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[Q] Is CM Version Bootloader Locked?

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14th July 2014, 09:47 PM   |  #1  
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I'm really interested in this phone but my employer doesn't allow unlocked bootloaders/rooted devices. If I got the US CM version would I be correct in thinking it's a locked bootloader?
14th July 2014, 10:09 PM   |  #2  
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I'm really interested in this phone but my employer doesn't allow unlocked bootloaders/rooted devices. If I got the US CM version would I be correct in thinking it's a locked bootloader?

Yep, it is locked.
14th July 2014, 10:29 PM   |  #3  
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I'm really interested in this phone but my employer doesn't allow unlocked bootloaders/rooted devices. If I got the US CM version would I be correct in thinking it's a locked bootloader?

It is locked by default but unlockable if desired.
15th July 2014, 07:59 AM   |  #4  
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It's not locked in the anti-user AT&T/Samsung/LG/HTC fashion if that's what you mean. Installing a new rom won't void your warranty or leave a visible footprint during bootup. You can unlock the OPO and install custom roms or leave it stock. Stock CM11S is pretty good.
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It's not locked in the anti-user AT&T/Samsung/LG/HTC fashion if that's what you mean. Installing a new rom won't void your warranty or leave a visible footprint during bootup. You can unlock the OPO and install custom roms or leave it stock. Stock CM11S is pretty good.

You forgot about verizon, the pioneers of anti-user policies :P.

Anyway yes the bootloader is locked by default, and can be unlocked very easily. Best part is if you unlock it there is nothing visible during bootup or regular use that screams unlocked like with the nexus (the unlocked icon).
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