DROID RAZR source code released

DROID RAZR source code released
Motorola has released the source code for the DROID RAZR, which should make things easier for developers working on custom ROMs for the device. The RAZR had a very easy path to root, with a root method found just a day after the device was released. 

We're not sure how many members of Team Douche are still working on Cyanogen 7, because that would be the easiest thing for the dev teams to build from this RAZR source code since both are based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It is possible that the drivers from this code could be used in Cyanogen 9 (CM9), but there are more possible problems with that because CM9 will be based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is far more closely related to Android 3.0 Honeycomb, than it is to Gingerbread. 

Still, while we're waiting for ICS-based ROMs and CM9, some custom Gingerbread ROMs would be pretty fun on the RAZR.

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1. daniyo

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

will this mean the razr is getting some roms in the near future??

2. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Not that it makes a difference but does this mean motorola will eventually unlock the bootloader. I hope so. I mean i understand security reasons behind it. But it's MY device and I should be able to do whatever the hell i want with it. The greatest android devices have a unlocked bootloader. SGS2, Droid. The G1, the first android phone ever, got a f**cking working ICS build. ICS for christ sakes!! It's possible because the kernel can be changed with its bootloader. Get with the program moto. HTC did. X(

3. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

I don\'t think there\'s a permanent root yet for the newest HTC phone, the Rezound. How did HTC get with the program?

4. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Motorola did unlock the Razr. It's Verizon that didn't implement this. HTC is also locked on Verizon.

5. daniyo

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

i just bought one on amazon but the back order is like 14 days -_- better have full root and an unlocked bootloader by then

6. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Keep praying because you're going to need a Christmas miracle for that to happen.

7. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Motorola did promise more open phones in the future. Whether that means easier root access like we've seen with the Razr or unlocked bootloaders I'm not sure. But, yet again it's the carriers in the US that are the problem here. Locked phone contracts, most bloatware, delayed OS updates, and delayed handset releases? Thank the carriers.

9. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

You make that ICS build seem so impressive...it's like watching a really old dog go up a flight of stairs, if that's all you got I don't see the real benefit. I guess it's impressive that it'll function at all but It's still just pure nerd fodder, and if recent history says one thing it's that that is NOT how you make money. I get that it's a work in progress but damn... The G1, Droid, and GSII aren't notable because of their bootloaders, it's because the former 2 were innovative(and for wildly different reasons) and the GSII was a leap in performance...that's it. In any case manufacturers don't benefit from locking a device down, except in the odd case of moto and verizon, i do seriously hope someone figures out what's going there though.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the G1 got a prototype non functional build. if thats what you want on a brand new device.. go for it.

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I got my RAZR on AMAZON - unlocked it myself. BUT, from what I have been told by XDA devs is that no ROM development will be done until the bootloader can be unlocked, which Motorola promises will be with the ICS upgrade. We shall see. The phone is awesome - I got 30 hours of usage on my second full charge. Green power app does not work with it, but the phone does not need it.

10. daniyo

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

lol lucky i got mine sorta late its on backorder

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