Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Droid X > Droid X - All Things Root
Droid X - All Things Root Rooting, ROMS, Overclocking, etc.

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old February 24th, 2011, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: N'awlins
Posts: 72
 
Device(s): Droid X
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default X2..is root & flashing going to be possible

since im still new to rooting and flashing i dont have as much knowledge as some of y'all. my question is about the proposed DX2. is it true that it will come with a....forgive me if i say this wrong.....locked bootloader? if this is true, will rooting and flashing not be possible?

basically, what is a bootloader?

Advertisements
thehulk20 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old February 24th, 2011, 10:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
yawdapaah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 900
 
Device(s): VZW Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 81
Thanked 437 Times in 257 Posts
Default

I love my DX but, with the recent news on the Atrix, I'd suggest looking into other manufacturers. Once bitten, twice shy.

Update on the Atrix Root: Signed…. Motorola | xda-developers

Hopefully, the devs at XDA and aliasxerog come up with something.
yawdapaah is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2011, 10:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,335
 
Device(s): Moto X, Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 89
Thanked 1,543 Times in 794 Posts
Default

The current X has a locked bootloader and rooting and flashing are possible.

It's virtually certain that the X2 will have the same rooting/flashing capabilities as the current X.
binary visions is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2011, 10:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
yawdapaah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 900
 
Device(s): VZW Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 81
Thanked 437 Times in 257 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by binary visions View Post
The current X has a locked bootloader and rooting and flashing are possible.

It's virtually certain that the X2 will have the same rooting/flashing capabilities as the current X.
Did you read the link I posted? It seems to contradict that assertion.
yawdapaah is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2011, 10:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
Resident Ninja
 
VoidedSaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 8,193
 
Device(s): LG G3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 1,291
Thanked 2,166 Times in 1,377 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yawdapaah View Post
I love my DX but, with the recent news on the Atrix, I'd suggest looking into other manufacturers. Once bitten, twice shy.

Update on the Atrix Root: Signedů. Motorola | xda-developers

Hopefully, the devs at XDA and aliasxerog come up with something.
im glad you posted that, if the bionic is in essence the same way, i think i will be looking at HTC to be my primary phone, sure im still relatively new to all this, but from the looks of it, getting the X to be unlocked is on its way, after 6 months or so after release, maybe the atrix and bionic wont be as hard, but im done trying, i think i would go straight to HTC since motorola doesnt believe in the actual open handset policy as to what android is.
VoidedSaint is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2011, 10:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
cultldr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 307
 
Device(s): Droid X - HTC Thunderbolt All Stock All The Time! Who's with me? LOL
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 103
Thanked 63 Times in 54 Posts
Default

I will wait to see which developers move to which handset and then make a decision. I know the locked bootloader and all with the X and am very grateful for all the work that has been done to allow me to Root, Rom etc so I'll just give it some time, watch and see who moves where etc.
cultldr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2011, 10:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
yawdapaah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 900
 
Device(s): VZW Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 81
Thanked 437 Times in 257 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VoidedSaint View Post
im glad you posted that, if the bionic is in essence the same way, i think i will be looking at HTC to be my primary phone, sure im still relatively new to all this, but from the looks of it, getting the X to be unlocked is on its way, after 6 months or so after release, maybe the atrix and bionic wont be as hard, but im done trying, i think i would go straight to HTC since motorola doesnt believe in the actual open handset policy as to what android is.
Moto's ideology, in itself, is off-putting to me. They are actually trying to make it harder. I'd rather get a Nexus S at this point.
yawdapaah is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2011, 11:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
Resident Ninja
 
VoidedSaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 8,193
 
Device(s): LG G3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 1,291
Thanked 2,166 Times in 1,377 Posts
Default

well making it harder makes the dev community work much harder and developing new skills to crack the locked down imoto (<--see that haha) and once they get this issue resolved motorola will then come at them with much more difficult ways to do it. its going to be an on going battle with devs tryin to crack motos padlock, and moto developing new ways to say no thanks we like our devices locked down thank you very much
VoidedSaint is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2011, 06:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Metfanant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,450
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3 (Blue32), Droid X
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 64
Thanked 416 Times in 320 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yawdapaah View Post
Did you read the link I posted? It seems to contradict that assertion.
Nonsense...there was a time when people believed even attempting to gain root on the X would turn your phone into a 4.3" paper weight....and here we are with some AWESOME choices for ROMs and progress towards new kernels...

The Atrix, Bionic, and X2(if it exists), will ALL get rooted...
__________________
- Samsung Galaxy SIII (Blue32) - SynergyROM JellyBean - Nova Launcher -
- Droid X - Liberty3 - Overclocked @ 1.15ghz - LauncherPro Plus -


Questions about rooting/modding your VZW Samsung Galaxy S3? Go Here
Metfanant is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2011, 07:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
colchiro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,886
 
Device(s): HP TouchPad, HTC One Max, Dell Venue 11 Pro
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 840
Thanked 1,820 Times in 1,413 Posts
Default

As much as I want a new phone like the bionic, I'm quite happy with my X.
colchiro is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old February 24th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 397
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 11
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Default

hold up i read were one guy hinted that you could crack the atrix by doing the same method as the lg optimus
Coolguy71261 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bouchigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 3,756
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus, Droid X running Liberty 3v2.0 with ICS theme, and HP Touchpad with CM7 Alpha 2.1 and H
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 317
Thanked 1,273 Times in 782 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by colchiro View Post
As much as I want a new phone like the bionic, I'm quite happy with my X.

I agree with this statement
__________________

bouchigo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2011, 12:05 AM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
yawdapaah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 900
 
Device(s): VZW Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 81
Thanked 437 Times in 257 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Metfanant View Post
Nonsense...there was a time when people believed even attempting to gain root on the X would turn your phone into a 4.3" paper weight....and here we are with some AWESOME choices for ROMs and progress towards new kernels...

The Atrix, Bionic, and X2(if it exists), will ALL get rooted...
Again, did you read the link? The partitions are signed which means putting different/modified files in them will bootloop. My problem is not with this implementation (cos I'm sure XDA, probably, will crack it). My problem is with the intent. But w/e, we're all entitled to buy what we want. Just spreading forwarding the info.
yawdapaah is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2011, 01:09 AM   #14 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: greeley,co
Posts: 31
 
Device(s): -Droid 1- CWMrecovery, Steel Droid 4.0 GB, RZ1.2ghz kernel -Droid X- CWM recovery, Apex 1.4.0 overc
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

whatever it happens to be I as a avid root and rom person will NOT be buying a Motorola device until Motorola changes their practices... there are way better options out there for people into these things that doesn't take half a year to get to... but with the new motoblur looking better than the past I will always recommend a Motorola phone to a basic user since they seem to be the better phones with the OEM staying up on keeping new versions of android out in a timely manner and supporting their devices like the droid 1 till the bitter end...
biohazard989 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2011, 11:41 AM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Metfanant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,450
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3 (Blue32), Droid X
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 64
Thanked 416 Times in 320 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yawdapaah View Post
Again, did you read the link? The partitions are signed which means putting different/modified files in them will bootloop. My problem is not with this implementation (cos I'm sure XDA, probably, will crack it). My problem is with the intent. But w/e, we're all entitled to buy what we want. Just spreading forwarding the info.
yes i read the link, and yes i understand where you're coming from....My point is just that we were told all of this when people first started fiddling with the X...that it was impossible...and look where we are...

Android devs will just have to learn new tricks...
Metfanant is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2011, 04:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
yawdapaah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 900
 
Device(s): VZW Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 81
Thanked 437 Times in 257 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Metfanant View Post
yes i read the link, and yes i understand where you're coming from....My point is just that we were told all of this when people first started fiddling with the X...that it was impossible...and look where we are...

Android devs will just have to learn new tricks...


In case you haven't seen this on the Phandroid homepage.

http://phandroid.com/2011/02/28/motorola-rooted-xoom-ineligible-for-4g-lte-upgrade/

Enjoy
yawdapaah is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2011, 05:58 PM   #17 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Metfanant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,450
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3 (Blue32), Droid X
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 64
Thanked 416 Times in 320 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yawdapaah View Post


In case you haven't seen this on the Phandroid homepage.

http://phandroid.com/2011/02/28/motorola-rooted-xoom-ineligible-for-4g-lte-upgrade/

Enjoy
Not sure why you quoted me...or what you're trying to prove with the link...that bit of information should not come as even a slight surprise to anyone...Motorola has no responsibility to support your device once its been rooted or messed with...

A rooted X with a custom ROM can't be updated...why would a XOOM??
Metfanant is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2011, 06:11 PM   #18 (permalink)
Member
 
kdkinc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Inverness.Florida
Posts: 118
 
Device(s): DROIDX - at present time Omnia i920 Omnia i910
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 8
Thanked 27 Times in 17 Posts
Default

Once again I say

" HEY!! HTC !! can ya hear me NOW....

Good bye MOTO.
kdkinc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #19 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
lennydude's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Maine USA
Posts: 873
 
Device(s): N5,N7(2013).NOTE3,S4,S3, HTC ONE X, Galaxy Nexus, Droid X, Nexus 7, Nexus 10
Carrier: AT&T GoPhone w/LTE

Thanks: 621
Thanked 208 Times in 144 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yawdapaah View Post
Again, did you read the link? The partitions are signed which means putting different/modified files in them will bootloop. My problem is not with this implementation (cos I'm sure XDA, probably, will crack it). My problem is with the intent. But w/e, we're all entitled to buy what we want. Just spreading forwarding the info.
You keep insisting that peeps do not read your post ????

Please answer me a few questions.................. IF someone does crack the boot loader..............what will that mean to you? What exactly do you think a boot loader is? What will you be able to do to the phone that can not be done currently?

I am using my X with only the blur i want and constantly keep changing everything i would ever want to change.
lennydude is online now  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Droid X > Droid X - All Things Root
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:53 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.