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General BOOTLOADER Unlock Petition

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by KOLIO, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest
    Thread Starter

    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.


  2. askdjhf

    askdjhf Active Member

    Aug 11, 2011
    Why didn't you just give the link? I couldn't fin that post!!
  3. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest
    Thread Starter

    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.

    Good luck to you & everyone who has had to deal w/MOTOROLA & the locked down phones stuck on GINGERBREAD.
  4. Citizen Coyote

    Citizen Coyote Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    Austin, TX
    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? ;)
    Mkritzell and KOLIO like this.
  5. ljbad4life

    ljbad4life Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2011

    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)
  6. busted bones

    busted bones Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    Shipping and Receiving Manager
    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.
  7. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest
    Thread Starter

    This +
    Unlocking the bootloader breaks 4G,not cool being left w/a damned if you do-damned if you don't decision to make.

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

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