Getting Custom Kernels Running on the Droid X

Discussion in 'Droid X Roms' started by aliasxerog, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. aliasxerog

    aliasxerog Premium Member
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    There is no such thing as rooting safely and securely. All Google needs to do is update to the most recent kernel and give us su or preferably sudo with the option of multiple user accounts and password protection. This was one of the two reasons I started the project. I really wanted a recent hardened kernel. Android's sandboxing is pretty easy to crack out of, hell if you make an app on your computer and chmod it to run as root you get root on your phone. The most recent kernels have remedied the former issue, but the latter issue has been a feature of unix since the sixties, so is also a feature of linux.
    Really, if we want a safe way to root, we would need to fork Android and really do some hardcore work on Dalvik and get the kernel up to speed. Also, an init that doesn't let every orphan process live till the end of execution would definitely help out both security and battery life aspects (this is my guess why the Obsidian rom sucks juice like it's going out of style).
     
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    Tl; did read. Interesting stuff you bring up.

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    I came across this link by accident and what you are trying to do is greatly appreciated . i'm not a wiz all i know to do is root my phone and install roms and themes the basic stuff but if i can help in anyway i surely will if it's even as simple as donating to the project . Just let me know , i have more than one phones so i can be a tester too if you like . I'm running windows7 64bits and Mac 10.6. .
     
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  5. aliasxerog

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    I just saw this and I'm bloody thrilled. Hopefully it will be tons useful.
     
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    yes...YES...
    custom sbf, packed with whatever we want. for real?
     
  7. aliasxerog

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    Looks like it.
     
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    Right when I bought the Thunderbolt, lol. 12 days to go before I can return it.. Hopefully we see some custom kernels within those days?
     
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    Wait a minute!!!! Does this mean I should take my X off of craigslist????????????????
     
  10. jawonder

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    What does this mean , i click on the link and there are some download links for RCs , what do one do with this and when or how soon will it be ready for everyone to use .
     
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    No. The X is getting outdated. This would have been special if it happened last July/August but not really anymore seeming the Dual core Motorola phones will be out soon at Verizon.

    Sent via DX free with Liberty 1.5
     
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    don't be a downer, this is great news and the X will be able to compete for a bit longer because of it, sure new phones are coming out, but who cares, we're not that far behind.


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