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Tomek Kondrat · Aug 19, 2014

Motorola Droid X Receives Almost Fully Functional KitKat Port

While we are all wondering when Google will decide to officially release Android L and its Material Design-laden goods, those who own significantly older devices are in no way under the false impression that they will receive the update directly. One such device is the Motorola Droid X, which was released way back in July 2010 but is still used by quite a lot of people here on XDA. This phone originally shipped with Eclair, and now it has received a pretty stable...

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Former Writer · Aug 24, 2012

Droid X, Droid 2 Global, and Others All Rooted with the Same Exploit

Sometimes it's difficult to find a root method for aging devices. It's not that the devices are bad, but more often than not developers have moved on to bigger and better things. For many Droid users, all of the latest updates on several devices have a solid root method. Oddly enough, it's the same exploit and it seems to work on a plethora of devices. These include the Motorola Droid X, Droid 2 and Droid 2 Global, and the Motorola...

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Former Writer · Apr 11, 2012

Regain Root on the Latest Droid X .621 OTA

When devices get the newest OTA, one of two things happens to root users. They either stay on the old firmware until a rooted version of the new firmware is available for flashing, or they get overzealous and flash the OTA and lose root. This can be a particularly frustrating, especially when there's no easy root method for the new firmware. We've written about the the struggles users go through to get root back after losing it. Unfortunately for some...

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Ian Stacy · Feb 13, 2012

Check Your Root Status With SU Checker

If you've ever attempted to root a device prone to difficulties or requiring a trial-and-error type exploit (the Motorola Droid X or T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide, for example) then you know how easily it can go wrong. Sometimes the operation fails and you end up with the superuser app installed but without actual root file system access. A quick search for "lost root" on our forums yields an astonishing 274,000 results. Almost all the visible results link to posts where forum members believe they have...

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Captainkrtek · Jun 18, 2011

CyanogenMod begins Droid 2 Support

XDA member jbirdvegas, with the help of CVPCS, has released CyanogenMod 7 for the Motorola Droid 2. Thanks to the 2nd Init exploit in some Motorola Devices, we are now able to have custom ROMs for other Motorola devices like CM7 for  the Droid X and much more in the near future. There are currently only a few issues with the ROM which are being worked on, such as Audio not being 100% stable. Other than some minor issues, this...

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mic_888 · Oct 24, 2010

DOOverclock – Easier Way to OC Your Droid 2

If  you're looking to overclock you Motorola Droid 2, look no further - XDA forum member darkonion has posted a comprehensive tutorial on running his overclocking script dooverclock.sh for Windows, Mac and Linux users. The tutorial also covers the Motorola Droid X.  darkonion states that if you get a permission error through adb shell, use the Terminal Emulator app and enter SU, then run the script again. Feedback so far is that it runs pretty stable above 1GHz, but you must...

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ElCondor · Sep 28, 2010

Prefer Black Above White? Get a Black Keyboard for your Droid X

One special feature of the Droid X's software keyboard is the multi touch function. This really helps a lot when it comes to fast typing. However, you might be bored with the standard white ''old-fashioned''  keyboard. Personally, I like white very much - as most of you probably know -  but you might just prefer a black keyboard. XDA member yourfriendwayned created a skin for the keyboard of your Droid X to fit other dark themes. One nice addition is...

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mic_888 · Sep 16, 2010

Modified Droid X Keyboard by WJD

If you're a Motorola Droid X owner and just fancy a change from your default stock keyboard, then take a look at this modified keyboard by XDA forum member yourfriendwayned. A result of boredom and productivity - not normally two words you'd put together (!), the XDA member has revamped the original Droid X multi-touch keyboard to a black version. This version also includes a special Droid Eye style voice level meter too and has been tested on the Droid...

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mic_888 · Sep 7, 2010

MOD: Build.prop edits for Motorola Droid X

If you're a fan of tweaking your Android device, then you might want to take a look at the build.prop edits that XDA forum member LexusBrian400 has been applying to his Motorola Droid X. Changes applied include: Phone ring delay Scrolling speed through lists e.g. app drawer and contacts Time intervals for WiFi to look for an access point Dalvik VM heap size LCD Density Android 2.2 Market display Enable hard key lights to stay on whilst the screen is...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 2, 2010

How To: Change the Text Color of Froyo Notifications

Are you tired of seeing the same type of text on your Droid X, when it comes to Notifications? If you are, relax because you are not alone and there are people out there who feel the same way. XDA member phimuskapsi is one of them and he actually did something about it. He wrote an app that will allow the user to change the text color in the notification area in Froyo (Android 2.2).  The app he made is...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 4, 2010

Froyo 2.2 Spotted Running on Droid X

It was only a matter of time until the Motorola Droid X jumped on the Froyo wagon. According to a thread started by XDA member bignadad, there have been reports and even a video which shows Froyo very much alive and kicking in Motorola's latest and greatest. There isn't any official report or due dates for the OS update to hit the streets, but now that the OS has been spotted, you can make sure that it will be showing...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 22, 2010

Droid X has been Rooted!

Yep, you did not misread the title. The newly released Motorola Droid X has been successfully rooted as per a Tweet found by XDA member zanix. The developer known as mrweeeedbirdman over at Alldroid.org seems to be responsible for this feat and he mentioned in his Twitter page that he will put up a guide shortly for people to join into the legions of rooted Android devices. There isn't an awful lot to flash onto the X yet, but expect...

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