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DROIDX2 Receives 2nd-init Support, Full Custom ROMs Potentially on the Way

Remember the breakthrough that allowed the flashing of CM7 onto the DROIDX back in June?  It looks like that same method (2nd-init) could potentially work on the DROIDX2 as well, opening up this device to some pretty fun times.  Everything was pulled from the Atrix’s 2nd-init and is still very beta at this time, so we’re not suggesting that just anyone go out and start playing around with this.  The best thing you can do is start talking about it (a lot), ask your favorite devs to take note of it, and then watch the magic happen.

More info at this XDA thread.

Cheers Adam and Thomas!

  • CM7 for DX2 by Dragonzkiller is great! It’s currently Alpha, but for being an Alpha release, it works great. The external SD card isn’t accessible unless you go in and modify the vold.fstab file. The real show stopper might be bluetooth which isn’t working right now. Also, there seems to be an issue with one of the CPUs maxing out at 100% constantly when the phone is active and not in sleep mode which causes the battery to drain quickly. On standby, the battery seems to last pretty good. But, as I said, Dragonzkiller is working hard on it.

    You can get the latest ROM here -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1442803

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  • Lmrojad

    Hmm I might be sending my DROID X to Asurion to get a DX2 haha

    • scammerssukcocks

      yeah great!   commit fraud so assurion’s deductible increases even more.   thanks!

      • Lmrojas

        Fraud? My phone has a bad speaker and i’ve been holding off sending it back because of the lack of Dev support for the DX 2

        • I got a DX2 from Asurian when my DX got caught in the rain. 🙁 I requested a DX2. I’m wondering if the DX was better choice!?

      • Lmrojas

        And that’d despite the fact that I’ve paid them.over a grand over the last 6 years for both of my phones….

  • Has anyone tried that with the Droid 3?

  • Drnick124

    Am I like the only person with this phone? 🙁

    • David_Brent

      Yes, as this phone sucks. Only thing this phone has going for it is the dual core. everything else is pretty much last year’s tech.  Enjoy.

      • GotSka81

        Wow…dick. =P

        • David_Brent

          Not trying to be but just saying. If it wasn’t for the dual core, would you be able to say anything wow about it?  

      • Anonymous

        You could say the Bionic has less years tech minus the 4G and Dual Core. 

        • MikeyBotz

          Agreed, I would have bought this phone if there wasn’t so much hype on the Bionic! The tech is there it just was missing 4G for me. This phone blows away Big Reds 4G phones that are available right now. Anyone who says this phone sucks based on specs obviously doesn’t know what they are talking about and should start doing there own research rather then listening to what everyone else tells them.

          • David_Brent

            Just like how your waiting for the Bionic based on hype.  And what is hype? oh yeah, it’s hearsay and not from your own personal experience. 

            But yeah, I’ve used the DX2 and it lags just like the DX. Because it’s basically the same device except for the dual core and bump in camera. Oh and that’s what most other people are saying also.

        • David_Brent

          Really?  How many phones from last year had 1GB or Ram?  Webtop? Keyboard Dock?

          You could say, but you’d be misinformed if you did.

          • Anonymous

            1GB of RAM rarely comes in handy, if  ever for the majority of users.
            Webtop? Does anyone use that?

            Keyboard Dock? Anyone use that?

      • No Phone Sucks, It’s All A Matter Of Preference And What You Want. So Someone With Your Attitude I Think You Suck.

        • David_Brent

          The fact is, you’re an idiot. Me saying that the phone sucks IS based on my personal preference.  So, if I don’t like something, I guess I can’t make a negative comment about it. Thanks for contradicting yourself.

    • digsoreos

      VZW sent me a refurb DX2 because I continued having call completion problems with the refurbished DXs they sent me. The DX2 forum on Motorola’s site is not very active. I think a lot of people didn’t see a big enough reason to go from the DX to the DX2 and are holding out for the Bionic or the Samsung G2S.

  • now lets make sure this ends up on the bionic, CM7 or a similar epic ROM would be great

  • OG Droid

    Good news for my new Bionic I will be buying.

    • Boblank84

      it seems that the 2nd init only works on froyo kernel, i think the bionic ships with gb, so it may not be useful for the bionic until the 2nd init works with the gb kernel.

      • Anonymous

        Damn I was hoping this would help with the DROID 3.

  • MikeyBotz

    God I miss my Droid X, I really hope the Bionic fills its void!

    • Dostovel

      I finally flashed Liberty on my OC’ed DX and I swear this phone is better than ever. I’very got an upgrade in December and again in April, and have absolutely NO PROBLEM waiting until then for a phone that makes the SGSII and Bionic look like the circa 2001 SCH-I300 Palm phone. Love liberty MOD!

      • MikeyBotz

        I should never have sold it. I sold my DX right before the 4G phones were released thinking I was obviously going to upgrade. I regretted it ever since! The thunderbolt and charge could never have replaced my X!

  • Well good for them. Hopefully something similar happens for the Bionic if it isn’t unlocked.