Getting Custom Kernels Running on the Droid X

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

  1. samsonite801
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    Yup, the bootloader is still locked. I still haven't heard of anyone cracking the 2056-bit (or whatever it was) encryption yet...
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    BTW, this new HTC Incredible I got feels a lot more solid than my old D1, and doesn't even give the impression that is made out of plastic. It is definitely lighter weight, and I have the plastic snap-on protective cover on it and it has fallen out of this lame holster twice already and taken direct hits onto the ground with no incident whatsoever. So far I'm impressed...(I'm sure it wouldn't have faired so well had it not had the protective guard though).

    Also, I can see why Motorola may want to try to lock the FW on the hardware (because people want to overclock phones which can lead to overheating and damage and more warranteed phones), but a fine line needs to be drawn in the sand between locking a phone to stop people from overclocking, and locking the phone to keep people from deleting apps they don't want forced down their throats.

    I think the CPU clock speeds should be somehow locked in the hardware for warrantee reasons, but the OS should be wide-open for people to install whatever OS they want on it. They could also make the phone have a factory image stored somewhere on it so the user can restore back to that easily in case he wants to go back, oh wait, I guess that is essentially how it is now with the Droid X locked bootloader (the factory image is still really there if you don't interrupt the boot process). But they should at least somehow lock the CPU speed better, because I can see this as a valid reason to want to lock a phone.
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    My best guess for locking it is so they don't have to cover software modifications to the phone. Its not the overclocking because you'll have to get it up to around 100 celcius to really start damaging components other than the battery. I really think they should just throw something in saying they don't cover damage due software modifications and unlock the phone.

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    Problem with that is that everyone just unroots their phones prior to exchanging them under warrantee and so they never even find out that the phone was all rooted to begin with.
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    Yea I've had 3 warranty replacements and i always just flash the sbf before in send it in. I didn't get replacements from overheating it. i was trying to get a good processor (is that a dick move? haha)

    Sent from my stunning rooted droid using tapatalk.
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    "oh wait, I guess that is essentially how it is now with the Droid X locked bootloader (the factory image is still really there if you don't interrupt the boot process)"

    Uhmm, no. the factory reset option doesn't touch the /system partition... so if you load a ROM, factory reset will just clear /data and /cache, and you keep the ROM. The ONLY way to get back to factory, is via a LEAKED .sbf file using a utility called RSD Lite. So... If it weren't for the leaked .sbf, there would be no going back.. pretty much. :p The factory boot loader/kernel/etc. is still there.. but because of the hacks available so far, we can at least change out the /system dir. Otherwise, the DroidX would be a dumb appliance, and not a smart phone.. imho.
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    bump, any new info as of late? Really curious.
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    I also bump. (above)

    Sent from my stunning rooted droid using tapatalk.
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    If you dont check twitter he says that he's unsuccessful. Hes at the same point where everyone else is who tried to crack the bootloader.

    Oh well, at least aliasxerog tried. Props to you for trying.
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    What is" bump"?

    Sent from my DROIDX
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    Urban Dictionary: bump
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    Gotcha, thanks! I've been wondering about this for a while, haha! :p

    Sent from my DROIDX
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    "bump" means you reply to a topic and it gets "bumped" to the top of the forum
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    so it's a no go?

    So it doesn't look like this is going to actually happen, Been reading over the Tweets and on the irc channels and it's all quite.Damn was really looking forward to this.
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    It still might happen. I'm still working on it off and on, but nothing serious. I really want to get to the point that I can release the code, but I'm really afraid people might actually use it. The issue currently is with loading drivers into the new kernel. I'm not exactly sure how to fix that at the moment.

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    Hard to believe that there is nobody out there that can to the Driver work....if i knew how i wouldn't sleep until this was done.I understand that you are afraid that people with try and use your code.But the more people that can look at it the better,Someone could know the answer just by looking at it a different way.Just warn people to not use it lol
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    Well from the backtraces I've done it looks to be a problem inside Motorola's kernel, which sadly is the one we can't mess with to fix. I'm not sure if we're going to see that fixed until gingerbread.

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    Ouch which we are not 100% sure we will get.Well the best of luck to you man i'll be watching and Praying.
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    you think motos going to fix the kernal if iys not causing them any problems? It seems like the kernal issue is only affecting us. So is this officially a brick wall then until moto changes the kernel? If they do
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