View Full Version : Motorola open-sources DROID X code

07-30-2010, 11:09 AM

Well earlier today, we posted the news that Samsung open-sourced the Captivate's code (http://www.attdroids.com/forum/t-android-news/1478-samsung-open-sources-captivates-code.html). And I was wondering if Motorola would eventually do the same for its latest and greatest smartphones. Then after a quick Google search, I found that Motorola did just that. Apparently on July 28th, Motorola released the source code for its DROID X. Now I'm not a developer, but i noticed some interesting entries in the 5 page source code library. First off, the kernel source is there, which should make for some fun throughout the dev community. Then I noticed that there are references to the bootloader and the RIL. Could it be this easy? Could this source-code be the key to that locked-down bootloader? Developers, if you would chime in and let us know your thoughts.

Source: Motorola Open Source (https://opensource.motorola.com/sf/projects/droidx)

07-30-2010, 11:41 AM
It was actually released days ago.

07-30-2010, 12:02 PM
It was actually released days ago.

That was stated - 'Apparently on July 28th, Motorola released the source code for its DROID X.'

07-30-2010, 12:16 PM
This got me a little aroused...

07-30-2010, 01:23 PM
subscribed to see where this goes

07-30-2010, 01:42 PM
The above link goes to the Milestone, here's the Droid X stuff: https://opensource.motorola.com/sf/projects/droidx

Nice, wuyanks :)

07-30-2010, 01:45 PM
OP Fixed with correct link. sorry about that

07-30-2010, 02:16 PM
Sweet! This could be good. :)

07-30-2010, 02:20 PM
I wonder if this is helping any of the Devs yet?

07-30-2010, 03:01 PM
So what does this mean for the devs? Subscribed and kinda excited.

07-30-2010, 06:13 PM

07-30-2010, 08:17 PM

08-01-2010, 02:53 PM
Hopefully it will help with the current bootloader issue? Perhaps will help make custom roms soon? That would be sweet.

08-01-2010, 04:16 PM
The means you could mod the DX code and install it on almost any phone except the DX? Dang. :(

08-01-2010, 04:32 PM
Subscribed. Hopefully this will help the devs.

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08-01-2010, 04:44 PM
So does this unlock the bootloader and stuff? I am not exactly sure

08-01-2010, 04:50 PM
Yeah i was wondering what this really does for us

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08-01-2010, 11:09 PM
I would hope they would remove the bootloader encryption; otherwise, there would be no point in this. The only reason to make the Droid X source code available is for devs to develop custom ROMs. There is no other reason whatsoever. Due to this, I am pretty certain that this is what we do indeed want to hear from Motorola. They will surely be my favorite phone company after this :)

I bet the recent ruling about jailbreaking/rooting phones will never be a crime somewhat helped as well. Motorola realized that it would be a losing battle. Hopefully, Motorola and the other phone companies will completely unlock all devices from here on out. Well, we all know Apple won't do that. They actually wanted jailbreaking to be a criminal offense for crying out loud. They are an absolutely horrid company.

08-02-2010, 01:08 AM
Anyone else going through the code noticing a lot of uh...internal info on there? Internal server names, network login names and email addresses, etc.; there's some info in there that anyone wanting to crack Motorola's company network would love to have...rather large security leak for someone with malicious intent looking through it.

08-02-2010, 01:57 AM
Bummer... The "bootloader" section is BLANK. Wonder why the left that out... Sucks.