Jun, 15 2011

Even if you don’t have a Motorola Droid X, most people involved in the Android modding scene already know their reputation of being locked down so tight — even Motorola can’t crack them.

Well, a lot of that may soon change with this recent breakthrough in the Droid X modding community. Apparently, the developer known as CVPCS, through the use of black magic and some kind of “2nd-init workaround,” has managed to get both stock, vanilla Gingerbread and CM7 up and running on the uncrackable Motorola Droid X. Needless to say, the Droid X modding community is partying like it’s 1999.

While the ROM is still very BETA and far from perfect (still no working camera/video, etc.), this is definitely a step in the right direction to getting custom ROMs like MIUI (my personal favorite) onto the Droid X. Additionally, to make this ROM easier to flash, developer P3Droid has developed two flashable applications that will allow rooted Gingerbread users to easy flash back and forth to and from the new Cyanogenmod 7 Beta.

While I tend to specialize more in the Evo hacking/modding stuff and all this Droid X stuff is a bit over my head, I can definitely imagine how happy the Droid X community must be right now — having been deprived of custom ROMs since the device was launched. What a day for Droid X’ers!

The Cyanogenmod 7 Beta can be found here. Just be sure to read thoroughly all the information on the thread before attempting to get a taste of stock, vanilla Gingerbread on your Droid X.

[Special thanks to Steven58 from our very own Android Forums! Couldn’t have written this up without you!]

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