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Root Kit for Droid X1

Discussion in 'Mobile Devices' started by stellarcomics, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. stellarcomics

    stellarcomics Registered User

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    I bought a Droid X on ebay to mess around with; anyone know a good source to root this thing so I can install Android 4 (maybe)?
     
  2. GrammatonCleric

    GrammatonCleric Registered User

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    You're gonna have to check out xda because it depends on what firmware you're running and which appropriate bootstrap method is required for that. Moto didn't make it easy because their bootloaders are locked.
     
  3. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    and its not likely to have the hardware needed to run anything above gingerbread ( in other words no 4.x.x for you unless maybe a port but even then it wount be much but themes)

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=691

    yep 2.3.7 is the end of the road for you man. ICS and JB arent meant for single core devices
     
  4. stellarcomics

    stellarcomics Registered User

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    Hmm kay. It's got 2.3 on it already. Man that has to be a bummer to buy a phone and only get, like 1 or 2 software updates! My iPhone 4 would run just about everything but Siri and 3d maps. Other than that, I could run any app in the store. I'm noticing quite a few apps wont run on this thing.
     
  5. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    There's a few ICS roms out there for the X that work pretty well; I have ICS on my old X, use it as a music streamer in my basement. Runs pretty nice.
     
  6. Cunt Smasher

    Cunt Smasher Caligula Jr.

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    Z4Root (if it's still around), one click root app. Look on rootzwiki, droidforums, xda for roms, there's still development for the phone. I loved mine, great phone.
     
  7. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    looks like i may be wrong in my posting but at the very least you can toy around with the Android OS.....i think you'll be impressed regardless
     
  8. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    Well, you're definitely not wrong Jef, Moto had no plans to ever put ICS on the X. I doubt they even intended to put GB on it, but I'm sure X fans would have torn their throats out if they didn't. It's only due to the excellent work the devs at XDA and other sites put in, that we have the ability to use our old wheezy phones long past their use-by dates! Like I said, I have ICS CM9 running on my old X and it actually runs very well. Is it flawless? No, but I guess that's the tradeoff you make to have an unsupported version of android running on your phone. I have ICS on my Thunderbolt too, and it was actually SUPPOSED to get ICS until HTC decided to screw over every early adopter of 4G from Verizon by saying "Sorry, we didn't make the phone open enough to run ICS, you fuckers lose"....

    Doesn't run perfect, couple of weird glitches, but that's because HTC won't share source code, and probably drivers, with the devs. You'd think they'd say screw it, it's an old phone anyway, who cares?
     
  9. stellarcomics

    stellarcomics Registered User

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    Thanks for the info! I bought this thing so I can test my websites in android, but I'm re-acquainting myself with the os as well. Not much has changed.
     
  10. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    Still running my X on 2.3.4!
     

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