Originally Posted by BPMOmega
I know that's what's been the story, with Motorola passing the buck to Verizon... but what about Motorola phones on other carriers? Not only that, but phones from other manufacturers have Verizon phones with unlockable bootloaders (such as the Rezound, Galaxy Nexus, and maybe even the Galaxy SIII?). While they don't always come unlocked by default, the manufacturers have provided tools to unlock them.
Is it because of a contract Moto signed with Verizon or something? Or is Moto really just that unfriendly to developers? If the latter, it's a shame because I find that Moto's phone hardware is the best... it's just kinda held back by software (and sometimes PenTile screens... which really aren't THAT bad...).
I think you may be right, I remember reading a while back where Motorola was stating they would unlock bootloaders and be mod friendly. Well it seems to not be the case.
I know that with my htc amaze that we could unlock the bootloader, but this did not allow access to protected partition such as boot, even though there was a back door to flash kernels. Now, due to some fine hackers we have s-off and access to protected partitions.
I don't blame the mfg for limiting access, but htc did it right, if you unlock your bootloader they have the right to refuse warranty repairs.
Don't be lazy, use the search button.