DROID X gets a custom recovery available for download now

August 19, 2010 | by Chris Smith

Android Hacks, Tips


Well we have been through it all, haven’t we? From thinking that the DROID X was “impossible” to hack, to stories of “self-destruct sequences”, to it being rooted in less than a couple of days, we have finally arrived at a custom recovery provided by the infamous Android guy koush. Here is a small disclaimer: after reading the post about the custom recovery, I have to say that this isn’t for the faint of heart, or for people out there that aren’t accustomed to “hacking” their Android phones. If you are one of these types, just wait a little longer as something easier will be available soon. Plus, you have to have your DROID X already rooted.

The DROID X custom recovery will allow users to backup their current ROM installation, wipe data and cache partitions, and even do what was said to be impossible; install custom ROMs. Of course there is much more. Koush makes it clear that this isn’t a “real” custom recovery but sort of a hackish way to get into a custom recovery by hijacking the boot process. It may not be pretty, but according to early reports it works well and that’s all that matters at this point. Koush says that after a little bit of work this custom recovery will work with ROM Manager, and of course custom ROMs for the X will be soon to follow.

So, if you use this recovery on your “non-hackable” DROID X, make sure to thank koush or even consider supporting him by purchasing some of his hard work.

Via [My Brain Hurts]