Motorola Tells Customers to "Buy Elsewhere" if They Want Custom Roms

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    Motorola Tells Customers to "Buy Elsewhere" if They Want Custom Roms

    posted by Preach2k on DroidForums, as found on Droid Life:

    Motorola Tells Customer to “Buy Elsewhere” if They Want Custom ROMs





    Motorola has taken a strong stance against rooting and custom ROMs, but a remark that popped up this week from their YouTube account manager is somewhat shocking. When the subject of avoiding the new Atrix 4G because of a potentially locked bootloader was brought up in the comments of one of their new ads, they responded with a not exactly positive and basically said anyone who is wanting to feel like the real owner of their device, to look “elsewhere.”
    Here is the Tweet:
    @tdcrooks if you want to do custom roms, then buy elsewhere, we’ll continue with our strategy that is working thanks. – motorola 2 days ago
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    Thats harsh. So because I paid for the device it should stay locked...I think not. It will happen one way or another.
    Hopefully we wont have to wait to long to get custom roms on the Bionic.
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    Ha! A-holes. Typical Motorola though. At least they're consistent. :rolleyes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorian View Post
    Ha! A-holes. Typical Motorola though. At least they're consistent. :rolleyes:
    True, True, but I think a consistent a-hole is more annoying though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver7714 View Post
    True, True, but I think a consistent a-hole is more annoying though.
    LOL. I agree. But I had no doubt that they were going to do this. I hope somebody cracks the Atrix and Bionic wide open... from the bootloader level! (BTW... Anyone know if the Milestone is still "un-cracked"?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver7714 View Post
    Thats harsh. So because I paid for the device it should stay locked...I think not. It will happen one way or another.
    Hopefully we wont have to wait to long to get custom roms on the Bionic.
    I don't really care much for custom roms but it bothers me that they're going to try and tell us what we can and can't do with our device.

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    oh moto... biting the hand that saved you.
    The openess of the Moto Droid was a big draw in the Android community.

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    personally, i find this to be a disappointing attitude coming from a company that was on the verge of obsolescence not too long ago. but, unfortunately, the population of rooted users, installing custom roms, makes up but a fraction of their customer base. so, they can "afford" to take such a hard-line attitude.

    but what i don't understand is the rationale. they say they are locking their bootloaders because it is "what works." that implies that an unlocked bootloader doesn't "work" (meaning that it somehow hurts Moto). the D1, with its open system, has hardly "hurt" Moto. in fact, i would say the opposite - the D1 put Moto back on the map. i'm not saying there is a direct correlation between the success of the D1 and the fact that it's bootloader is unlocked. but, the success of the D1 certainly counters against any argument that an open bootloader somehow doesn't "work" for Moto.

    i'm still holding out hope that the Bionic (and rumored Solana) will allow for installation of custom roms. i've seen it hypothesized that because the dual core T2 is relatively new for Moto mobile devices, it will most likely be unable to effectively lock the OS down. i have no way to confirm or rebut this hypothesis, but it would seem to make some sense. or maybe it's just because it's what i want to hear...
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    Sure does leave the door wide open for some other manf. to come in and fill the shoes

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    Makes me wonder if the HTC Scorpion is 1) real, and 2) everything the specs say it is.

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