Motorola Atrix 4G Gets Custom ROM Support Thanks to 2nd-init


A victory for the Motorola Atrix 4G users itching to try out some custom software on their speedy dual-core handset. While the bootloader remains locked and custom kernels are still out of the question, XDA member and Android dev edgan ported the 2nd-init workaround first developed for the Motorola Defy over to the Atrix. It’s still in beta and not of much use for anyone but developers right now, but the workaround loads prior to the Android system booting, allowing a custom ROM such as CyanogenMod 7 to be booted.

There is still much work to be done in getting the Atrix completely open and at the whim of all the Android modders out there, this is suitable fix for now, even if it doesn’t come with all the luxuries of a totally unlocked handset.

[XDA via BriefMobile | Thanks, Roze!]

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  1. This will make the atrix much much better. Very happy for you atrix users. Enjoy some CM7 goodness

    1. Not really, you still can’t use custom kernals so developement is still very limited. Most of the good developers moved on a long time ago.  Now there’s just amatures and scammers. 

      1. But they are doing a charity for many users, and I know many more will add.

  2. all the devs abandoned it already…

    1. The only neat development i saw was turning webtop into real linux. i beleive there were several versions, but you could install real linux programs within certian boundaries.

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