Locked Boot Loader On Droid 3

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    DROID3 Is Released With A Locked Bootloader According To Motorola Forum Manager


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    Motorola Forums Manager has just announced that the DROID3 bootloader is locked, as previous Motorola devices. The Bionic would more then likely follow suit. Although this may upset some of those in our Developer community. I personally do not think it would be a problem now that the DROIDX and the DROID Incredible 2 are getting CyanogenMod.

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    Locked bootloader and no 4G means that the only thing going for this phone is Gingerbread and the processor.

    sent from my ApeX
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    Locked bootloader means money in my pocket. I wonder if any other phone wants my money.
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    are you really surprised ??
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    Has motorola even announced what phone will be unlocked? I think it'll probably be Q4 or even 2012 before we see unlocked bootloaders again...

    Sent from my DROIDX
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    Agreed. Silly Motorola.
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    Locked? Ok, thats fine, it can still be broken, and likely will be. What I want to know is whether the D3 and Bionic are going to have encrypted bootloaders.

    Thunderbolt was locked, but that was broken within a couple weeks. Biggest reason it was is cause it wasn't encrypted, and thank god for that.
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    How important in the lack of 4G to most people though? We still don't have it in my area.. :(
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    Verizon is on course to provide 4G to all the areas currently on the 3G network by the end of 2012. So Happy now, sad later with the Droid 3.

    sent from my ApeX
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    Have a Droid 2, locked bootloader means no Droid 3

    I wasn't planning on upgrading for another year anyway, and this seals it. When I buy a new phone, any phone that doesn't run Cyanogen on the day I want to buy will be out of consideration. (I'm locked into Cyanogen itself; it's just a useful barometer for how healthy the ROM community is for a given model.) By the time I buy, D3 will have been hacked, so I might confuse the VZW guy when I pass up on the (locked) D4 to buy a year-old model.

    And they can have my unlimited data plan when they pry it out of my cold, dead hands.
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    Agreed

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums
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    X3!

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    Oh, such drama. :rofl3: No prying would be necessary. All they would have to do is stop it when your current contract is over if they want.
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    Quite right, and of course their collusion with AT&T destroys any market incentive for them not to. All the more reason they need to be regulated like utilities instead of hamstringing the communications of the whole country for the benefit of their quarterly earnings.
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    Locked bootloaders from MOTO equals no future MOTO purchases by me.

    Staying with my unlocked OG Droid until it "does" no more!
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    How many Android dramas has their been in the past year...Google really needs to step in and tell these manufactures and carriers to stop killing Android! At this rate Android will be dead in a year.
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    This is why I made the jump to HTC and I couldn't be happier!
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    That's what I am going to do when I can upgrade, provided that I don't switch to Sprint. LG, Samsung and HTC make quality phones with unlocked bootloaders.

    sent from my ApeX
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    Less than an hour later and I've cancelled my order. :angry: