Sony with its Xperia phones. Unfortunately, things aren't so peachy and Sony has confirmed an issue when unlocking the bootloader of the newly announced Xperia Z1.
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Moto X was going to arrive with a locked bootloader. But on the flip side of that, it was previously announced that majority of the carriers would allow users to unlock the bootloader should they want to go that route. Anyway, with that in mind, it looks like the Motorola website has already been updated to reflect the T-Mobile availability.
announced a slew of new Kindle devices, including the all new Ice Cream Sandwich-equipped Kindle Fire HD. A lot of folks are really excited to get their hands on one, but developers and rooters alike may not be too happy when they set their eyes on the new device. It turns out that Amazon locked up the bootloaders of their 2nd-generation Kindle Fires using the same techniques that are used on most "high-security" devices.
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.
few new Android smartphones headed to market soon. One in particular is their new Motorola Atrix HD. Which will be a 4G LTE device for AT&T. Just like every other Motorola phone as of late, it will feature a signed and locked bootloader where users and developers can't control a thing. Motorola confirmed this on Twitter, as well as something else we've heard before.
Motorola DROID RAZR launch announcement was the fact that despite Moto's commitment to more open bootloaders, the flagship phone would be locked down just like previous Motorola-Verizon devices. Even after considerable customer backlash and unlocking the bootloader on the international GSM RAZR, not to mention the fact that both Samsung and HTC have provided unlocked bootloaders for their own Verizon phones, Motorola has stood frustratingly firm. Now a pair of modders have found away around the locked bootloader, opening up the possibility for true custom ROMs.
Verizon's stance on the DROID RAZR, and pretty much all of Motorola's devices and anything else they can get away with to boot. In a recent and seemingly unsolicited letter to the FCC, Verizon explained its position and reasoning behind requiring its OEM partners to lock their bootloader (in some cases). The reason? Why, it's all for you, of course!