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HTC DROID DNA gets unlocked without HTCdev

Some good news appeared over the holiday break for all you DROID DNA owners. While everyone was enjoying turkey, mashed potatoes and anything else those awesome Android developers were as usual, hard at work. The guys from @TeamAndIRC managed to unlock the brand new Verizon HTC DROID DNA. The important thing here is that they've done this without HTC's help.

Global RAZR HD and RAZR i now supported in Motorola’s bootloader unlock program

Motorola announced today that it has added the international versions of the DROID RAZR HD and the RAZR i to its list of devices that are supported in its bootloader unlock program. Of course, the list wasn't really much a list to begin with, featuring only the PHOTON Q 4G LTE and the developer editions of the RAZR HD and the RAZR M. We're seeing Motorola take a step in the right direction with these additions to the program though, and that can't be understated.

Motorola has no plans to unlock older devices

Sadly I'm not really surprised with the news that just landed in our tip box this afternoon. Motorola has just released an informal statement over on Twitter regarding the bootloader unlock process they've recently released. Today they've confirmed that older devices will not get their bootloaders unlocked.

Verizon Galaxy S III bootloader unlock app hits Play Store

When Samsung dropped their popular Galaxy S III smartphone the first thing many enthusiasts in the Android world did was root it, unlock the bootloader, and start developer custom ROM's followed by Jelly Bean ports. In their usual fashion Verizon made Samsung lock down the bootloader on their version. So while every other phone was having fun, Verizon's wasn't. Today we have an app to solve that.

Motorola finally unlocking bootloaders – for real this time

Great news! And yes it's actually true although we've heard Motorola sing this tune before. Today they've announced that starting with their new Motorola PHOTON Q they'll be unlocking bootloaders. On a very brief Blog post Motorola outlines that they'll also offer this to other devices in the future too -- but who knows how long that will take. We can probably all thank Google for this too.
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