Home

Share this Story

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!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Ediggs89 Ewan Douglas

    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

    • http://twitter.com/triton54 Kevin Spano

      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.