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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