No reason for the nonsense arguing. I personally dont like Htc and sense but you dont see me going off.
Who actually knows why the bootloaders are locked? Remember they're a business and Motorola has been around for a very long time(founded in 1928) i think they know what they're doing. But I'm sure that the Droid 4 will have a locked bootloader. Anyways we can always flash a custom rom in the future if we dont like the phone. Locked bootloaders haven't stopped us before!
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Why do the bootloaders NEED to be locked? What are the carriers afraid of anyways? I was really thinking about ditching the Nexus and picking this up just because of the slide out keyboard. :'(
I suspect bootloaders are locked to prevent "amateurs" from messing up their phones and complaining to either Verizon or Motorola that it's their fault for making a phone that invites firmware tampering. Nobody ever lost money by underestimating the stupid.
As for me, I looked long and hard at various ROMs for my Droid 1, read how to do it, and decided I really didn't care enough about them to bother.
Don't buy into that rumor. That was started by the rumor troll here on DF. He's started several rumors that had no base behind them.
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But that aside, its more the principal. HTC and Samsung both alow VZW phones to have unlocked bootloaders, so we know it isnt Big Red to blame. So that means it comes back to Moto again, and they apparnatly have no interest in allowing for unlocking, so many in the 'root' community are prepared to have no interest in Moto products. They may not care, but you have to stand for what you want.
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