We didn’t believe it was true until we saw the video, but it looks like CyanogenMod 7 has been ported over to the Motorola DROID X. CyanogenMod is a team of, what we consider, some of the best Android developers on the planet. They create stock ROMs for dozens of devices, and they do it simply to show off their skills and help the community. Many people were skeptical that the DROID X would ever get a CM ROM simply because of that locked bootloader that is such a hot topic. Fortunately, the CM team never gives up and now they have a video to prove it. Check it out below.
First off, the developer (cvpcs) has not released a beta version of this yet. There are still many bugs that need to be worked out before he believes this meets CyanogenMod standards. They recently got the audio fixed, but currently the GPS, Bluetooth, and camera/camcorder are still being worked out. This is still something that we’re happy to finally see, but how exactly did it come about when the bootloader doesn’t allow a custom kernel? Cvpcs has the answer:
This was done using my recently new-found-knowledge of 2nd-init, which I will describe later in a blog post (don’t want to get into it here). This still runs on top of the original Motorola kernel though. I repeat, the bootloader is still locked, and you are still forced into using Moto’s kernels, but that doesn’t really prevent us from doing all that much.
He was also sure to mention that this would definitely be running Gingerbread even if the kernel was Froyo. More information is promised later tonight, and we’ll be sure to let you know when this hits beta so you can try it out!
[via Android Police]