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Google’s influence over Motorola shines through in new bootloader unlocking website

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:32PM EST

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Last April, Motorola promised that it would begin unlocking future bootloaders on smartphones and tablets with carrier approval. Since then, however, little progress has been made and the company has continued to release secure devices while teasing its upcoming bootloader unlocking tool. On Friday, Motorola finally launched a new website that allows users to unlock the bootloaders of select smartphones — and while this is great news, it looks like the DROID 3, DROID 4, DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX are not supported. One can’t help but wonder if Motorola’s decision to finally launch its bootloader unlocking tool is the result of Google’s (GOOG) recent acquisition and its attempt to restructure the company.

[Via Droid-Life]


Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.