Motorola PHOTON 4G won't come with unlocked bootloader out of the gate, after all
0. phoneArena 10 Jun 2011, 02:44 posted on
Motorola reiterated that it is planning to unlock its phones' bootloaders, but "late 2011" is the timeframe, even for hot high-end handsets like the Motorola PHOTON 4G. It might be just in time for Android Ice Cream Sandwich...
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1. Sniggly (Posts: 7301; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
That's okay; at least they're communicating and answering openly and honestly.
I'm not a programmer, but in my limited research on the subject, the bootloader seems like an essential and fundamental piece of software. If Motorola's software engineers get a single line of code wrong and leave any bugs in, they're going to be looking at a shit ton of bricked devices. Therefore, I'd rather they take the time to get the updates completely right before releasing them. Correct me if I'm wrong.
2. spectre1006 (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
Wow this came out late for phonearena... most of us are already done complainingabout it in the forums. It does suck tho bout the bootloader... lots of us were hoping if this was unlocked,the bionic would be too...
3. Sniggly (Posts: 7301; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Why bitch? They already promised they were going to do it, and Motorola's been pretty good about keeping its promises lately. And the fact that they're promising software updates to unlock the bootloaders means that even older devices will be unlocked as well. If you want the software update to come out quicker, why don't you go volunteer to code for Motorola and convince the carriers it works with to allow the updates to happen?