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[HOW TO] Prepare Your Phone for CM4DX!

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OP RobStemen


Android Apprentice

Posted 13 June 2011 - 06:45 PM #1

This thread is outdated. Go HERE for new one

To install CyanogenMod 7 on Droid X, you must first gather a few required files.

2.3.340 (Froyo) SBF: http://kan.gd/qcz

RSD Lite 4.8 (Windows): http://kan.gd/qd0

sbf_flash (Mac and Linux): http://kan.gd/qd1

z4root: http://kan.gd/qdc

Droid 2 Bootstrap: http://kan.gd/qdd or Buy it on the Market and donate to Koush!

Google Apps: http://kan.gd/qd3

Now, too begin, you must flash back to 2.3.340, or Froyo version 2.2.1. To do his, you need to use the SBF and RSD Lite (Windows) or sbf_flash (Mac and Linux).

First 4 steps are the same.

1) Make sure you have at least 40% battery life (I’d do full battery to be safe)
2) Turn your device off.
3) Power back on while holding volume down and camera button
4) Plug device in to computer.

For the next few steps, follow the instructions for your respective OS.


5) Open RSD Lite
6) Click the … button and navigate to the SBF
7) Click on the device (should be the only one listed) then click start.


5) Download sbf_flash and SBF to a memorable directory (I recommend naming the sbf to something short and easy to remember)
6) Open up terminal (Spotlight search “Terminal” on Mac, Applications > System Tools > Terminal on Linux)
7) Navigate to the directory containing sbf_flash using cd (“cd directory”)
8) Type chmod +x sbf_flash
9) Type ./sbf_flash <name>.sbf

Then, to finish

1) Wait 20 or so minutes, device should reboot on it’s own.
2) You will bootloop, so once it reboots, pull the battery, power on while holding home, press search once you get the Android with the device and the triangle with the exclamation mark. Navigate down to “wipe data/factory reset” and reset. Reboot, and go through all the steps to activate. Setting up Google account is optional.

Now we get on to the ACTUAL install. Install z4root and the Bootstrap apk’s however you choose. Then run z4root and then run the Bootstrap, and reboot into recovery.

If you haven’t already, move Cyanogen Mod and Google Apps onto your sdcard. Now, wipe data, and scroll down to “install zip from sdcard” then pick “choose zip from sdcard” Find where you saved the Cyanogen Mod update.zip, and install it. Once that finishes, go back into the same menu, except this time pick the Google Apps update.zip.

Now reboot, and when your phone finally finishes booting, you should be running Cyanogen Mod! If you have any questions, corrections, problems with the instructions, please leave a post here and somebody will be around to help you!

Thanks, and please enjoy CyanogenMod!

Thanks go out to:

The whole CyanogenMod team for the awesome ROM
cvpcs for taking all the time to get it to work on the Droid X
Koush for the Bootstrapper and ClockworkMod recovery
RyanZA for z4root
P3Droid and MDW for the SBF
[mbm] for sbf_flash

And everybody else who made this a possibility! If I missed you by accident, send me a message and I’ll be sure to add you to the list.

Edited by razorloves, 26 September 2011 - 12:16 PM.




Android Ninja

Posted 13 June 2011 - 06:56 PM #2

Now we must just wait for that final piece of the puzzle: The CM7 update.zip
I'm working on trading in my Droid 2 Global for a Droid X, so I'm now very excited!



Android Intermediate

Posted 13 June 2011 - 06:57 PM #3

So excited for CM7 for my DX! :money:



Android Lover

Posted 13 June 2011 - 06:58 PM #4

Awesome! So stoked to get me some CM7 on my DX!




Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:00 PM #5

with the instructions i was waiting for a link to cm7 for dx lol

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:07 PM #6

Saweetness thanks it must be near



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Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:10 PM #7

Thanks. I for sure will be getting on this whenever it gets released.

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Supporting Member

Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:13 PM #8

According to cvpcs today via tweeter...Bootstrap and flashing would not be needed...has that changed?

Well it looks like he and p3droid are working on both versions...but no "one click" methods...which is fine by me...

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Edited by Admann, 13 June 2011 - 07:20 PM.




Average Android

Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:17 PM #9

I'm looking forward to this...

I'm running CM7 on my Nook Color and I've always wanted it on my phone. I'll be loading this on my DX as soon as it is available.

Thanks cvpcs and the whole CM7 team!

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:18 PM #10

theres truly no other way, to avoid sbf'ing? i ask cas ive never got rsd to work :/