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Root Droid X rooted

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by necosino, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. necosino

    necosino Well-Known Member
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  2. Steve03Merc

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  3. Dsoto87

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    Why is this posted in the incredible forum?
     
  4. necosino

    necosino Well-Known Member
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    Because it took us forever to get root and I was annoyed, that's why..
     
  5. yojoe600

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    wow that was fast
     
  6. crimton

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    we knew this would happen, but lets see what happens with the encrypted bootloader and the ability to flash roms.
     
  7. cuban11182

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    I was just about to say that. I had read something about them not being able to ever flash roms. Is that true? Why is that?
     
  8. crimton

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    i don't fully understand everything but you need to replace the stock recovery with a custom recovery(clockworkmod) in order to make your nandroid backups and flash roms. in order to do this you have to "hack" the bootloader, with this supposed unhackable bootloader that motorola is using from from here forward many say this will be near impossible without the help of a motorola or some type of leak.
     
  9. jwalker87

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    Why was the incredible so hard to root? And wasn't the X supposed to be unrootable or w/e?
     
  10. Smabbage

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    Not unrootable. Rooting and flashing a different rom are two different things. They can have root but if the bootloader is locked, they won't be able to install a custom recovery let alone flash a different rom.
     
  11. Homan13PSU

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    Didn't the original Droid have the same chip installed with it?
     
  12. iowabowtech

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    Moto put an e-chip in it that looks for verifiable software to allow boot. They first thought any failed attempt would brick it but Moto came back and said that supposedly a fail would reroute to recovery which may end up being an advantage, never know.

    I wonder how/where it looks for software verification anyway? Seems like it COULD be possible that they fool it into believing it's running legit software if it's looking to a certain file(s) for verification. Kinda like the vendor file in a Blackberry OS. In reality though, I have no idea what I'm talking about. :D
     
  13. ACD168

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    Oh well I havent recived my incredible, and was offered the droid x and didnt take it cos I want root, but to be honest who cares, the inc is still better IMHO
     
  14. Since this does not pertain to the Incredible, I am moving this thread out of this forum.
     

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