ROM……Very happy to have this one as an early Christmas present to me

  • Tarsis Brito

    this rom is the best no questions ask. I have a question how can i put back my menu buttom back the default position. I replaced it by mistake and now i can not get it back. I have to add applications on the screen so i can see them. Any suggestions

  • vic

    Verizon backup assistant isn't working after flashing with this ROM. Basically backup assistant is installed but cannot pull down contacts. I believe its because its not added as an account. I tried to add it but the option isn't there like other ROMs. Any ideas as how to fix this?

  • Tombo890

    After applying this ROM I have not been able to play music. I tried the stock player as well as mixZing and pandora will not load music either. It will load the album cover then give an error and exit. Can someone please help me with this?
    Thanks

    Tom Kline
    http://www.nevewear.com

  • GraveHypothesis

    it wouldve been awesome if you put in there that the .zip needs to be on the sd card before proceeding steps… ugh im a loser lol

  • Nckmsn

    This is definitely the way to go! Simple easy install. I am really impressed by the speed and battery life.

  • Brttwrd

    1.3.1 apex is up at fab's site btw

  • Hello guys i know maybe this osund dum but i can not see middle square to see all my apps. Please help

  • elchristobale

    Hey, does anyone know what that clock widget in the middle picture is? the one that's telling time “twoFORTYtwo”

    • Galactica_Actual

      it's called Clockr

  • Ped1

    can you reset back to default?

  • this is going to sound so dumb but, i have loaded this rom several times, it has booted and everything, except non of my apps work, like google goggles, or my music application. i have had to restore everytime. what am i doing wrong, i'm currently running rubiX Focused 1.0, and my system version is 2.3.15, please help…

  • Tuna

    Alright, so I'm going to bite the bullet and SBF back to stock so I can get either this or the new Rumm Rx 1.3 what do you guys suggest I should go with??? Is there a basic instruction for SBFing back to stock out there somewhere????

    Thanks

  • Toky_neg

    Have a noob Quetion? If I flash a rom…do i have to re-activate my phone and reinstall my apps? or it just go over the system files retaining my data, settings and apps?

    looking forward to flash this rom but have to weight in the work if i lose my junk.
    Thanks guys,

    DX 2.2.1 stock + root + bootstrap

  • WilFoReal

    I LOVE IT and it was myy first time messing with my droid x.. I FEEL SOO SMART and cool to have a different looking droid x.. GREAT DOWNLOAD!!

  • Yfzisfaster

    How do u remove apps from the ii dock? Please help!!

    • Yfzisfaster

      Ui*

  • Bigceez

    when are we getting this for droid 2

  • vyruz

    we need a droid 2 rom

  • Manronaldo07

    yo fab the profile pics in the messaging log dont come up… what should i do?

    • Eric

      I have the same problem. ne 1 have the fix for this?

  • Sweet rom. I did not “wipe data/factory reset” and it worked great!

  • eric

    Can you overclock/underclock with this rom? Im having problems with setcpu and jrummys droid overclock. Any one know?

    • Installed this rom last night and running jrummy's oc @ 1.3Ghz LV w/ no problems at all. I've also got my profiles set for unclocking when batteries off/low, temp >, etc…

  • What blur features does it have? I like the social networking one where it syncs my photos with contacts 😀

  • So far I've bricked 3 Droid X's.
    Guys I'm out of control lol.
    I think I may need help.
    I recommend video instructions.

  • DROIDMANX

    The crazy thing about this rom ive lost all need for gingerbread now this rom is all i need.

  • 360silent

    how do i get my apps back…btw it is the best rom ever..thx dev

  • Dr. Tom Fooligans

    Anyone else loose the ability to switch back and forth from multiple email accounts?

    • Niel

      Use the following commands to get the universal inbox back
      su
      sys -rw
      mv /system/app/Messaging.bak /system/app/Messaging.apk
      sys -ro
      sync

  • KleenDroid

    I don't know if it's just me but everything is too small for me with this rom. The keyboard is sorta shrunk …

  • Drew

    I just want the sick polka dot wallpaper! where can I get it?

    • Sdf

      Light Grid Pro for 99 cents in the Android Market

  • Drew

    anyone know the wallpaper in the pic?

  • Drew

    Official as in not manually updated from this site official?

  • HowDoIShotWeb

    This is my first DX rom and I have to say that this is the most awesome rom of all the roms I've ever had (OG included)

  • Jacob

    When I downloaded the Droid X Bootstrap from the market, I opened it and clicked on the first one such as you, Kellex, said. However, when it said done, I then clicked on the second one, also as you said, but nothing happened. I'm definitely a noob, and haven't found anything when I looked for it in the forum. Help is much appreciated!

  • Davidukfl

    First time installing an actual full ROM and went with this. It's absolutely brilliant. Close to flawless, the only bugs it has are almost not worth mentioning.
    Also noticed a massive increase in battery life

  • Anyone know where I can get my hands on the polka-dot wallpaper?

  • Towelie420

    Been using this rom a couple days now and it is so awesome

  • also for all the D2 people out there, there is this Rom (with other options) for D2 in Rom Manager. I downloaded it and wipe data and so far it is working pretty good. did not put a theme over this just the way it came. just to let you all know. I have the rooted R2D2 Edition and like i said it seem to be working good.

  • Lakerzz

    The-best-rom-ever…thanks Fab…you did it again…

    (I must admit that I was kind of worried of the “fly in” effects of different transitions, but it doesn't slow it down at all. My eyes are gobbling up all this eye candy, and loving it. Definitely donating again…)

    • Towelie420

      I feel like im getting over the fly-in flips in some areas like for example, the new market app. But then on other things like for example droidx overclock, the little flipping popups look so sweet. What to do

  • Retrn2rapture

    This is by far the best rom I have put on my X!!! Just the right amount of blur and runs fast!!! Great job fab!!

  • Higher_Ground

    Wow good bye phone numbers… any idea on how to get them back?

    • Stupid question but did you back up your contacts to google before you hooked up the new ROM? If you did then they should sync back up when you set up your google email on the phone.. Otherwise you may have to return to your back up of your original ROM

      • Higher_Ground

        Thanks, I ended going back and sure enough they hadn't been synced in quite a while. I'm going back to apex and will see if it syncs back up.

  • The keyboard seems a lot smaller than the normal droid x keyboard. My only issue with it.

  • Left4deadinvegas

    it eats the battery like crazy

    • Lakerzz

      I was thiking just the opposite…

  • Just missing voice mail..

  • CAUTION!
    I bricked my DX attempting this.

  • anyone else notice an inability to use custom ringtones? all of the stock ones work fine but any that i have downloaded dont work…?

    • DROIDMANX

      Download whoisit from the market allows for custom ringtones u have downloaded

    • -=SPUG=-

      Has anyone else found a fix for this?

    • -=SPUG=-

      Has anyone else found a fix for this?

  • DROIDMANX

    YOU WILL ALSO NOTICE YOUR VOICEMAIL IS MISSING BEFORE INSTALLING USE TITANIUM BACK UP SO U CAN RESTORE YOUR VOICEMAIL APP

  • DROIDMANX

    **DROIDMANX** IF U ACCIDENTLY DRAG AN APP TO THE APP DRAW IT TO REMOVE AN APP IT WILL REPLACE THE APP DRAW GI TO MARKET AND OPEN BOOTSTRAP AND BOOT INTO RECOVERY TO REINSTALL ZIP *TO REMOVE AN APP DRAG TO THE TOP OF THE HOMESCREEN INSTEAD OF USING THE APP DRAW/GARBAGE TO REMOVE*

    • Dude just create a new short cut (ie short cut for APP DRAWER activity) and drag it down.. Also stop yelling at us..

      • DROIDMANX

        Lol my fault bro I always type in caps from all my posts until now I didn't know I was yelling indirectly I was actually giving advice sir.

        • Either way, I did the same thing as you and you simply have to create a short cut to to an activity which is “App Drawer” then once the shortcut is created drag it down into the dock to replace

  • Higher_Ground

    Having some trouble waking the screen while using winamp – had to battery pull 2x

  • NeoTheOne

    Where can I get that wallpaper and that clock widget from?

    • Clock is clockr on the market

      • NeoTheOne

        Cool, can you post the wallpaper? It looks like its from flikie, but that app no longer works.

        • I dont have the wallpaper myself, I didnt even try to find it on the market cuz if it costs I can't pay for it till I get my darned new check card…

          • NeoTheOne

            Ah, ok. Yeah, there is no charge for it, but the app where everyone gets that wallpaper from no longer works.

  • Mike

    Is there an installing custom roms class for dummies? Seems like I'm not the only newbie seeking help. Basically looking for the 101 class that explains the basics.

    • Cgmartin33

      Mike don't feel bad…I've been doing this since the beginning and I still have to second guess myself.

    • Would you like me to explain everything?

    • it is all right here.

    • Mike

      Well I'm rooted and understand the general idea of a custom rom. I'd like to try some and basically want to know any ramifications like losing pictures contacts apps etc. Or can I go back to sq one with a backup if I screw up? The whole wipe data and reset part of the install is what worries me. Thanks

      • Anonymous

        When you make a backup of your phone it pretty much takes a picture of it.. your phone will be EXACTLY like it was when you made a backup when you restore it. pictures, apps, messages, it will all be there except, obviously, things saved on your SD card

    • Anonymous

      http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-2-hacks/91760-droid-2-hacking-rom-install-class.html

      Here you go! Even though it says Droid 2 it will give you everything you need to know even if you have the X. Check it out!

  • jerlinxit

    Just wow! Donating…

    Didn't wipe from 2.2.1… working great, super fast!

  • Chris

    What happens if I do the software update while rooted in the old apex rom?

  • skatenaked911

    before i went through with the sbf to put this on my DX i had a time widget and i cant remember the name of it! it is kind of basic, has the am/pm on left and time on right
    but the cool thing about it was that it looked like it was being reflected in water/mirror under it
    anyone know what im talking about? i cannot remember it and wasn't smart enough to save the apk!

    • Lakerzz

      D-clock widget…

  • CountChocula

    I never thought I would love anything more than Ultimate Droid on my OG DROID, but I love this! Everything is so smooth, it makes me love my DX even more!

  • actually didn't have to wipe data coming from stock 2.2.1

  • BostonB

    He came out with this rom for the droid 2 also… see Rom manager

  • NeoTheOne

    Hey guys, where can I get that wallpaper and that clock widget from?

  • Towelie420

    You guys diggin' the fly-in effects?

    • Anonymous

      No, they’re kind of annoying. You can go to Spare Parts and disable them. The ROM is nearly perfect after that.

  • David

    Why are all my contacts gone in my phonebook now though

    • William

      Hope you saved your contacts to your google account and not your phone, else you are effed 🙁

      • Shane

        You can save your contacts also to your SD card and import them back in after you put the rom on your DX.

  • Jay P

    So you are saying that if im running the following:
    Android ver 2.2.1
    Sys ver is Version.2.3.20.MB810.Verizon.en.US
    Build number is rubiX Focused 1.8.6

    so I can just the steps above and I shall have this ROM flashed pleaz let me know thank you.

    Kellex, Tim, or anyone please answer me i'm lost (no body ever answers me darn it) thank you in advance.

    • Higher_Ground

      You might need to get the latest version of 2.2.1 – if you visit the link in the post to xda it gives some more detailed instructions

      • Jay P

        which link to xda, the link is to droidxforums.

        • Higher_Ground

          HI sorry, you are correct it's droidxforums

  • Atc Bobcat

    When I try to download the zip above it says download unsuccessful. This file type is not supported by this phone. Help!

    • I had this issue with z4root.pkg off the XDA dev forum, I just grabbed it with my computer than moved it to the phone via the USB cable, then used the file explorer to open it.

    • Mosone23

      Go to the market and get astronomical file explorer…its free and has an option in settings to allow “unsupported”downloads in browser.

      • Mosone23

        Ugh….predictive txt. ASTRO file explorer.

        • Anonymous

          Haha. At first i thought you were crazy. I hate the predictive text too. I have said some really stupid things with it.

  • No love for the OG droid today I see :/

  • Samgovol

    Ok, after I do all of this…let's say I want to go back to stock. How do I do that? Thanks, this is my first time rooting and installing custom roms…thanks alot!

    • Higher_Ground

      Also interested in knowing this since it removes some blur

    • Restore the backup that you make in steps 7/8.

      • Samgovol

        When you do that backup, where does it automatically put your backup?? in downloads on sd card?

        • Anonymous

          I think it should be in some kind of folder saying clockwork mod or something like that if thats what you’re using. But it doesn’t really matter because all you have to do is go to nandroid in your recovery and go to restore and it will show all of your backups and you can restore them. It should be dated so you know which one it is.

      • Anonymous

        commented to the wrong person

  • Towelie420

    For the record, the 3.2.320 SBF will work if you have bricked after updating to 3.2.340 !

    YAY

  • Towelie420

    how long until sbf for 2.3.340 ? lol my X is a brick currently

  • sslayer22

    Right away this rom is fast and smooth and looks great!
    only thing is I hate the ugly orange”vanilla style” selection color(buttons, menus etc.)
    Red is so much better imo!

  • cdmoore74

    Is there a SBF for OTA 2.3.340? I told myself to always have a safety net if I really screw up loading one of these.

  • sslayer22

    RE: “(2.3.320 could work too)”…

    Confirmed! I went straight from Rumm Rx 2.3.320 to this and I just checked my build and it updated to 2.3.340 too. +2!

  • PAKmann2k

    Great rom! Slippery wet transitions and very fluid. Not a huge fan of tabbing app drawers but it is an even trade for the smoothness in tabbing. Lil slower using launcher pro, but not bad. Like the chat windows and the gallery is much better too.

    • Try running this script in terminal emulator:

      su
      fabadw

      Then, back at home, menu, adw settings, scroll down and restart it. That'll load my ADW settings which switch back the app drawer to a list, as well as make scrolling a little smoother.

  • Mykid8yours

    I accidently added Dolphin HD Browser to the menu slot on the dock, now I cannot figure out how to remove it from there so that I may access the applications through that function. help?

    • You can hit menu at home, add, custom shortcut, select activity, choose launcher activities, then open app drawer. Then drag down the shortcut back to the middle hotseat on the bottom.

  • dellbx

    Apex ROMs are by far the best I have tried. Smooth as silk…just Fabolous!!!

  • Dmota25

    How doi can deoderex? 2.2.1 official

    • dellbx

      One Google search for the term Deodex coming up!!!

  • Barlog

    What happened to launcher pro? Its not coming up in the market?

    • If you search for 'Launcherpro' (without the quotes) it comes up. If you do it as 'launcher pro' it won't. At least that's how it was for me just now.

      • Anonymous

        Everyone “like” this please… lol i had same problem

  • Dmota25

    How i can deoderex?

  • kimir

    what is the widget for wifi?

  • Sdabbs02

    I installed the update all good. I previously un-rooted the night before and went back to stock 2.2 the strange thing is whenever I turn off my phone it reboots into Clockwork Mod and from there I have to reboot system in order to start my phone. How do I stop this from happening? anyone know? Thanks

    • You need to install the Bootstrapper app and bootstrap again.

  • Djspikezz

    Can anyone tell me whats soooo great about the recent update?? Second question, is this update + this ROM worth switching and leaving Jrummy's ROM for DX which rocks!

  • Im sorry but how is this gingerbread OS? ApeX + Gingerbread Theme does not equal to Gingerbread.

    Just sayin..

    • Ncusmina21

      just do it, i just did, its simply amazing, the speed is equal to my phone when it was overclocked to 1.3ghz

    • AnDroidSepTIX

      Nobody said it was but probably as close as your going to get till it actually drops

  • Txmaninblack

    My phone went blank I checked the numbers I run fission it changed from 2.2 to 2.2.1 but still shows fission build no madden but did I get updated

  • Usbar

    Looks awesome this ROM and i like to donate but i have a question. Could this rom work on the Motorola Motoroi X (Is the Mexican version of the Droid X)? I have Android 2.2 and a System version 3.0.15.MB810.Iusacell.en.MX

    Thanks in advance for your help 😀

    • Paul Suquet

      Has tenigo suerte? Saludos

  • Mike

    Does wiping your phone wipe all your photos and contacts also?

  • Mike

    Does wiping your phone wipe all your photos and contacts also?

  • That Gorilla Glass add up top is annoying as hell. Every time I change pages, it blows up and covers the top part of the content. If I could really smack him in the head with the banana, I would.

  • skatenaked911

    are there any current roms that have either
    1. working blur resizeable widgets
    or
    2. the blur contact widgets that work?

    this is the one thing i really miss from a lot of these roms
    and LP+ just doesnt cut it, the blur widgets always act up in it

  • Higher_Ground

    Thinking about making this my first ROM… if I try without wiping data what would go wrong and how would I fix it? I have titanium backup but have never had to wipe – can you use it to put all the apps back afterwards and how do you go about that?

    • Higher_Ground

      looks like it doesn't have swype and runs off adw.. not sure if it's for me unless you can add swype and run LP+

      • Steve

        i'm running this rom with LP and (came with black themed) swype…It has my DX running the best it ever has…do a nandroid backup and give it a try!

        • Anonymous

          Up and running. Now I just have to find a way to fix the blur widgets

  • Trdracer21

    this rom is nice!!! like it alot what else can you do?

  • Cmanobianco

    how long does the first reboot normally take

    • No

      a while, mine too like 5+++ minutes.

  • DJ FLAVOR

    ApeX 1.3 = Best Droid X Rom <——-
    Donate Donate Donate!!!

    Super FAST
    AND
    XTREMELY RELIABLE!!!!

    MILES ABOVE THE REST!!! 😀

  • Zach Davis

    Loving the ApeX 1.3 so far 😀 no problems at all, running sleek and smooth.

  • Kevin

    Great speed and battery life (9 hours of moderate use and still 60% left). I would recommend to anyone.

  • Ecffighter7232

    Ive been using fabs stuff for a long time and have been running ApeX since 1.2. And ill look no where else. ApeX1.3 is awesome. Way to go fab! Thanks for all your work! Donate!

  • Keithswisher

    The wallpaper is light grid live wallpaper in the market

  • I want that wallpaper. Why aren't the Droid Life Wallpapers being updated in the app. I'll have to ask JRummy…

    • FrenchToast

      Exactly what I was gonna say…

      • that is light grid pro, a lwp available in the market for .99 An awesome lwp that Kellex reviewed a week or so ago.

    • I want the wallpaper too!!

  • Brenda

    It also works on jrummy16

  • Steven58

    I've been using fab's stuff for awhile, now. I find it stable and fast. I overclock to 1.35 ghz with his roms with no problem.

  • Keithswisher

    Fission 2.3.1 overclock 1.4ghz theme gingerbread can't beat that

  • Beegore

    Best rom and theme ever to date. Please bookmark this guy and donate you cheapos!

  • Trdracer21

    HELP— new to root… lets says this rom get an update later how will you update? second will you have to reinstall all your apps?

  • joe

    Looks slick! Why can't it be for the OG Droid 🙁

  • AnDroidSepTIX

    Running this Now and it is AWEsome

    • Michaeladamsgators456

      adobe flash wont work? freshly installed off the market, anyone have any answers?

  • Andrew Hewitt

    This is the best ROM ever. Donate.

  • It is a big improvement!!! I had downloaded an app for speeddial that allowed me to type in name from keypad and chose contact from list. I removed that and went with the updated standard one already. Now all they need to get is a modification for the lock screen to unlock to home or missed call or text message like the Fasinate puzzle and it would be sooooo much better functioning as a phone. Still love it anyway!!!!!