How to: Get Rooted Gingerbread on DROID X

As many of you know by now, Gingerbread for the DROID X and 2 was released over the weekend giving all of us a taste of Android 2.3.3 and the new blue Blur from Motorola, only there was one thing missing.  Root access.  Well, that problem has now been fixed by our friends over at My Droid World, and we’ve got full instructions for you after the break if you jumped on GB early.  Yep, we walk you through every single step including flashing an SBF file which is something you won’t find anywhere else.   (more…)

Gingerbread Released for DROID X and 2, Downloads and Instructions Provided

Yep, our homies over at My Droid World released Gingerbread for both the DROID X and DROID 2 today.  Please thank them at the source links by donating and then get yourself to downloading from the links and instructions below.  Neither have been rooted, but it’ll give you a taste of Android 2.3 and the new Blur long before Verizon will release them to you.  You can always return to stock using one of the SBF files that is in the wild, so don’t be too scared about upgrading.  We can definitely get you back to stock for the official build.   (more…)

DROID X/2/Milestone Bootloaders About to be Unlocked? Keys for SBF Files Released (Updated)

Things are about to get really interesting on the DROIDX and DROID2 bootloader fronts.  @nenolod, one of the few Motorola community members to continue to pursue cracking it, has possibly come through with keys to unlock and sign SBF files for flashing recoveries, system images, etc.  To let you understand how big this is, just know that within minutes of releasing these keys, a C&D was sent from Moto.  This could be the real deal.

Update:  We’re pretty sure this is all one big giant pile of fake garbage (yes, that’s me trying to keep it clean).  This shouldn’t surprise anyone though, it’s not like this nenolod character has ever been right before.  Lame.  Lame.  Ridiculously lame.  It’s time that hackers stop taking to Twitter with their theories and instead show some proof.

Update 2:  Yeah, it was definitely fake.

More info on his key leak can be found here.

FreeMyMoto will be taking over work on the project going forward.

Download: OreoSlice Theme for Liberty ROM 1.5 by bassdj and droidzforlife

Earlier today we brought you a new pink Droid Life-inspired theme, but since we know that not everyone is the biggest salmon fan, how about another option?  Theming gurus droidzforlife and bassdj has created something  that might be a true masterpiece called OreoSlice. And while they are claiming that it’s not quite finished, I don’t care and neither should you.  This theme is insanely good and anyone out there running Liberty 1.5 on their DROID X or DROID 2, might want to grab this one.

The download seems huge, but that’s because he tossed in a ton of black and white wallpapers for you to choose from.  Seriously, applaud these two.

Note:  The transparent market is ridiculous…  (more…)

Download: Droid-Life Theme for Liberty 1.5 by CamDroid

The pretty hath returned.  You all know how we feel about pink themes here at Droid Life, so when @CamDroid hit us up yesterday with his latest creation, we had to share.  It’s been a while since we’ve featured something with our lovely color scheme; too long really.  This pinkness themes a ton of icons, widgets, and framework, bringing you a classic DL look.  Compatible with Liberty 1.5.

Download: [mirror]


1.  You need to be running Liberty ROM 1.5.
2.  Download the file from above and drop it on your SD card.
3.  Reboot into recovery and make a backup.
4.  Then “mount system” and “install zip from sd card.”
5.  Choose the and install.
6.  Enjoy the pinkness!

Feel free to donate!   (more…)

Download: Liberty UHC – Honeycomb Theme for Liberty ROM 1.5 (Updated)

Themer extraordinaire mobile_sensei hit me up on Twitter about an hour ago with this new Honeycomb theme for Liberty ROM 1.5 that he’s been working countless hours on.  Thing is beautiful, right?  He’s themed all of the framework, a ton of icons, and most of the stock widgets to give this a really solid Honeycomb feel.

Update:  We want to add in a notation about the original creator of the majority of the images used in this theme.  Haxzamatic started the Honeycomb theming craze and almost any theme you’ll see is based off of his original work.  This one included.

Download: (mirror)

Quick Instructions:

1.  You need to be running Liberty 1.5 on either your DROID X or 2.
2.  Download the file from above and drop it on your SD card.
3.  Boot into recovery and make a backup of your current setup.
4.  When that finishes, “mount system”.
5.  Then install the from the SD card.
6.  Enjoy!

And if you want the Honeycomb wallpapers, grab them from the market.

ROM: Apex 1.4.0 by Fabolous Released for DROIDX and 2

One of our favorite developers, Fabolous, released his new Apex 1.4.0 for the DROIDX and DROID2 earlier this week and really polished up the look and feel.  He got some help from the Liberty ROM crew to make what was already a good ROM, really great.  You’ll find a new boot animation, toolbox, current versions of all the core apps, and a bunch of fixes.

If you are coming from Apex 1.3 you can probably update straight to this new version, but if you are coming from anything else including Liberty, you’ll need to do a full wipe.   (more…)