Getting Custom Kernels Running on the Droid X

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

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    ??? Bootloader is still locked dude, nothing has changed.

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    did the new ota update change the kernel at all?
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    Yes. Different version.. but who knows what actual changes are there.
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    No need to bump. Until the bootloader is actually hacked there's no way in Hades a custom kernel is going to run on the X.
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    Hey I heard the bootloader is locked, is this true? :)

    Kiddin', sorry.

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    Bootloader..... we have one of those. :icon_eek:
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    I hate to say it but it looks like motorola has won. I don't see this phone ever being fully unlocked. Not too big of a deal now but I can see other manufacturers following suit, which is bad news for android.

    Maybe the gingerbread update will provide a loophole.
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    hey alias, if you're still here, would you be so kind as to answer this question: is it possible for Data2EXT be implemented somehow into the droid x kernel or would that require a custom kernel?
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    Someone could probably implement a kernel extension that you load into the kernel. That stuff really isn't too hard. If it's running on any ARM linux distro you could totally port it over.
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    Huh, that's good to know. Maybe one of the X/2 devs would do it (I'd definitely do it myself but I don't start software engineering until next year, no coding experience whatsoever right now...). I'm sure we'd all love to see better i/o efficiency and a possible speedup for the X dancedroid
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    All problems get solved in time. Keep up all the effort!!! This is over my head.

    Thanks
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    It looks like alias hasn't given up, looking at his twitter, and he may also be releasing his code too. That's what's up!
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    Still hoping this happens,bought the fascinate but want my X cracked.....does anyone remember the post way back about the update unlocking the bootloader? Did anyone ever find out how.

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    Anything new?
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    Not too much. I'm pushing back the release date because I'm having issues with starting processes. The first release wont have the kexec parts in it yet as I'm still debugging it, but I'm hoping some custom firmwares will pick this up and use it once its stabilized as that will help with migrating to kexec when I get that working. I'm thinking now with the current problems I'm having the source will hit anywhere from the end of January to the middle of February.

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    Thanks... I'm glad to hear things are progressing!
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    To confirm:
    What you're releasing is the code to get custom kernels running... but just to verify, limitations still exist such as.. no radio functionality, etc. correct?
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    I am just excited that someone is trying something.

    Now that the Droid X is getting older it would be nice if Motorola would at some point give us the keys.
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    Agreed on both counts
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    Completely agree. I just want clarification. The other night someone sent me a chat that said that the X would be running custom kernels very soon. Just trying to avoid the misconception that we'll be loading full ROMs with custom kernels while still getting full functionality of the phone (unless of course that is the case.. but I'm pretty sure that's not the case at this point in time)...
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