No love for BIONIC?

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  1. lSUPERFLYl
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    I was thinking...

    Is there any specific reason the BIONIC, isn't getting much love in terms of rom development from Cyanogen and Bugless? Cyanogen seems to be more focused on the RAZR and Pete seems to be all over the Nexus devices, specifically the Nexus S, and I was wondering did the BIONIC just get forgotten in the mad release of new Droid devices or is there another reason behind this.
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    yes.... but not sor long I hope...
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    This sucks, I noticed that the BIONIC isn't even on the Cyanogen website anywhere, and Pete has also been very quiet on any development he may be doing for the BIONIC.
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    Pete won't develop for the Bionic because of the locked bootloader.
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    I think as soon as dhacker is done porting over ICS we will see a boost in development. I some of the devs are waiting for it to drop so they can use it as their base.

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    i think what we have is what we got......
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    Really sad about this too. Honestly tho, with the onslaught of phones on the market, and ones yet to come, I don't blame developers. The Android market has simply exploded with the choices of phones. When they start working on a phone another one, bigger and better, emerges. It's hard to keep up!

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    I just feel lonely and forgotten in terms of development. I mean, I love this phone, rooted with a rom or stock, but I at least want options, or an ICS port. I'm hoping/waiting for SentioUI and RouUI to come out though, hopefully that will be a nice change, and maybe it will jumpstart development. One question though, why is the bootloader for the BIONIC locked and encrypted while other motorola phones, namely the RAZR, open?
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    Looks like the Thunderbolt is going to have a buddy in the forgotten phone graveyard. After all the hype for these two phones and seems like nobody cares about them anymore.
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    I think the Bionic was just unlucky. It came out too late to win the one category it was competitive in, hardware. Motorola just sealed it with the bootloader.

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    I am still hoping we get some miraculous christmas present or something and receive some sort of present
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    It's not Moto deciding to keep the bootloader locked. They are doing it at the request of their client, VzW. It's unlocked in Europe for carriers there.
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    Pretty sure the RAZR is locked as well. The only new phone on VZW that's unlocked is the Galaxy Nexus.

    <edit> Confirmation here.

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    Well tech is wild, up and down.
    A few words, thrilling, challenge, new, exciting.
    Android 4.0 unlocked bootloader all these words are like good drugs for devs.
    Gnex baby, try one today, you will find them.
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    I hope so! The Bionic is really a good phone. With ICS, I will be set until my next upgrade 18 months from now.

    I feel sad for the GNex owners: that phone is so flimsy from a value perspective (cost vs quality), every owner will be replacing them within 6 months of ownership. Many reviews, blogs and threads on here are reporting cracks and dings from slight drops. I am not envious of that.
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    I just hope development starts soon, even if it is something that isnt groundbreaking, just something to kind of kick-start it all. I wish I was good with making ROMs and such, or else I would give it a try.
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    It's not just a locked bootloader, its a heavily encrypted bootloader, which for one scares developers away. Also developers often like the latest devices, thats where the Razr came in. I am sure Cyanogen hates the bootloader thing. I like more single developer Roms anyways, rather than the huge multi phone roms. CM7 was never really finished on my Inc2. I wish CVPCS would go back to making Roms again, it would be awesome if he could do a side project or something for the Bionic. I wish we had some more development too, but every phone has its lulls in development from time to time, hopefully it picks back up...I do like stock rooted though.
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    I havent rooted or put a ROM on my BIONIC yet, but I too am coming from the OG Droid and am used to all sorts of customization. I was waiting for a good ICS ROM or for just plain ICS to come out. Any suggestions on what ROM to use? Mark, tell me about TH3ORY.
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    Well i cant run any roms atm moment cuz i took the 901 update. Hopefully we get some that work with that.

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