What does hacking the bootloader for the X really mean?

Discussion in 'Droid X Hacks' started by tlozano09, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. tlozano09
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    I've been really interested in rooting, installing roms and themes, and overclocking lately but i feel like i dont really know what the bootloader does. I have been reading up on it and all i really know is that it is happening soon.

    My question is- what will hacking the X's bootloader give us? In terms of enhancements/modifications/alterations and things like that. In other word- How will droid x users benefit from this?

    p.s. How will this affect Roming and themes and stuff? anyone?
    Thanks guys
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    Wow, 8 millionth time I've read this?

    Google it or search on here.
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    thank you for your helpful remarks.
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    Well if you knew how many times this is asked daily on all Droid forums, or how easy it is to find on Google, you'd understand. I don't get why people can't just ALWAYS search for any question they have first, THEN ask if they have no luck.
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    i have searched and i still dont really understand. thats why i posted this.
    I dont get why people comment on threads if they have nothing helpful to say.
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    Currently, our DX ROMs are a step above a theme. Developers can change some stuff, but they are locked in to what the current DX kernels allow. If we are able to flash new kernels, or even load new ones over the normal DX kernels, we will be able to tweak a lot more.

    For example, take a look at some of the CM 6.1 and CM 7 features for the various phones they support. We can not have those features without the custom kernels. Even if you aren't looking for features, the custom kernels will allow for people to make the DX better overall.
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    You

    this question is not answered anywhere that i can find via search on droid forums. I found this answer on another forum that is actually helpful, i'll put it here. though, it was given over 6 months ago and still doesn't really say what tangible benefits a casual phone tweaker would see from an unlocked bootloader.

    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011
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