Sometime in 2011, Motorola promised that it will release a bootloader unlocking tool so that all the interested users could unlock the bootloader of their handset. However, 2011 and more than half of 2012 went past without any update from Motorola on about this tool.
However, it looks like Google is already working hard on putting Motorola back on track. Ever since Google has taken over Motorola, the company has taken some drastic changes including cutting more than 20% oc the work force of the company, releasing a handset with an unlockable bootloader and today, finally announcing the long awaited Bootloader unlock tool for Motorola devices.
The bad news, however, is that the tool only supports 4 devices from Motorola, and does not include any of the company’s popular handsets.
Below is the small list of devices that the bootloader tool currently supports -:
- Photon Q 4G LTE - Sprint
- Motorola RAZR developer edition – Europe
- Motorola XOOM - Verizon
- Motorola XOOM Wifi - Worldwide
As you can see from the list above, Motorola has not included any of its Verizon branded handsets. It is unclear at the moment whether the company will add support for its older devices in the near future or not. Head over to Motorola’s website for the whole unlocking process and other tidbits.
Via – Droid-Life