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    Exclamation It's official, Xoom bootloader is NOT encrypted

    From the Motorola Xoom support forum manager Matt.

    Q: Does the XOOM have the eFuse or similar locking mechanism similar to the DroidX or is it more open like the original Droid.

    A: The XOOM will have an unlockable/relockable bootloader that will enable developers to access hardware for development.

    XDA has a good writeup on the difference between encrypted bootloaders and locked bootloaders. A locked bootloader, presumably can be cracked and hacked - an encrypted bootloader would mean you're S.O.L. for custom ROM's on the Xoom.

    Some people had been waiting on that detail to make a final decision on the device...
    Last edited by kaylward; 02-22-2011 at 03:33 PM.
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    Im not sure Im understanding the whole unlockable/lockable bootloader. Is this going to be a Dev thing only, like Moto sells the key to Devs or is this going to be available to all of the hacking community. I guess we'll just have to wait and see..

    Sometimes a "smartphone" is only as smart as its user.




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    As far as I heard it was a Pure Google Device from day one -

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp76 View Post
    As far as I heard it was a Pure Google Device from day one -

    Im taking that to mean like the OG Droid, completely hackable? Thats awesome and makes the price even more bearable.

    Sometimes a "smartphone" is only as smart as its user.




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    This has made me a HELL of a lot more likely to buy one with the $799 price tag. Maybe there is some hope for Motorola after all!



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