Be Careful When Tampering With the Motorola Droid X: It Could Brick Itself

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  1. phandroid

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    The plot thickens. Motorola’s under a heavy barrage of verbal backlash from the Android-hacking faithful due to their completely locked and encrypted bootloader on the newly-released Motorola Droid X. It’s one thing to lock the bootloader, but what if your phone was designed to brick itself if you so much as tried to hurt its [...]

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    That is not to say that they have not started using that particular feature though. It will be interesting to see what happens. It will probably be the final nail in that phone's coffin as far as my wallet is concerned.
     
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    The way the eFuse works though seems like it can be easily tricked. Its hardcoded to check what bootloader, firmware, and os is loaded onto the phone. It checks this against what is "supposed" to be loaded. If one just expands the "OK" list for the eFuse chip then it can be made to accept any bootloader, firmware and os.
     

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