It's official, Xoom bootloader is NOT encrypted

Discussion in 'Motorola Xoom' started by kaylward, Feb 22, 2011.

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    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...
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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..
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    As far as I heard it was a Pure Google Device from day one -
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    Im taking that to mean like the OG Droid, completely hackable? Thats awesome and makes the price even more bearable.
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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!