Droid X Bootloader Locked, Custom ROMs Unlikely

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  1. DF Smod

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    I am also curoius about the future of Motorola and Android devices. Rooting, Custom Roms and Themes are the best part about these Devices. I would hate the DX from the start just because of the Stock Vanilla Android look. Coming from what I have now and knowing what I know is possible, No Root Access would be a sad day indeed.

    The only thing I could see is if the hardware in the phone was so good there was no need to O/C ( 2ghz or 1ghz Dual) and Motorola put in an Internal Theming Option, where one could make themes in a SDK and apply it like an update.zip through Motorola's Recovery Image. Of course all of Motorola's scripts would have to be dead on, good battery life with constant system updates, just like the Devs do when they have system glitches with their ROMs...I am not saying that this would be as good as Root but it would be better than a Locked Down Vanilla Android Device.

    I still have good thoughts going foward into the newer Motorola Android Phones as far as root is concerned, where there is a will there is a way, and there is definately a will
     
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    At first the signed bootloader news made me have thoughts of not getting the DX, but then I started thinking about what it is I actually get from custom ROM's. What I like about the custom ROMs for Droid are Speed increases, stability, and custom appearance. With the DX the speed and stability are built in, and themes will still be possible (either with Home replacements or root access). Considering what the DX starts with as a base, there really is very little we'll be missing out on with ROM's. That being said, I still think they'll figure out a way through or around the signed bootloader issue.
     
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    I said the same thing months ago, Android itself is still in the Beta Stages and we are all mere Beta Testers, what better way to see the wants and needs of the people and how to go about handling it than to watch the people who push the devices to thier Maximum Potential....us. I am sure we have done more work for Google and Motorola than we will ever know, just doing what we do best.
     
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    I wouldn't even know what to do with an unrooted android phone anymore. Yes the X is going to be an upgrade over the droid and won't "need" to be rooted, but most of the fun is playing with roms, themes and the apps that need root.

    At a bare minimum there would need to be a way to change the look of the os. I hate the stock android look.
     
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    I hope they realize they will be losing a lot of sales by doing this crap. Albeit Verizon probably is the one who pushed the whole signed boot loader thing
     
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    It really won't hurt sales. How many of the millions of people that are going to buy the stupid phone care about, or even know about rooting??
     
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    Yea, I'm still going to buy it.. merely for the fact of saying "My phone is bigger than your Evo" lol, that and my Omnia is quite out-dated now
     
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    Now that I'm used to the flexibility and awesomeness of custom roms, etc, I doubt I'll upgrade my Droid to any phone that cant have a custom rom loaded.

    Noone wants to wait for moto/verizon to get the latest software updates.
     
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    Not worried about it in the least. I have the utmost confidence in the dev's here and trust they'll come up with a workaround. The only thing this means for me is that I won't be selling my Moto Droid on ebay to subsidize the purchase of the X. Oh well.

    Reason being for that is if I wanna switch back to the Moto Droid for customizable "goodness" it'll be right there in my sock drawer, just waiting to get back in the game.
     
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    yeah besides a few corners of the droid pond, no one else really cares about rooting, roms, etc.
     
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    The Droid 2 wouldn't be much of a Droid with a Digitally Locked BootLoader, before the release they would need to rename it to the Droid -2
     
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