I found all this (throughout the InterWEBz) confusing loading up a friends phone. The wiki is alright, but like a lot of cyanogen wiki it takes some careful reading to carry out successfully. I ended up loading Liberty ROM, I think I tried CM7.2, but had no luck (this was before I found out about the kernel). The wiki was helpful getting me out of a soft brick, but then the thread in the link below was helpful too in getting things running. I'm not sure if the kernel has to be loaded for CM ROMs or not, maybe not the ICS and higher ROMs, but at least the GB ROMs I believe you likely need the kernel and may need the WIFI update in this thread:
Then to get the phone working on Cricket Wireless I went to this thread:
However, in the QPST program (section 4) I ended up changing to a standard com port (I believe COM 1 or 3) and doing that part of the programming on COM 3, contrary to the instructions which said use COM8 or higher for the virtual port. Without a doubt this phone was the biggest pain of any Android devices I have worked with in both hardware (replacing digitizer) and software--due to Motorola locking it down just to laugh at us all I guess. Not to mention the age of the device doesn't help it's future development hopes and old methods no long work for some things. I think in this thread is where I started seeing the light at the end of the tunnel (thanks DarkIron112), so just wanted to add my 2 cents here.
Droid X .621 overcoming the curse from Motorola/Verizon
1. Need a fresh .621 updated phone (don't update to 621 if you don't have it, you'd do better stabbing yourself with a rusty knife).
2. Root it with the boot CD mentioned above from mecha2012.
3. Install ROM Manager from the market, you'll also need the bootstrap apk or you won't be able to get into CWM, rather you'll get a normal recovery that won't install zips, but does give you an option to.
4. Now you can install a ROM of your choice.
a. Wipe data/factory reset and also clear Dalvik as well as Cache.
b. Install the ROM zip from CWM. (DO not reboot)
c. If it's a GB ROM then you will likely have to update the kernel and wifi drivers from the links I already gave, or wherever someone else has a copy (there may be one for CM 7.2).
d. Boot it and get things up to par, apps, ROM Manager etc. May want to turn on USB Debugging, Unknown Sources, and don't forget to put it into "PC MODE" if things don't work.
5. (Optional) If you're on a carrier other than Verizon then you may have to run through the second link above, to "fully flash" over to another carrier (so your internet and MMS will work).
Edited by fatesausage, 16 January 2013 - 03:54 PM.