Motorola launches official bootloader unlocking tool for android phones

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  1. TheMightyS

    TheMightyS ActiveRAIDer

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    Motorola, the smartphone manufacturer famous for its locked bootloaders and difficult-to-root handsets, has finally released an official tool for unlocking the bootloader of its Android phones.
    Unlocking your phone's bootloader, for those of you that don't know, allows you to have much more control over your phone, whether it means easier rooting or flashing custom kernels that give you better speed and battery life. Motorola's site doesn't say yet which devices are unlockable with the tool (the "supported devices" page throws an error), but it's likely that newer devices will be supported first, with a possibility for older devices down the line. If nothing else, it represents a bigger step toward user freedom from Motorola, which is great. Hit the link to check out the tool.
     
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    mavihs RAID Rookie

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    Nice Share!!!
    the supported Device link is working now:-
    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


    Other Supported Devices

    Previous devices released with an unlockable bootloader, and supported through Motodev at the following URL: MOTODEV > Products > Bootloader

    Motorola RAZR developer edition Europe
    Motorola XOOM Verizon
    Motorola XOOM Wifi Worldwide
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I am still not sure which bootloaders these device use, is it uboot?
     
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    TheMightyS ActiveRAIDer

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    i dont have a clue..

    nor do i have a hand in dat.. i am just a puny messenger :badass:
     

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