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Update being pushed to three Motorola DROID RAZR models to close bootloader exploit

Update being pushed to three Motorola DROID RAZR models to close bootloader exploit
One of our loyal readers sent us a very interesting note in the wee hours of Thursday morning, detailing an update that is coming to three Motorola DROID RAZR models. The precise units are the Motorola DROID RAZR HD, the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD and the Motorola DROID RAZR M. One of the things that the update will do is allow the handsets to support the new VMWare app. This app allows the IT department at work to control your phone's business side, setting up the device the way they want it and making your phone secure for business. When you're done being yelled at and chewed out at work for the day, toggle your phone back to 'play' and you can take on Candy Crush to your heart's content. This is what BYOD is leading to.

But what our source has circled for us on a leaked internal memo detailing the update, is more interesting. Apparently there is a Kernel exploit that was allowing hackers and modders to unlock the bootloader on the three devices. It appears that this is something that we told you about back in April, and considering Motorola's feelings about unlocked bootloaders, it is no surprise that the wholly owned Google subsidiary is closing it down. We're just surprised that it took so long.

Motorola is closing the Kernel exploit on three DROID RAZR HD models that could unlock the bootloader

Motorola is closing the Kernel exploit on three DROID RAZR HD models that could unlock the bootloader


Thanks Anonymous Tipster!

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posted on 11 Jul 2013, 00:23

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5491; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well this is one update that is not to be taken...

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 15:46

6. scissorhands97 (unregistered)


hell i need it, 4.1.2 IS FULL of glitches

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 01:06 1

3. Sniggly (Posts: 6496; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It's really more Verizon that hates the unlocked bootloaders. Remember, even the Galaxy Nexus got locked down.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 02:40

5. kanagadeepan (Posts: 592; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Even though Big Red giant is the FULL reason for this evil thing, there is no other way for Motorola than to receive blames from people too, as its now part of Google...

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 02:23

4. nicholassss (Posts: 344; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Yeah, i would think its more on verizons end, because I though good was okay with the idea of an unlocked bootloader... thus the nexus line.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 17:25

7. Tabie (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)


Any more updates coming? I have the droid razr m and it is continuously dropping calls! Im told its a software issue. My phone says im up to date, 4.1.2

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