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Verizon WILL ALLOW Unlocked Bootloaders

Discussion in 'Android News' started by Malvado, May 27, 2011.

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    Well to start it off, there was some confusion when someone asked Verizon if devices with unlocked bootloaders could be activated on the network. He asked
    Their answer was quite odd, to say the least:
    Well it turns out it was all a misunderstanding, considering there have been devices with unlocked bootloaders prior to this. Verizon then tweeted with an update sayin that YOU CAN activate a device with a bootloader. Which also means that the Verizon will also allow the Xperia Play and others to be unlocked.

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    Yay for root-ers

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    free my moto!
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    This back and forth is getting confusing. I guess its in the manufacturers hands now. And Moto is the only one taking a hard line stance so we will see.

    sent from somewhere...
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    Hardline? What about that news like a month ago that Moto will be doing what is on the xoom to all phones?
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    Im a happy guy, This means well have good support for our phones. Our community should be embraced by manufactures. They actually help their products with free support. I think thats why we are seeing all this. That and apparently the thousands of peeps who complain to manufactures.
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    Can't wait till they unlock all their phones!
    Just another step.

    FreeMyMoto!!!
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    Can someone explain what an unlocked bootloader has to do with rooting a device?

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    Custom roms, kernels, and a completely unlocked phone!
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    If Motorola won't unlock the bootloader and nobody can crack it, why does this news even matter? HTC is supposedly locking the new phones and I'm not sure about Samsung's stance

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    HTC isnt locking devices anymore. Look at their twitter.
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    This is even more great news. Thanks for clearing things up.
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    Aren't people already rooting and ROMing their devices with locked bootloaders?

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    hope!

    I actually forgot about that...they said that didnt they! we'll have to see what happens with the next moto device....hopefully by the end of this century.
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    Yeah but you can add more stuff to the phone

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    I still hold hope for a vanilla D3
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    Just to clarify, The "stuff" would be kernals. the difference between unlocked and a locked means way less work for the rooters as well. Youll get actual roms with unlocked devices, not glorified themes.
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    HTC announced they will no longer be locking their phones
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