DROID RAZR source code released
0. phoneArena 25 Nov 2011, 18:06 posted on
Motorola has released the source code for the DROID RAZR, which should make things easier for developers working on custom ROMs for the device...
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1. daniyo (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
will this mean the razr is getting some roms in the near future??
2. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 581; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)
Not that it makes a difference but does this mean motorola will eventually unlock the bootloader. I hope so. I mean i understand security reasons behind it. But it's MY device and I should be able to do whatever the hell i want with it. The greatest android devices have a unlocked bootloader. SGS2, Droid. The G1, the first android phone ever, got a f**cking working ICS build. ICS for christ sakes!! It's possible because the kernel can be changed with its bootloader. Get with the program moto. HTC did. X(
3. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
I don\'t think there\'s a permanent root yet for the newest HTC phone, the Rezound. How did HTC get with the program?
4. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
Motorola did unlock the Razr. It's Verizon that didn't implement this. HTC is also locked on Verizon.
5. daniyo (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
i just bought one on amazon but the back order is like 14 days -_- better have full root and an unlocked bootloader by then
6. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
Keep praying because you're going to need a Christmas miracle for that to happen.
7. roscuthiii (Posts: 2027; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Motorola did promise more open phones in the future. Whether that means easier root access like we've seen with the Razr or unlocked bootloaders I'm not sure.
But, yet again it's the carriers in the US that are the problem here. Locked phone contracts, most bloatware, delayed OS updates, and delayed handset releases? Thank the carriers.
9. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
You make that ICS build seem so impressive...it's like watching a really old dog go up a flight of stairs, if that's all you got I don't see the real benefit. I guess it's impressive that it'll function at all but It's still just pure nerd fodder, and if recent history says one thing it's that that is NOT how you make money. I get that it's a work in progress but damn...
The G1, Droid, and GSII aren't notable because of their bootloaders, it's because the former 2 were innovative(and for wildly different reasons) and the GSII was a leap in performance...that's it.
In any case manufacturers don't benefit from locking a device down, except in the odd case of moto and verizon, i do seriously hope someone figures out what's going there though.
11. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the G1 got a prototype non functional build. if thats what you want on a brand new device.. go for it.
8. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I got my RAZR on AMAZON - unlocked it myself.
BUT, from what I have been told by XDA devs is that no ROM development will be done until the bootloader can be unlocked, which Motorola promises will be with the ICS upgrade. We shall see. The phone is awesome - I got 30 hours of usage on my second full charge. Green power app does not work with it, but the phone does not need it.
10. daniyo (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
lol lucky i got mine sorta late its on backorder