[Kitkat] CM11 Android 4.4.4 for the Droid X (2015)

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jtpryan

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OK, I'm back ;+} So I invested $6 in an external battery charger and now I can get to the bootloader screen:

Bootloader
30.04


Battery OK
OK to Program
Transfer mode:
USB.

I plug in the USB cable, system beeps, but I don't have any device I could transfer to. Do I need a driver?

Jim
 

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I installed this ROM and it seems to work fine, but many apps like Browser FC immediately and Play Store FC's quite often. I wonder if it's because this ROM doesn't emulate an internal SD card in /data/media and I don't have a MicroSD to devote to the Droid X (borrowed one temporarily to flash CM11). Am I on the right track that this is the cause of my problems? If so, is it possible to emulate an internal SD card in /data/media and make MicroSD an external SD like other phones do? I'm guessing this would require modifying fstab or something like that, but I'm not terribly familiar with editing that file.
 

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I installed this ROM and it seems to work fine, but many apps like Browser FC immediately and Play Store FC's quite often. I wonder if it's because this ROM doesn't emulate an internal SD card in /data/media and I don't have a MicroSD to devote to the Droid X (borrowed one temporarily to flash CM11). Am I on the right track that this is the cause of my problems? If so, is it possible to emulate an internal SD card in /data/media and make MicroSD an external SD like other phones do? I'm guessing this would require modifying fstab or something like that, but I'm not terribly familiar with editing that file.

If its temporary then deal with it lol
yeah no its easy, symlink it
a logcat would be helpful (dont use logcat apps use a computer)
 

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I'd like to permanently not need a MicroSD (don't really want to put any money into this phone to buy one for it).
I'm not sure how I would symlink it. I'd need to mount /data/media to /mnt/sdcard? That can be done with a symlink?
 

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I've got a droid 2 A955. I'm trying @Aaahh method to patch ramdisk and how did you get devtree for your Droid X? I tried to put CG61.smg (devtree) but still gives me a blank display on the recovery. It looks like it fails during the 2ndboot process.
 

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I've got a droid 2 A955. I'm trying @Aaahh method to patch ramdisk and how did you get devtree for your Droid X? I tried to put CG61.smg (devtree) but still gives me a blank display on the recovery. It looks like it fails during the 2ndboot process.

I'm trying to remember, there was something wrong with 2ndboot on the droid 2, it was about the devtree, or maybe it was the kernel.
but wasn't there another method?


In any case, I found bootloader unlocks for both phones. Think were they might be, I rather not say it myself.
 
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I'm trying to remember, there was something wrong with 2ndboot on the droid 2, it was about the devtree, or maybe it was the kernel.
but wasn't there another method?


In any case, I found bootloader unlocks for both phones. Think were they might be, I rather not say it myself.

Well that's cool... I just threw my Droid X away!

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I'm trying to remember, there was something wrong with 2ndboot on the droid 2, it was about the devtree, or maybe it was the kernel.
but wasn't there another method?


In any case, I found bootloader unlocks for both phones. Think were they might be, I rather not say it myself.

May you give us a hint on the bootloader unlocks? Cause at this point in time I really doubt Motorola would care about 7 year old phones.
 

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Verizon was the one who didn't want the bootloader unlocked.

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I'm still using the Droid X, stock rom.
It's my FM radio\alarm connected to some powered speakers.
Was using my Droid X2, but the battery failed.

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Verizon was the one who didn't want the bootloader unlocked.

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I'm still using the Droid X, stock rom.
It's my FM radio\alarm connected to some powered speakers.
Was using my Droid X2, but the battery failed.
Replaceable battery FTW

How is the ph-1 treating you?
 

sd_shadow

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Replaceable battery FTW

How is the ph-1 treating you?
PH-1 is great
Great screen
Camera is just ok for a premium phone

Had some issues with the fingerprint sensor,
It was like the phone would gradually forget the saved prints, last update seems to have fixed that.
Still doesn't like my index finger, but I think that is an affect of a lifetime of manual labor.
Although my Pixel fingerprint sensor sees my Index finger fine, I think that the PH-1 is just more sensitive.


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PH-1 is great
Great screen
Camera is just ok for a premium phone

Had some issues with the fingerprint sensor,
It was like the phone would gradually forget the saved prints, last update seems to have fixed that.
Still doesn't like my index finger, but I think that is an affect of a lifetime of manual labor.
Although my Pixel fingerprint sensor sees my Index finger fine, I think that the PH-1 is just more sensitive.
Thanks, it's on my short list for a new phone and having an honest opinion from a real user helps.
 
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    [Video] Installing CM11 on the Motorola Droid X (MB810)

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    Instructions for installing CM11 on Motorola Droid X:
    1. If you're on a custom ROM already (CM, MIUI, LiquidICS, etc.) goto step 6.
    2. Download Droid 2 Recovery Bootstrapper CWM 5.0.2.0,
      Framaroot: newer versions may not work Framaroot-1.4.1.apk (XDA) - AFH - RootJunky - Mega -
      Framaroot.apk
      , twrp_2.7_cm11_dx.zip, latest gapps, and ROM to sdcard from one of the storages: MEGA, Mediafire, GDrive.
    3. On phone: Settings->Applications(Enable Unknown sources)->Development->Enable USB Debugging.
    4. Install Framaroot.apk, launch it and select "Gimli", reboot you're phone.
    5. Install Droid2RecoveryBootstrap_CWM5.0.2.0.apk, launch it, select "Bootstrap Recovery", grant Superuser access and reboot phone.
    6. Reboot phone into CWM Recovery or if you on stock firmware launch Droid X Bootstrapper and press "Reboot Recovery".
    7. In CWM choose wipe data/factory reset (this will completely delete all your data on phone except sdcard), then install zip from sdcard and select twrp_cm11_dx.zip.
    8. Reboot system.
    9. (It's touch) Recovery -> Team Win Recovery.
    10. In TWRP choose Install and select ROM, then slide, then make the same with gapps.
    11. After install press Reboot system.


    Additional:



    • If you want to format data and cache partitions to ext4, you'll need to flash data_cache_2ext4.zip. To revert the partitions back to ext3, you'll need to wipe data/factory reset in stock recovery.
    In both cases you loose your files on these partitions.
    It at a point turns on and off the display and buttons, its not off, be patient.

    Upgrading:
    1. Reboot to recovery.
    2. Select "Backup"
    3. Check all boxes that apply, then swipe.
    4. Once finished, go back to the main menu.
    5. Select "Wipe -> Advanced Wipe".
    6. Check all boxes that apply but "sdcard" then swipe.
    7. Return to main menu again.
    8. Select "Install".
    9. Find and select the latest version of the ROM that is saved on your sdcard, then select "Add More Zips" and find the latest version of Gapps that is on your sdcard, swipe.
    10. Select "Reboot System". Enjoy!
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    Live support:


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    Supported languages:

    • Arabic - Egypt (makes a difference!!)
    • Chinese - China (maybe simplified)
    • Chinese - Taiwan
    • Czech - Czech
    • Danish - Denmark
    • Dutch - Netherlands
    • English - U.S, British, Indian
    • French - France
    • German - Germany
    • Hebrew - Israel
    • Hungarian - Hungary
    • Italian - Italy
    • Korean - Korea
    • Modern Greek - Greece
    • Polish - Poland
    • Portuguese - Brazil
    • Romanian - Romania
    • Russian - Russia
    • Spanish - Spain
    • Swedish - Sweden
    • Ukrainian - Ukrainian

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    Bugs:


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    Credit:

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    Preformence Guide:

    • About phone --> Click Build number 8 times Necessary for the two below
    • Developer Options --> At the Bottom: Select runtime --> ART (its truely an art)
    • Performance --> Force high-end graphics(optional)
    • Aero Control (play store) -->Menu --> CPU Performance --> Govenor Settings --> smartass
    • Aero Control (play store) --> Menu --> GPU Control --> GPU Control
    • Aero Control (play store) --> Menu --> Memory Tuning --> Low Memory Option
    • Aero Control (play store) --> Menu --> Memory Tuning --> IO Scheduler --> deadline
    • Aero Control (play store) --> Settings --> Reboot check mark...
    • Clear cache from twrp
    Feel free to suggest more, This is what help Preformence tons...

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    Links:

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    Updates:


    - CM repo sync
    - Quarx's repo sync
    - fixed BT headset audio
    - fixed no digits on clock and ringing alarm screens
    - leave only MPEG4 codec for camcorder(again)

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    I made a installer app, Why dont you give it a try? (BUGGED ABIT)

    XDA:DevDB Information
    MotoDX-CM11, ROM for the Motorola Droid X

    Contributors
    Aaahh, m.ksy, sd_shadow, Aaahh
    Source Code: https://github.com/MotoDX-CM11

    ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
    ROM Kernel: Linux 2.6.x
    ROM Firmware Required: TWRP 2.6.3.0||2.7.0.0
    Based On: CyanogenMod

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 12.26
    Stable Release Date: 2014-12-26
    Current Beta Version: 09.30
    Beta Release Date: 2014-09-30

    Created 2014-07-24
    Last Updated 2015-12-13
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    cm-11-20140301-UNOFFICIAL-shadow.zip for testing. ROM that I have built before moving repo sources on to safestrap. asset already deleted. And some screenshots :D Also, for me data partition mounted automaticaly and I don't got bootloop (system started for a few seconds after installing in twrp) and FC's on system starting.

    New CM11: cm-11-20141226-UNOFFICIAL-shadow.zip
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    Finally my studying in univercity completed (with excellent results) :) And now I have more time for develop.
    12
    New KitKat

    New ROM - cm-11-20140409-UNOFFICIAL-shadow.zip

    MEGA, Mediafire, GDrive
    md5: 00c20ad50e6432ef7c8acb2ed8e58f6c

    Changelog:

    - CM repo sync
    - fix stuck on reboot
    12
    New KitKat

    New ROM - cm-11-20140416-UNOFFICIAL-shadow.zip

    MEGA, Mediafire, GDrive
    md5: aa5ba1ced46fdde39a1d637f25f81044

    Changelog:

    - CM repo sync (new theme engine, etc.)
    - fix in call audio switching (BT also, but only scratch may hear)
    - Defy's files cleanup
    - deleted some GSM stuff
    - cap battery level at 100%
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