Motorola Android phones are generally feature packed to the core, and sport decent specs as well. The Motorola Droid X was one of the most popular Android handsets in the U.S. last year.
However, Motorola phones have not been a favorite among the developers and modders, because of their encrypted boot loader. The encrypted boot loader meant that there was not much scope for a true Custom ROM’ for Motorola handsets. The company has been receiving a lot of criticism for the same, and they have promised to do something about this.
Now, a Motorola Droid X developer – @cvpcs – has managed to get the most popular AOSP based custom ROM CyanogenMod 7 – to the handset. He used a 2nd-init’ method to get the ROM up and working on the Droid X. However, this by any chance does not mean that the Droid X boot loader has been cracked. Due to this, he is forced to use the stock Motorola kernel that shipped with the device.
Below is a video of CM7 in action on the Droid X :
The developer (cvpcs) still has not made the CM7 port available for Droid X owners though. He is still testing the port for some bugs, and will soon release it to the public.
Other Motorola devices like the Droid 2 should also get this CM7 port up and working, since both the handsets are very similar. In fact, the Motorola Defy has already got a working CM7 port. Defy owners should head over to this thread over at XDA forums for more information.