Motorola's "Unlock My Device" website up and running

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After promising for more than a year to provide a solution for those with Motorola devices that want to unlock the bootloader, Motorola has flicked the switch on its "Unlock My Device" website. Unlocking your device will require you to have the Android SDK and Motorola's Drivers and much of the process is simply following the step-by-step instructions on the website, which you can find by clicking on the sourcelink.

Motorola's new web site will help you unlock the bootloader on certain models

Motorola's new web site will help you unlock the bootloader on certain models

Currently, there are two phones and two tablets that Motorola will let you unlock using the web site. The phones are the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE and the Motorola RAZR Developer edition. The tablets include the Motorola XOOM for Verizon and the Wi-Fi version of the tablet. We should also point out the many warnings that are found on the site including the one that says that unlocking the bootloader could cause permanent damage to your device.

Motorola will probably be adding some more devices to the four currently on the list and we will keep an eye open for such an announcement.

source: Motorola via DroidLife

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13 Comments

1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

get all the older phones too!!!! :@

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Photon Q woohooo!!! lol

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

this probably means that the Razr HD will have an unlockable bootloader too.

4. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I guess your warenty is now voided from Moto once you unlock the bootloader

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: 1204; Member since: Jan 24, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

"The tablets include the Motorola XOOM for Verizon and the Wi-Fi version of the tablet." ...

10. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1204; Member since: Jan 24, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, I know that but the XOOM has often times been "

7. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 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: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

this pretty much useless for most people: Supported Devices 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 Europe Motorola XOOM Verizon Motorola XOOM Wifi Worldwide

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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

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