Why do some hate Motorolla?

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  1. loki993

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    With the Bionic coming out soon hopefully I will be getting a new phone. My choices are down the the Thunderbolt and the Bionic. I like the TB, but the battery issues bother me and the price is high for what it is to me.

    The Bionic on the other hand has a dual core processor, but may be crippled by motoblur. Even if it isn't there probably wont be much of a performance increase in the real world because there isn't anything out there that takes advantage of the dual core yet, so that's a wash.

    I would prefer the Bionic for the same money honestly, but I hear people say things like they would never buy another moto phone again. Why is this?
     
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    If you're into modding your phone an encrypted bootloader is a serious turn off.
     
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    motorola has started actively locking us out of our devices. if you have interest in rooting and roming your device, motorola has clearly become the wrong place to go. and in the last week they have been targeting developers for the droid line, shutting down websites.
     
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    Yes I'm definitely interested in rooting the phone or at least being able to load a vanilla version of andriod on it to get rid of all the bloatware that HTC or Moto or especially Verizon will surely put on them.

    Is it possible to load a vanilla version of Android with a locked boot loader? Can you just wipe and reinstall the OSes on these phones like blackberrys?
     
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    Nope you cant dont get a Moto.
     
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    This basically sums up the entire thing.... we (team get r done) got shut down and just got our site back up and running last night. I was only considering getting away from moto before that, now I deffinately am.

    Sent from my Liberated D2G
     
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    So that would be possible with HTC?
     
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    ^So far, yes
     
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    Yes, they sign the bootloader but don't encrypt it. Moto encrypts theyres so we can't get custom kernels running on them. The kernel is basically what makes truly stock (called aosp) roms work correctly. With the moto kernel they have a ton of bugs because moto has put blur so into that it requires certain bits to run.

    Sent from my Liberated D2G
     
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    Motorola=no open source...except for Original Droid...now not so much...of course just my opinion
     
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    i love my original droid for it being so unlocked...i have absolutely zero interest in any moto phones in the foreseeable future as blur blows and they lock them down something fierce...plus i expect battery problems with this being the first gen of dual core phones coming out...
     
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    The new blur is actually real nice and I like it, thanks to p3 droid leaking the d2 gb for us, with that said I will not buy another motorola product as long as they continue to lock us out. I make my choice with my wallet and it wont be for motorola.