It seems like Koush has been hard at work with Droid X! After successfully throwing Clockwork Recovery onto the Droid X last week, he has just reported the release of the Droid X Recovery. Well not a *real* recovery but it does answer your question – Yes, it can allow you to flash custom ROMS!!! For the record, your device needs to be rooted in order to boot to recovery.
How does this work?
When your device boots up, there is a init.rc script in your boot image that runs various components found in /system. The Droid X recovery bootstrap mimics the “logwrapper” binary. The hijacker then looks for “/data/.recovery_mode”, and if it finds it, it unmounts /system to prevent android from starting. It then starts up recovery instead.
How do I boot into recovery?
You can manually create the /data/.recovery_mode via a terminal file and simply reboot, and you will be in recovery. Or you can use the handy Droid X Recovery Bootstrap application to reboot into recovery.
Will this work with ROM Manager?
Yes, but not yet. I need to make some minor updates to ROM Manager first to support this recovery. Future recovery updates will come through ROM Manager.
The Droid X Recovery Bootstrap is available on the Android Market for a $2.00 Donation or for free HERE.
You can click or scan the QRCode below for the Market version:
For complete details and FAQs on this hackery click HERE.
The power of the Droid X just got unleashed. How many of you have already started playing with the recovery? Tell us know what you think. Any Custom ROMs out there yet?