Last Updated: Jun 28,2010
Verizon Motorola Droid X User Guide Leaked | AlienBabelTech
After hearing the news this morning, all i can say is good luck trying to root this phone. I heard Motorola has this thing locked down tighter than alcatraz. After seeing what happened to the incredible, this doesn't look good. Verizon is really trying to become the new apple.
Its been verified that the bootloader is signed? source?
Yes the bootloader is signed......Do you know what that means exactly?? It means without Motorola signing a ROM, it cannot be flashed to the phone regardless of who is trying. In other words, Motorola would have to sign whatever firmware upgrade that is put on the phone and according to them (Motorola), all future devices will be signed by motorola. This was released after the milestone. And according to them it cannot be circumvented. Google it, its out there.
Does anyone have a link to the guide that's not on mediafire? That site is blocked from my work computer. Thanks.
NKT posted this on Friday http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid-x/108773-user-guide-launch-package.html
Thanks for the quick response, but it seems they block sendspace as well.
I have a feeling this will be blocked there as well, but worth a try;
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Your source of information concerning the fact that Droid X's bootloader is signed? I'd tend to agree that it is, but I haven't seen anything official.
While the Milestone does have a signed bootloader, that doesn't mean there won't be a work around hack found. It hasn't happened yet (going on 7 mo since the phone was released), but the phone has been rooted, and the hackers do expect to find a solution to the signed boot loader. Check out this site for more information.
So the Droid X should still be able to be rooted - the Milestone was within about a month of release. This will allow users to add programs, overclock, tether, etc since you gain control off the low level functions of the phone.
All that being said, I've gone from being very excited about the Droid X to deciding I'm waiting to see what happens on the root/bootloader front before I jump in and buy one. If it does end up being impossible to crack the bootloader, then I will wait for another "killer" phone to buy - I doubt I will have to wait too long.
Surprisingly, no! It's downloading now. Thanks.
Here is the quote from motorola about the whole thing...
I've yet to get into that scene, but can someone simplify the ramifications of a signed boatloader?
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