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Droid X rooted, bootloader still locked

Android enthusiast Stephen Bird found a way to gain root access on Motorola's new Droid X smartphone. He ported an exploit for the Motorola Milestone that was recently published by developer Sebastian Krahmer.

The exploit takes advantage of an Android flaw that is similar to a privilege escalation vulnerability Krahmer found in udev last year. He briefly explains the hack in a little message to Google's engineers that is included in a document that he distributes with the exploit code.

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