Motorola Confirms Via Twitter that Droid RAZR will Have a Locked Bootloader

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  1. dgstorm

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    Unfortunately, the only thing not so perfect about the new Droid RAZR is that Motorola is sticking to its guns about having a locked Bootloader. Not only that, but they are also "passing the buck", claiming that it was Verizon's decision to lock the bootloader. I suppose that is a bit of a stain on an otherwise unblemished and incredible product. Does this effect your purchasing decision?

    Thanks for the tip, jcardona1!

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    Interesting as VZW will get the next Nexus device (announced tonight)...which *SHOULD* have an unlocked boot loader.
     
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    The source should be droid-life...:)
     
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    I don't keep up with the bootloader news, but doesn't verizon have devices (Like the Charge) that have easily unlocked bootloaders?
     
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    No change in my decision!
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think all of the new wave of Verizon Droid's (obviously not the OG) all have "locked" or "encrypted" bootloaders in some way shape or form. I think it simply comes down to the security put on the various devices by the device's respected manufacturer. I was under the impression that Motorola's security was just leaps and bounds better than the others, thus being the reason for why their devices are so "locked down". I could be wrong though so feel free if someone wants to step in and expand.
     
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    Hopefully locked but not encrypted. And hopefully this doesn't change anything with the Nexus.
     
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    I know a locked bootloader would be nice, and I'm all for it but it kinda takes the fun out of modding a phone, my opinion of course, still my two choices are Nexus and Razr hands down

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    Actually it was Twittered, so that is the source. :)
     
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    I simply want stock Android. On the DX, D2, etc. blur never seemed to be so dominating in terms of the OS. But after seeing all of the new "pre-installed applications features", I think it has gotten a little out of hand. I want stock android, bloat free. And I have a good feeling and announcement of just that will be happening in only 7.5 hours.

    True dat.
     
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    Bad news for the Nexus if it is in fact per Verizon. Being realistic with the way they announced the network optimization, and tiered data I will take Moto's side on this for the time being.
     
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    The only way I would consider this phone would be if the nexus prime sucks. Which it wont. Good job Motorola for continuing to ignore your potential customers.
     
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    It's not really news anymore when Moto locks the bootloader. It will be news when a device is finally released again without one. I don't expect that to happen anytime soon, regardless of what they said earlier in the year about unlocking bootloaders.
     
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    The Galaxy Nexus will be unlocked. Its a Nexus device so the bootloader will be unlocked. Google oversees the device not Verizon.
     
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    I agree, I don't know why so many people are acting so surprised about the news.
     
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