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International Motorola RAZR HD and Motorola RAZR i join Moto's unlocked bootloader line up

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International Motorola RAZR HD and Motorola RAZR i join Moto's unlocked bootloader line up
Two new Motorola models are joining the current four that have an unlockable bootloader. The Motorola RAZR HD and the Motorola RAZR i are both international models and join the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE, the Motorola DROID RAZR M Developer Edition, Motorola RAZR HD from Rogers in Canada and the Motorola DROID RAZR HD Developer Edition as the models participating in the manufacturer's Bootloader Unlock program.

The six handsets that are part of Motorola's Bootloader Unlock program

The six handsets that are part of Motorola's Bootloader Unlock program

If you have to ask what an unlocked bootloader can do for your phone, you probably shouldn't be messing around with it. With a tool supplied by Motorola to unlock the bootloader, users will find it easier to hack their phone and load custom ROMs. Those with an unlocked bootloader can load ROMs with updated software builds, for example. But (da da dada) be warned. Even if Motorola makes it easier for you to unlock the bootloader on your phone, once you do it your warranty is kaput. This prevents Motorola and the carrier from having to replace a phone that was bricked because of an owner's lack of knowledge.

Considering the release of separate Developer Edition's for the Motorola DROID RAZR models,we shouldn't expect anything different from Verizon than what we're used to, which means phones locked down as tight as Fort Knox. And since the Developer Edition phones are not covered by a carrier subsidy, the price becomes prohibitive to many.

source: Motorola via DROIDLIFE                     

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posted on 05 Oct 2012, 19:12

1. ninjawill (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 May 2012)


Whats the point of this? The SGS3 for Verizon was locked down, yet we unlocked it anyway.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:55

2. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I think that it is pretty fail that the new Razrs aren't even that thin.
Then current Razr maxx is only slightly thinner than the upcomming razr.

The Razr HD is over 1mm thicker than the current one. I think that is holding production back. It is in the name, and with the iPhone being so thin now, they probably want to beat it.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 00:38

3. blinkdagger (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Dont know about u mate, but most of us dont mind a bit thickness for a large battery.

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