Locked Bootloader?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by freeqaz, Sep 7, 2011.

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    Hey guys, I ran a quick googlefu and went through the forums here but I can't seem to figure out if the Bionic has a locked bootloader or not. All the google hits that I found are speculation prior to release.

    I've got an HTC Thunderbolt and I'm feeling the CM7 love. I would love to update to a Bionic (my brother gets my TB) but I don't want want be stuck with a crummy locked phone. That's what kept me from the DX/D2 for so long.

    Happy Hacking,
    -Free
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    The bootloader is locked right now. The Bionic does currently have root ability.
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    Locked as in no OC or Tether? D:
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    Locked as in can be bricked.

    Tether works independent of locked bootloader.

    OC won't happen, as you need to have another kernel built. Locked bootloader doesn't allow that.
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    Well root is needed for wireless tether in most cases. And the bionic does have root all ready. One way or another you should be able to tether. Even non rooted phones can use pdanet or easytether. No OC right now. I'm would suspect the kernel has the processor locked down to 1.0ghz.
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    The reason all the hits are speculated prior to release is because the phone hasn't released yet
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    Actually you only need root to overclock. Bionic has root but apparently Moto has figured out how to patch it so it may not matter
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    easy enough not to install an OTA update if it's discovered it will break root.
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    Yea...there has been some big strides since the Droid X1 came out. Probably was like that with the Milestone too, dont really know.
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    the D3 has a leaked version of the new update and it didn't not break root. Seemed like they do care right now.

    Edit: Seems like they do not care right now about patching it.

    I need to proof read more often.
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    So any idea if the D3 users are flashing the leak with stock recovery or do they have a custom one yet?
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    No custom recovery on D3 as of yet.
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