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Deodexed Gingerbread Released for DROID X

If stock rooted Gingerbread (Android 2.3) for your DROID X wasn’t enough to satisfy your needs, then you’ll want to grab the newly released DEODEXED version that just went live over at My Droid World.  Why would you want a deodexed version?  To flash themes of course!

Instructions:

*DROIDX ONLY.

1.  You HAVE to already be running the rooted Gingerbread.
2.  Read step 1 again.  Good? Proceed.
3.  Download:  dxgbrooteddeodexed.zip [mirror] [mirror]
4.  Drop the file on the root of your SD card.
5.  Using the D2 Bootstrap, reboot into recovery. [Yes, D2 Boostrap]
6.  Choose “install zip from sd card”, “choose” the file from above.
7.  When finished, your phone will reboot and appear to bootloop, which is fine.
8.  If it bootloops for more than a minute or 2, pull the battery and reboot.

Note 1 – If it doesn’t work the first time, try wiping data and then re-flashing the file.
Note 2 – If you are having syncing issues afterwards, perform a factory reset a couple of times.
Note 3 – If you are missing apps from your market, here is the fix.  [courtesy of JRummy]

Let us know if you run into any issues!

Via:  My Droid World

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  • james

    uyrtythtrbfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

  • james

    gdfg

  • Melvin

    i need help i just flashed the dxgbrooteddeodexed.zip file and my phone does not moves from the droid eye it keeps going on and on and it does not turn on at all what is going on ? what do I do

  • Bigsike

    Anyone else notice the camera reverting back to widescreen no matter how many times you set it to 8 mega-pixel? It’s driving me nuts I have to set it to 8 mp before I take any camera shot ..any ideas out there?

  • Willmiii1207

    i downloaded and now stuck in an infinite loop. i tried to go into recovery mode and wiped to factory, but even then it boots up into an infinite loop. cant sbf either cause gingerbread recovery mode is not recognized on my pc. any suggestions before i officially break my phone into pieces?

  • Willmiii1207

    i downloaded and now stuck in an infinite loop. i tried to go into recovery mode and wiped to factory, but even then it boots up into an infinite loop. cant sbf either cause gingerbread recovery mode is not recognized on my pc. any suggestions before i officially break my phone into pieces?

    • Firegeek

      I had the same problem. I was trying to get rid of the sync icon by doing the revommended data wipe/factory reset. Went into bootloader and connected to the phone, it was still able to sbf even though the phone didn’t really register. Still have the sync notification though.

  • Anyone having issues with videos not syncing with media?
    I’ve done a factory reset & everything works awesome other than this, ie when I attempt to play a video from the sd card, it doesn’t match the sound. Super annoying & I can’t seem to find anyone with similar issues

  • Victorh

    I applied the zip and now my phone is on the boot logo loop. I tried a factory reset nothing wipe all data nothing cant restore. There must be another way. I removed the battery still nothing just keep getting the loading loop? Anyone have any saultions for this error I was rooted?

  • Anon

    How do I check whether it’s deodexed properly? Thanks 😛

  • Bbjunkie23

    installed this successfully but now when I power off the phone and boot it back up it boots into clockwork and I have to choose reboot system from there. Is this normal?

  • darn

  • I’m stuck here on boot loop. Any help would be great.

  • Stuck with infinite boot-loop. Do I SBF?

  • LD01

    This worked almost as described. I did not bootloop (persay) but my phone sat on the droid eye for about 3-4minutes and then it did the little vibration, indicating it was ready to move past the droid-eye animation.

    Follow directions peeps and it should all work out. Make sure you are on root GB > then use the deodexed Root GB >

    Read the forums on mydroidworld and other places if you run into problems. Enjoy GB on DX!

  • William W Scott

    Can I get some help, my system has boot up to the red eye and stops.

  • Devincean

    Ya don’t need the D2 bootstrap DX bootstap works find if you disable USB Debugging.

  • Anyone else having issues adding e-mail (Outlook)?…………

  • Batdroid

    I am stuck in a bootloop of the red eye and Droid word..I rebooted and deleted data…and when I try to re-flash…the signature fails…any suggestions?

  • Batdroid

    I am stuck in a bootloop of the red eye and Droid word..I rebooted and deleted data…and when I try to re-flash…the signature fails…any suggestions?

  • Batdroid

    I am stuck in a bootloop of the red eye and Droid word..I rebooted and deleted data…and when I try to re-flash…the signature fails…any suggestions?

    • LD01

      how long did you let the droid-eye sit before trying to re-flash?

      Also, if the signature if failing you should probably try to download the zip again from Kellex’s link (which is from mydroidworld)

  • And we don’t have any themes yet?! Come on! 🙂

  • And we don’t have any themes yet?! Come on! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I had to go back to good ol’ froyo on tranquility becaue I lost mah wifi tether! I think vzw are gettin’ mad at us… Anybody got a fix?

  • Bigsike

    Anyone else having trouble receiving calls after this? anyone who calls me is going direct to voicemail anyone know what to do about this?

  • Bigsike

    Anyone else having trouble receiving calls after this? anyone who calls me is going direct to voicemail anyone know what to do about this?

  • Drew

    you do not have to use droid 2 bootstrap if you disable USB Debugging. (Settings>Applications>Development)

    this will make droid x bootstrap work

    • Brutalsnowman

      ” Well I’m pretty sure im bricked” -Drew 6hrs ago

      “you do not have to use droid 2 bootstrap if you disable USB Debugging. (Settings>Applications>Development)

      this will make droid x bootstrap work” – Drew 1hr ago

      Why would I believe the second post Drew after reading the first post? and all your other posts.

  • Drew

    Well I’m pretty sure im bricked.

  • Drew

    Stuck on the Red M

    • Drew

      I unplugged battery and turned back on.. still stuck at the Red M logo… help.

  • Drew

    can someone tell me how i’ll know if im deodexed or not?

    • secretaznman3

      I didnt even know what odex was until yesterday, let alone de-odexing. But i was exploring the Gingerbread innards, and if you go to /system/apps every app in there has a .odex accompanying file. like AccountandSyncSettings.apk along with AccountAndSyncSettings.odex. and i never remembered seeing those before in what i assume when i was dedoexed.

  • Anonymous

    I’m waiting this one out. My phone is setup just right with the latest rubix rom and everything works. It may have rebooted one time and I use my phone at least once every waking hour. Can’t wait for the official release and judging from the speed it will be worth it.

  • Drew

    do you need to bootstrap recovery before the reboot recovery in the droid 2 bootstrap?

    • Drew

      anyone?

  • Iammebane

    anyone having problems with wifi tether…. after rooting gb it is no longer working

    • Angelrod111

      Ive had issues w this as well…

    • Anonymous

      I flashed the dxgbrooted.zip and my wi-fi tether is working fine.

  • Rolo72

    Sorry if this has been asked, but what would happen if we restored a nandroid like say, Darkslide 4.2 (obviously Froyo) while we were running this deodexed rooted version of Gingerbread? Could it possibly work or would that be a bad idea like I’m thinking it would be? Just curious…

    • secretaznman3

      It wouldnt work because the kernels are different. I dont remember what would happen, probably a brick, because i had the same question and read in a lot of forums just to not do it.

    • Anonymous

      You’d have to sbf your phone

  • Gus

    I keep getting the same motoblur rom when I try to install this. Anyone have any ideas?

  • where is the offical SBF….

  • where is the offical SBF….

  • Leering

    I haven’t rooted my X but I want to, is there anything I SHOULDN’T do after I root that will break/brick my phone.

    • Ya. dont use metamorph for your themes, DONT DO IT! i bricked my phone and had to flash a sbf

  • Bigsike
    • Tarnette

      This is a great site. step by step for everything. Great

  • Alphabets13

    Migjt be a stupid queation but how will i know if it works? Will i be able to tell in the about phone section?

    • if what works? be specific. this is how many questions in these comments get ignored.

  • Has anyone had trouble adding their Facebook application account under My Accounts? I like syncing my contacts with the FB ones, and when I go to select it, nothing happens. I can select any other type of account (Google, Twitter, Email, etc.), just not Facebook’s application (not the already built in Motorola FB). Droid X here. Everything else is awesome about this though.

  • Tarnette

    When I try to use Bootstrap Recovery X or 2 I get this message, Error running command exec. Can anyone please help?

  • Ajscalingi

    I love the new Gingerbread but have three issues i can’t seem to clear up and answers would be a HUGE HELP. I can’t get the sync icon to disappear, the LED on incoming texts isn’t appearing and my wireless tether isn’t working correctly. Any help would be great

    • Anonymous

      Factory reset in settings or clear data/cache with bootstrapper. You’ll lose all your applications so back up their settings with titanium backup.

      The same with installing any ROM. If you don’t clear data/cache it may appear to run fine but small bugs will show up.

    • Tiffanymiller

      For sync icon to disappear!!
      To adjust syncronization of Google account(s):

      Open the Applications tray
      Select My Accounts
      Tap on the Google account Image you wish to adjust
      You will be able to check or uncheck the syncing of Gmail, Calendar, and Contacts

      make sure u uncheck all the boxes!!

  • CaptainHowdy

    I was having trouble locating the fix for missing apss above… Anyone have link or do I have to surf the heck out of the forum?

  • Tarnette

    Can someone please help. I dropped Droid 2 bootstrap on my sd card. How do I get it to work?

  • Tarnette

    Can someone please help. I dropped Droid 2 bootstrap on my sd card. How do I get it to work?

    • Chris Nimon

      install it through Astro

    • Tim242

      Install it, run it.

  • javonte

    i wanna try gingerbread so bad but what stops me is i cant just flash back to a 2.2 rom i have to sbf to return to stock 2.2 then re root and dont have a computer capable of running a sbf for my phone and once the ota for gb comes out i will have to sbf to get the update if there was a way to sbf from my now i wouldve been done this

  • gimlet72

    Are there any themes for GB yet?

    • dave

      are you serious?? gb just was released like a day ago why would u even think there are themes for it? especially when this was just released today for devs to make themes? not to sound like a dick but that was a real air headed question.

    • dave

      are you serious?? gb just was released like a day ago why would u even think there are themes for it? especially when this was just released today for devs to make themes? not to sound like a dick but that was a real air headed question.

  • Dtown214

    Off topic Question:

    The HTC Thunderbolt is my first android phone, and by reading this site I decided I want to root my phone. The problem is I’ve never done this before, and on the instructions to root the Thunderbolt it specifically says “not for beginners”. I’m pretty sure I can follow the instructions provided. My question is if there is anywhere I can get some guidance on some beginner rooting tips, and how to revert the phone back to stock in case I need to take it back to Verizon?

    • Angelrod111

      Yeah how bout you try to find a Tbolt forum site. Maybe XDA??

    • secretaznman3

      Yeah not to sound like a jerk at all, but i want to help, but i dont know much about the thunderbolt myself, and XDA would have all that info. just scour the forums

  • Tim242
  • Adam Metzner
  • The Observer

    Will I have to reinstall my apps after flashing this?

    • Adam Metzner

      You should not unless you get boot loops and have to wipe. But if you back them up with titanium you will never have to worry about that again.

      • Thanks.

        I use Titanium to back my stuff up (holla!), but i just didn’t want to go through setting the rest of the stuff on my phone back up. Yes, i’m just being lazy. 🙂

  • tiberiumdj

    http://rapidshare.com/#!download|627l3|455160803|dxgbrooteddeodexed.zip|155375

    new mirror

  • Mirrors…please! No, pretty please with sugar on it! lol.

  • At least there aren’t any wallpaper comments on this story.

    • The Observer

      Give it a few more minutes. They will come.

  • MAN, my day just keeps getting BETTER!!

  • tiberiumdj

    lol I’ll bet that server is getting flooded right now.

  • Interstellarmind

    will this allow the removal of bloatware, also?

    p.s. am i the only one who kind of misses their liberty 1.5 rom (google search freeze, blur camera, and blur email app are giving my nightmare flashbacks of my stock froyo blur days)

    • Boblank84

      im with ya, i just sbf’d and restored my liberty backup until some good gb roms come out. Personally cant deal with blur either.

      • Markopolo1022

        Where do i find the sbf for Droid x to get it back to my liberty .. cuz i forgot.to do my back before inyall liberty .. on my dx .. thanks.

    • Anonymous

      You can remove it with the normal rooted leak from yesterday and titanium backup.

    • Anonymous

      You can remove it with the normal rooted leak from yesterday and titanium backup.

    • nope i miss liberty, this build is really laggy to me

    • Khollis33

      I’m wishing that i had waiting. The good news is that there should be some custom Gingerbread ROMs coming soon

  • Isaacrc

    deodex means u can use methamorph ,ninjamorph , apply themes

  • Could someone who has it use something other than mediafire to mirror PLZ…that’s popup city, geez….plus it’s not working.

  • Isaacrc

    LINK IS MALO (bad)

    • LOS LIIIIIIIIINKS!

      • Anonymous

        funny but -1 for a bing reference 😛

  • Khollis33

    okay, dumb question time….why the D2 bootstrap??

    • Koush said on his Twitter that he isn’t sure why and he is working on getting the DX version working soon.

      • tiberiumdj

        some peoples X bootstrap worked fine others did not so i’m sure he will get it figured out soon.

        • tim

          u have to turn off us debugging in the settings

    • Anonymous

      To supplement Daniel, the DX bootstrapper didn’t work well with the GB leak.

  • Markopolo1022

    What is deodexed … mean.is this better than the gb rooted some how?

    • Anonymous

      FTA: “Why would you want a deodexed version? To flash themes of course!”

  • Anonymous

    After viewing the fugly android post I think I’ll pass on themes for now.

    I never thought I would say this but stock blur is pretty nice…once I put LPP over it of course 🙂

    • Tim242

      LPP + GB Icons & Dock FTW!

      • Anonymous

        Only thing I don’t like about that is the app drawer. I like the blur drawer a lot (snappy & groups).

  • Scoot50

    Error when trying to download the zip

  • tbaybe

    Love the READ STEP ONE AGAIN step 🙂

  • Trollerbear

    INFINITE LOOP!!! [on steps]

  • I’m stuck on the steps.

    I read step 1. And I am indeed running the rooted GB. Then I got to step 2. Which then just tells me to go to step 1. So then I verify that I’m running the rooted GB. So then I go to step 2.

    Guys help! how do I get to step 3?

  • I’m stuck on the steps.

    I read step 1. And I am indeed running the rooted GB. Then I got to step 2. Which then just tells me to go to step 1. So then I verify that I’m running the rooted GB. So then I go to step 2.

    Guys help! how do I get to step 3?

    • Anonymous

      Hah now check it. 😛

    • Anonymous

      This comment made my giggle.

    • Damned infinite loops, I thought we had devs running around here 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Well played Mr. Hughes… Well played. lol

  • How about Droid Incredible, where is our love at :/

    • Boblank84

      really?….you have an unlocked bootloader, flash whatever you want..

  • iPhone User

    I don’t understand step 2.

    • tjhrulz

      *Looks at name* well there is not much i*hone users understand about freedom like this

  • mediafire is dead at the moment 🙁

  • Anonymous

    Step 2 is my favorite.