Jul 26th, 2012

Good news for those of you who are waiting for Motorola to come through with their promise of unlockable bootloaders: the Motorola Photon Q will be the first device to have such capabilities. It’s taken a very long time for them to take action on their initial promise, but we couldn’t be more happy that they’re finally addressing this issue.

Motorola has mentioned other devices will follow the Photon Q in regards to unlocking their bootloaders, but understandably was not keen on letting us in on more details. This could mean that older devices will be supported, and that others yet to come out may also have this functionality.

Unfortunately we can’t expect every single device to be supported in this manner. While Verizon locking down the Galaxy S3 has no bearing on this situation it indicates there is a chance they could do the same for any of their Motorola devices.

It’s ultimately up to the carriers, and we can’t be too sure which devices will get the green light until Motorola is able to confirm them individually. The Motorola Photon Q will be available this August. [Motorola]

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