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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Redflea, May 22, 2011.

  1. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    So can the X2 take X ROMs? Wife just got a new X2 and wondering about putting an X Gingerbread ROM on it...possible? Same question about CW Recovery...I'm assuming we'll need updated versions of CWR and ROMs, but hopeful. :)
     



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  2. myko14

    myko14 Member

    Wondering the same thing. I haven't gotten the nerve to flash with the DX1 recovery yet.
     
  3. ZeroOveride

    ZeroOveride Member

    I would only try if you want a brick when you are done. The DX2 may look like the DX but they are different phones.
     
  4. myko14

    myko14 Member

    That was what I was thinking. Even with a lot of the same hardware the dual core has to have some implications on building the kernel. It is just hard to wait.
     
  5. ZeroOveride

    ZeroOveride Member

    I doubt it is just the processor. Do we know everything else is the same? All the chips inside? No one that I have see has done a tear down. One noticeable difference is the lack of a camera button, so while the physical dimensions may be the same, i'm betting everything under the "hood" is different.
     
  6. jntdroid

    jntdroid Android Enthusiast

    can't flash a rom until we get a custom recovery... can't get a custom recovery until we get bootstrap
     
  7. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Parade, meet rain. ;-)

    Anyone know if Koush or any of his cohorts are working on such for the X2?
     
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  8. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    is the bootloader locked or encrypted? Will this phone get custom kernels?
     
  9. ZeroOveride

    ZeroOveride Member

    I would guess after tomorrow it will make a difference as the phone is available in all channels. Hopefully we get a nice Custom ROM soon.
     
  10. danlindeman

    danlindeman Newbie

    Just jumped ship to this and am rooting as we speak. There's a few things I have to test out before I stick with this. I have to admit the thing is quick. Pretty damn happy. I'm even happier that I don't have to buy new accessories.
     
  11. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    hopefully dx2 users will be able to use dx1 roms, considering it is technically the same phone, but different in a way as well, hopefully the conversion wont be too straining on the devs, good luck to you all
     
  12. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Android Expert

    I would say given motorola's past with the OGX that the bootloader is ultimately locked and flashing any custom kernels will not happen. :(
     
  13. Steven58

    Moderator

    encrypted. no custom roms. unique roms based on stock, i.e., overclockable, de-bloated, themed ... yes. Custom? no. not until Moto gives out the keys to the bootloader.
     
  14. ZeroOveride

    ZeroOveride Member

    I'll just point people to the Droid X and Droid 2 development communities. Even with the eFuse locked boot loader, a lot of custom ROMS, Stock ROMs and even over clocking has come out. Two months from now this will be a non-discussion. Its just patience.

    For now, enjoy Root and all its glory: Underclocking the processor, Wireless Tethering for Free and the ability to lock out some of the bloatware.

    We could be in a much worse off situation. Look at the Droid Incredible 2, they only have temp root which needs to be redone every time they reboot the device. Shoot, we could not even have Root!
     
  15. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    i think verizon has stopped the free wireless tethering... though if it works for you go for it. just beware, they are cracking down on that problem
     
  16. ZeroOveride

    ZeroOveride Member

    I think its not to abuse it. I have the 4G MiFi as well but use the phone when I don't have that with me. I personally believe you should only use it when you have to. If you need something all the time, then get a MiFi. People who "abuse" the root tethering are the ones that not only get busted, but also ruin it for everyone else. Remember, by using it you are violating your wireless agreement with your cellular carrier.
     
  17. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    what Steven meant by "custom" ROMS is ground up built from scratch...even the OGX and D2 DO NOT have these...everything up to this point has had to start with Motorola's work as a base...

    now...we JUST got CyanogenMod7 for the OGX...which is our first real custom ROM...
     
  18. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    i would be very careful doing a lot on your DX2. What happens if you get stuck in a boot loop or need to SBF? Until there is a working clockwork recovery and an SBF file to safely use on it i wouldn't even root a DX2 unless your a fan of bricks.

    ...also i have to ask. How pissed are all of the DX2 owners that the OGX has official GB and the DX2 doesn't lol.....


    ^^^me throwing fuel to a fire....lol
     
  19. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User


    ..well lookie here...you may want to stay tuned to this thread.

    http://androidforums.com/droid-x2-all-things-root/347458-droid-x2-stuck-boot-loop.html
     

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