This Changes Everything: Motorola XOOM’s Bootloader Will Be "Unlockable/Relockable"

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    This Changes Everything: Motorola XOOM’s Bootloader Will Be "Unlockable/Relockable"

    Sure, the first part of that title might sound like a Steve Jobs quote, but Motorola’s latest tweet merits the expression:



    That’s right – unlike almost all other Motorola devices in recent memory, the XOOM will ship with an unlocked (or at least "unlockable/relockable") bootloader. That means modders will be free to create custom ROMs and kernels for the tablet – not as surprising as it would be were the XOOM not a flagship Google device, but still very reassuring.
    Now, Motorola, about your other devices’ bootloaders…


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    /tactical-facepalm

    That's the way it should have been done all along... Moto might have finally seen the light!

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    Now all they have to do is lower the price down to $499 and leave ALL their other devices unlocked aswell. The dreamer in me...


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    The one thing that concerns me is the unlockable/relockable part. What does that mean? Could be nothing but it also could mean that they will only give the "key" to unlock the device to certain people.
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    I'm with OTR, unlockable/relockable... what does that mean exactly? Moto can just lock the bootloader with an update whenever they like? Will they be issuing keys? Are they time sensitive?

    I think we're getting excited without knowing what's really at hand.

    I admit it's a good thing to hear, but I'd love some clarification on this.

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