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Root Root the Droid X...into a Brick?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by johnrigu, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. johnrigu

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    Before you start planning on rooting your new Droid X you should read this.


    Someone going by the name 'p3droid' commenting on the My Droid World forums has written a detailed piece saying that rooting (jailbreaking) the Droid X may be extremely difficult. Motorola has reportedly included an eFuse chip in the Droid. The chip is designed to verify that several pieces of the Droid X software including the device firmware, software kernel and bootloader version are intact before starting up the device. If the eFuse chip doesn't find the right information: BOOM! Enjoy your new 5.4-ounce paperweight, because you won't be able to do much else with it.

    Droid X: A Complete Launch Day Guide - PCWorld


    dont shoot the messenger.:eek:
     

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    This was mentioned just a few posts down... .
     
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    Efuse is in every OMAP processor (even the original Droid although it isnt turned on) and it doesn't come into effect when the phone is rooted. It comes into effect after root when you try to load a custom ROM or kernal. The X bootloader, like the Milestone, is locked so you won't even be able to attempt to put a new ROM or kernal on it.
     

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