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Bootloader Crack Imminent

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Development' started by Druuseph, Sep 28, 2010.

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    Hope! - xda-developers

    Since the Droid 2 bootloader is the same as the one found on the Droid X both phones should be seeing it released around the same time. Reading further in the thread some some one claims that Cyanogen is going to be coming to the new Droids once the crack is mainstream.

    So chin up fellow Droid 2 lovers, after 2 grueling months the floodgates are about to be opened.

    EDIT: Maybe I made it seem closer than it was but good news today. According to twitter the guys working on unlocking the Droid X and Droid 2 got a Sierra Bravo Foxtrot file from a Chinese source and are just about done with the unlock.

    http://nenolod.net/~nenolod/sholes/README
    William Pitcock (nenolod) on Twitter
    Stephen Bird (_mrbirdman_) on Twitter
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    Here's hoping. Even though I own a Droid I would love to see what the devs could do on a DX / D2 with an AOSP build and custom kernels. Hell think of it this way. IF it does come to fruition the DX / D2 will have their life expectancy extended at least another 8 - 12 months. Seeing that the Droid is already nearing a year and is nowhere near obsolete due to its' openness. Now the DX /D2 with internal storage AND 512 Meg RAM will just up that ante. Here's hoping! I will keep my fingers crossed for you guys!
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    This might be a dumb question, but what happens if the bootloader is unlocked? I mean it's locked now and roms and themes are still coming out

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    I would like to see the bootloader cracked, I'd feel much more comfortable rooting my Droid with SPRecovery. I'm assuming of course that would be possible once the bootloader is cracked.
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    What this means to me is that when the bootloader is cracked, the roms will be much easier to put out. Right now the way I understand it to be is they're kind of peace-mealing the roms together by stripping out as much of the blur stuff as possible but seem to be unable to do a straight from source type build because the kernel cannot be changed. If the bootloader is cracked, they might be able to open this phone wide open which i am really hopeful of.

    I'm running my d2 rooted with the new r2d2 release just because i wanted to play with something new, but to me i'm still installing motorola dev'd stuff with all the bloatware. I really want to try some of the home made roms out there but i don't see a lot of stability in them yet. So in my mind a cracked bootloader to me = me eventually being extremely happy with this phone, like when i first loaded sapphire on my d1.
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    I'm actually pretty much OK the way things are now...

    - don't have any performance issues...1GHz has been plenty fast, and my D2 doesn't bog down the way my D1 could even OC'd at 1Ghz...if overclocking became available, I would probably try it, but it's not a must like it was on the D1

    - ROMs/Themes are available, CM6 is already well underway by Slayher for an ASOP ROM...and I'm finding I like some aspects of the D2 OS that I would most likely lose w/most custom ROMs, so changing ROMs isn't as imperative as it felt w/the D1. I only use the blur I want to, and the rest is for the most part irrelevant and not an issue to me.

    - CW Recovery is available - prefer it over SP Recovery so no issues there

    - Wifi tether is available.

    - Stock recovery is still available even when CW Recovery is installed...actually kinda like that, makes things easier if I needed to un-root, and isn't getting in my way now that I know how to boot to CW recovery from power up or from running D2.

    Don't get me wrong, if they crack the bootloader I'll be happy and look forward to any new goodies/enhancements that may show up, but I think people don't get sometimes how good we have it now. :)
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    Cant wait for this to happen along with an o/c kernel. Come on cyanogen crew.....
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    I do not disagree with this, in fact not having a quick fix solution to throw onto my phone has taught me a lot about Android in a very short period of time setting my phone up just the way I like it while having to deal with the stock ROM. That said, the second Cyanogen is ported to it I am installing it but I can definitely live with how my phone is at the moment.

    What I am worried about, however, is the next release of Android. Counting on Motorola to release their blurred-up OTA update in a timely manner is a clear way to guarantee disappointment. I'm sorry Motorola, I love your hardware but you can shove Blur so far up your ass it will chew for you, just give me Vanilla and don't make me suffer! With the bootloader cracked we can get some Cyanogen loving right there with everyone else and not have to play the waiting game as the Droid X crowd did.
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    Is the next OTA supposed to have a bunch of garbage on it from what you've heard/read?

    New to my D2; rooted w/ no update patches since purchase and having zero issues so far. Was going to return to stock and see what comes out but I'd rather pass on OTA's if more crapware is due t/b loaded up next...
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    Unless it's a new version of Android or a critical fix (And from what I can tell on my phone there is nothing critical that needs fixing) I'm avoiding any OTA updates as to not screw up what I've already managed to modify. From what I understand, the leaked OTA update (2.3.5) doesn't really change much, in my eyes it's not really worth touching when it finally does make it's way over the air.
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    I pretty much agree with this statement. With the D2 things are surprisingly good.

    My D1 had serious software issues and the phone did not work properly until I flashed custom roms to fix it.

    I have been very happy with the stock D2 and just finally rooted not long ago. I tried a rom that took out much of the Blur and had to go back to stock because I found I actually liked a couple of the widgets. I have since themed the stock rom with 928Droid Black Glass and it's pretty slick!

    I will be very happy when they fully crack this phone and more options become available for sure! But to be honest, this is a good enough phone as is that I can survive the wait!
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    I am confused. Did some1 crack the bootloader?
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    I can't wait for the bootloader to hopefully be unlocked. I want the old contacts app back that synced with facebook. Blur is so annoying

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    The contacts app on the Droid X/2 doesn't sync with facebook???
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    Not really... unless you sign in on blur which makes all your facebook contacts go into your phone book which is obnoxious. the non blur facebook synced with my current contacts



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    i hope it gets unlocked, that was the greatest thing about the d1, modding so much you didnt know what to do when there wasnt a rom update everyday. now i just twiddle my thumbs hoping ccroms or cyanogen get something rolling when the crack is finished
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    You can mod EVERYTHING on the D2 that you could on the D1, w/the exception of replacing/overclocking the kernel.

    We have a 1GHz kernel, so that's really not a big issue.

    You can, on a D2:

    - Wifi tether
    - Apply themes
    - Install ROMs
    - Modify build.prop
    - Underclock your kernel in certain situations to save battery life

    The only thing we're missing is a fully de-blurred ROM at this point, which I realize some people want a lot, but we should not lose site of the fact that there is a lot we can already do now. :)
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    Being that moto is going to release the droid pro and r2d2 droid with a 1200 processor (overclocking the droid 2 processor) I am pushing for the devs to crack it.
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    Oh i agree, it will be better when the bootloader is cracked...aside from overclocking, chief among the issues resolved for me would be allowing access to CW Recovery via power on/X button.
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    That too, Right now its a game to get into recovery mode to fix an issue. I have had it happen where every time i boot into recovery i get cw, but then other times it wont with out doing a battery pull.
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