cyanogen mod 7... can it be installed on droid x?

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i was reading on droid forums all the threads on CM7, and it seems there are a lot of people using it... can it be installed on the droid x yet?
 

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Not yet, and possibly not ever.

CyanogenMod is built around a custom kernel. As far as I know, all official CM builds use their kernel. The problem is that the Droid X bootloader is locked and prevents loading custom kernels. It may be possible for someone to dissect the rest of the CM ROM from the kernel and port that to the Droid X, but I doubt that would be an official release from Cyanogen.
 
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There is a new member on Team Douche that is now maintaining the Droid1 and is working on porting over CM7 to the Droid X.
You can follow his progress on twitter @cvpcs
 

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I was a big fan of CM for the droid 1. I had excellent exerience with them and their development progress from the start. So is the current issue, as of now, for getting full root on the x succescully get all the drivers to function properly? Whats really the setback?
 

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And that is exactly why I don't like Motorola and withing a month I took back my DX and picked up the Incredible, never looked back... I am very happy with the Hinc...
 

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I got a feeling it might never happen for the Dx but hoping still. Glad it is available for the Dinc tho :D
 

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I can attest that CM7 for the Incredible was simply that. Marvel of a system with a marvel of a ROM

I agree. Installed CM7 on my incredible this past Monday and I love playing with it. I'm gonna have a hard time giving the incredible up to my girl for her birthday soon.

-I Tapatalk on my Droid X
 

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There is a new member on Team Douche that is now maintaining the Droid1 and is working on porting over CM7 to the Droid X.
You can follow his progress on twitter @cvpcs

Unless cvpcs has found a way to unlock the bootloader, I don't think he has, it would have to be a port of CM7 without their kernel. I would be willing to bet that if the kernel is not included, it won't be an official CM7 build.

I don't know that for sure, I'm just hypothesizing. To my knowledge, they've never released an official CM build without a custom kernel and I don't see them breaking this trend.

I imagine if anything, cvpcs will come out with a CM7 based ROM that will work in much the same way as Apex or Liberty. A ROM, with no kernel.

The only other possibility I can see, which is grossly remote and more of a pipe dream, is that Motorola begins offering encryption keys for the locked devices in their efforts to look into a solution to work with developers.
 

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well last i heard, and this was like 3-4 months ago, progress on cracking the locked bootloader was very close... i guess i had faulsly assumed that we would have custome kernels shortly thereafter. it had been awhile since i had heard anything and i guess it just faded away... so here we are still waiting... i love my DX and i was certain my next phone would be the Bionic... but I may strongly consider the thunderbolt just because htc seems to have quicker updates and more freedom...oh well...
 

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Yup doesnt sound like to much progrees has been made or woulda heard more . I doubt my next phone will ba a motorola, since they like to lock it down.
 

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Yup doesnt sound like to much progrees has been made or woulda heard more . I doubt my next phone will ba a motorola, since they like to lock it down.

Well they gave us the xoom not locked up so maybe they go that direction now. Or maybe google forced them not to lock it since its a true google experience device.

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
 

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I hope motorola will end up releasing the key to unlock the phone once it reaches its EOL.

I honestly have no qualms with having a locked bootloader, how has having a locked bootloader affected me? Not at all.

I'm not going to lose sleep over not being able to install cyanogenmod, with all the great custom roms, especially liberty and its toolbox there are tons of customization options.


My question to you guys is how has having a locked bootloader affected you? Aside from not being able to use CM.
 
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the biggest reason for me, is having the ability to install custom kernels... with a locked bootloader you cannot. and although you said besides cm7...., CM7!!! gingerbread baby!
 

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Lol yea, well cvpcs has been working on bringing CM7 over to the DX and he has been making great progress. He's been moving this past week but hes hitting it full steam ahead now and says good things are coming by this weekend hopefully.
 

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Lol yea, well cvpcs has been working on bringing CM7 over to the DX and he has been making great progress. He's been moving this past week but hes hitting it full steam ahead now and says good things are coming by this weekend hopefully.

no offense, and i know he is doing great things as a developer, but we heard this a long time ago...
so i am not going to get excited until it happens... this reminds me of when i had my fascinate, how many times i heard we were getting froyo, LMAO....
sorry...
 

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Oh none taken, I just posted that in case you hadn't heard about it. As I said I'm more than pleased on Liberty and am in no rush to get CM 7.
 

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I'm not going to lose sleep over not being able to install cyanogenmod, with all the great custom roms, especially liberty and its toolbox there are tons of customization options.

My question to you guys is how has having a locked bootloader affected you? Aside from not being able to use CM.

That's just it. Because of the locked bootloader, you've really only tried part of a ROM. Don't get me wrong, Liberty looks better and is worlds smoother and snappier. But it hasn't not transformed my X the way a custom ROM and kernel do my Droid. I don't use the CM kernel on my Droid. There's a dev by the name of Chevy NO. 1 that builds different kernels for the Droid.

If I run the CM kernel at 800MHz, I'm at about 40-50% battery by the end of the day. When I load the Chevy ULV (ultra low voltage) at 1.2GHz, at the end of the day I have 50-70% battery, depending on use. It's a whole new phone.

My Droid keeps pace with my Droid X just fine. Without custom kernels, we won't be saying that about the Droid X compared to the DX2.
 

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Lol yea, well cvpcs has been working on bringing CM7 over to the DX and he has been making great progress. He's been moving this past week but hes hitting it full steam ahead now and says good things are coming by this weekend hopefully.

Has he managed to crack the bootloader, or is he separating a ROM from the CM7 ROM/kernel package?
 

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