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Locked bootloader

Discussion in 'Motorola' started by Uber Schwarz, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Uber Schwarz

    Uber Schwarz Well-Known Member
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    Even though Motorola has a locked bootloader on the newer phones, they're still rooted. So what exactly does the locked bootloader prevent people from doing?
     

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  2. scorp64va

    scorp64va Well-Known Member
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    Changing the OS kernel. So you can't run Gingerbread until Motorola comes out with the upgrade and the service provider pushes it out to us.
     
  3. Uber Schwarz

    Uber Schwarz Well-Known Member
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    So for example, Gingerbread can't be made into a ROM for the Droid X/Droid 2 until Motorola releases their official Gingerbread version?
     
  4. scorp64va

    scorp64va Well-Known Member
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    That's correct, unless someone figures out a way to get around the lock.
     

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