Motorola enables bootloader unlocking for supported devices, root users rejoice

Motorola enables bootloader unlocking for supported devices, root users rejoice

Motorola hasn’t always had the best track record when it comes to bootloaders and rootable devices, but they’re apparently jumping on the open Android train with this latest announcement. User can now unlock bootloaders on their Motorola device, much like HTCDev.com. There are tons of warnings, and not every device is supported, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.

You’ll have to download the Android SDK, some Motorola drivers, and read all the instructions, but this tool could speed up the rooting process for some device. Whether this justifies downloading so much content is up to you.

If you’re eager to actually unlock a Motorola device with a tool built by Motorola (we never thought we would see those words in that order), you can head on over to the Motorola bootloader unlock page to get started. And of course, pursue at your own risk.

So, who else is surprised by this move? Is anyone planning to use this tool to unlock a bootloader? Drop a comment below!

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5 Comments

  1. Zoide
    August 20, 19:46 Reply

    Still waiting for the Atrix 2 to be unlocked…

  2. Mike Donatello
    August 21, 08:50 Reply

    Problem is, VZW is loaded with Moto devices and none of them are on the list. So long, Moto…

    • bitflung
      May 28, 16:30 Reply

      (9 months later…)
      or so long VZW? or both? they are both the bottom of the barrel but priced as though they are the top… i hope you ditched them both.

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