DROID Bootloader Accepts a New Challenger, Progress Already Made?

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    DROID Bootloader Accepts a New Challenger, Progress Already Made?

    I found this at Droid Life.com and thought this would be interesting for all!!!


    DROID Bootloader Accepts a New Challenger, Progress Already Made?


    On 01.19.11, In DROIDX, News, Root (unlock), by Kellex

    After months of attempts from some of the industryís best, the DROID X bootloader and stock kernel remain in tact. While there are ways to tip-toe around it, we have never actually had full access to the phone and have always approached ROMs on the device with extra caution. Today though, it looks like a new challenger has accepted the task and claims to have made some actual progress using kexec in an attempt write over the stock DX kernel. What is kexec? With my lack of linux knowledge, Iím not about to attack that one, but do know that itís a way for someone to boot a new kernel over a currently running one.
    Will it finally be done? I have no idea, but I wish this brave soul the best of luck.
    You can follow him on Twitter: @aliasxerog
    You can also check his new site dedicated to the task, plus look for mirrors of his first attempt later on today. From what Iíve gathered, his first attempts at flashing a new kernel were semi-successful, but are completely unstable and needs help from the community to make this thing work.
    Good luck!

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    I have a question for you or anyone who knows. What is a difference between an unlocked bootloader and locked bootloader? What kind of impact does it have on end users and advanced users? The droidx boot loader is locked anyways but we can still flash roms and do stuffs.

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    Man I've been following this Guy for awhile and he was about to release something earlier this month but he wanted something concrete but he may get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by phuthanvinh View Post
    I have a question for you or anyone who knows. What is a difference between an unlocked bootloader and locked bootloader? What kind of impact does it have on end users and advanced users? The droidx boot loader is locked anyways but we can still flash roms and do stuffs.

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    I believe with the unlocked Bootloader you have full access of modifying your phone and adding your own touch to your Phone with out preset information that has already been developed through roms and themes.. Plus you would probably have to be careful on what is changed it could mess it up. This would Help out the advanced users alot. End users would have to read up on what would be good to control and change.

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    I have been following this as well..it's very exciting if it can work.
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    An unlocked bootloader allows for custom kernels, TRUE ROMS, and other benefits.

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    I see, but arent we able to flash roms right now other than using stock? What other benefits will the unlocked bootloader bring? What do you mean by true roms? Arent all the current roms for droid x true roms?

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    The release is 6pm tonight!

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    I would love to donate to this cause.

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    This news is encouraging!
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