Liberty ROM 1.5 Released for DROID X/2

I’ve been running Liberty ROM 1.0 since day one, so when JRummy, Kejar and the boys dropped 1.5 last night our week became instantly awesome.  They’ve added the ability to overclock through the toolbox, fixed all bugs, and removed even more Blur.  This version is as clean as it gets, so jump on it now DX users.  Oh, you can finally have that new Liberty wallpaper that I’ve been sporting for the last couple of weeks courtesy of davekover.    (more…)

DROID Bootloader Accepts a New Challenger, Progress Already Made?

After months of attempts from some of the industry’s best, the DROID X bootloader and stock kernel remain in tact.  While there are ways to tip-toe around it, we have never actually had full access to the phone and have always approached ROMs on the device with extra caution.  Today though, it looks like a new challenger has accepted the task and claims to have made some actual progress using kexec in an attempt write over the stock DX kernel.  What is kexec?  With my lack of linux knowledge, I’m not about to attack that one, but do know that it’s a way for someone to boot a new kernel over a currently running one.

Will it finally be done?  I have no idea, but I wish this brave soul the best of luck.

You can follow him on Twitter:  @aliasxerog

You can also check his new site dedicated to the task, plus look for mirrors of his first attempt later on today.  From what I’ve gathered, his first attempts at flashing a new kernel were semi-successful, but are completely unstable and needs help from the community to make this thing work.

Good luck!

DROID X ROM: Liberty by Kejar and JRummy

Two beasts in the DROID ROM community partnered up to release something new that I’ll be recommending for all Droid X and Droid 2 owners.  The ROM is called Liberty and it comes from Kejar31 and one of our all time favs, JRummy16.  The base for this beauty is Kejar’s GummyJar ROM and then has Rummy’s toolbox and tweaks written all over it.  You’ll find goodies like the old school rotary lockscreen, Gingerbread themed Swype, custom wallpapers, and seriously, so much more.  For fans of yellow, this is also a nice replacement for the Gingerbread green we’ve seen everywhere.   (more…)

Download: Gingerbread Theme for Stock Rooted DROID X Users

For those of you running the official 2.3.340 update for the Droid X and want to have a theme to get you as far away from that awful Blur skin as possible, then this is the post for you.  XDA member waremike32 released 3 themes to fit over top of a stock rooted DX and one of them will take you into the wonderful world of Gingerbread.  The instructions are fairly simple, but we’ll lay them out for those of you new to the game after the break.   (more…)

Tranquility 3.6.0 Released for DROID X with Theme Changer Toolbox

Our buddies over at MyDroidWorld put out version 3.6.0 of their Tranquility ROM which includes something only MIUI has been able to do at this point.  Through Tranquility’s Toolbox, you can change themes that have been preloaded with just a couple of simple clicks.  There are currently 6 options including a Gingerbread theme, but the goal is to add more as long as they can get permission from theme developers.  So if you have a theme for the DX, you may want to reach out them to see if you can make it into this ROM.

Of course, the theme changing ability isn’t the only selling point here.  It’s based off of the 2.2.1 (2.3.340) update that went out for the DX last week, it’s own custom launcher, and the backing of one of the Droid community rocks.  You can also add or remove Blur on the fly, fiddle with a variety of reboot options, and change boot animations with ease. (more…)

DROID X ROM: Apex 1.3.0 with Gingerbread by Fabolous

We already gave you a Gingerbread theme for the original Droid, so now it’s time to take care of the Droid X users out there looking for some Android 2.3 loveliness to take them into the weekend.  Fabolous, who’s Apex ROM has always been a top choice, has released version 1.3.0 which is based off of the new 2.3.340 DX update and has pieces of Gingerbread sprinkled all over it.  It’s a mostly-Blurless ROM, but has just enough of the good parts that we love.  Tough to beat this one. (more…)

DROID X 2.3.340 System SBF Released for 2.3.320 Leak Users

For those of you running the Droid X 2.2.1 (system 2.3.320) leak, you can now upgrade to the newest version 2.2.1 (system 2.3.340) with this system-only SBF file courtesy of MyDroidWorld.  You will need RSD Lite in order to make this happen, but it’s well worth it if you want to be current .  Again, this is for those of you that updated to the leaked 2.2.1 a couple of weeks ago and want to be on the official 2.2.1.  If you are running something else, you should refer to this post.   (more…)