Photon 4G Bootloader Unlocked- The Bionic Could Be Next after it is Released!

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    Great news!! That means the Bionic could be more popular if that's the case.
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    Hopefully they unlock the DX2!! Please moto!!!!

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    This is real good news, moto people should understand that every phone coming out would get hacked and just make it easier for us and them by having an unlock by choice feature.
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    Every one should check out Woodyman's post at Droid Concepts to Moto about unlocking phones. Then support his thread on the Moto website!
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    All the more reason to get a bionic on release day.
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    link?
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    Honestly, not trying to be a Debbie Downer here, but honestly I don't think this will have any barring on the Bionic Bootloader. I think Verizon has ultimate say in the matter and they won't allow it.
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    The Atrix's was already unlocked before the Photon's. This is a good sign for the rest of Motorola's phones from this year. But like the above post said....Verizon might be the wild card. But...following the XDA threads on the Atrix and Photon...I dont think the carrier can stop it if its out there. Its hard to tell really.
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    Do we know if the unlocked sbf was a leak or a hack?
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    c0y0te,

    I was trying to figure that out. There are multiple threads, all of which being a tad more than I wanted to muddle through. In one set of commands/steps there would appear to be a step whereby you have to confirm that your warranty would be voided. That step does not sound like one that would be with a leaked official not for consumer outside of the store copy of the sbf. It does sort of sound like an official unlock, that may have been leaked in some way. There was a post in one of the threads indicating it would be what would be pushed by Moto. But the mere fact that it and the process is on XDA makes me suspicious that it is official, just yet. So the best guess that I have is that it is not yet officially sanctioned by Moto/VZW, at least where it currently resides. So to the OP, I am not getting too terribly excited, just yet. It would not surprise me if someone with moto/VZW decided they needed a soak group, and someone figured a leak to XDA would be the quickest way to facilitate that goal.

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    God Please let unlock and root come to the Droid 3!!! I'll sacrifice my first born to Mum-Rah if it'll help...
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    Forgive me for my ignorance, but why is unlocked bootloaders so important, what can you do differently that you can't do with just rooting your phone?
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    In general it just gives people one less thing to complain about in their miserable lives. "Well the bootloader is still unlocked but the camera is shyte..." You know how it is.
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    All this news, is making it hard to decide which phone to get! Get the Bionic, or wait for the SG2, or wait even longer for the Vigor?! :frown:
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    Unlocked bootloader lets us run custom roms like Cyanogenmod. Also let's us overclock the CPU, and make different changes. Let's say a stock rooted Bionic gives you 5 hours of battery life. If you run Cyanogen and a custom kernel, you could probably get 10+ if you set it up right.

    Or maybe it's that some people enjoy flashing custom roms and getting the most out of their device and money.
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    Ditto and +1 for the Thunder Cats reference.

    sent from my dThree
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    It also allows you to remove alot of the bloatware thats now being included on most phones, especially the D3.
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    Craig,

    Thanks for the insight. I kind of figured that was the case, but didn't want to sift through the info any more than you did. This news about Google's acquisition of Moto might further suggest that you are correct. I could see the big boys at Sprint give their nod of approval - Verizon on the other hand; not so much...

    Only time will tell, though I doubt Google will be any more likely to rub a carrier the wrong way.