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

Discussion in 'Android News' started by Preach2k, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Hot Sauce

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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.