Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by Preach2k, Jun 9, 2011.
Looks like it is the same thickness as Thunderbolt...
Well doesn't look that thick to me but I guess we'll see when we get clearer pictures. And after looking at the other pictures if it on pocketnow, it's not very thick at all by my standards and in those pictures, you can see the hdmi and USB ports on the left side.
Its All A Hoax.
It's a terribly elaborate one then.
Personally,I want it to have a little thickness to it.I def don't want as thin as the SG2,I want to know its in my hand.
I hope it's thinner than the Thunderbolt. It doesn't look that thick in that picture.
I despise your pesemisim rock but its ok.. we all still love you.
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Another photo of a moto... taken from a moto (with signature low light, meth addict hand shake blur)
Sadly enough this piss poor photo looks like the right angle to see that lip or chin isnt as bad as the other photos led me to believe...
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Will the bootloader be locked on the bionic? Please say no! I hope it is running the new dual core TI OMAP processor!!!!!
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Nobody knows at this point, but until Motorola actually starts releasing phones with an unlocked and unencrypted bootloader, it should always be assumed that their phones will be locked and encrypted.
The only two devices they've released that were unlocked (Droid) and unlockable (Xoom) were only that way because they had to be since they were Google experience devices that launched a new OS version. So, until they prove otherwise, it's safe to assume that it will be locked.
So wait a sec, I was under the impression that a locked bootloader meant you couldn't root the phone yet I can't think of a motorola phone that hasn't been rooted, so what exactly does a locked bootloader do?
No, a locked bootloader prevents you from installing custom kernals and most custom roms. It doesn't prevent root access.
And there's a difference between a bootloader that's simply locked and a bootloader that's encrypted. Motorola locks and encrypts their bootloaders, which makes them virtually impossible to crack. A bootloader that's just locked, like the ones seen in some HTC devices, can potentially be cracked and unlocked with some hard work (like the Thunderbolt).
Looks like the lip/chin is flush with the screen! And the phone looks nice and thin. I think this phone is beautiful compared to the lumpy piece of plastic that they showed us at CES. Need this yesterday!
Ok so I guess that doesn't affect me that much since even though I've rooted my original droid I haven't put a custom kernal or rom on it. The only thing I really want to be sure of is that I willl be able to remove bloatware and blur despite the encrypted bootloader. The fact that I won't be able to manually update the OS is annoying as well but won't be a problem for quite a while.
There's no certainty of that at this point. Blur can only be removed with a custom rom, and even then it's never completely gone (although it gives the appearance of being gone). And the newer versions of Gingerbread are proving tougher to root. But you can be guaranteed that the development community will be incredibly strong for the Bionic, and even if everything is locked down and encrypted, they'll do everything they can to find ways into it.
Sorry, I thought the giant watermark on the pictures were enough to show where I got them from
Mystery Phone Roundup: Motorola, HTC, and LG (Photos)
no, sorry I just didn't realise those were the ones you were referring to, hence the deletion of my post
this site Motorola Droid Bionic Coming with Unlocked Bootloader?
was saying that Moto is coming out with a phone for att and good chance that att phone and Bionic might be unlocked (not sure if they are right or not)
They've backtracked:Motorola backtracks: Photon 4G does not have unlocked bootloader | Android Central
The link in your post has even been updated to reflect this.
+1 on disliking the pessimism
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