Looks like Droid X may be rooted but has encrypted bootloader...

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    sweet..thanks for this.
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    Still waiting on a reply from the Twitter guy, Stephen to see if custom roms are still possible or if it's hopeless... I'll let you know what he says.

    I will still get the X though, since it will probably still be rooted at least. The Samsung Galaxy looks like crap as well as its UI, and Samsung phones suck I think.
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    I wouldn't write the Galaxy off just yet, wait until it comes out. Hardware-wise (especially GPU) the thing looks to be an absolute beast. If the specs are correct, the SGX 540 GPU is supposedly at least 2x the speed of the SGX 530 - the Hummingbird SOC offers a strong CPU with a wickedly strong GPU to back it up.

    EDIT: And remember that until the DROID series, Motorola phones of late were rather crappy.
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    Come on Moto, you're better than that.
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    Here are some quotes from his Twitter btw:


    "its just plain evil, locked/signed/encrypted. check my last tweet to see how ****ty it is"


    "i tried doing system pull but it said skiping on a few files" <--- this is how locked down the droidx is, you cant even do a system pull."



    "dont buy a droid x expecting root right awaay...."
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    Don't you think it is a little premature to claim the phone can be rooted, but has an encrypted bootload from a couple of tweets? I'm not claiming it is going to be easy, but clearly Steven hasn't gotten far enough along to start speculating - especially someone other than Steven.
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    Someone on Twitter asked the guy:

    "That's ****ty news. Think this will turn devs off from rooting quickly?"


    to which he replied "it'll be a pain to root..a very big pain to root"
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    Yeah, guess not. I wish the Droid X was being made by HTC, lol. They know how to pretend they're making rooting hard to cell providers while actually not :)
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    He is not one to be cracking things.... i'm sure someone will though.
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    That must be why it took so long to root the Incredible?
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    If it is locked down ANYTHING like the U.S. Backflip on AT&T all I can say is good luck.
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    So who is the person that is knowledgeable with gaining root access and signed bootloaders?
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    i wonder how many people will change their minds if the x is really locked down as bad as its beeing said
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    I've known that the X may never get unlocked (mybe not even rooted) since rumors of the phone came out. Im still getting it lol
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    I'm sure the majority of people interested in the X don't even know what any of this means and therefore don't care about it. If it would actually put a dent in sales, I bet Motorola wouldn't lock it down. I still don't understand why they wouldn't just leave it up to the consumer. I'm paying retail for this phone and feel like I should be able to do whatever I want with it.
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    Not even a concern of mine.... X all the way!
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    im gettin one also ,yea id like it to be rooted , i had no idea about the root process untill a few months after i bought my eris , so its no big deal to me lol ive just been readin alot of threads and other places of this turnin people away from the x and i was just wondering if it was really a big deal cuz it aint to me lol
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    I still plan on getting one as well. Has a full retail price even been listed yet? I'd sure love to get a preorder in.....
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    I have rooted and tried almost every rom there is for both the Droid and the Eris. I've overclocked both, themed both, etc, etc. I love messing with my phones and I'll miss that if it never gets rooted or unlocked but I'm still going to get the X. It is faster stock than my Droid was overclocked, at least from the videos. Overclocking/ROMing a Droid won't add any more ram, an fm radio, hdmi, or a nicer camera to it. :(
    Full retail is $569 I think and there are no pre-orders. Some VZW stores are taking "appointments" to get one and some Best Buys have "non guaranteed" pre-orders going.