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Why Unlock Bootloader

Discussion in 'Droid X Roms' started by snot, Mar 24, 2011.

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    What are the advantages of unlocking the bootloader? My DX is rooted, rom'd and overclocked.... All of which my OG Droid was and it did not have a locked bootloader.
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    An unlocked bootloader allows the flashing of a kernel other than stock.

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    Why install a custom kernel? Well....because.

    Biggest advantage would be to not have to wait on new android versions like Gingerbread. Now we have to wait till moto decides to update, if bootloader was unlocked, we could have all been rockin gingerbread a long time ago.

    This will be even more handy when the X reaches end of life (sooner then we'd all like) and moto decides its not worth it to update any longer.
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    Ahhhh... Thanks for the info. I thought the kernel only affected over/underclocking and over/undervolting because that is what I would update on the OG droid for those.
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