Motorola Clarifies Stance on Bootloaders, Looks to Partner With Developers?

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By now, many of you have seen the recommendation that a Motorola YouTube admin made to a user who inquired about using a custom ROM on a future device.  Well, the idea of buying “elsewhere” didn’t sit nicely with one of Droid Life’s readers, prompting them to head over to Moto’s Facebook page to see if they would be willing to clarify this wild YouTuber’s remarks.  Sure enough, they did.

Motorola – We apologize for the feedback we provided regarding our bootloader policy. The response does not reflect the views of Motorola.

We are working closely with our partners to offer a bootloader solution that will enable developers to use our devices as a development platform while still protecting our users’ interests. More detailed information will follow as we get closer to availability.

This doesn’t exactly scream, “We’re unlocking this puppy!” but it does interest the heck out of us.  A “development platform” could mean a variety of things and we’re not exactly holding out hope that we’ll see the freedom that we all enjoyed with the OG DROID, however this is a much more acceptable tone.  We’ll be all eyes and ears when that detailed information is finally released.

Cheers sc4fpse!



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