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Old January 4th, 2012, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If anyone here would like to sign the on-line petition to MOTOROLA requesting that the PHOTON & other smartphones be unlocked,as earlier promised by the 2nd half of 2011,visit the related article in the 1/4/12 edition of PHANDROID NEWS for the link.

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Old October 26th, 2012, 08:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why didn't you just give the link? I couldn't fin that post!!
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Why didn't you just give the link? I couldn't fin that post!!

It's a little late asking about it now, isn't it?

Besides, if you check some more recent posts in the PHOTON forum, you'll find plenty of places & links to voice your displeasure.

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Wow, I totally forgot about this. Motorola was supposed to start offering an unlock tool, much like what HTC did with HTCDev.com, after everyone made a stink about locked bootloaders. Why am I not surprised they broke this promise, too?
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Wow, I totally forgot about this. Motorola was supposed to start offering an unlock tool, much like what HTC did with HTCDev.com, after everyone made a stink about locked bootloaders. Why am I not surprised they broke this promise, too?

Their is a prevailing theory that Moto Borked the bootloader in the last update it and had to lock it. Yup Moto was supposed to start unlocking the bootloader, but the photon shipped with an unlocked bootloader and it was locked in 2.3.5 (correct me if I'm wrong)
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Their is a prevailing theory that Moto Borked the bootloader in the last update it and had to lock it. Yup Moto was supposed to start unlocking the bootloader, but the photon shipped with an unlocked bootloader and it was locked in 2.3.5 (correct me if I'm wrong)
It was never really unlocked. You always had to go in and unlock it using one of the techniques used over on XDA. Big problem now is there is no known way to unlock it yourself.
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It was never really unlocked. You always had to go in and unlock it using one of the techniques used over on XDA. Big problem now is there is no known way to unlock it yourself.

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Oh, what potential this phone had @ one time...........
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