Motorola's "Unlock My Device" website up and running
0. phoneArena 17 Aug 2012, 22:14 posted on
Motorola has finally put up its website to help owners of certain Motorola models unlock the bootloader on the device; the site helps those with certain models set up their phone or tablet to accept third party software although there are more than just a few warnings...
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3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5557; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
this probably means that the Razr HD will have an unlockable bootloader too.
4. JGuinan007 (Posts: 627; Member since: 19 May 2011)
I guess your warenty is now voided from Moto once you unlock the bootloader
5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5557; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
eh, everybody says that. i'd think twice about unlocking it but if you did unlock it and something happened and you called the carrier about it, it would probably show up on their screens but unless you got like a real stickler rep then i don't think they'll raise hell about it or anything. i'm pretty sure i've sent Verizon rooted phones in the past and i haven't gotten any bills for my replacements ever.
6. kanagadeepan (Posts: 638; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Duck the warranty... Moto first unlock the International RazrMAXX phones' bootloader...
I doubt they will do the same for Verizon devices... But Atrix series from AT&T and Photon series from Sprint may have good luck...
8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5557; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
"The tablets include the Motorola XOOM for Verizon and the Wi-Fi version of the tablet."
10. kanagadeepan (Posts: 638; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
XOOM Tablet is more or less a NEXUS device wrt HoneyComb (First HC device)... So this is a good exception in Verizon's case... But I will be very happy, if I am proved wrong by BigRed in future...
11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5557; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, I know that but the XOOM has often times been "
7. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)
Moto and verizon both claim that rooting and what not voids your warranty, but I've found if you have a hardware problem they'll still hook up the replacement.
9. downphoenix (Posts: 2291; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Im sure it doesnt void your warranty unless the phone issue is caused by the unlock/root. Probably works like a warranty on a prebuilt PC like an HP or Dell, where putting in upgrades doesnt void the warranty, but they wont fix if the issue is caused by the upgrade.
12. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
this pretty much useless for most people:
The following devices are part of our initial roll out of the bootloader unlock program; additional devices will be added progressively.
Photon Q 4G LTE Sprint
Motorola RAZR developer edition
Motorola XOOM Verizon
Motorola XOOM Wifi Worldwide
13. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Well, if moto ask for your device id using this process, they may have a way to flag your phone in their database - the XDA devs will still find a way to lock the bootloader back up....and unlocking the bootloader does mean your phone is ruined...unless you do not know what you are doing, and even then, having the BL unlocked will just make it easier to fix it back up. I know someone is working on a BL workaround - KEXEC