Razr: Locked bootloader per Verizon's request

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    Doesn't look too good for our Nexus if that's the case :(

    Motorola Confirms Our Suspicions, DROID RAZR Will Have A Locked Bootloader - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog



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    After Motorola’s DROID RAZR announcement this morning, users took to Twitter with a pocketful of questions. A user by the name of @Eldorath reached out to Moto about the RAZR’s bootloader and was lucky enough to get a response. Unfortunately, as we suspected the RAZR will indeed have a locked bootloader at the request of Verizon.

    While the phone is definitely slick and sleek – will this change your attitude towards it?
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't the d3s bootloader locked when it was released as well?

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    The D3s bootloader is still locked. Having an unlocked bootloader means no need for bootstraps and gives the ability to install custom kernels and additional modding

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    The NEXUS will NOT be locked down. It's a Google phone. They call the shots not Samsung or Verizon.
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    But the nexus only has a 5mp rear camera and a 1.3mp front one.....Lame
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    if i may ask a dumb question...?...with the locked bootloader will i still be able to force an os update instead of waiting for it to come ota..?..on my og droid, the last few updates i did on my own..with some help from some very patient forum members....thanks..
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    Assuming root and recovery can be attained on the Razr then yes you will be able to easily install leaks.

    MPs means very little. The Samsung with a 5mp rear will take better pics than an 8 or 10mp camera because it has a better lens (which is really what matters)
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    will i have to root in order to do this...??...thanks..
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    Probably not. With Moto phones you can only use the stock recovery to flash officially signed (by Moto) update.zips, so any official update can be pulled and installed.
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    thank you very much....
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    You're welcome
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    so. a locked bootloader, and no ability to do a battery pull? this is NOT the phone to have if loading custom roms is an every other day thing! lol..has anyone gotten any word on a way to do a reset on this razr incase of a lockup situation?
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    I was looking at this phone.. dont like the no battery pull, but really dont like not having a sd card on nex.. but this just did me in.. locked phone is a dealbraker for me

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    With it being locked the only thing I see us loosing is custom kernals. Am I missing something else?

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    True, but kernals are a big deal in improving an android phone, thunderbolts suck batterie juice like a fruit bat, but with custome kern i get 24+

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    I went from the PG to a D2G replacement and it felt awful. No ROMS, no Kernels, no nothing. Just 2 DEVS and no future. I really dont want to suffer through a phone with no scene behind it again.
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    +1

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