Locked Bootloader?

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

  1. tdpolo26

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    well said!!!!! i completely agree i think that it is annoying they are locked but like i said in another thread there are few gains then there used to be for roms and rooting. even tethering can be achieved through usb with just an app and no root. It was great for the underpowered droid 1 and the old os's but the new ICS is pretty slick and the slight amount of blur i really dont mind.
     
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    Why do the bootloaders NEED to be locked? What are the carriers afraid of anyways? I was really thinking about ditching the Nexus and picking this up just because of the slide out keyboard. :'(
     
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    I suspect bootloaders are locked to prevent "amateurs" from messing up their phones and complaining to either Verizon or Motorola that it's their fault for making a phone that invites firmware tampering. Nobody ever lost money by underestimating the stupid.

    As for me, I looked long and hard at various ROMs for my Droid 1, read how to do it, and decided I really didn't care enough about them to bother.
     
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    Rumor has it ics will unlock the boot loader

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    Don't buy into that rumor. That was started by the rumor troll here on DF. He's started several rumors that had no base behind them.

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    The only way the bootloader will be unlocked is if Google forces them to do it as their new bosses.
     
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    ROMs aren't the issue per se. The issue is custom kernels. My primary interest is for overclocking, which Ill agree is not a deal breaking detail. But they are also used to grant access to file systems on network, and this kind of true productivity enhancement shouldn't be blocked.

    But that aside, its more the principal. HTC and Samsung both alow VZW phones to have unlocked bootloaders, so we know it isnt Big Red to blame. So that means it comes back to Moto again, and they apparnatly have no interest in allowing for unlocking, so many in the 'root' community are prepared to have no interest in Moto products. They may not care, but you have to stand for what you want.
     
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