Motorola Tells Customer to “Buy Elsewhere” if They Want Custom ROMs

Wow.  We know that Motorola has taken a strong stance against rooting and custom ROMs, but a remark that popped up this week from their YouTube account manager is somewhat shocking.  When the subject of avoiding the new Atrix 4G because of a potentially locked bootloader was brought up in the comments of one of their new ads, the response generated was not exactly positive and basically told anyone who is wanting to feel like the real owner of their device, to look “elsewhere.”

@tdcrooks if you want to do custom roms, then buy elsewhere, we’ll continue with our strategy that is working thanks. – motorola 2 days ago

Seriously, that’s how you represent yourself to current customers?  I understand that they have sold a bajillion phones over the last year, but man, this isn’t exactly the stuff we like to see from a company that thanks to an open mobile OS, has risen from the dead.  As one of the biggest Moto supporters on the planet, but also one that loves freedom, this sucks.  The Atrix and BIONIC are amazing devices and I’ll likely have at least one of them, but comments like these make it even easier to start focusing on the un-locked love that is HTC.   (more…)