Motorola RAZR first phone from the manufacturer offering a bootloader unlock solution

The Motorola RAZR will offer a bootloader unlock solution-the first handset from Motorola to do so- although individual carriers will be able to remove the feature which is exactly what Verizon has decided to do with its version of the phone...
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44 Comments

14. jldleo

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Wow this is great news...wait, I live in the U.S.

16. holy_alien

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

thanks again verizon for screwing another great phone... please,moto stop bother with verizon. it's bad for everybody

25. hello

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

what is it?

27. trin

Posts: 88; Member since: May 11, 2010

The average owner of an iPhone or android device doesn't know or care about bloatware or jailbreaking/rooting their devices. The only ones that get upset over stuff like this are techies like us. The phone will still sell like crazy.

29. tomast

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

I agree about the rooting part because android is all ready so customisable that the average person never has to root their phone but as for jailbreaking that's a whole other story. In fact i read an old article that said 7 out of 10 people had there ios devices jailbreaken plus rooting is hard and complex while jailbreaking is one click away.

31. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

if people don't HAVE to root their phones why do people HAVE to jailbreak their iPhones? besides in most cases a one click root method will come around.

32. tomast

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Because ios is boring with out jailbreak. Also with jailbreak you can get the same amount of customization as android on your iphone, ipad and ipod touch.

34. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

oh? contrary to what i believed i've heard from an iPhone owner here on the site that even by jailbreaking you can't customize the iPhone nearly to the depth of what you can do on an Android device. also rooting is very much essential to a lot of people in the Android community. i'm not one of them as i like to keep things stock for safety and factory stability.

36. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Verizon is just protecting their asses, they don't want to people accessing such things that you have to pay for like tethering and hotspot. This is why they won't allow unlocked bootloaders on any phone on their network. Their network play by their rules or else find another network. I hate the bloatware on most Verizon phones but some of you people complain too damn much, there isn't that much crap on there and none of it slows down your phone. I have a Droid X and none of the Verizon bloatware even runs, unless it's invisible or something but I'm on GB 2.33 and only one Verizon derived software runs that is the Back up program. So all this complaining is mostly BS, turning a mole hill into a mountain. My phone works and I have zero problems with it, now my GF who has a Vibrant on T Mobile, I will most likely install Cynogen on her phone because T Mobile doesn't upgrade anything, I had to manually install Froyo 2.2 on her Vibrant using that craptacular Kies. Samsung needs to get their stuff together, over a year old and the SGS is treated like garbage, in the US that is. Only one update and everywhere else but the US has GB on thier SGS phones. I like Motorola phones because their build quality is pretty much second to none, I haven't used a top tier Motorola phone and came away feeling as if it was cheaply made or anything like that. Sturdy and can take a licking, I know I have dropped my X on the street only a nick to show for it but it runs smoothly unless it's been on for over 100 hours straight, then it bogs down. GB works fine on the X but it definitely wasn't optimized for it i used to get about 2 days of battery when being cheap with phone use but now that has been slashed nearly in half to about 1 day on menial usage, weird as hell. But I can make an entire work day on it smattering of usage here or there. Hopefully the RazR really can go at least 10 hours on mid to heavy usage, that would be golden but with the first Gen LTE radio I don't know, but anything over the Bionic is a positive thing as LTE matures and they get better with consumption expect to see more RazR's with even better battery life.

40. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

HEAR YE, HEAR YE! Thump3rDX17 has made a new account! i felt like making a fresh account with a fresh name. the only reason is that i'm ready for a change. i will now be KingKurogiii.

41. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You might have to periodically remind me. :P I'll miss Thumper. :(

43. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

(Thump3rDX17) yeah, Thumper is pretty great but you know the more things change, the more they stay the same. (:

44. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

:O :0 :o

42. mctcm

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Question: so if there is a bootloader unlock solution from Motorola, what is to stop that from being leaked and applied to XDA after the fact? Or is this a hardware thing?
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