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Old November 23rd, 2011, 05:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, is this bootloader going to be unlocked or should I wait for the nexus?

The bootloader is pretty much the only thing keeping me away from the razr... Is it that big of an issue? (no kernals right? what else is limited?) or will developers be able to find a way around it like usual?

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Old November 23rd, 2011, 08:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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IMO i don't think it will be unlocked.


Will you still see roms for it? Yes i think you will. A perfect example is the DX. Locked bootloader but had/has some great Mods available for it.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 10:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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its a shame this bootloader isnt unlocked, however i think with the unlocked version overseas, it might be able to be implemented into the us razr, if the right dev gets their hands on it
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Old November 24th, 2011, 01:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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IMO i don't think it will be unlocked.


Will you still see roms for it? Yes i think you will. A perfect example is the DX. Locked bootloader but had/has some great Mods available for it.

Ya, but will it feel the same as an unlocked phone with unlocked bootloader? Every person I know with a rooted DX has had infinite more problems within the first month of roming than I ever had in 2+ years with a rooted OG droid.

Will it be able to use a new kernal/overclock or is that only if the fortress of a bootloader is broken?

I guess I am just not super familiar with the limitations of a locked bootloader on a rooted phone. Is it really even that big of a deal?
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Will it be able to use a new kernal/overclock or is that only if the fortress of a bootloader is broken?
Didn't want to create new thread. My question is the same: can one overclock the RAZR even though the bootloader is locked? I often read the answer is "no," but in another thread one person was saying he had overclocked his.

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Old December 13th, 2011, 05:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think you can underclock it but not over, to save battery life. Not 100% sure though. To me,the phone is plenty fast enough so I don't see the real benefit of overclocking like I did with the OG. I'm not sure I wanna go ROM crazy with this like I did the OG, which could benefit from alot of changes. This thing is strong right out of the box. I would like to see some tweaking with the notification bar, do some underclocking to save batt, do some backups with CWM and other minor tweaks, freezes,etc. I just don't see me doing a ton of things to change this. Now if this were the Rezound, I'd be wanting to ditch that system ASAP! Blur I like though so I'm in no hurry. Just needs a few tweaks.
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Have a look on XDA Dev section for the Razr, I think I saw something about overclocking recently.

With bootloader locked or not it will be possible anyway. I had the original droid, droid 2 (both EU versions) and even though they had a locked bootloader they were still overclockable.
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Old December 13th, 2011, 11:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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^ Droid X1, Droid 2 also. Probably the DX2, D3 and Bionic too.

When the Droid X1 was first overclocked...the process was probably too intimidating for some. It got easier as time went by tho, some devs made apps.
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