Motorola launches device unlock site

Motorola’s finally making nice on their promise to allow unlockable bootloaders, and while there are no phones ready to take advantage just yet (the Motorola Photon Q will be the first) it’s nice to see that the site is up and ready to go. You’ll need fastboot and the Android SDK, as well the Motorola drivers. Those things are simple enough to get, and from there Motorola will instruct you on how to get started. Bookmark the site if you’re planning on buying any future Motorola devices. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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  • Max M.

    Perhaps a link?

  • LaRocKa1158

    Will they unlock the droid RAZR?

    • jbo1018

      Considering Verizon convinced Samsung, who has always left their phones unlocked, to lock their flagship Galaxy S3 I’m doubting you will see much support for Verizon phones here. However it could potentially lead to some easier exploit paths. You never know.


    Have they mentioned a list of phones that will have ability to be unlocked?

  • master94

    Doubt they will ever unlock a VZW phone.

  • TechGuy22

    the power of google in Motorola

  • Saleenfiend

    No matter how this pans out it gives the devs another backdoor posibility to unlock phones on the sly now

  • Lee McLaurin

    I’m surprised that on the Motorola site they say they won’t support the phone after it’s unlocked, but they ACTUALLY say you can get help from XDA community. Ha!

    • jbo1018

      That’s a bad move. Small companies have tried pushing their tech support onto XDA and it was not taken too kindly.

      • jbo1018

        FYI I know Moto isn’t a small company but they are trying to pull the same garbage.

      • Big_EZ

        Thats not pushing tech support to XDA. They don’t know anything about what your running on your phone after you unlock it, and their not going to spend their moneyto fix your custom software. I’m sure if you unlock your bootloader but are still stock they will help. People with HP Touchpads running CM9 aren’t calling HP tech support to fix their non factory software, same thing ith Motorola.

        • jbo1018

          It’s one thing to say if you are running custom software to look for support from the source of that software but a whole different story to single out XDA for help with any unlocked phone. Moto is still responsible for hardware detects regardless of unlocked status.(at least they should be)

          • Big_EZ

            They will still offer support to stock unlocked phones, that was just a precautionary statement (kinda like the “may cause death” warning) just to save their @ss if/when they can’t trouble shoot someones problems because of what they did to their phone.

          • jbo1018

            Let me know how it goes for you when your unlocked phone has a hardware defect. I promise not to say I told you so.

          • Big_EZ

            When did I say anything about warranties? I said they will provide technical support for stock software. They may still provide a replacement if the problem is a auxiliary jack messed up, but they won’t have to and I didn’t say they would (but they might, similar to Asus)

  • neowiz73

    It’s about time…

  • Michael Thompson

    Oh you thought it was for a phone you already paid for? HAHAHAHAHAHA!!