Verizon Motorola Droid 2 gets custom ROM, Droid X Froyo upgrade delayed
Now don’t get your hopes up too high. That pesky Motorola Droid 2 bootloader is still untouchable, but one resourceful developer has released a custom ROM nevertheless.
As with previously seen news about a custom ROM for the Droid X, this may not exactly meet the purists’ definition of a custom ROM. Because of that bootloader being guarded by Motorola like it’s a national treasure or something, this ROM doesn’t have a custom kernel.
It does, however, remove the Verizon/Motorola bloatware from the Droid 2, comes with a bundle of scripts, and is fully deodexed (which paves the way for installing custom themes on your Droid 2).
You need to have a rooted Droid 2 to apply this, and you also need a specific recovery flashed. Full instructions are here. And keep in mind that if something goes wrong, the developer of this ROM is not to blame.
In other Droid-related news, the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Motorola Droid X has apparently been delayed by about 2-3 weeks. Bad news, this. The culprit seems to be a bug in Exchange that causes wiping of security policies when upgrading from 2.1 to 2.2. While this may be of no interest to you (if you don’t use Exchange), it’s a pretty big problem to have in the enterprise space (if your business depends on Exchange).
So, logically, Verizon has sent the update back to Motorola for fixing. Let’s hope they work hard and fast and surprise everyone by having it ready sooner than the 2-3 weeks anticipated.
Either way, if you have a Droid X, you’ll be waiting some more for those Froyo bits to hit your device.