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Motorola Bootloader Petition (>10K sigs & Moto Response)

OP ikenley

25th March 2011, 12:00 AM   |  #1  
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Visit Groubal and sign the petition: http://www.groubal.com/motorola-lock...loader-policy/

Retweet: http://twitter.com/#!/ibproud/status/52265679990169600

New Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Unlock...15620798518187


UPDATE (14th June 2011):

We are now over the 10,000 mark.

I have now spoken with Motorola and gotten confirmation that Motorola plan to unlock every device that will get an update in the second half of this year. This will include maintenance & firmware updates, but is still subject to Carrier approval.

The promising sign is that Verizon has already allowed Motorola to unlock a device on their network, the Xoom, which utilizes the unlockable/re-lockable model that Motorola intends on using across their devices.

I'm still looking to work with Motorola in the coming months to help see if we can make this a smooth process for Motorola and the community.

You can read the article here:
http://ausdroid.net/2011/06/14/an-up...%28Ausdroid%29

Please share this where you can and keep it alive. I will continue to work with Motorola to see if we can get this thing torn wide open.


UPDATE (26th April 2011):

We are now at ~8,700 mark.

Motorola has now responded to me, stating that they are looking at unlocking bootloaders across their devices late 2011.

The article for the story can be found here:
http://ausdroid.net/2011/04/26/the-l...u-s/#more-8184

We're still seeking clarity around whether this will be for current devices or only future devices.

I couldn't have gotten this far without the support of everyone here. You guys and girls have been a huge support and help me turn this snowball into a wrecking ball.

Please share this where you can and keep it alive. I will continue to work with Motorola to see if we can get this thing torn wide open.


Previous Update (4th April 2011):

We are now at ~7600 mark.


We're starting to slow down from our initial boom, so I have now set up a Facebook page to see if we can wrangle in some supporters that don't use Twitter or XDA.


I will need your help getting this out there. So share the facebook page where you can.


I'm also looking to see if anyone is interested in helping me Moderate the page. Please PM if you are.


Original Post:
Hi All,

I have created a Groubal (online petition) to get a response from Motorola on it's bootloader policy.

>>This petition started for the Atrix, but I made sure that it was for Motorola's overall Bootloader Policy. I have reached 200 signatures in 2 weeks, but now believe it's time to expand this out of the Atrix space and into the larger Motorola Dev community.
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25th March 2011, 12:58 AM   |  #2  
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If this much effort was put into ROM tweaking we wouldn't need the bootloader unlocked.
25th March 2011, 01:56 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rocko73

If this much effort was put into ROM tweaking we wouldn't need the bootloader unlocked.

Well, since my development skill is negligible (i'm more of an advanced user), I thought I'd contribute the only way I knew how.
25th March 2011, 02:06 AM   |  #4  
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Sorry, crappy day, shouldn't have posted it. I too wish they would listen to the masses.
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25th March 2011, 07:31 AM   |  #5  
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Signed!

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25th March 2011, 07:35 AM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zwade01

Signed!

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Cheers, love the signature for your above post.
25th March 2011, 08:09 AM   |  #7  
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What would be the possibility of creating an app like SETI@Home that can share the load and distribute a brute force hacking attempt?

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Originally Posted by deathbysnoosnoo

What would be the possibility of creating an app like SETI@Home that can share the load and distribute a brute force having attempt?

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Could happen, but the 2 key Devs on the Atrix at the moment are looking at bypassing rather than breaking the bootloader.
They have both admitted to not knowing much about Cryptography.
25th March 2011, 03:13 PM   |  #9  
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You do know that there about half a dozen of these petitions already circulating.
They get some steam everytime there is an 'event' surrounding the bootloader, and then they die out just as quickly.

Rather than repeating the cycle, how about 'SEARCHING' for one of the other threads/petitions, and breathe some life into it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zaphod-Beeblebrox

You do know that there about half a dozen of these petitions already circulating.
They get some steam everytime there is an 'event' surrounding the bootloader, and then they die out just as quickly.

Rather than repeating the cycle, how about 'SEARCHING' for one of the other threads/petitions, and breathe some life into it.

I appreciate the feedback. I did make sure to reference the other significant petition in the Droid X forum, unfortunately the petition on the other one is through an outdated site and Groubal isn't just a petition, once enough interest has been shown for a particular complaint, they have a group that will personally get involved.
Not sure how effective it will be, just thought it was a good approach.

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