Former Writer · Apr 15, 2012 at 04:00 pm

Kexec Bootloader Bypass Released for Motorola Droid Razr

Users of many Motorola Android devices have been clamoring for an unlocked bootloader for quite some time. There have been petitions signed, social media accounts spammed, and users have really shown that bypassing that unlocked bootloader means a lot to them. While Motorola hasn’t been much help in unlocking bootloaders, there has been some development going on to fix the problem once and for all. While many Motorola phones are still without an unlocked bootloader, users who own the Motorola Droid RAZR now have the option to simply bypass it completely.

XDA Recognized Developer kholk, member of the EternityProject with the help of XDA Forum Member embeem or [mbm] for short, has released the rumored Kexec project, which allows users to bypass the bootloader signature checks and ignore the fact the bootloader isn’t unlocked. Simply put, this is a giant step forward for Motorola Droid RAZR development. Users can now do pretty much anything that users with unlocked bootloaders can do, including flashing custom kernels. Yeah, pretty exciting stuff. However, this is a beta release and there are some issues. Says kholk:

– CPU1 doesn’t come up.
– It fails on (some?) CDMA Droid RAZRs

While there are still some kinks to work out, the EternityProject team is working to bring users the finishing touches, so users need to remain patient. Rumor has turned into an official beta release. Now it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump until there’s a stable version for all RAZRs.

For additional information, download links, screen shots, instructions and more, head on over to the original thread. Be sure to follow all instructions to the letter.


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