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I'm thinking of getting an atrix
But have heard of a locked bootloader on Motorola devices what does this mean

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The bootloader is what loads up the operating sytem in very simple terms. By locking or signing it, it means that we need to present motorola's certificate every time we want to load a custom ROM/kernel.

Though what he says is true, you can still root the phone, install pseudo-custom ROMs (they are all right here in the forums) and do tons of other things.

This is still a great great phone though and probably the best in the market in my opinion.
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The bootloader is what loads up the operating sytem in very simple terms. By locking or signing it, it means that we need to present motorola's certificate every time we want to load a custom ROM/kernel.

Though what he says is true, you can still root the phone, install pseudo-custom ROMs (they are all right here in the forums) and do tons of other things.

This is still a great great phone though and probably the best in the market in my opinion.
I will miss cm wait how do they get cyanogenmod and custom kernels in the Droid?

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I'm thinking of getting an atrix
But have heard of a locked bootloader on Motorola devices what does this mean

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So did you get the Atrix...???
Im trying to figure out the same... its either a Atrix or a LG optimus 2x... reaalllyyy confused... esp since i loved the full customization on my SGS just like you...!!
 
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Yea had it for a few days unlocked the loader in gb

But gave it to my sister.

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I have the Atrix on Telus Mobility. It's unlocked and I am running Gingerbreak right now as we speak. I love the phone but i hope This works.

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