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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.

Verizon Galaxy S III stock firmware image released

Verizon's version of the new flagship Galaxy S III smartphone is starting to slowly reach the hands of consumers this past week, with pre-order shipments finally arriving for a lucky few. Today we have some good news in the form of a stock firmware image of Verizon's model. This means all you hackers can go to town and feel safe knowing you can easily get back to stock.

AT&T HTC One X gets its bootloader unlocked

If you're the type that enjoys tweaking your Android smartphone (who doesn't) and have recently purchased the HTC One X we have good news today. After we reported on AT&T's efforts to lock down the bootloader it appears that they've failed because the trusty XDA developers have already got a solution. You can now safely and easily unlock the AT&T HTC One X bootloader using the method below.
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