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Discussion in 'Droid X Hacks' started by mkthnx001, Jun 25, 2010.
thats basically what i was trying to say. vzw will lock it as tight as they can
so hopeful Droid X will let us to add custom ROM like sense UI
Very unlikely considering the X is made by Moto, but even it someone was able to do it, it likely would have quite a few bugs. It was already tried on the Droid and it never really got finished..
While I am sure the carriers don't want "unlocked" bootloaders, the digitally signed bootloader is distinctively Motorola. Other manufactures don't sell completely open bootloaders, but they also don't have a digitally signed encryption code either. All this on Verizon too.
So Verizon clearly wants locked bootloaders, but it is Motorola, not Verizon, that takes it to the next level by digitally signing their bootloaders.
Not knowing how the timing went on the previous phones (being new to Android) I have a question. Will this likely be determined before 7/15 whether the loader is locked/signed? Just because it will affect my desire to get one on day one.
I coming from WinMo and even though I am sure the stock will be better than what I am used to, I have the need to mod my phone.
From reading all the reviews there is no Blur, just Moto Widgets.
not sure there are few with the phone now. so id say google the ish out of it
The current pre-release software has a signed bootloader. Somebody posted a dump of it a few days ago. That's the entire reason this is such a big problem.
Some notes to previous post:
- Milestone is rooted due to exploit in the recovery and Custom ROMS, when the 2nd boot is fully working (no modem and USB now) will require root. This is not available on phones such as Motoroi and Droid X. So if bootloader enforces secure boot then a completely new hack is to be found.
- Chinese Android (and their derivation OPhone OS) have several models unsigned (XT701)
This person appears to have a Droid X and is willing to do Q&A. He has been asked about the boot loader being locked but is unsure about how to check it. I am as well. Figured I would post it here so someone could work with him in order to give it a try.
Droid X in my hands on monday - Android Forums
That will always be my hesitation on buying a new phone, if I can't run a custom Rom on MY PHONE then I just won't buy it. That being said there is enough interest from the Cyanogen team and many other developers on getting their hands on a Droid X. I do think Motorola has appreciated the following the Droid has provided them and will leave a door open for the developers to find and push Motorola phones to new levels.
I feel the same way and hope that you are right. I really hope root can be found before the 15th (ala evo style!). Time will tell...