Droid X recovery

Android hacker Koush has done it again, this time by creating a method to (almost) have his famous Clockwork recovery on the Motorola Droid X.  He does state that this isn't a "real" recovery, and there's a big list of caveats and issues attached. Frankly, unless you understand the cautions and warnings pointed out, wait another week before giving it a whirl.  I don't think this can brick your X, but it could leave you scratching your head and feeling helpless while it refuses to boot up.

The good news -- this is Koush we're talking about.  If anyone can work magic on a Moto, he can.  He already has plans to get this in Rom Manager, which will make things easier, and while the locked and encrypted bootloader may keep a full custom recovery from ever happening, you can bet this working method will be refined and made more usable in the near future. 

Moto, we love you.  We love your Android phones.  Do you see now that it isn't worth it?  As long as you make handsets we want to buy, we will find a way to open them up.  Save yourself the headache, and the money and stop locking down your phones, please.

We're not going to give any download links for this one, because each and every person who plans to use it needs to read the warnings from the developer himself.  You can find those, as well as download information in the source link.  [MyBrainHurts -- Koushik Dutta's blog]

 

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Custom recovery for Droid X -- almost there

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I'm not all that interested in the recovery, but things like this certainly bode well for the DX being overclocked more soon!!! Although my 1000MHz is more than enough for me at the moment...

How can you not want to root and customize a DX? The overclock speeds would be REDICULOUS!!! Not to mention Cyanogen or Bugless Beast on it!!!! I say amen, help me root me DX!!!

I have this running on my dx and it works wonders. I already did a nandroid backup and restore and it works. Birdman on twitter sakes rooted 2.2 will be comming soon