Before we get into this, we need to make it clear that this DROIDX2 bootstrap app was found in a random Chinese forum, so we definitely aren’t recommending that you jump all over this. With that said, we’ve been following the thread for this topic over at XDA throughout the last day to see if anyone has actually had the guts to use it, and apparently they have – and it works.
The file was originally built for the Atrix 4G, but can work on the DX2 with no problems. Users are claiming to have backed up and restored their stock ROMs, plus some have even flashed a ROM that was discovered along with the bootstrap app. We have video from a friend below, but again, let’s all be careful with this one. (more…)
Yes, the DROIDX2 still has a locked bootloader that will likely never be cracked unless something magical happens, like say a dev build leaks out (just like with the Atrix) or Motorola decides to become customer-friendly. Until then though, we’ll all be forced to find work-arounds which appear to be well under way as of yesterday. RootzWiki member ericerk managed to force a custom recovery onto the device, making ROMs seem oh so close.
There are no instructions to get this going on your on DX2, nor do we know if they’ll find a similar loophole (2nd-init) for ROMs like they did on the original DX, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction. Now if only we could get some devs to start really cranking away on this thing, the DX2 world might turn out to be grand after all.
DROIDX2 owners, here is a Saturday treat that you may want to consider downloading and storing away. The SBF for the current stock 2.2.2 build has been released and can be grabbed from the link below.
*Note - In order to use this, you’ll need RSD Lite 5.3.1 and the 5.1 USB drivers. [Download]
Credit for the SBF goes to daywalker04 at XDA. Credit to TBH for RSD.
According to one of our lovely readers, the newly released DROIDX2 can be rooted easily using the now-famous GingerBreak we wrote about back in April. I know, I know what you are going to say, “But the DX2 isn’t running Gingerbread!” That doesn’t mean it can’t be rooted using the same methods, my friends. But since we haven’t grabbed one for ourselves yet, we’ll have to rely on those of you who picked one up early today to get that second confirmation. Anyone willing to give it a spin?