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DROID X Gets Dissected

If anyone is interesting in crying on a Friday morning, then check out the source link below.  The guys at DroidX.net have snagged a Droid X and completely torn it apart.  In fact, they take you through the process step by step, so if you’ve put in your pre-order at Best Buy already, you can start prepping to destroy your newest $600 investment.

These guys should be arrested for destroying a smartphone as beautiful as the Droid X.  (We’re only kidding.  Sort of.)

Source: DroidX.net

  • Motorola officially announced the Motorola Droid X, a successor to the original Droid, today at their press only, invitation only event…

  • root4life
  • Alexsmith

    Yeah for sure, must be nice. I can't even afford to finish typing something witty. 🙂

  • unrelated to this subject but does anyone one know any sites to find droid apks? besides android.blog.spot and droid fanz?

  • dannyyang524

    How do they get $600 dollars and buy a super phone and just destroy it?

  • JRoc10

    Teaaar…first to pre-order the X at my local best buy!

  • AnDroidSepTIX

    IM AT WORK AND WE ALWAYS TYPE IN CAPS SO NOW WITHOUT IT JUST LOOKS ODD…BAD HABIT

  • Michael_NM

    Eh-hem, a 10 year-old kid from a third-world country might also turn off his Caps Lock. 😛

    Perhaps DroidX.net needs a contest like the one here earlier this week.

  • Never to a DROID X, not even if I get it free

  • AnDroidSepTIX

    DROIDX.NET NEEDS A NEW LOGO 10 YR KID FROM THIRD WORLD COUNTRY COULD COME UP WITH SOMETHING BETTER

  • root4life

    lol ink that thigs pretty tuff

  • Chris Nimon

    prob afraid the solid, metal construction would ruin his blender lol

  • root4life

    i looked for a will it blend droid but didnt find anything

  • Chris Nimon

    HOLY CRAP thats funny. this should get a feature spot on this site. wonder if he blended a droid, would like to see how it held up.

  • eddieonofre

    the Droid Love it getting a new baby DroidX and this gay seems to be starting a DoirdX-lifish blog for the droidX
    man the Droid family is just taking over the world, forget skynet Droid is the real deal.

  • Chris Nimon

    id be afraid it would reassemble itself and come after me

  • briderx

    Call 1-800-FACETIME To ask Apple if your Android phone supports it! Free call!

    – Not serious.. But, I wonder how many random funny calls they get throughout the day..

  • evltwn

    anyone know what the battery life is on the new Droid X?

  • Michael_NM

    Speaking of “review copies,” why isn't Dr. Droid on the list? There's no one on the planet that deserves review copies of all the Droid branded devices more than Dr. Droid. Can we petition VZ?

    Rule the Air. Droid Does!

  • What a waste of a smartphone 🙂

  • Frederick

    Hmm. So it looks like the “bulge” is in fact to make room for the camera. I wonder how many people would have preferred they used a more typical cell camera and kept the whole thing super slim. I know I would have preferred that.

  • duckphan

    I guess that depends on the phone after I check one out, whether or not it will be rooted, etc. I am perfectly happy with my rooted, overclocked, kick ass, moto droid bro.

  • Mike

    As mentioned in the article, this is a review copy from Verizon that he's putting back together.

  • root4life

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/25/the-iphone-4… i love this guy. u could say the iphone4 gets dissected lol

  • briderx

    Random thought –

    If you are getting random reboots when taking your phone out of sleep (pressing power button) while using Bugless Beast .2, there is an easy fix for this:

    Open Root Explorer, navigate to /system/bin and delete “shutdown” – Reboot your phone and you won't have this problem anymore.

    I have rooted around 10 Droids, and manage all of them for friends and such.. Anyone that was having “random reboots” magically stopped complaining about it.

    If you want to experience a random reboot: while phone is sleeping, hold either “volume up”, “volume down”, or “camera” button while pressing the power button. That will cause this.

  • evltwn

    off topic, but when will the DroidX boot animation with sound be posted? I have the one you posted (without sound) yesterday, but would love to have the one with sound.

  • andrew401

    I personally just think someones mad that they wont be getting one on July 15th……….. HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHA

  • RealGame22

    Still wondering if this battery will fit my Droid……I hope so

  • mlawlor777

    they dont actually destroy it do they? do they put it back together afterwards to continue to use it?

  • SourPuss

    Taking it all apart and putting it back together doesn't mean it won't look and work like brand new. I've done it many times on laptops, though I usually have the service manual to refer to. There is a plastic phone tool available for prying phones apart without scratching the parts. I wish he had taken a close-up pic of the processor while he had it apart.

  • duckphan

    Gee thanks Tony, I couldn't figure that out on my own. I was just making a comment that I didn't get sick of the Incredible when it came out, but the Droid X is getting annoying. I don't care what they post, this is the best site out there IMO. Keep it coming

  • Michael_NM

    That's one way to “root” a phone, but it actually seems a bit sad to me…

  • WhereIsTony

    ITd the newest Droid phone. It is going to get more news, stands to reason.

  • kellex

    Seriously. They must have an unlimited budget. 😛

  • root4life

    if u watched the video he tells u hes done it before

  • briderx

    Pretty cool looking! Better them, than us!

  • I just want to know if they got it back together? and seriously I couldn't do that to such a beautiful phone ugh I'm gonna be sick

  • villian1998

    I guess that voided the warranty. They could've just sent that to me if they wanted to basically throw it away.

  • Cyberdemon

    lol nice

  • Alexsmith

    Hey Kellex, how about instead of them destroying a Droid X they just mail it to us. :p

  • duckphan

    third,
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this site but so sick of Droid X I could puke. Cheers to looking forward to custom theme friday

  • unrelated to this subject but does anyone one know any sites to find droid apks? besides android.blog.spot and droid fanz?

  • dannyyang524

    How do they get $600 dollars and buy a super phone and just destroy it?

  • JRoc10

    Teaaar…first to pre-order the X at my local best buy!

  • Never to a DROID X, not even if I get it free

  • AnDroidSepTIX

    DROIDX.NET NEEDS A NEW LOGO 10 YR KID FROM THIRD WORLD COUNTRY COULD COME UP WITH SOMETHING BETTER

    • Michael_NM

      Eh-hem, a 10 year-old kid from a third-world country might also turn off his Caps Lock. 😛

      Perhaps DroidX.net needs a contest like the one here earlier this week.

      • AnDroidSepTIX

        IM AT WORK AND WE ALWAYS TYPE IN CAPS SO NOW WITHOUT IT JUST LOOKS ODD…BAD HABIT

  • eddieonofre

    the Droid Love it getting a new baby DroidX and this gay seems to be starting a DoirdX-lifish blog for the droidX
    man the Droid family is just taking over the world, forget skynet Droid is the real deal.

  • Chris Nimon

    id be afraid it would reassemble itself and come after me

  • briderx

    Call 1-800-FACETIME To ask Apple if your Android phone supports it! Free call!

    – Not serious.. But, I wonder how many random funny calls they get throughout the day..

  • What a waste of a smartphone 🙂

  • Frederick

    Hmm. So it looks like the “bulge” is in fact to make room for the camera. I wonder how many people would have preferred they used a more typical cell camera and kept the whole thing super slim. I know I would have preferred that.

  • root4life
    • Chris Nimon

      HOLY CRAP thats funny. this should get a feature spot on this site. wonder if he blended a droid, would like to see how it held up.

      • root4life

        i looked for a will it blend droid but didnt find anything

        • Chris Nimon

          prob afraid the solid, metal construction would ruin his blender lol

          • root4life

            lol ink that thigs pretty tuff

  • briderx

    Random thought –

    If you are getting random reboots when taking your phone out of sleep (pressing power button) while using Bugless Beast .2, there is an easy fix for this:

    Open Root Explorer, navigate to /system/bin and delete “shutdown” – Reboot your phone and you won't have this problem anymore.

    I have rooted around 10 Droids, and manage all of them for friends and such.. Anyone that was having “random reboots” magically stopped complaining about it.

    If you want to experience a random reboot: while phone is sleeping, hold either “volume up”, “volume down”, or “camera” button while pressing the power button. That will cause this.

  • evltwn

    off topic, but when will the DroidX boot animation with sound be posted? I have the one you posted (without sound) yesterday, but would love to have the one with sound.

  • RealGame22

    Still wondering if this battery will fit my Droid……I hope so

    • evltwn

      anyone know what the battery life is on the new Droid X?

  • mlawlor777

    they dont actually destroy it do they? do they put it back together afterwards to continue to use it?

  • SourPuss

    Taking it all apart and putting it back together doesn't mean it won't look and work like brand new. I've done it many times on laptops, though I usually have the service manual to refer to. There is a plastic phone tool available for prying phones apart without scratching the parts. I wish he had taken a close-up pic of the processor while he had it apart.

  • Michael_NM

    That's one way to “root” a phone, but it actually seems a bit sad to me…

  • briderx

    Pretty cool looking! Better them, than us!

  • I just want to know if they got it back together? and seriously I couldn't do that to such a beautiful phone ugh I'm gonna be sick

    • root4life

      if u watched the video he tells u hes done it before

  • villian1998

    I guess that voided the warranty. They could've just sent that to me if they wanted to basically throw it away.

  • Cyberdemon

    lol nice

  • Alexsmith

    Hey Kellex, how about instead of them destroying a Droid X they just mail it to us. :p

    • kellex

      Seriously. They must have an unlimited budget. 😛

      • Mike

        As mentioned in the article, this is a review copy from Verizon that he's putting back together.

        • Michael_NM

          Speaking of “review copies,” why isn't Dr. Droid on the list? There's no one on the planet that deserves review copies of all the Droid branded devices more than Dr. Droid. Can we petition VZ?

          Rule the Air. Droid Does!

      • Alexsmith

        Yeah for sure, must be nice. I can't even afford to finish typing something witty. 🙂

  • duckphan

    third,
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this site but so sick of Droid X I could puke. Cheers to looking forward to custom theme friday

    • WhereIsTony

      ITd the newest Droid phone. It is going to get more news, stands to reason.

      • duckphan

        Gee thanks Tony, I couldn't figure that out on my own. I was just making a comment that I didn't get sick of the Incredible when it came out, but the Droid X is getting annoying. I don't care what they post, this is the best site out there IMO. Keep it coming

        • I think the main excitement is the increasing power and abilities we keep seeing in these phones…granted some things are expected to be updated but The X is the latest installment of potential and high tech features

        • andrew401

          I personally just think someones mad that they wont be getting one on July 15th……….. HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHA

          • duckphan

            I guess that depends on the phone after I check one out, whether or not it will be rooted, etc. I am perfectly happy with my rooted, overclocked, kick ass, moto droid bro.

  • ek3

    second

  • Jay P

    first

    • Jay P

      I like these guys job of tearing and rebuilding too much time on their hand.