We heard that the ATRIX 4G’s bootloader would be unlockable once the Gingerbread update from Motorola was headed our way, according to recent leaks. Motorola has committed to working with the development community to find middle ground in the war against devices being locked down, and while their efforts are only on a case-by-case basis, we were happy to see at least one phone about to get some official developer-friendly love from Motorola.
That’s not even the best part, though, folks. It seems the developers have actually beaten Motorola to the punch in unlocking the Atrix 4G’s bootloader. This means you won’t have to wait until the Gingerbread OTA update comes out to free your phone from its chains. This one’s only for AT&T, I should stress, so those of you outside the United States shouldn’t attempt this until a method for your phone has been achieved (which may not happen until Moto delivers the OTA update to your side of the globe).
Anyway, XDA thread’s here with all of the instructions, links, support and excitement you need to get started. It won’t feel like much at first without any truly custom ROMs yet, but you’ll still feel a warm sense of “ownership” once you’re all done. [XDA, Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]