Wednesday, September 1, 2010

More DroidX Custom Roms Starting to Emerge

For those who follow the android world, you all know that Motorola decided to make it 
impossibleharder for custom ROM developers to create custom ROMS for the Droid X as well as making itimpossible slightly more difficult than normal to root the phone. Well since then the phone has been rooted, and a recovery method was put in place to allow people to flash new ROMS and test the vulnerabilities of the Droid X without fear of permanently damaging the phone. This recovery fallback has allowed ROM development to speed up a little bit and now the first totally custom ROMS are available for people to flash (they are froyo2.2 based). Sapphire was the first to be released but now the other developers are starting to trickle in with their own versions. The process to flash the phone is quite a bit more difficult and time consuming than other phones such as the eris or the nexus, but it is finally possible to bypass that pesky eFuse that Motorola insisted on using to taunt developers with. Below is a video of one of those roms running froyo on the DroidX

For those of you who own a Droid X and want to try out the new roms you can go to the xda-developer forums for the Droid X and read up on it. Be careful though, the process isnt a walk in the park, it does take some work.


  1. don't have a smart phone, but i'll point my friends towards this post...

    thanks, KG

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  3. If I was on Verizon, this is the phone I would get. I have the Smasung Vibrant though. Awesome phone :)

  4. Interesting...keep it up

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  5. cool story bro!

    come check me out :)

  6. For fuck's sake, why do I hear this shitty song in every other other video I watch?

  7. Man, I want this phone so bad. Or an Evo 4G

  8. this is really nice