So, I've been looking into the status of unlocking the bootloader for MF3 updates (I downloaded it and read too late that they locked the bootloader in the update, sneaky bastards) and it appears this issue still hasn't been fixed. From what I understand, Dan Rosenberg waited until the Verizon update was released before he revealed the Loki exploit but, from what I've read, this exploit does not work on the MF3 update.
My question is now what is it that stops this from working with the MF3 version? Wasn't that the initial point of the release was to solve this particular issue?
I'm trying to understand some of the specifics as I've read a number of articles and links (both in XDA as well as others) and I'm still a bit confused as to where we're at with this. From what I can see, it doesn't appear there is any workaround in sight if the Loki exploit doesn't fix it. Am I more than likely stuck with a locked bootloader for the life of this phone?
Realistically, I am still able to get root access, so it's really not the end of the world but I'd definitely like to be able to flash custom roms if I wanted to. It sounds like I can indirectly do that via Safestrap (does it basically just protect all the crucial stuff that can break the fuse on the device and allow you just use TW based roms, just not custom kernals, is that correct?). But as of now, I believe that's my only option, if I understand correctly.
I realize a number of these issues have been addressed probably a number of times but, due to the amount of details and updates that seem to be changing, I just want to make sure I have a good understanding of everything so I know what my options are. If anyone wants to address this, I'd appreciate it but if these have all been answered a million times in one form or another, I understand that as well.
Thanks for your help!
(I put my questions in bold just to draw attention to them so anyone reading it doesn't have to search through my message to find them to address them, I'm not trying to come off like I'm yelling).