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Tweet from Motorola says unlocking older models "not currently in the plan"

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Tweet from Motorola says unlocking older models
Bad news for those with older Motorola models

Bad news for those with older Motorola models

Last week, Motorola launched its "Unlock My Device" web site to help Motorola  owners unlock their phones. Unfortunately, the only two handsets that can be unlocked are the recently launched Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE and the Motorola DROID RAZR Developer Edition. As far as its older models are concerned, a tweet from the manufacturer makes it clear that unlocking older devices "is not currently in the plan".

The wording of Motorola's response does leave some hope that the plan might change in the future, but for now those with Motorola phones that aren't terribly dated, like the Motorola DROID 4, will have to live with a locked bootloader not to mention those with older devices like the Motorola DROID 3 and the Motorola DROID BIONIC. While Motorola didn't explicitly say the words, the implication is that all newer models will come with an unlockable bootloader.

source: Twitter via DroidLife

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posted on 22 Aug 2012, 21:16

1. Hammerfest (Posts: 369; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Since i cant be bothered to actually do it, picture me holding up a mask with a shocked expression on it...

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 01:30 1

2. roscuthiii (Posts: 1786; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Truth be told, that's kind of what I expected... That once the bootloader unlocking service was up and running it would cater only to phones released afterwards.
It's still a business and you can bet your bottom dollar that they want you purchasing a new handset over holding on to an older one for a little while longer.
Either way, I'm still happy as a piggy up to it's tits in mud with my Maxx.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 04:39

3. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


> happy as a piggy up to it's tits in mud

LOOOOOOOL

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