Motorola to finally offer a bootloader unlock solution, starting with the Photon Q

Motorola to finally offer a bootloader unlock solution, starting with the Photon Q
Motorola, the company that brought you the original Droid, in all of its anti-iPhone unlocked glory, has generally locked down the bootloader of every single device since then. After consumers started to push back against the practice of locking bootloaders (and only after Sony, HTC, and Samsung found ways to accommodate power users and enthusiasts), Motorola promised that they would have an unlocking solution “by late 2011”.

We also saw them comment that the Droid RAZR could have had an unlocking solution, but it never materialized because Verizon decided to remove the feature before launch. Late 2011 came and went, as did early 2012. But today Motorola has announced that they are finally bringing an unlock solution to the Photon Q 4G LTE, and that they will be “looking to offer this option on other devices as well.”

The full statement reads as follows:



Does this make some of you more interested in the Photo Q? And importantly, will this only be made available on future devices, or will they make it available to current owners? Hopefully more answers will be forthcoming.

source: Motorola via Droid-Life

FEATURED VIDEO

9 Comments

1. Twitch016

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

For once, Verizon does not have what most tech writers are considering the premium Motorola devices - the Atrix HD and Photon Q are undisputably Motorola's best phones for the moment. It's good to see them spreading their quality devices around (even if the supposed RAZR HD will bring Verizon back to speed).

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

best for last guy, best for last and besides i'm sure the Razr HD will be announced REAL soon.

5. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

that sounds real good too but i just cant deal with oversized phones sorry man....if its like 4.6-4.8 inches then im prolly gonna turn it down :( but thats just me....

8. cthunder

Posts: 125; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

I'm with you SonyFTW. I don't care how beautiful of a phone the new Samsung Galaxy SIII or any other phone is. If it has a 4.6 or higher display I am not interested.

4. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

Im reeeelly interested in this phone now!! motorola and sony are starting to excite me more lately hope this keeps up.....

2. Santi_Santi unregistered

AAAAAAAAAAAWWWW YEEEAAAH!

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Good news! Maybe Google have pushed Motorola to do that. :)

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i love how you guys think that Motorola projects that have taken months and months to do were influenced by Google who only just recently acquired Motorola recently. :P

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

like seriously guys i was running Moto's "Stock" ICS since before the deal was even finalized.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.