Motorola offering unlock solution for the Motorola RAZR, Verizon and U.S. not included

Motorola offering unlock solution for the Motorola RAZR, Verizon and U.S. not included

We already knew this was coming, but we couldn’t say for sure when the first unlock solution would go online and which handsets would be supported. The Motorola Droid RAZR is the first Motorola handset to offer a bootloader unlock solution but if you live in the US, you’re outta luck. Big Red has decided you shouldn’t be able to modify your handset to your needs, no matter how much you want it.

Owners of the RAZR outside of the US should be able to unlock the bootloader, however, the ultimate decision is up to your carrier. Motorola also told Ausroid.net that it will look at the sales volume, carrier, and hardware in order to decide whether a phone gets Ice Cream Sandwich’d or not.

Source: Ausroid

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    October 24, 12:23 Reply

    Screw Verizon, Root and Rom is the way to go and they cant stop it!

  2. Adam Miller
    October 24, 14:36 Reply

    What benefits are there for Motorola to do this? There must be some, but I have no idea what they could be.

  3. @Adam Allowing the bootloader to be unlocked creates a greater number of people(one’s that want to Root their phone and install a different ROM on it) interested in the RAZR.

    Keeping it locked (as is happening with the Verizon and US models) will just hamper those carriers by making people that really want the hardware, but not all the software those carriers jam into it, to buy a foreign device (Canadian). Altho – I can see in a year or so, the US carriers allowing the phones to be unlocked. (after they get the contracts from the buyers.

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