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Root Unlockable Bootloader for Xoom

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eulerphi8, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. eulerphi8

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    Well this certainly is interesting...just saw this on my twitter feed. New policy from Motorola hopefully? I might have to consider getting another Moto phone is this does indeed pan out and they allow developers access. How strict they implement this policy is going to be key though.

    Anyway not very useful for the DX unfortunately but hopefully a sign of something to come.
     

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    saw it too, Tweeted at Moto to give us DX users a bit of that.
    Doubt it'll happen but we'll see
     
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    If in fact this is true, my decision to get the Xoom, wifi only will be that much easier!

    Also, I have no doubt that the X will see an unlocking as well. Probably not endorsed by Motorola, but will happen in a dark alley somewhere...:D
     
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    haha, motorola should embrace the open handset alliance and open the damn X to release its full potential
     
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    I sure hope this happens...but then why go through all the trouble of locking it down if there's a tool to unlock it. Unless it trips something that voids your warranty, which is fine with me.

    Moto phones would be awesome if they weren't locked down.
     
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    Clockwork on the Xoom, sweeeeet!
     
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    I definitely went from "that'd be cool" to "what can I sell for some extra cash". I don't think the mrs. would appreciate that large of a chunk of tax return going toward another gadget lol
     
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    There was a rumor awhile back about a maintenance ota that would give the ability to unlock the bootloader at the expense of the warranty. With EOL around the corner, and now the xoom unlock, maybe we'll see some truth to the rumor.

    Either that or google said if you want 3.0 first, it needs to be stock and not encrypted
     
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    This is fantastic news - saw it on my twitter a while ago. This was about the only thing that kept me from really wanting the Xoom. Barring lousy reviews, I will seriously consider picking up the wifi only version now. Given its position as a top tier tablet, if it's really an open bootloader, I bet this will be the go-to tablet for the devs.

    Perhaps Moto is making nice with Google developers in preparation for the rumored upcoming Motorola "Google Phone"/Nexus replacement?
     
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    if moto keeps the X locked.. do you think the Xoom with locked and unlocked bootloaders will be able to help unlock the X?? im curious if they would require the same drivers to make it work..
     

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