1. Sting23ray's Avatar
    Hi Guys...
    I'm new to this Android world, so please help me understand it a little better. I want to know whats this big issue with Motorola locking the bootloaders on their devices? I mean what does unlocking do for you?
    I hear people root Motorola devices, so what additional benefits do you get from unlocking a boot loader?

    Thanks for the help guys
    09-09-2011 07:36 AM
  2. mrmoe110's Avatar
    You can completely change the software on your phone with an unlocked bootloader. This should explain it better http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/...omplete-guide/

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    09-09-2011 07:50 AM
  3. Sting23ray's Avatar
    thanks a lot my friend
    09-09-2011 07:58 AM
  4. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    09-09-2011 08:54 AM
  5. mrmoe110's Avatar
    +1 Yeah, that looks like a lot more info.

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    09-09-2011 11:51 AM
  6. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    Dont confuse the poor guy Phil LOL
    09-09-2011 11:55 PM
  7. Averix's Avatar
    Really what it boils down to though is that there are two types of users.
    1) I'm satisfied (or I'll suffer through) with the default software on my phone.
    2) I want control and this thing isn't doing exactly what I want.

    If you're type 1, a locked bootloader is completely irrelevant to you.
    If you're type 2, a locked bootloader is a speedbump on the road to total customization.

    09-09-2011 11:59 PM
  8. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    Really what it boils down to though is that there are two types of users.
    1) I'm satisfied (or I'll suffer through) with the default software on my phone.
    2) I want control and this thing isn't doing exactly what I want.

    If you're type 1, a locked bootloader is completely irrelevant to you.
    If you're type 2, a locked bootloader is a speedbump on the road to total customization.

    A locked boot loader has nothing to do with the ability to root your phone and Android, unlike another fou smartphone I could mention, was built from the ground up with the ability to customize the UI without rooting/jailbreaking.
    09-10-2011 12:03 AM
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