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post #21 of 55
I am with you guys 100% on this. Motorola fails with these bootloader policies. It's no longer just important to the enthusiast, but now to all android lovers. Locked bootloader, non-removable battery, no NFC. SORRY Motorola, love the hardware, but I am moving on from my Droid x and not looking back until these policies are changed. Nexus, where you at!?
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post #22 of 55
I think Motorola stated that while it may consider the policy of opening its bootloaders, the final decision will be in the carriers if they would want them to be unlocked or not. Turns out Verizon is being a sour grape and advises Moto to lock the RAZR due to 'security and enterprise' reasons.
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Fail.
     
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post #24 of 55
sucks for moto lovers.
good thing HTC is still very friendly to the aftermarket rom world.
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post #25 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by xoleras View Post
I read the topic title as bulldozer

I wouldn't mind having a bulldozer powered phone though with portable water cooling.
And you'll need your own Power Supply in your backpack.
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post #26 of 55
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post
Yep, I honestly doubt anyone even looks at the razr with the prime coming at the same time.
Actually, I fully expect everyone to be more interested in the Razr
post #27 of 55
Droid Prime (Verizon's version of the Nexus Prime) might be locked. Nexus Prime (international version) will definitely be unlocked.
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post #28 of 55
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Originally Posted by kora04 View Post
So this means no rooting?

Sigh.


While it doesn't affect me THAT much, it sucks because I do like ROMs and free tethering.

:/

Might not get one after all.
You don't need an unlocked bootloader on all phones to get root access. Actually the Xperia Arc is the only one to my knowledge that does need an unlocked bootloader for root, but I am certain there would be more.

Hopefully the bootloader gets unlocked. This is a nice looking phone, I actually prefer this RAZR over the Prime at the moment, would love to have it running CM7!
    
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post #29 of 55
Motorola still makes Android phones. They make decent hardware but the implementation is usually a bit off, compared to HTC and Samsung.

And yes, you can root with a locked bootloader, but it's a PITA and it usually takes more time for people to figure out how to root it, compared to phones with unlocked bootloader.
 
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post #30 of 55
like we couldn't see that happening...
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