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Old 04-28-2011, 07:00 PM
Craig Horlacher
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Default Are Pigs Flying? Motorola to Offer Unlockable Bootloader for All Phones?!?!

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://ausdroid.net/2011/04/26/the-little-aussie-taking-on-motorola-u-s/' target='_blank'>http://ausdroid.net/2011/04/26/the-...n-motorola-u-s/</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="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1303955107.usr309.jpg" 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="http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/20/visualized-what-motorola-android-users-want/" 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="http://www.droid-life.com/2011/03/23/htc-locking-other-bootloaders-droid-incredible-2-could-be-next/" 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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