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Motorola to Offer Unlocked Bootloaders Via Update

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Jun 14, 2011, 5:27 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Motorola has indicated that it will follow HTC's lead in unlocking the bootloaders of its Android-based handsets. In a statement provided to Mobile Burn, Motorola said, "We've confirmed that Motorola will enable an unlockable/relockable bootloader, currently found on Motorola Xoom, in future software releases where channel and operator partners will allow it. It is our intention to include this feature in software releases starting in late 2011." Unlocking the bootloaders will make it easier for customers to root their devices and install custom system software.


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Jun 16, 2011, 10:26 AM

Great news for Atrix 4G owners!

I love my Atrix running GingerBlur, but feel like the kid with asthma sitting on the bench at the playground watching all the other kids play. I want to throw new Android builds on there, or CyanogenMod, or whatever i want... but just can't thanks to that stupid locked bootloader. Unfortunately by the end of the year I'll probably have moved on to another handset! lol

Jun 14, 2011, 7:32 PM

I wonder what Verizon thinks about this.

Cause this carrier is the main culprit in locking down phones.
SIM locking, yeah? Not boot loading I think. I mean, if a phone has the harware to run Windows, WebOS, Android, etc.. as a carrier, as long as you are giving me mad cash, I dont care what you are using on the device that you already gave me $500.00 f...
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