Et tu, eFuse. The Motorola DROID X has just received a taste of big things to come, as Android hacker Birdman has succesfully pushed a custom recovery image onto the handset. With this move, the Droid X has crossed over from the realm of what-if to an almost reality full of nandroid backups and custom ROMs. The procedure used isn’t for the faint of heart or new to root, but we’re sure it will be a matter of time before easier methods are cooked up to get inside the software of the X.
“Using a hack discovered by the folks who’ve done all the work on the Milestone, birdman has booted a custom recovery on his handset. The process is labor-intensive and dangerous if you’re not prepared to recover from a bricked device (and technically this bricks the device since you can’t reboot into Android at this moment), but it’s a sucessful proof of concept.
Right now he’s working on getting ADB up so we can further investigate what it will take to get a fully functional recovery working (that will also allow reboot back into Android).
From there the focus will move to a more robust recovery and discovery if/how we can do Nandroids and/or write a new /System image (like Froyo).”
As you can see from the above doing anything worthwhile is still a bit of a long shot, but they’re getting there. Some interesting things should be coming out of the development community over the next few weeks in regards to the Droid X. And many said it couldn’t be done.
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