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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by droidfan1, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. droidfan1

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    Question.

    Will this phone ship with a locked bootloader or unlocked.

    Secondly, if it is locked, will it easily be unlocked?

    I want an experience like with my Droid 1. Flash a new Rom every day or every so often lol. And if something goes wrong - no big deal. No SBF needed, booting into recovery is as simple as holding a button while powering on.

    If this phone has a locked bootloader that cannot be unlocked, like the Droid X2, etc, then I don't even want it. I want something that is a 100% Developer friendly phone. I know samsung likes this, I know google does not care either way, but I do know that verizon likes locked bootloaders.

    Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
     

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  2. scary alien

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    It will be unlockable and is a developer's device.

    "fastboot oem unlock" is the phrase that pays ;) :).

    This is one of the main reasons a lot of folks want this device.

    Cheers!
     
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    this is one reason alot of rooters want this device, especially those coming from moto devices, other than the OG droid
     
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    Yep, just saw last night that Moto is pushing-out an OTA update for the Bionic that pretty-much all it does is close the rooting loopholes. The other Moto devices can't be far behind...:(
     
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    WTF!?! I seriously don't get the motiviation there. What does M have to gain by making their devices less friendly to the "opinion-makers" (us)?

    My D1 is a dream device...they have fallen so far... :(
     
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    UGH. I loved my D1... so much. So happy the Galaxy Nexus will be like an improved D1 (love everything about Galaxy Nexus so far).
     
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    im surprised moto hasnt found a way to encrypt the D1 by an update, wouldnt take anytime to do it, if they wanted to that is
     
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    Its not MOTO...its VZW.
     
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    if you unlock the bootloader and not root, can you still get OTA's?
     
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    Absolutely! :)
     
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