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

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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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    So can it be confirmed that the Bionic can not be unlocked under any circumstances?
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    It makes no sense that devices prior to 8/2012 are not supported because the XOOM was released way before then.
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    Guys this is the first day. Give it time. When htc announced their tool it was for sprint devices at first. Eventually vzw devices started popping up on the site. So lets breathe and allow the process to play out. If it dont get unlocked then you can A) complain to vzw B) don't buy vzw moto devices until they are unlockable c) both
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    The Xoom was released with an unlockable bootloader though. Fastboot oem unlock takes care of it just fine.
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    Good point

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