POSTS TAGGED: Motorola Droid X2

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

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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 Droid X2. This includes all of their variants.

The exploit was found by phifc at RootzWiki and posted here by XDA Forum Member bhigham in the form of a LiveCD. Users are to download the ISO, burn it onto a CD, then boot from the CD. From there, users put their phones . . . READ ON »

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CM9 Alpha for Droid X2 Takes a Big Leap Forward

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The development of an AOSP-based ROM such as CyanogenMod is sometimes troublesome on certain devices. The issues, bugs, and missing features sometimes range from broken 4G data or camera issues, down to things like problematic MMS. However, many bugs that have been plaguing CM9 progress for the Motorola Droid X2 have finally been fixed.

The ROM in question is CM9, and while ICS is not the newest OS on the block anymore, it’s still quite an achievement to get it running on older devices that haven’t yet received it. XDA Recognized Developer dragonzkiller has been actively working on the CM9 port, but has experienced a few issues making the camera work properly.

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Extremely Alpha CM9 Arrives for the Droid X2

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Now that Motorola has confirmed that it will not release an Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Droid X2 (much to the dismay of many X2 users), it stands to reason that some clever developer would whip together an ICS build for the device. XDA Recognized Developer dragonzkiller has done just that, and released an extremely experimental ICS build for the snubbed device. Even without an official Motorola ICS kernel, the build is on it’s way to being totally functional. From the release thread:

Working:

  • WIFI
  • Bluetooth
  • Data/3G (see known issues)
  • *Maybe* tethering, but I doubt it (turns on, but haven’t tested)
  • HQ and LQ Youtube (used to be a problem)
  • And a lot of little things

Known Issues:
Besides a whol

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CyanogenMod 7 Ported To Motorola Droid X2, Opens Possibilities For AOSP/ICS ROMs

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Forum member dragonzkiller has manged to port CyanogenMod 7.2.0 to the Motorola Droid X2. Sure, it’s based on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, while other devices like the original Droid are getting Android 4.0 now, but for the Droid X2, this CM7 port is not only completely free of the Blur skin, it also opens to the door for further development work. As the dev notes, this port is the “first step” to getting AOSP, MIUI and even CyanogenMod 9 and other Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs running on the Droid X2.

This ROM contains all the CM7 features you’d expect, but not everything works yet. For example, FM radio isn’t working, though that may be fixed soon, while HDMI is not supported by CM7 at all. . . . READ ON »

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Tool To Make Modifying Framework-res a Little Easier for Beginners

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For those who are budding developers, tools that help make the process a little easier to understand and a little faster to learn are always welcome. And, of course, all the respect to the pioneers of Android development who had to learn without nifty tools like these.

XDA Member wesf90 is among the most recent to contribute to the rich, and immense, list of tools to help developers out with his, as he puts it, “snazzy” tool called Framework Flasher.

Here’s a description of the tool and it’s use from wesf90:

It extracts your framework-res.apk file and allows you to edit the files. After editing, the script will compile, sign the apk, create your update.zip with the correct structure for

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Call For Developers: Getting Custom ROMs Running On The Droid X2

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Even after attaining root, the Motorola Droid X2 still refuses to play nice with custom, AOSP-based ROMs. Development efforts have been going strong since late November, but the developers still need some help from, well, other developers. More developers.

This thread is for the discussion of where to go next.. tricks, techniques to debugging a foreign ROM on our 2nd-init boot.

@ this point i have had varying success in booting cm7, still allot of bugs in logcat, and still getting a bootloop.

Please only chime in if you have any ideas or thoughts related to this.

So, if you’re a developer who knows his/her way around Android ROMs and are skilled enough to help, please head over to this forum thread to assist . . . READ ON »

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Motorola Droid X2 Forums Added

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Our stance on adding forums to this site has slightly changed. However, there are certain new and upcoming phones that we cannot turn our backs to. One such device is the Motorola Droid X2, which is the successor of the hugely popular Motorola Droid X, which happened to be Verizon’s flagship for a while before more powerful phones started coming out from different manufacturers like Samsung and HTC. It comes with several improvements over its older brother such as a higher resolution display, bumping the bar up for qHD display (boasting at 960 x 540 pixels) and a dual core 1 GHz Tegra processor just like the Motorola Atrix. Some of the features that were carried over were the 8 MP camera, dual LED flash, and An. . . READ ON »

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