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Craig Horlacher 04-28-2011 07:00 PM

Are Pigs Flying? Motorola to Offer Unlockable Bootloader for All Phones?!?!
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='' target='_blank'></a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The Motorola Locked/Encrypted Bootloader Policy petition was started on the 10th March 2011 and in just over a month has accumulated 8,500 signatures. There has been numerous coverage from Android specific news sites and has even spurred on a Facebook page that has over 500 supporters with the sole purpose of bombarding Motorola&rsquo;s Facebook page with bootloader questions."</em></p><p><img src="" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>Irwin, an Austrailian Android user, has started a petition and has gotten 8,500 signatures by people who want an unlocked bootloader from Motorola.&nbsp; It still looks like the carriers could get in the way but here is part of the actual response from Motorola:&nbsp; "It is our intention&nbsp;to enable the unlockable/relockable bootloader currently found on Motorola XOOM across our portfolio of devices starting in late 2011, where carriers and operators will allow it."&nbsp; That sounds pretty good to me!&nbsp; Moto has had plenty of other requests to free their bootloaders as well such as <a href="" target="_blank">this poll</a> they did on their Facebook page and just maybe all of it has paid off.&nbsp; With the <a href="" target="_blank">recent news</a> of HTC starting to lock bootloaders could this change of heart by Motorola have some people changing camps with their next phone purchase?&nbsp; Would it make you switch?</p>

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