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DROID X Froyo Source Code Released

Anyone feel like tinkering around with the Droid X Android 2.2 source code?  You can grab it right now since Motorola just released it to the public. Who knows exactly what this means for our rooting/hacking crowd, but maybe it’ll help in the efforts to permanently unlock this device.  OK, that’s probably unlikely, but feel free to poke around in the code anyway.

Cheers Brian!

  • Tony7nguyen

    All these comments & thoughts are very mediocre. Can someone please legitimately post some concrete info on how to root the DroidX. Greatfully yours truly

  • Redgurl2125

    how do you get the source code??

  • http://matt4542.net Matt4542

    Holy sh!t awesome :D

  • awyoted

    why

  • Papichuloent

    What is this for exactly ….. sorry I just learned about this site today.

  • http://twitter.com/Osbor1 Joseph Kitchin

    this is 100% motorola just waving its dick around
    “NYA NYA HERE'S THE SOURCE CODE YOU STILL HAVE A LOCKED BOOTLOADER NYA NYAA”

    i mean, if motorola was concerned about security issues instead of legal crap and just flexing its muscles, they would _never_ release their source code.

    for malicious hackers, looking to exploit and steal info, having the source code is all you need, the bootloader is meaningless to them

    again; this is confirmation that motorola doesn't care about your security, the only care about seeming powerful in the face of cookers and homebrewers.

  • http://twitter.com/Osbor1 Joseph Kitchin

    this is 100% motorola just waving its dick around
    “NYA NYA HERE'S THE SOURCE CODE YOU STILL HAVE A LOCKED BOOTLOADER NYA NYAA”

    i mean, if motorola was concerned about security issues instead of legal crap and just flexing its muscles, they would _never_ release their source code.

    for malicious hackers, looking to exploit and steal info, having the source code is all you need, the bootloader is meaningless to them

    again; this is confirmation that motorola doesn't care about your security, the only care about seeming powerful in the face of cookers and homebrewers.

  • ozw

    Will this help with unlocking the bootloader? Otherwise, what's the point?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1075015035 Carl Cloverfield Coyner

    Is this also gimped? I think if i remember correctly they released SOME of the source for 2.1, but was missing critical parts for unlocking the boot loader.

  • http://twitter.com/robcomet1 Rob Haney

    Why do they try so hard to lock down these things, just to release the source code a month or so later. :-/

    • hahayeahright

      Source code does not help the 2048 RSA Encryption. They leave that part out :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jsenat Jensen Senat

    oh…my..god

  • tjpeco

    Don't get me wrong – but don't the handset manufacturers HAVE to do this?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=75200646 Stephen Cox

      Yes. However, they are taking their sweet old time with the Droid 2 source. I need my tun.ko!!!

  • ooja3k

    Too bad this won't help with the bootloader….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Janacek/1087230071 Mike Janacek

    Could This Be The Retaliation To Steve Jobs Just Showing How Open Android Is, Or That Gingerbread Is Coming Sooner Than We Thought And They Don't Care About Froyo Anymore? Anything Is Possible. =)

  • JubbaTheHutt

    Finally! Let's hope Gman can get that kickass Real HDMI app working again!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1075015035 Carl Cloverfield Coyner

      He has already updated it, it's been updated for a while.

      • JubbaTheHutt

        From what I've read it was removed from the Market shortly after the Froyo update due to unforseen issues. I also recall reading he had placed it back on the market briefly over the weekend, and than quickly removed it. If you can find it on the Market, prove me wrong.

  • theineffablebob

    What theme is that?

    • M1ghtysauc3

      Theme? It's called the phone's 'about phone' section in the menu. Epic fail man.

      • Ehearth

        He is actually talking about the theme, not the menu. There was a post a while back about it. Kellex loved it. Just use the DX rooting filter.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Janacek/1087230071 Mike Janacek

        ^^ HAHA! I Needed A Good Laugh!

      • camarriott

        I think he's talking about the icons up in the top bar, they look a little different to me.

      • DoubleFailAllTheWay

        Double fail all the way across the sky! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!?

      • hahayeahright

        It IS themed. Look at the notification bar. “Epic fail man” lmao

    • Ehearth
  • Interstellarmind

    could this be used to help fix the many bugs plaguing the DX?

    • dellbx

      One could only hope!

    • timarnette

      What bugs? My X has no bugs!!!!

  • dellbx

    Crowdsourcing…Now that's what I am talking about!!!

  • The350zWolf

    It looks like Moto/VZW are starting to understand the importance of the freelance developer community! Good for them. If they allow development freedom then they will have my unconditional patronage.

  • Jossi Cruz

    Also, I could see the source code helping with the development of custom roms. Whenever source code gets released you usually see devs making improvements to their work

  • tbaybe

    DX is still on 2.1?? Man i have a lot to learn

    • The350zWolf

      No, they already had the froyo upgrade, but this is the release of the source code to the community. I just downloaded it for archival purposes.

  • Kostonkiddo9

    4th:/

  • Jossi Cruz

    First?

  • The350zWolf

    Uno yes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=647821179 Mike Story

    First and this is awesome!