Motorola has always given hackers and modders a bit of a cold shoulder by locking the bootloaders on their device but it looks like that’s soon to change. With the arrival of the Motorola Photon Q today, people all over were asking if the bootloader would be unlockable and Motorola has an answer for you.
For months now we’ve been working closely with our developers and carrier partners to provide users a way to to unlock the bootloader on their Motorola Mobility device while keeping the networks secure and satisfying carriers’ requirements. And we’ve finally found a solution.
Starting with the MOTOROLA PHOTON Q, users will be able to unlock the bootloader. Other products will have this option too in the future.
MOTOROLA PHOTON Q will be available on Sprint in August. Specific details on unlocking PHOTON Q’s bootloader will be available then.
This sounds like a joyful event for Motorola fans who have been turned away by the locked bootloaders. We’ll have to wait and see what they mean by other devices, but if you’re on a fairly recent Motorola device then it might not be too wishful to hope that your bootloader gets unlocked. How many of you are happy about this latest bit of news?