The Motorola Droid X has one of the more “well-protected” bootloaders of the current batch of Android-powered smartphones. Essentially this prevents Droid X users from flashing custom ROMs on their phones, including CyanogenMod ROM. Unfortunately, the bootloader hasn’t yet been unlocked, but it is pretty impressive to see CyanogenMod 7 running quite well on the Droid X.
Using some “2nd-init” techno-voodoo @cvpcs was able to circumvent the bootloader to get CM7 booting and running on the phone. The new ROM runs on top of the original Motorola Kernel, so some CM tweaks and benefits aren’t fully unlocked.
So far it’s been reported that the Radio, Wi-Fi, USB, Charging, “various sensors”, lights, vibration, and standard Bluetooth are all working. GPS, 3G/data, camera, camcorder, and Bluetooth audio may not be fully working yet. Audio, including phone calls, speakers, and microphone aren’t yet working.
Although it’s not yet ready to flash on your phone, this is fabulous news for Droid X users!