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Why one should never unlock the Motorola Razr HD bootloader (xt925) !

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18th February 2013, 11:09 AM   |  #31  
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Re: Why one should never unlock the Motorola Razr HD bootloader (xt925) !
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danifunker - Now that I am back on official stock Rogers 122002 JB (using the 6 files and fastboot.bat method), it means on next OTA update I should get update automatically..?

Yes. We will have to see in the future, but I am 95% sure

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7th March 2013, 12:16 AM   |  #32  
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btw. it's a little OT but it was "spoken about": Anybody (who's unlocked and somehow customized) tried updating the firmware through Motorola Device Manager (https://motorola-global-portal.custh...99/p/1449,8620)?
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7th March 2013, 09:43 AM   |  #33  
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btw. it's a little OT but it was "spoken about": Anybody (who's unlocked and somehow customized) tried updating the firmware through Motorola Device Manager (https://motorola-global-portal.custh...99/p/1449,8620)?

That's not off topic at all.
8th March 2013, 01:33 AM   |  #34  
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btw. it's a little OT but it was "spoken about": Anybody (who's unlocked and somehow customized) tried updating the firmware through Motorola Device Manager

Yes, I have tried for 2 weeks to get an OTA through the MDM installed on my PC without any luck, then I realized (after using a customized ROM & kernel) that the ICS Rogers version I have reinstalled, is not the original one that came with my XT925. (Since then I got the original upgrade of the JB with the help of daifunker).
10th March 2013, 01:27 AM   |  #35  
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Reading this Thread and motorola site information:

HOW UNLOCKING YOUR BOOTLOADER COULD IMPACT YOUR DEVICE
1. You will lose all media and content on your device and will need to reinstall all applications downloaded from Google Play.
2. You will not be able to watch any movies you downloaded.
3. Applications may not work anymore.
4. You may lose encryption support.
5. You may lose some key functions like telephone, radio, and audio playback.
6. You could cause permanent/physical damage to your device.
7. Unlocking your bootloader will not change your device subsidy lock status

Im confused about number 2, 3 and 4.

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10th March 2013, 02:09 PM   |  #36  
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Im confused about number 2, 3 and 4.

I will not elaborate on Bootloader Unlocking (to avoid another debate), but 2, 3 & 4 has no negative impact on your phone normal functionally (excep a message at the boot time of your phone, that can be remove - see the posting in the forum).
13th March 2013, 05:26 PM   |  #37  
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The pro & cons of unlocking the bootloader:
Pro: Install customs ROMS with custom kernels (basically that's it)
Cons: - Loosing warranty from Motorola & your carrier
- No more firmware upgrades (your IMEI is dropped out of Motorola databank)
- Little verity of quality custom ROMs or development (close to none) exist for the Razr HD
- Future upgrade to JB & KLP will never happened (this phone is listed as a potential candidate for KLP update)
- Keeping your xt925 beyond your 1 year warranty will still guaranty, a steady upgrades of firmware
- Can root a phone with bootloader locked (without loosing warranty - root is reversible)
- Legally (Motorola binding Bootloader unlock contract), you can't sell a BL unlock Motorola Razr HD phone !

If someone can add some Pro's to an unlock bootloader please do it..

Coming from a Rezound which had a ton of ROMS to choose from and having now a Razor that was purchased with JB installed; I see no reason to un-lock at the current time. The only thing I would really like to upgrade is the camera..
23rd March 2013, 10:28 PM   |  #38  
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The pro & cons of unlocking the bootloader:
Pro: Install customs ROMS with custom kernels (basically that's it)
Cons: - Loosing warranty from Motorola & your carrier
- No more firmware upgrades (your IMEI is dropped out of Motorola databank)
- Little verity of quality custom ROMs or development (close to none) exist for the Razr HD
- Future upgrade to JB & KLP will never happened (this phone is listed as a potential candidate for KLP update)
- Keeping your xt925 beyond your 1 year warranty will still guaranty, a steady upgrades of firmware
- Can root a phone with bootloader locked (without loosing warranty - root is reversible)
- Legally (Motorola binding Bootloader unlock contract), you can't sell a BL unlock Motorola Razr HD phone !

If someone can add some Pro's to an unlock bootloader please do it..

Are you sure it's illegal to sell a phone with unlocked boot loader? Can you provide citation or link to back up that claim? Thanks.
24th March 2013, 01:52 PM   |  #39  
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(4) User is unlocking the Device and/or altering the Device's software or operating system for his/her own personal use; User agrees not to transfer (i.e. sell, lease, or otherwise receive compensation from any third party for the right to use, possess, or operate such Device) such Device to any third party;

Read more on Motorola's site: Click on > legal terms
https://motorola-global-portal.custh...9KQ1lsbA%3D%3D
25th March 2013, 04:18 AM   |  #40  
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IF ONLY U KNEW WHAT AN UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER COULD DO FOR U..YOU'D UNLOCK AND NOT ASK.
I HAVE AND IT'S THE BEST THING I EVER DID TO MY PHONE. I was wondering why I could flash easily on my s3 and note 2..till I read that those already shipped with UNLOCKED BOOTLOADERS..If samsung ships its phones with unlocked bootloaders (aside verizon), how could that be bad?
Know what I have done with my phone sizes?
1. I have flashed a recovery
2. backed up my rom
3. debloated my rom
4. removed my soft keys (u should see my screen)
5. phone runs excellently..no lag
6. installed LMT launcher
7. replaced my boot animation

List will continue and I've only had the phone for 4 days.
That's how awesome an unlocked bootloader has made my phone.
I dont use my s3 or note 2 anymore...actually sold them both.

Know i need to figure out how to overclock the phone.
Open to suggestions.

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