Motorola Droid X2 Gets First Custom ROM

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Just a few days back, we looked at the progress towards hacking the Motorola Droid X2, and though the bootloader was still locked, we saw the release of ClockworkMod recovery, opening the door for replacement ROMs. Now the first such alternate is available, full of tweaks to squeeze the most out of the smartphone’s performance.

Released on XDA-Developers, the ROM is called Minimal X beta 2.0. That name is reflected in the removal of a good amount of software bloat (though with enough tools left in place so not as to harm functionality). Combined with the aforementioned tweaks, the idea was to create a very sleek, limited-frills, yet functional ROM.

Though this is a beta release, and hadn’t really seen much testing outside the developer before its publication, Minimal X is supposedly pretty darn stable, and though some surprises might pop up, it may just pass for daily use.

Installation is pretty straightforward, up until the very end when you’ll have to change the phone’s input method; the whole process is explained over in the XDA-D thread. Let us know what you think if you decide to give the ROM a whirl.

Source: XDA-Developers forum

Via: Droid-life

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