Getting Custom Kernels Running on the Droid X

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  1. aliasxerog

    aliasxerog Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    This is the thread that got this all started. Here mostly for historical reasons now that we have our own forum. This is still a very good read, and you always get something new out of it. It's kind of like your favourite book. :D



    I've been a linux kernel developer for years and recently got a Droid X. The first thing I did was root it and install a pretty unraped froyo ROM I found these forums. I really, really want to install cyanogenmod on the phone because it would be pretty sweet. My idea consists of booting up in to the standard kernel and having a custom init to use kexec(8) to bootstrap the custom kernel. This would completely bypass the whole locked-crazy-omg-efuse-killer thing. Even if the standard kernel doesn't have kexec(8) enabled you can still execute a linux kernel because it is a relocatable elf on most systems. The whole setup isn't ideal but it could get custom kernels running until there is a better solution.

    EDIT: If the are any android devs that know the system inside and out I would absolutely love your help.
     
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    id like to see what u can do! give it a go
     
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    Where can you download Motorola's Android sources?
     
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    You should probably get in touch with koush, he ported cyanogen to d1 and was working on port to DX

    SSX-DX/Tapatalk/SlideIT
     
  7. aliasxerog

    aliasxerog Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    How do I get in touch with him?
     
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    irc #koush probably the easiest way.
     
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    on what server?
     
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    just connect to the koush channel
     
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    aliasxerog Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    well I need a server to point irssi to you know :p
     
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