- 06-09-2011, 04:53 PM #2
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Whether the boot loader is locked or unlocked doesn't affect me as long as the world GSM slot works in Europe. This is the phone I have been waiting for. Unless the next Google phone with ICS also has the same specs and is a world phone, this is going to be my next phone if it's available in December or thereafter.If you listen to heavy rock music, come hear the tunes at link below:
- 06-10-2011, 01:01 PM #9
Can someone please explain this to me. I'm still not sure about all aspects of Android so the bootloader talk sometimes confuses me.
I know HTC said that they'll be releasing their phones with unlocked bootloaders. Moto confirmed saying the Photon will have a locked bootloader. When I rooted my EVO, that unlocked the bootloader for me? If yes, then can't we just root the Photon to unlock the bootloader?
I apologize if this is in the wrong spot."The worst foe lies within the self....."
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- 06-10-2011, 04:13 PM #10
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- 06-11-2011, 12:27 AM #11
Same here, but for my country...
As per Moto, here are the bands that the Photon uses:
WiMAX 2.5, WCDMA 850/1900/2100, CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1900, CDMA EV-DO Release A, EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12
I don't know if the GSM part is a typo because I don't see why they would make it support only 3 GSM bands instead of the standard 4 bands for world coverage...
Motorola XPRT - Dual-band CDMA EVDO Rev A (800/1900) + Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA, 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM, GPRS Class 12, EDGE Class 12; 850/1900/2100 WCDMA (category 9/10); HSDPA 10.2mbps, HSUPA 1.8 mbps
Droid Pro - CDMA 800/1900 EVDO-Rev.A, Dual-band Rx Diversity, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/1900/2100, HSDPA 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps (Category 9), EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12
Droid Global - Global - CDMA 800/1900, CDMA EV-DO Rev. A 800/1900 , WCDMA 850/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
I really hope that the tri-band GSM frequency was just a typo. I e-mailed Sprint to confirm. Let's see what they say...
- 06-14-2011, 03:11 PM #12
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- 06-14-2011, 04:39 PM #14
The Nexus S 4G is s 'Developer' phone with an unencrypted bootloader. In fact until the revelation that the Evo 3D was going to have an encrypted bootloader Sprint's Android handsets were not totally locked down. Signed but not encrypted bootloaders are easy to get around (as we all know), so it would appear Sprint does not have a very hardline stance on this issue historically. Moto seems to have pioneered this trend (after Apple of course) on VZW I am hoping this is just a carry over from that network and that Sprint will be amenable to Moto's desire to unlock bootloaders....time will tell.
- 06-14-2011, 05:05 PM #15
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Basically, it's as if you turned on your computer and logged in as a regular "user" account and c:\windows is completely hidden. "Root" as it's called with *nix based OS', is giving your account superuser access to the file system, to modify it as you please. Like logging into your Vista/Windows 7 machine using the administrator account. Same principal.
Having an unencrypted/unlocked bootloader means you can install unsigned kernels. This means that you can install the very latest Android release without having to wait for Motorola to tweak it.
Imagine buying a Dell and ONLY being able to install a Windows version that Dell themselves digitally signed? The world would revolt.. yet we're letting them get away with doing it to our phones.
As with all our devices now, we cannot install any newer kernals other than what Motorola wants us to have on them. As of right now, the DroidX is stuck on 2.3.3, we cannot install 2.3.4 or anything newer unless Motorola has digitally signed the package.Possible Errors Between Keyboard And Chair.
- 07-05-2011, 02:56 PM #17
- 07-06-2011, 03:20 AM #18
Re: Confirmed unlocked encrypted bootloader