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First DROIDX2 ROM Available for Download

 

Big news in the land of the DROIDX2 today; the first ever ROM has been released by c21johnson and it actually looks pretty sharp.  Sporting an all black theme along with a ton of “performance based enhancements,” this should make DX2 users extremely happy for the time being.  The ROM is definitely a “beta,” but that doesn’t mean it can’t be your daily driver.  In fact, the bug list is almost non-existent and doesn’t appear to include anything major.  Go grab it!  

Download:  minX_b2-0.zip

Instructions:

1.  Root your DX2 using Gingerbreak.  [Instructions]
2.  Install Clockwork Recovery using Bootstrap. [Instructions]
3.  Drop the ROM file from above onto your SD card.
4.  Using Bootstrap again, reboot into recovery.
5.  Make a backup of your current setup.
6.  Wipe data and cache/factory reset.
7.  Install zip from SD card, and pick the ROM file that you downloaded.
8.  Immediately after first reboot, go in and change the keyboard away from the default.
9.  Enjoy!

Full support can be found at this XDA thread.

Cheers Chris and Mike!

  • Unknown

    the xda’s link to bootstrap is broken.

  • Flip74k

    Kinda a noon question but haven’t seen it anywhere. Is this rom froyo or gb?

    • Nickabsinthe

      2.2.2

      • Flip74k

        Thanx. I think ill wait for a gb rom :)

        • Nickabsinthe

          honestly, I wouldn’t. sure GB will be great but this improved my performance so much i was amazed. not only it is smoother, but my dl speeds are awesome and the phone is just generally running better. Also hit 2775 in quadrant, which i hadn’t been able to do before this rom.

  • Nickabsinthe

    wow. so much better than stock! Cheers

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJKEIJHSXIGU5LXP6S6MLBKOGY Jessie Haley

    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, LiveCent.com

  • Flip74k

    Can some one that has done this post a video to youtube. I would like to see it in action b4 I try

  • http://www.mygeek911.com mygeek911

    Anyone able to get Netflix working on it? If so, where did you get the download?

    • Flip74k

      Does the phone still lag?

  • http://twitter.com/tittlemanscrest Stephen Parker

    That’s sexy. 

  • Anonymous

    DX2 user, can you please send in some quadrant and “AnTuTu” scores after you install this ROM. I’d like to see if it makes phone run faster. 
    Motorola DROID 1
    Simply Stunning GB 5.4
    ChevyNo1′s MV 1.1 GHz Kernel
    Launcher Pro Plus
    Blizzard Theme
    Quadrant 1577

  • Anonymous

    Even though I don’t own this phone, this actually looks pretty nice.

  • Charles

    Where did Google Talk go??? Seriously I use it all the time… deal breaker. Otherwise its great. 

  • Sdny8

    Dx. Stupid auto correct

  • Sdny8

    Hmm. If the device gets some support I might accidentally lose my DC until a good dual core lte phone comes around. And I get lte.

  • Mygolazo

    anybody know if free wireless theter work in droid x2 rooted?

    • Dustin

      yes — I’ve installed wifi tether on my rooted dx2 and it works.

      • Rp076

        Curious..which did u install? Ive tried a couple and neither have worked…

  • tjhrulz

    Since people complain about kellen not specifically saying the name even when the thread is linked

    Minimal X
    Developed by:c21johnson

    johnson’s Paypal link
    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KUCDQUCCQ7LBC

  • Scottholstein Sh

    Some folks have suggested that files such as this are not really ROMs but are actually themes because the bootloader on the phone is locked. Anyone know which is the case here? Is this actually a ROM or is it just a “glofified theme” as some suggest?

    • http://twitter.com/BiGGiE_Q Biggie Quan

      In the end does it matter what it is?  If it makes your phone run better, or you like it.   Then run what you like.  The same way some people stick to stock and leave their phones unrooted.

      • Scottholstein Sh

        Just trying to understand the whole locked boot loader issue to see just how big it is. If this is just a theme, the issue may be as large as folks make it out to be. If this is a full ROM, then you are right, the issue is really not that big a deal. Just trying to understand the whole concept of locked bootloaders, ROMS vs. themes with those devices, and exactly how large the issue really is.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

      I would not say its a THEME, since it does remove some if not all of the “bloat” ware that is associated with the stock system.  Therefore it is changing the system instead of just putting a “fancy” cover over it.  It will probable only be a matter of time when they replace the “blur” with adx or lp

      • Scottholstein Sh

        Thanks for the insight. I appreciate it. I tend to agree with what you have said.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

      I would not say its a THEME, since it does remove some if not all of the “bloat” ware that is associated with the stock system.  Therefore it is changing the system instead of just putting a “fancy” cover over it.  It will probable only be a matter of time when they replace the “blur” with adx or lp

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

    I Was Definitely One Of The First To Run Down The List Of Trying To Find Bugs Everywhere I Turned And To Be Honest There Isn’t Any Except The Google Search Needed For The Browser’s URL And The Couple Unsuccessful Downloads Using The Stock Browser. Also I Put Back The Stock Calendar I’m Not Sure If He Deleted That Intentionally Or Not But You Can Grab The Four Files (BlurCalendar.apk, BlurCalendar.odex, BlurCalendarProvider.apk, BlurCalendarProvider.odex) Using Root Explorer I Put Them Inside System/App Changed The Permissions And Restarted The Phone And Got The Calendar Back. I Really Like How Much He Cleaned Up It’s Awesome.

    • napes22

      Holy Title Case Batman!

      • http://www.facebook.com/ThinkPete Peter Souza IV

        Maybe a voice-to-text program for accessibility reasons?  I can’t imagine someone typing all that out that way.

  • Creditwhereitsdue

    Minimal X

    v. beta 2.0c21johnson at XDA

  • Zebra

    “In fact, the bug list is almost non-existent and doesn’t appear to include anything major”
    Short bug list doesn’t mean much…the bugs just haven’t been found yet.

  • david

    August 4 or we riot

    • tjhrulz

      I am afraid that on august 4th there will be many riots

  • Custom Colonel

    YESSSSS!!!!!!! My broken product will work!!!!  Lemming unite!!!

  • whitey bulger

    TThis will work on my thunderbolt, right?

    • Mr Carteratl

      no, cant u read and comprehend? 

    • chmcclellan

      This has to be performance art, right?

  • Anonymous

    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, GrabPenny.com

  • Ryan

    debating whether or not i should try this? what do you guys think/

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Denney/10039724 Johnathan Denney

      I’m on the fence as well, just because I’m being lazy and dont feel like saving all of my data(games) then re-downloading all of my apps

      • http://twitter.com/csjosh Josh T.

        So don’t, just use the numerous root backup tools to make a backup of your apps and their data then just restore that backup once you install the ROM.

    • chmcclellan

      Yes

    • Mr Carteratl

      go for it, rooting process it like z4 root

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffandrews82 Jeff Andrews

    No mention of the ROM name or developer name/team in your post?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      Seriously, give this guy/gal some credit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Denney/10039724 Johnathan Denney

    finally this phone is starting to look better and better. Now I just need a gingerbread ASOP rom