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    Default Why Can't Froyo be installed on Rooted Droid X?

    Total Noob question. If the Droid X is rooted, what is the reason that Froyo cannot be installed manually? Is it because the ROM is still not fully accessible? Thanks for helping out with the admittedly dumb question.
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    I think because of its encrypted bootloader
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    That's what I was assuming, I just wasn't completely sure. Thanks. Hopefully the smart guys will solve this one eventually :-)
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    No problem. Haha no kidding huh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ****mo69 View Post
    Total Noob question. If the Droid X is rooted, what is the reason that Froyo cannot be installed manually? Is it because the ROM is still not fully accessible? Thanks for helping out with the admittedly dumb question.
    From what I have read here and on other sites too, the reason you MIGHT not be able to update to Froyo on a rooted DX is if you DELETE the SPAM PROGRAMS/BOATWARE that is pre-installed on the phone. If you leave it alone - Froyo should install just fine.

    I also read that instead of erasing the useless software you just change the extension by ADDING .BAK, and therefore it will not LOAD and use resources, and when you want FROYO, you simply remove the .BAK, install FROYO, and kill the SPAM again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ****mo69 View Post
    Total Noob question. If the Droid X is rooted, what is the reason that Froyo cannot be installed manually? Is it because the ROM is still not fully accessible? Thanks for helping out with the admittedly dumb question.
    There's two steps needed to load a custom rom on an android phone.
    First is to root the phone, gaining super user access. The second is to update the bootloader to allow custom roms. The second step needs the first.

    For the Droid X, we can now root the phone, but because moto encrypted the bootloader we cannot gain access to load custom roms. Furthermore, it looks like moto has the firmware setup in such a way that you can only load motorola signed roms. So downloading a froyo rom off the net won't work even if you were to hack through the bootloader.

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