Leaked DROID X Android 2.2 ROM prompts a cease & desist from Motorola

The HTC Droid Incredible will get Android 2.2, Froyo) next week

The HTC Droid Incredible will get Android 2.2, Froyo) next week

DROID X owners that have not snagged a copy of the leaked Android 2.2 ROM may want to start googling for a download source and grab it quickly. Motorola is sending out cease and desist notices and the file is being pulled down by sites not wanting to fight the American manufacturer. Here is the text of the C&D that is reportedly making the rounds:

Pursuant to 17 USC 512(c)(3)(A), this communication serves as a statement that:

(1). I the duly authorized representative of the exclusive rights holder Motorola for Droid X Keyboard Software, know as “repackaged-signed.apk”

The follow URL contains the software which we have confirmed as Motorola Copyrighted Software

http://www.xxxxxxxxx.com/downloads/update.zip

(2). These exclusive rights are being violated by material available upon your site at the following URL(s):

http://www.xxxxxxxx.com/downloads/update.zip

(3) I have a good faith belief that the use of this material in such a fashion is not authorized by the copyright holder, the copyright holder’s agent, or the law;

(4) Under penalty of perjury in a United States court of law, I state that the information contained in this notification is accurate, and that I am authorized to act on the behalf of the exclusive rights holder for the material in question;

(5) I may be contacted by the following methods:

Richard Rushing
Senior Director Information Security
Motorola

xxxxxxxx@xxx.com
Office xxx-xxx-xxxx
Mobile xxx-xxx-xxxx

I hereby request that you remove or disable access to this material as it appears on your service in as expedient a fashion as possible. Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Richard Rushing
Motorola
Senior Director Information Security
xxxxxx@motorola.com
Office xxx-xxx-xxxx
Mobile xxx-xxx-xxxx

MyDroidWorld was one of the first to leak the ROM and, unfortunately, one of the first to receive a cease and desist letter. According to a blog post on the site, they are complying with the order and have puled the offending files.

Motorola is not particularly friendly to the flashing community so it is not surprising to see the manufacturer taking this approach. The handset manufacturer has publicly stated that it has secured the bootloader on the DROID X to prevent the installation of unauthorized ROMS. Of course, there is always a way around this but I digress. While this news is disappointing, it is tempered by the fact that the official rollout of Android 2.2 for the DROID X is not too far away.

[Via Engadget and MyDroidWorld]

  • dans

    Wont be buying the Droid 2 then.. hello HTC.

  • Don

    Well that seals the deal I will not be buying a Motorola device.

  • droidx2.2user

    flash works great!!!!!!!

  • Gen. Purpose

    Motorola Droid: the first and last worthwhile Motorola phone.
    HTC can have my money next time

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