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Bad news root crew, the DROID 3 has a locked bootloader

0. phoneArena 07 Jul 2011, 18:55 posted on

The big question surrounding every Motorola handset these days is whether or not the bootloader will be locked, and confirmation has come for the DROID 3 that it does have a locked bootloader. Sorry modders...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 19:51 1

1. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


This article is along the lines of: "Bad news: newest iPhone is made by Apple". I'm holding my breath for that one............ pwah! Who'm I kidding?

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 20:03 2

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And the bootloader will be unlocked by the end of the year.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 22:07 1

3. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


Is anybody surprised? Then Motorola wonders why their devices aren't doing as expected, their stupid decisions scare potential customers away to companies that have better reputation, ahem, HTC, and their bottom line piss their investors.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 22:28 2

4. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Your hypothesis fails because HTC takes even further steps on some phones to stop rooting. Motorola announced already that by the end of the year they'll start unlocking bootloaders.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 01:01 1

6. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


What I don't get is why Motorola insists in launching devices not completely ready, Xoom anyone? Useless SD card slot, need to send back the damn thing to make it LTE ready, now this, stupid!

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 01:17 2

7. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


That was a bad move, but they were trying to get a head start on the tablet market. In the end it did kind of bite them in the ass, but at worst, the XOOM is no worse than an iPad 2.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 04:10 1

15. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


And yet they don't have locked bootloaders.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 10:21 2

24. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And a locked bootloader doesn't make it impossible to root.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 12:41 1

28. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Yes it does. Stop spreading misinformation. It makes it nearly impossible to root.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 12:55 1

34. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


um my Droid 2 is rooted and it has a locked bootloader. it was actually really easy.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 16:51 1

42. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


No it isn't.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 18:10 1

60. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


yeah..it is. i even flashed a custom rom on it before.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 11:03

102. Anto12 (unregistered)


yes it really is, so is the x, both have locked bootloaders and were still rooted 2 weeks after release, you clearly have no idea what ur talking about so stop talking.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 16:27 1

38. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


atrix was unlocked 1 day before it was even released.... it has a locked bootloader

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 16:52 1

43. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


How can it be unlocked if it's locked?

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 17:03 1

49. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


meant root, my bad

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 11:36 1

26. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Sniggly, HTC has announced that they are making ALL of their future phones with unlocked bootloaders. They actually stated pride in developers and their desire to make phones that encourage the unlocking. If I am not mistaken, I think that the Incredible 2 is an example of this. They have always been root-friendly. What is interesting is back some months ago, Motorola commented that they were actually not going to unlock their bootloader and basically told customers to suck it. Goldeneye is definitely right about their stupid decisions, especially since they are suddenly going back on that now.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 11:43 1

27. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


Motorola came out and made known that they were happily going to keep their bootloaders unlocked in the future just like HTC did after they did a poll on Facebook to see what people would like to see on future Motorola devices. updates will come to unlock the bootloaders starting with the Atrix.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 01:29 3

8. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


So much for the unlocked bootloader there were talking about. Guess that means more Verizon bloatware that can't be removed along with the possibility of being Bingified.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 01:39 2

9. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


why are you giving Verizon the heat? they have nothing to do with why there's a temporarily locked bootloader on the Droid 3.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 04:09 2

14. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Because without the bootloader unlocked, you can't root which means you can't remove Verizon's bloatware.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 09:17 1

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


you can root... ever heard of super one click?

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 12:42

29. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Not with a locked bootloader.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 12:57

35. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


yeah, you can. you should do your research before you decide to come in here and look like an idiot anyway.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 16:29

39. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


defy has locked bootloader and it took 5 minutes to root it (including downloading time)

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 10:43

25. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


yeah, z4root, look it up and quit b****in' all the time.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 12:43

30. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Lol, no.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 16:42

41. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 16:52 1

44. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Voids your warranty though

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 17:04

50. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


same as jailbreak, and can be undone

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