Motorola ATRIX HD to ship with locked bootloader "to meet requirements"
Rootzwiki had already come up with a solution. So if you're the type that likes to hack and mod, and the Motorola ATRIX HD has struck your fancy, it shouldn't stop you from buying the device if that is what you want. Besides, you never know if a special "Developer Edition" of the Motorola ATRIX HD will be announced. Motorola sent a follow-up tweet that says, "our goal is still to provide a way to unlock the bootloaders on our devices to those who wish to do so, more details to come." Sure sounds like Motorola and AT&T are about to issue a "Developer Edition" of their own.
Samsung and Verizon might have hit on something with their special version of the Galaxy S III. After all, the phone is sold unsubsidized at full price, the warranty can be voided and hackers can't complain about the bootloader being locked down. It's almost a perfect storm for the carriers.
source: MotorolaMobility (1), (2) via AndroidPolice, TheVerge
Motorola's tweets say the Motorola ATRIX HD is coming to market with a locked bootloader, but that there will be a way around it
1. Birds (Posts: 918; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Its understandable but I don't like it...It takes for ever for the unlocked boot loader app...
2. Techsword (Posts: 30; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
The Atrix line started out a beuty and ended up as beast. Does anyone actually think the Arix has become a prettier phone over the years?
3. Birds (Posts: 918; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I do, I always liked the Atrix line of devices.
5. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 222; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
I dk I'm not liking the "Atrazr" little mix up there but yea I like the first design but not this its not enough Atrix and to much razr
4. gallitoking (Posts: 4627; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Google is still losing to the carriers...