Motorola Launches Official Bootloader Unlocking Tool For Android Phones

Motorola, the smartphone manufacturer famous for its locked bootloaders and difficult-to-root handsets, has finally released an official tool for unlocking the bootloader of its Android phones.

Unlocking your phone's bootloader, for those of you that don't know, allows you to have much more control over your phone, whether it means easier rooting or flashing custom kernels that give you better speed and battery life.

Motorola's site doesn't say yet which devices are unlockable with the tool (the "supported devices" page throws an error), but it's likely that newer devices will be supported first, with a possibility for older devices down the line. If nothing else, it represents a bigger step toward user freedom from Motorola, which is great. Hit the link to check out the tool.

Unlock My Device [Motorola via Droid Life]


    "Doing so can have unintended, unforeseen and dangerous consequences, such as rendering the device unusable, violating applicable laws, or causing property damage and/or bodily injury, including death"

    Death by bootloader, exaggregate much?

    I wonder if this will include Tablets?

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