Getting Custom Kernels Running on the Droid X

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  1. aliasxerog

    aliasxerog Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    Well with the radio thing you just have to compile up some kernel extensions. For it then use modprobe to get them in. I think the cdma drivers are kernel extensions.

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    Im with you all the way, I had CyanogenMod on my Droid and I miss it on my X. Im willing to help out in anyway possible, but you really need to talk to Koush, he has done a lot of development for the Droid. Hit him up on twitter: koush (koush) on Twitter

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    Hmm watching this closely!
     
  4. aliasxerog

    aliasxerog Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    Ok so here's how I want to do this thing. Ideally I don't want to have to mess with anything that will make a phone possibly bricked. So that being said I was thinking possibly a userspace fix ala create a new init. The current init is fired up by the kernel and loads all of your crap that you want running. I want to add a few features and such into the new init that will allow it to load a new kernel on boot.

    1. Im going to add the ability to load up kernel modules so that we can load up a module with kexec and later the drivers for the radio hardware in the phone.

    2. I also want to make init be able to also function normally so we only need one init.

    3. I want to make it have some failsafe code in there to give you a working phone just in case the **** hits the fan.

    4. I want to make this fully configurable by the user with a pretty interface that i'm totally not programming because my idea of a pretty interface is ncurses with colour.

    If you have any questions or comments you can post them here or on my twitter (@aliasxerog). I'm also usually on irc.hak5.org #hak5. If you want to help please please contact me as I would love the help.

    Also thanks for all the support :)


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  5. eulerphi8

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    Woohoo this would be awesome.

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  6. fpatano

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    I have been looking to get my feet wet in a Android development, I would love to help you out in any way possible, but I don't know if I am as up to speed as others.

    Following you on twitter, willing to help out in any way possible.
     
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    i'm hoping this will work
     
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    Following this for sure.
     
  9. Ubermicro13

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    Oh Believe me I'm sure theirs tons of people that would like to talk to you to finally get this working.
     
  10. aliasxerog

    aliasxerog Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    Thanks for all the support on my twitter and forum. Now I have a big question for you guys. Next week I'm going to be putting out some code that will see if we actually can get an init on our phones. It will print out a pretty message saying it worked then halt. It will brick your phone. I would totally do this on my droid by I need it next week because I'm going to be out and can't brick my phone for it. If you do want to help me and test it out it will crash your phone and you will have to restore it. Look for a link on the forum. If it works take a picture and post it. Thanks for the help and support.

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    Yeah why not brick them all if it will lead to getting it done.
    SBF time.
     
  12. aliasxerog

    aliasxerog Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    I really wish I could do it to mine but I cant. Week after though this thing is getting bricked.

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  13. aholeinthewor1d

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    Im sure with all the people who are always changing ROMS and trying different things and SBF their phones like every other day there should def be a lot of people willing to do it..between all the forums I check every day I see at least 10 to 15 posts about someone who had to SBF for whatever reason

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  14. aliasxerog

    aliasxerog Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    Someone should write up a guide for windows/linux/mac os on how to do and sbf. It would make it nice an handy.

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  15. GivenToFly

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    I'll volunteer as long as your confident that an SBF will revive it.
     
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