BREAKING: Motorola Unlocks Your Device Via "Unlock My Device"

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  1. TOMMYBOT
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    Time for everyone to start calling and harassing verizon

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    Relocked?

    I realize that this may vary from device to device but if it is unlocked can it be relocked? Restored to factory resets.
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    This is on the What devices are Unlockable Page


    What devices are supported by the Bootloader Unlock program?

    Supported Devices

    The following devices are part of our initial roll out of the bootloader unlock program; additional devices will be added progressively.
    [TABLE="width: 50%"]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]Photon Q 4G LTE[/TD]
    [TD] Sprint[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]




    Other Supported Devices

    Previous devices released with an unlockable bootloader, and supported through Motodev at the following URL:https://developer.motorola.com/products/bootloader/
    [TABLE="width: 50%"]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]Motorola RAZR developer edition[/TD]
    [TD] Europe[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]Motorola XOOM[/TD]
    [TD] Verizon[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]Motorola XOOM Wifi[/TD]
    [TD] Worldwide[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]



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    It says that you cannot relock or restore software so I'd say as of now, if this is even possible, that no you will not be able to.
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    I have NO idea why people are excited about this. RAZR / D4 / Bionic bootloaders will not be unlocked. We already knew the Photon Q would have an unlocked bootloader. This is not news.
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    lets see how quick they roll out more
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    I really, really hope my beloved Droid 3 will be supported.

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    This looks a lot like htc dev. Its a start but lets see if the developers are able to find a better solution.

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    It's to cover their butts. You know someone is going to be all "OH BOY UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER :p". Then one day after doing it their phone will spontaneously combust while they're talking. They'll then proceed to sue motorola claiming that unlocking the bootloader is the reason for the phone exploding. Then after sueing moto, and getting a lawyer a bunch of money, bootloaders will be required by law to be locked as so they don't combust on their users.
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    Yes. Hell yes phone just opened up.
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    Based on what I saw on the FAQs, it looks like anything prior to August 2012 will not be on the list. Here is a fragment from one of the questions.

    THE STRING "fastboot oem get_unlock_data" DOES NOT RETURN ANY DEVICE ID. WHY?
    The bootloader on Motorola devices released before August 2012 is not unlockable. This fastboot command will not return a device ID or unlock data for these Motorola devices. At this point, only the devices on our Supported Devices list are eligible for the unlockable bootloader program.
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    Sorry SOBs.

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    CAN I RE-LOCK MY DEVICE AFTER I HAVE UNLOCKED THE BOOTLOADER?


    Yes, by re-loading an original Motorola software image and re-locking the bootloader. After relocking your device, you will only be able to reflash your device with a signed system image. If such an image is not available online, you will have to send it to MOTOROLA support for reflashing. MOTOROLA reserves the right to charge for such assistance. Regardless of whether your device is re-locked, such device is still not covered by the MOTOROLA warranty.
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    and something interesting in the faq, apparently motorola does somewhat pay attention to the developer community

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    All motorola would have to do is send you a signed .zip with a new bootloader then you could have an unlockable bootloader right?
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    OP updated to reflect new information.....
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    It might cause death ! LOL. Wait didn't they or vzw stated only the minority of people want to unlock their phone? If that's the case how can the site be hammered? ;)
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    I remember Hashcodes found the qe process in ICS that reports to Motorola a device's software configuration, maybe they can use that to track who is unlocked. Also on ICS for the D4 they have a Remote Diagnostics program by Verizon, maybe that could aslo be used to scan your system too.
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    Thanks ck. Looks like motorola is off the hook for now. Time to focus on vzw.

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    Interesting the vzw motorola xoom is allowed.

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