Motorola's DROID X has achieved rooted status

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Motorola's DROID X has achieved rooted status
With all the fuss recently about the Motorola DROID X MB810 using an e-Fuse chip and having an encrypted bootloader, it appeared that Customs ROMs would not be possible. Now there appears to be a glimmer of hope, as Birdman over at has successfully rooted the DROID X. In doing so, you are able to remove the bloat-ware that is installed on the device (such as the Blockbuster app), enable Wi-Fi tethering, and can even change the processor speed by downloading the SetCPU app. Needless to say, rooting the DROID X is a step in the right direction, now all we have to do is wait for the encrypted bootloader to be cracked and for some custom ROMs to come out. Be sure to check out the source link below for directions, and there's even a video covering the process. Just remember if you brick your phone, you'll have to get it replaced.

Motorola DROID X MB810 Review | Specifications

source: AllDroid and HowardForums



8. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

my droid is officially rooted. ran into some issues but got it now. some benefits of rooting: wireless tether, drocap 2, titanium backup, root explorer, setcpu, terminal emulator, etc.

11. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

Can you overclock it beyond 1ghz yet? If so, how much?

12. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

isn't wireless tether already on it via mobile hotspot? and none of those other benefits mean anything to me

13. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

Mobile hotspot is a service you pay $20/mo for and are limited to 2gb of data use. With the wireless tethering (at least on my old Droid) Verizon doesn't recognize it as tethering, it appears that you are just using that amount of data on your unlimited plan so you never pay extra for it. And if you google the things he listed you will understand the benefits. Not everyone benefits from rooting.

14. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

unfortunatly since it's still the stock kernal, you can't overlcock it past 1000 mhz.

15. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

so if it doesn't benefit you, don't root. it all benefits me.

6. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Droid x owners, is the wifi hotspot feature free? Or a monthly fee?

7. JDubreno005

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 07, 2009

20 bucks from VZW for 2GB

17. zerovampire311

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

Or free after it's rooted :D

5. anthonygolovey

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

is that an IPHONE X?

16. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

"I don't care" lol

4. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

wow...confusing..ill wait for a loader copy! ;-P

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

what's confusing?

3. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

American ingenuity is amazing. Even though I don't fully agree with rooting a phone (for noobs) I must admit that it makes me proud to see such intelligence still out there.

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I told you guys at that this would be me a phone and it will be rooted.....BWAHAAHAHWAHHH...whew

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

it's unfortunate custom roms can't be installed. people did so well making custom roms for the droid.

1. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

Sweet! I don't have my Droid (1) rooted. But I see the BIG advantage for rooting. Glad to see it. I don't like when companies BLOCK the access to the bootloader access.

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