1. FernBch's Avatar
    Yes Moto has released 2.3.5 for the Photon 4G. Using it locks the bootloader and removes the ability to downgrade. Users over at XDA are reporting this.

    My MoPho's in the kitchen sink!!
    04-28-2012 06:36 AM
  2. Wayne173's Avatar
    Really?? So it pretty much locks the phone down. What updates come with thid new update? I haven't gotten it yet.
    04-28-2012 04:14 PM
  3. Walter E Kurtz's Avatar
    Also, when does ICS come out for the Photon, if soon I'll just wait to update...
    04-30-2012 01:30 AM
  4. FernBch's Avatar
    The OS upgrade to ICS is s heduled to be released in Q3. Chances are tge bootloader will be locked as well. I am basing that thought on the fact that the 2.3.5 update locks it down. There is also the possibility tgat a requirement to that upgrade is being on 2.3.5.

    If you want to have the ability to flash ICS there are options.

    1) Flash one of the ICS custom ROMs that are out now. Only drawback may be if you want to retain 4G as they require you to unlock the bootloader. Unlock means no 4G at this time.

    2) Update to the official ICS when Sprint/Moto release it (may result in locked boot loader but have to wait and see).

    My MoPho's in the kitchen sink!!
    04-30-2012 08:33 PM
  5. jonny5449's Avatar
    Will there eventually be a way to unlock the boot loader?

    Sent from futuristic optimus s
    04-30-2012 08:40 PM
  6. FernBch's Avatar
    It depends on whether or not someone wants to try to find an exploit. The Electrify users and those who "went down the wrong pudding hole" have not been able to go back for some time now.

    My MoPho's in the kitchen sink!!
    04-30-2012 09:04 PM
  7. rino187@gmail.com's Avatar
    So when did they release it I don't have it yet?
    05-01-2012 03:44 AM
  8. SandersJC1964's Avatar
    It's only been released as a soak test to 1000 users so far, so they can submit any bugs they experience. If nothing major is found, it should start to be released OTA to everyone else soon. I was part of the last one. Got the test on Monday, and IIRC the OTA started towards the end of that week.
    05-01-2012 05:25 PM