July 22, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
A new phone arrives, a few days pass, and root access is obtained. That seems to be the modus operandi of the Android hacking community , and it’s exactly what happened with the Motorola Droid X. Released July 15th on Verizon Wireless, the Droid X has been rooted by the folks over at AllDroid.com.
Droid X owers can read the instructional thread to get a step by step guide on how to obtain root access, opening up many of the features that are made available only to root users. That means you can enjoy the wireless tethering app without paying Verizon extra money, set your CPU to over/underclock to increase speed or decrease and conserve battery life, take screenshots, and more.
Keep in mind that this is just root access. The Motorola Droid X still cannot flash custom ROM’s because Motorola has encrypted the bootloader, which is required for loading ROM’s. It will be incredibly difficult (if at all possible) for the modding community to make that happen. Droid X owners can only cross their fingers and hope someone cracks it. Otherwise, they’ll have to take Motorola’s advice.
Thanks to everyone for the heads-up