Well, well, well.
Motorola may try to do whatever it takes to prevent you from loading custom ROMs on their latest and greatest Android devices such as the Droid X, but no matter what they do, a hacker will find a way, it seems.
Not long ago, the Droid X has been rooted.
And big news comes today, when an enterprising hacker has, in spite of the locked bootloader, managed to boot a custom recovery image onto the Droid X.
This is in no way usable by mere mortals just yet, since it won’t boot Android after the custom recovery has been applied. But people are hard at work on this, and if they succeed in booting Android from within a custom recovery, they’ll shift their focus to making it stable at first, and then they will start investigating how to create and load custom ROMs on the Droid X. And it may just be a matter of weeks, or perhaps even days, before the first custom ROMs for the Droid X start to pop up.
That’s definitely not certain at this point, and the process isn’t as simple as it sounds, but things are starting to look better if you’re a tinkerer that somehow purchased a Droid X without knowledge of Motorola’s adversity towards modding their Android devices.
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