Jun 13 AT 1:45 PM Edgar Cervantes 7 Comments

Motorola Droid X, Defy get CM-7 ported despite locked bootloaders

Locked bootloaders are a hot topic nowadays. Most Android fans prefer to play around freely with their devices. And Motorola hasn’t been so good about letting us do that, since they insist on locking them.

If you’re like us, I bet you thought the Droid X and Defy were about to become old, obsolete devices. Think again. CyanogenMod-7 is here to resuscitate them with some custom ROM goodness.

It has indeed been a hard quest for our beloved developers to put CM-7 onto these devices. After countless hours of hard work, cvpcs and Quarx have figured out a way to port it over. All that coding and testing is not easy, though, so the ROM does not yet work perfectly on these devices.

CM-7 for the Motorola Droid X

The developer that ported CM-7 to the Droid X has actually posted a video as proof of this righteous deed of might and courage.

So this leaves a lot of questions! Such as what works and what doesn't! From what I could tell by playing around with it, the following definitely work: Radio, Wifi, USB, Charging, various sensors, lights, vibration, standard bluetooth. The following MAY or MAY NOT work (unable to tell for sure yet): GPS, 3G/data, camera, camcorder, bluetooth audio. And the following definitely do NOT work yet: audio (this includes phone calls, speakers, microphone, etc).cvpcsRootzWiki

As already mentioned, the ROM has just been ported, so things are not expected to run smoothly… at least not yet. The developer, cvpcs, is still working on it and claims many features may not be working because he has yet to finish the Libaudio driver for the Droid X. He might have to rewrite the whole thing from source, if he doesn’t find a good alternative. But, this does indicate cvpcs is definitely set on making this work.

Cvpcs mentions that he’ll be needing testers starting sometime this week. He’ll be posting more information about it on rootzwiki.com, as well as on his own blog. Stay tuned for more details, if you want to get in on the testing action!

CM-7 for the Motorola Defy[1]

This one is actually ready to download and install. If you’re feeling adventurous, head over to XDA and follow the instructions.

Though you may experience issues here and there, this port is actually not having too many problems. Everything is running well, except for 720p video recording and WVGA photos.

  • Works: Wifi, SD-Card, 3D, Auto-Brightness, LED, Photo Camera with Flash, Video Camera(H264), GSM/3G, Bluetooth +Headset + HID, Sensors, GPS/aGPS, FM-radio
  • Doesn't work: 720p Rec. WVGA Photo

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  1. Source: XDA Via: Android Police

Via: Droid-Life

Source: RootzWiki

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • M

    sweet, i really want a durable phone like the defy but not from moto and not w/ their specs. i’d love to have a device w/ the same specs as my n1 but water/shock/drop-proof, made by htc w/ an unlocked boot loader <3

  • mac08wrx

    Awesome now I have an excuse to play with my MOTO X again. I love my NEXUS S but miss my X ;-)

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  • http://Website M0nk

    Milestone users already had cm7 for months, and also with an encripted bootloader.
    The problem is that we cant change the kernel and Moto kernels sucks… All of them have many bugs

  • http://Website JAG

    Excellent, thanks to devs community!

  • mralimcb

    My Defy absolutely flies with CM7, much better performance and usability too (e.g. lock screen gestures, power notification widgets)

    Best of all? NO BLUR!

  • http://Website kazahani

    Sorry guys, noob questions:

    - If I install a custom ROM do I still have access to the Market and all my apps?

    -What are the chances that I screw up my phone if I don’t know what I’m doing?

    I’m interested in CM7, but I don’t know much about unlocking or rooting cellphones.