Tweet claims that Motorola will change its policy on unlocked bootloaders as soon as

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  1. Preach2k

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    This was once upon a time... as droid life wrote about moto's policy again. Motorola reitterated that the unlocked bootloader will only fly if the carrier allows it. So now lets focus our attention on vzw to make sure the two of them start pointing fingers @ each other till someone gives. (They can always unlock bootloaders post release via an OTA update) so theres always a chance for salvation even if they screw us now. You

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    lol...This will do zero good unless VZW allows unlocked devices on the network.
     
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    Yup, this is all fluff as far as the unlocked bootloaders on the HTC's and Motorola's if Verizon doesn't want it. Basically a feel good way of shifting the blame and not looking like the bad guy in the scenario.
     
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    They've allowed plenty of unlocked devices on the network.

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    Yes they have, but we don't know if that will stand now that carriers are essentially starting to lock them for them. This is a dynamic that wasn't in place before. It now is. Plus, the locked bootloader thing is really just now picking up steam. And yes, I know the Samsung isn't locked, don't believe the LG is either. Also doesn't mean that won't change.
     
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    We just have to wait and see how it plays out. My prediction is that this will play out beneficial to the consumer. There may be some compromises made for the carriers--like possibly a check on the bootloader that may invalidate any warranty returns--but I believe the carriers will ultimately allow the bootloaders to be unlocked.

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    That would honestly be a compromise I could completely live with. I really hope you're right on this one.